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How to drive the Circular Economy in the auto sector

by Axion Group - Axion Consulting  (Sep. 10, 2014)

A new set of legislative drivers which use ‘more carrots, less sticks’ is needed if the automotive sector is to deliver greater sustainability within the Circular Economy for recycled plastic content in new vehicles, suggests a leading plastics recycler. Fresh strategies are required, such as rewarding ‘desirable’ ...

Specialist recycling plant development on the increase, according to AcuComm Waste Futures

by AcuComm Limited  (Sep. 9, 2014)

Interest in recycling and materials recovery is growing worldwide and increasingly specialist processing plants are releasing valuable by-products with a positive environmental impact. According to an analysis of the Waste Business Finder database in August 2014, published in Waste Industry Sales Monitor (www.acucomm.net/wism), there were 23 ...

Scotland`s Circular Economy ambitions on show at Scottish Resources Conference 2014

by Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM)  (Aug. 20, 2014)

The role of innovation, leadership and policy in creating a sustainable circular economy in Scotland will be the overarching theme at this year's Scottish Resources Conference, taking place in Glasgow on the 28th and 29th October. Scottish Resources Conference 28th & 29th October 2014 Glasgow Hilton Hotel The two-day event will ...

Advanced Technology Recycling awarded contract for Erie County – New York

by Advanced Technology Recycling  (Sep. 9, 2014)

B&K Technology Solutions Inc. the parent company of Advanced Technology Recycling, with its corporate headquarters located in Pontiac, IL announced today that it has been awarded the eWaste collection and recycling contract for Erie County NY Government and Municipal Agencies. The agreement with Erie County will bring the first of many new ...

15th International Automobile Recycling Congress IARC 2015

by International Congress & Marketing (ICM AG)  (Aug. 14, 2014)

DRIVING INNOVATION 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 beautiful Berlin, Germany. Delegates from industry, authorities and academia will discuss and present news and challenges of the manufacturing and end-of-life vehicle (ELV) ...

RWM 2014: showcasing debate and innovation

by Recycling International  (Sep. 9, 2014)

United Kingdom: The UK's leading show of its type over many decades, the RWM 2014 exhibition will open its doors at the NEC in Birmingham from September 16 to 18. This major recycling event will feature 150 speakers and 750 exhibitors, and is expected to attract some 13 000 visitors from around the world. Key speakers at RWM will include Roy ...

CIWM responds to DCLG `incentives` fund announcement

by Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM)  (Sep. 2, 2014)

Responding to the announcement by the Department for Communities & Local Government of a £5 million fund to incentivise recycling, CIWM's chief executive Steve Lee said: "Any additional money to support local government waste collection services is welcome, particularly at a time when budgets are tight and England's recycling rate is ...

Tonnes of reasons to recycle with Recofloor

by Axion Group - Axion Consulting  (Sep. 2, 2014)

As part of its Fifth Birthday celebrations, Recofloor has announced the Contractor and Distributor that have each collected the most waste vinyl flooring since the scheme’s inception in September 2009 by Altro and Polyflor. Recofloor is the UK’s award-winning national vinyl flooring recycling scheme and over the past five years has ...

Dead floppy drive: Kenya recycles global e-waste

by Associated Press  (Aug. 22, 2014)

In an industrial area outside Kenya's capital city, workers in hard hats and white masks take shiny new power drills to computer parts. This assembly line is not assembling, though. It is dismantling some of the estimated 50 million metric tons of hazardous electronic-waste the world generated last year. The clanking is rhythmic as the workers ...

C&D waste volumes in Europe to increase by 26% by 2020

by CDE  (Aug. 22, 2014)

A recent report from Frost & Sullivan forecasts that by 2020 the volume of construction, demolition and excavation waste produced across Europe will increase to over 1.1bn tonnes - a rise of 26% from the 885m tonnes produced in the region in 2012. "Market development is strongly driven by the Waste Directive (2008/98/EC), wherein C&D waste ...

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