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Waste prevention: decoupling waste generation from economic growth

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Dec. 17, 2014)

Preventing waste is a top priority of waste policy in the European Union with potential economic and environmental benefits. A new European Environment Agency (EEA) report reviews the state of play in the EU Member States, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. The EEA report ‘ ...

Waste prevention in Europe - the status in 2013

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Dec. 18, 2014)

The Waste Framework Directive sets a legal obligation for European Union (EU) Member States to adopt waste prevention programmes by 12 December 2013. The European Environment Agency (EEA) has been asked to review the progress of the 'completion and implementation of the programmes' annually (EU, 2008). This report presents a first review of waste ...

`A real blockbuster`

by UNTHA shredding technology  (Dec. 2, 2014)

Recycling experts among themselves. Whenever UNTHA distributes invites to a live demonstration of one of its product innovations, industry experts are eager to accept. Most recently, attendees were bravely encouraged to: "Test the best!" The location: .A.S.A. Abfall Service AG in Himberg/Lower Austria; the focal point: The revolutionary new UNTHA ...

Rich and poor nations should link up to recycle e-waste

by SciDev.Net  (Dec. 16, 2014)

A global system can tackle e-waste until developing countries can do so themselves, say Ruediger Kuehr and Feng Wang. Since the 1990s, electrical and electronic equipment have revolutionised people’s lives. And with ever-increasing technological ...

Creative Roof Recycling

by ASTM International  (Dec. 1, 2014)

Keeping used materials out of landfills is a central goal of any industry that is attempting to become more sustainable. Finding creative ways to repurpose these materials is an added challenge, but one that ASTM Committee D08 on Roofing and Waterproofing has begun to tackle with a proposed new standard, ...

EPA, San Jose, recycler celebrate food waste to energy conversion

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Nov. 25, 2014)

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and City of San Jose will celebrate the city’s successful food-waste-to-energy program at a tour of the nation’s first large-scale commercial anaerobic digestion facility, privately owned and operated by Zero Waste Energy Development Company. “Thanksgiving is a great time to focus ...

WRAP publishes new barriers to recycling at home report

by WRAP (the Waste & Resources Action Programme)  (Dec. 12, 2014)

Emerging barriers highlight where householders face challenges with recycling Clearer communication plays key role to overcoming barriers Research from WRAP supported by Defra, Zero Waste Scotland, and the Welsh and Northern Ireland Governments reveals new and emerging barriers to recycling at home, which if tackled could help householders ...

Pioneering project aims to recycle more flexible packaging

by Axion Group - Axion Consulting  (Dec. 5, 2014)

Axion Consulting is leading an innovative collaborative project involving high-profile global brands aimed at significantly improving the recyclability of flexible packaging and diverting more of it from landfill. The two-year REFLEX project, funded by the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK, aims to create a circular economy for flexible ...

Guidance on re-using and recycling used carpet

by Axion Group - Axion Consulting  (Dec. 8, 2014)

A practical interactive guide has been published to encourage more re-use and recycling of used carpet arising from all types of refurbishment schemes. Best practices for extending carpet lifetime and for refurbishment specification are also highlighted in the user-friendly document. Carpet Recycling UK was commissioned by WRAP, the UK’s ...

15th International Automobile Recycling Congress IARC 2015

by International Congress & Marketing (ICM AG)  (Dec. 2, 2014)

The 15th International Automobile Recycling Congress IARC 2015 organised by ICM AG will be held from March 25 – 27, 2015 in the Hotel Palace in Berlin, Germany. Delegates from industry, authorities and academia will discuss and present news and challenges of the manufacturing and end-of-life vehicle (ELV) business. The conference will bring ...

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