Life Cycle Management News

  • Circular Economy specialist Axion marks its 15th anniversary

    Axion, one of the UK’s leading circular economy specialists, marked its 15th anniversary in October 2017 with a series of celebratory events for its 92-strong workforce across its three Manchester sites. Since its formation in 2002, Axion has grown into a highly-respected resource recovery consulting and plastics recycling business, delivering major projects in high-interest areas of the ...

  • UL Environment Selected to Study Feasibility of Plastics Supply and Value Chain in a Circular Economy to Support EU Horizon 2020 Project

    UL Environment, a division of UL (Underwriters Laboratories), a global safety science leader, announced today that it is joining a team led by the Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration (IZM), to support a Horizon 2020 circular economy project in the European Union. The EU Post-Consumer High-Tech Recycled Polymers for a Circular Economy (“PolyCE”) project is a ...


    By UL - The WERCS

  • ECOMONDO AND KEY ENERGY LEADING PLAYERS IN THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY

    The course is set and it’s full steam ahead towards the circular economy at the next appointment with the great green technology platform ECOMONDO and KEY ENERGY, from 7th to 10th November 2017 at Rimini Expo Centre. ...

  • Smarter products and services key to resource-efficient, circular economy

    Making products like mobile phones and other consumer goods last longer and easier to repair and reuse will be key to the shift towards a more resource-efficient circular economy. A European Environment Agency (EEA) report published today stresses that ‘circular’ business models cannot rely on smarter product design alone, but will also require the development of related support ...

  • MERIT model maps feasibility of circular economy innovations

    People looking to invest in the circular economy have to take specific risks into account and this can make it hard to build a strong business case. Using the MERIT model, Wageningen Economic Research is able to analyse the economic feasibility of circular and biobased innovations in advance. “Parties wishing to invest in the closing of cycles are often entering virgin territory,” ...

  • Healthy soil is essential for a biobased & circular economy

    The soil is the ground beneath our feet and the growth place for biomass. For a biobased & circular economy it is crucial to preserve this ‘pantry’ storage function of the soil. This is why Wageningen University & Research is performing dedicated research into various aspects of the soil, such as nutrients and organic material, smarter cultivation systems of a larger diversity ...

  • Carpet Recycling UK Conference: developing towards a circular economy

    Carpet Recycling UK’s 2017 Annual Conference and Awards Event kicks off at Aston Villa Football Club in Birmingham on June 21st taking the theme of ‘developing towards a circular economy’ for carpet. CRUK will be celebrating the achievements and important contributions by members – both individuals and organisations – who are helping to create a circular ...

  • BS 8001 - Climacteric in the development of circular economy standards

    The release of BS 8001 Framework for, implementing the principles of the circular economy in organisations for public consultation signifies a turning point in national standards development. It represents the world’s first circular economy business-oriented standard, providing guidance to organisations on the steps they can take to transition from a linear, to a more sustainable and ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Policy Exchange backs UK split from Circular Economy package

    According to the Policy Exchange which compiled the report, titled ‘Going Round in Circles’, the UK should seek to define its own approach to waste policy, instead of adopting the EU’s proposed Circular Economy Package. Policy Exchange claims that the UK’s adoption of the Circular Economy package would be costly to businesses Policy Exchange claims that adoption of the ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Seminar: Circular Economy, a new path for innovation

    The Seminar: Circular Economy, a new path for innovation will take place on 21 March 2017, at Technopolis Mechelen, Belgium. In this workshop, it will be present the framework that Europe and national authorities are creating to promote the circular economy, and to make the transition from a linear economy to a circular economy happen. The event will focus on concrete examples ...


    By SusChem

  • How TOMRA is helping to develop the Circular Economy

    TOMRA is very much looking forward to attending the PRS Plastics Recycling Show Europe, a Pan-European exhibition and conference for plastics recycling professionals. This key industry event, which has received strong support from the plastics recycling sector, will take place at RAI Amsterdam in The Netherlands on 29-30 March, 2017. ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Circular Economy: EU Commission Delivers on Its Promises

    One year after adopting its Circular Economy Package, the European Commission has reported on the delivery and progress of key initiatives of its 2015 Action Plan. Together with the report, the Commission also: took further measures recently (1/26) by establishing a Circular Economy Finance Support Platform with the European Investment Bank (EIB) bringing together investors and ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Circular Economy plan high on EU’s 2017 priorities

    The Commission’s Work Programme for 2017 outlines 21 ‘key initiatives to implement 10 political priorities in 2017’. The Circular Economy package includes proposals for a 65% recycling target for municipal waste. Second to top among the proposals, and under the heading ‘A New Boost for Jobs, Growth and Investment’ is implementation of the action plan on the Circular ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Defra minister hints at UK’s Circular Economy approach

    Defra under-secretary Lord Gardiner of Kimble has offered an insight into the government’s position on the EU’s Circular Economy Package, indicating that the government may be open to adopting some measures set out by Brussels. Lord Gardiner’s comments came in response to a written question in the House of Lords at the end of November, in which the Labour Peer Baroness Jones of ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • London SMEs offered ‘circular economy’ support

    The London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB) has announced a three-year support programme to help small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) in the capital adopt circular economy business models. Known as ‘Advance London’ the programme will be open from January 2017 and will provide free help and advice to businesses. LWARB is a partnership between the Mayor of London and London’s ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Circular Economy can be a game-changer to reach ESR targets

    Zero Waste Europe has responded to the consultation on the Effort Sharing Regulation (ESR) by highlighting the contribution that the waste sector can bring to a low-carbon economy, and calling the European Commission to have higher ambition. In the response Zero Waste Europe pointed out that the implementation of the Circular Economy Package could deliver far more GHG emission reductions than the ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • ExNovoMaterials in the circular economy

    Twenty years of Ecomondo, from waste to renewable material. A large exhibition will present the extraordinary reality resulting from the meeting of recycling and high quality, inventive talent and operative experimentation. Three essential instruments for planning the future, three qualities specific of Italy Twenty years of expo on recovery, collection and recycling. On ...

  • Research breathes ‘new life’ into lithium ion battery packs

    Novel separation techniques to recover high-value metal compounds from automotive battery packs are being explored as part of a £14 million research consortium. The AMPLiFII Project (Automated Module-to-pack Pilot Line for Industrial Innovation) has received £10 million of funding from the UK’s ...

  • Exnovomaterials In The Circular Economy

    Twenty years of Ecomondo, from waste to renewable material. A large exhibition will present the extraordinary reality resulting from the meeting of recycling and high quality, inventive talent and operative experimentation. Three essential instruments for planning the future, three qualities specific of Italy Rimini Fiera, November 8-11 2016 Twenty years of expo on recovery, collection and ...

  • More circular economy: Battery recyclers facing new challenges

    Mobile devices wouldn't be what they are today without the light metal lithium. Smartphones and cameras, but also electric cars and even electricity grids would not be able to operate without lithium-ion batteries. For that reason, the powerful batteries are predicted to have a great future ahead of them. The demand for mobile telephones alone is expected to generate an average of six per cent ...

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