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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) ...

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 ...

Magic or recycling?

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Aug. 8, 2014)

Transforming a bottle into a jacket may sound like magic, but it may be easier than you think. A new video from the European Environment Agency (EEA) shows some of the ingenious ways a plastic water bottle can be reused or recycled. There is currently a drive towards a ‘circular economy’ in the European Union. This is an economic ...

Recycling old batteries into solar cells

by MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology  (Aug. 18, 2014)

Original story at MIT News This could be a classic win-win solution: A system proposed by researchers at MIT recycles materials from discarded car batteries — a potential source of lead pollution — into new, long-lasting solar panels that provide emissions-free power. The system is described in a ...

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 ...

The UK Needs To Recycle another 1.7m Tonnes to Reach 2020 Target

by GPT Waste Management Ltd  (Aug. 12, 2014)

WRAP’s Liz Goodwin says that reaching a 50 percent recycling rate is not going to be easy. Figures published last week show that the annual rate of recycling is slow moving as “waste from households” in England was 44.2 percent in 2013, only a slight increase from 44.1 percent in 2012. In her blog Goodwin said the following: ...

Innovative sorting of Aluminium and Zorba

by REDWAVE systems, a trademark of BT-Wolfgang Binder GmbH  (Aug. 21, 2014)

REDWAVE XRF new sorting possibillities for the aluminium recycling industry Introduction There are no limits set to the recycling of metals, they can be reused without limitation and to one hundred percent. Of course, metals have to be separated from non-metal impurities and different metals have to be sorted in pure fractions to be able to use ...

Castolin and HeidelbergCement work hand-in-hand for sustainable resource management and environmental protection

by Castolin Eutectic  (Aug. 20, 2014)

Kriftel, 23.07.2014: On the occasion of an awards ceremony, Castolin Eutectic, the worldwide market leader for application solutions in maintenance, repair, wear protection, as well as special joining technology, conferred the Conservationist of the Year Award 2014 on its long-standing customer HeidelbergCement AG. As long ago as in 1973, ...

Planning contract for 250 kW biogas plant signed in Japan

by EnviTec Biogas AG  (Aug. 21, 2014)

It is the first time a planning contract is being signed by EnviTec Biogas in Japan: this planned 250 kW biogas plant near the Japanese city of Osaka is supposed to be operated solely using bio-waste. "With our new construction project, we are setting new standards not only in the region, but also in the field of energy generation using waste ...

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