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New report shows how local authorities are driving efficiency savings in waste

by Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM)  (Feb. 24, 2015)

Research published this week into the impact of austerity on local authority waste collection and cleansing services has found a range of innovative approaches being taken by councils across the UK and Ireland to deliver efficiency improvements and savings. The report, entitled 'Waste on the front line - challenges and innovations', is based on ...

UNIVALOM installs a Big Hanna Composter in a community composting site in a housing area in Les Semboules, France.

by Susteco AB  (Feb. 26, 2015)

UNIVALOM - an association controlled by a number of local councils with the objective to recycle household waste just finished their eleventh composting facility which can be used by the residents nearby.  In the area UNIVALOM just opened the recycling center and a collection place for organic waste from households and companies. The ...

Partner up for re-use success; new WRAP materials show you how

by WRAP (the Waste & Resources Action Programme)  (Feb. 24, 2015)

New WRAP materials are available from today, aimed at encouraging more partnerships between local authorities, waste management companies and third sector organisations; helping them to reap the financial, social and environmental benefits of re-use. WRAP’s work on initiating action plans has found that partnerships are fundamental to ...

Heat Exchangers Recover and Recycle Excess and Wasted Energy

by Industrial Water Cooling (IWC) Pty Ltd  (Jan. 28, 2015)

In copper production, heat generated during extraction processes can be harnessed and transferred back into the system using heat exchangers, resulting in significant energy savings and unparalleled yield. “Compact heat exchangers, such as gasketed and welded ...

IERC shows innovative strength of e-waste recyclers

by International Congress & Marketing (ICM AG)  (Jan. 27, 2015)

Although the recycling of electrical and electronic waste presents a number of major challenges, the innovative efforts of the recycling industry are just as great. The International Electronics Recycling Congress IERC once again demonstrated this fact in Salzburg from 21 to 23 January. A total of 63 exhibitors were present at the three-day ...

Landfill diversion of carpet waste continues to rise says Carpet Recycling UK

by Axion Group - Axion Consulting  (Feb. 2, 2015)

Diversion of carpet from landfill continues its upward trend, rising to a new record-breaking 113,000 tonnes that were reused, recycled or recovered for energy in 2014, according to latest Carpet Recycling UK figures. It’s an increase of 6,000 tonnes on 2013 (107,000 tonnes) representing a diversion rate of 28%. Around 400,000 tonnes of ...

Recycle Now campaign launches new Recycling Locator

by WRAP (the Waste & Resources Action Programme)  (Feb. 4, 2015)

WRAP’s Recycle Now campaign is supporting partners in their efforts to increase effective recycling with the launch of the Recycling Locator. The online tool is designed to help make recycling information clearer and more straightforward for householders, so they can easily find out how and where items can be recycled locally. It allows ...

Recycling could provide aid to the UK’s recovery

by GPT Waste Management Ltd  (Feb. 11, 2015)

According to the report reusing and recycling discarded materials could not only lead to a boost in productivity but could also see a rise in jobs within high unemployment areas. According to Green Alliance a new breed of companies that embrace recycling and servicing goods to prolong their lifespan would stimulate the increase in jobs. The ...

New programme to help London boroughs recycle more unveiled today

by WRAP (the Waste & Resources Action Programme)  (Feb. 12, 2015)

Unveiled today at The London Conference, is the new, jointly funded, support programme for London waste authorities, aptly named Resource London. It will be delivered in partnership by the London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB) and WRAP, the UK’s resource efficiency body. Resource London will provide a range of support to London waste ...

Custom recycled polymer blends are new focus for Axion Polymers

by Axion Group - Axion Consulting  (Feb. 13, 2015)

Plastics recycler Axion Polymers has recruited a dedicated polymer technologist to its technical sales team with a specific focus on expanding its range of Axpoly and Axplas high-grade 100% recycled polymers for new markets and specific end user requirements. Shaun Phizacklea, a Manchester University chemistry graduate with extensive experience ...

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