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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 ...

Global Plastic Production Rises, Recycling Lags

by Worldwatch Institute  (Jan. 28, 2015)

For more than 50 years, global production of plastic has continued to rise. Some 299 million tons of plastics were produced in 2013, representing a 4 percent increase over 2012. Recovery and recycling, however, remain insufficient, and millions of tons of plastics end up in landfills and oceans each year, writes Gaelle Gourmelon, Communications ...

Chemists Create Re-writable Paper – Folly or Major Paperless Innovation for the Future?

by Poplar Solutions, LLC  (Jan. 26, 2015)

Given Poplar Solutions’ mission to improve laboratory productivity and efficiency by automating processes and reduce the environmental impact of business by eliminating paper-based processes (through our Labcore software), I am interested in the best practices and technological innovations that can help to achieve this. One recent ...

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 ...

E-waste sector facing worsened market conditions

by International Congress & Marketing (ICM AG)  (Jan. 20, 2015)

This year, the international electrical and electronic goods recycling sector comes to the “International Electronics Recycling Congress IERC 2015” in Salzburg suffering under the impact of adverse market conditions. For many years now, the IERC has ranked among the most prestigious industry meeting places for recycling experts ...

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 ...

Pioneering project develops new process to recycle fuel cell components

by Axion Group - Axion Consulting  (Jan. 12, 2015)

A pioneering recycling process to recover high-value materials from waste fuel cells has been developed in a collaborative project between resource recovery specialist Axion Consulting, Johnson Matthey Fuel Cells Limited and Technical Fibre Products (TFP). Funded by the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK, the objective of the Recover ...

Electronic Recyclers International Announces Partnership with Wharton Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership

by Electronic Recyclers International, Inc (ERI)  (Jan. 9, 2015)

Electronic Recyclers International (ERI), the nation’s leading recycler of electronic waste, announced today (Jan 8, 2015) that it has entered an academic partnership with the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business’s Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership (IGEL). ERI and IGEL will collaborate on initiatives ...

Tomra Sorting to Share International Recycling Expertise at Ecowaste 2015

by TOMRA Sorting (TITECH)  (Jan. 7, 2015)

International recycling specialists TOMRA Sorting will share its world-leading expertise at one of the Middle East’s largest waste management events, EcoWaste (19 - 22 January 2015, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre). TOMRA Sorting experts will be on hand to discuss the latest technological advances that allow the recovery of valuable ...

Ecova Enhances Energy and Sustainability Management Platform to Support Waste

by Ecova - LPB Energy Management  (Jan. 14, 2015)

Ecova, the total energy and sustainability management company, today announced the availability of the Waste Manager module on the Ecova Energy and Sustainability Management Platform, the leading technology platform for large commercial and industrial companies to manage their resource ...

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