aluminium waste recycling News

  • EU aluminium beverage can recycling hits 63%

    Aluminium drinks can recycling has increased to 63% across the EU27, data from the European Aluminium Association (EAA) has found. During the past two years, the recycling rate for aluminium cans has risen by 5.4%, going from 57.7% in 2006, to 61.8% in 2007 and reaching 63.1% in 2009. Germany recycles the most cans, with a rate of 96% by using the Green Dot scheme, which means the product ...

  • UK recycles 52% of its aluminium beverage cans

    The UK recycled 52 per cent of its aluminium beverage cans in 2007, according to new research from the European Aluminium Association. Overall, the recycling rate for aluminium beverage cans in Western Europe is now 61.8 per cent, an increase by 10 per cent compared to the year 2005. The EAA reviewed the aluminium beverage can recycling rates of 27 European Union countries. The UK features low ...

  • Innovative sorting of Aluminium and Zorba

    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 them as secondary ...

  • REDWAVE XRF - new sorting possibilities for the Metal and Aluminium Recycling Industry

    The sorting system REDWAVE XRF was initially used in the field of glass sorting, more precisely for the separation of heat-resistant and leaded glass from the waste glass cullet. Soon it became apparent that the fields of application go far beyond the glass sector. The use of this innovative technology together with the development of a new machine design set new standards in the metal sorting, ...

  • New incinerator for waste recycling opens

    Six years after planning permission was granted, the Isséane waste recycling centre on the southern edge of Paris has opened for business. This month, the incinerator started producing heat from household waste. For recycling, the rotary screens are currently being run in on the first deliveries of waste, and the system for processing bulky waste is starting trials. Although construction works ...


  • TOMRA´s latest automated LIBS sorting technology is making aluminium recycling worthwhile

    Coupled with its market-leading X-TRACT, TOMRA Sorting will launch its LIBS technology, at ALUMINIUM 2016, in Düsseldorf, Germany, between 29 November and 01 December, 2016. Conveniently situated in the exhibition’s Recycling Pavilion (Hall 11), TOMRA Sorting can be found at Stand 54 where its ALUMINIUM 2016 team will be on hand each day ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Recovering and recycling phosphorus from incinerated waste

    Phosphorus can be extracted in viable quantities from fly ash, a by-product created when municipal solid waste is burnt in incinerators, according to research conducted in Sweden. Sufficient phosphorus could be recovered from the country’s incinerators to meet 30% of the Swedish annual demand for mineral fertilisers, say the researchers. A substantial amount of municipal solid waste (MSW) ...

  • Heat Exchangers Recover and Recycle Excess and Wasted Energy

    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 ...

  • Rössl & Duso launches its new line of shredders for Aluminium scrap

    Rössl & Duso S.p.a. has a long tradition on mechanical machining of large industrial parts in forged, cast or sheet steel, like turbine casings, naval shafts, rings, etc. for the power, oil/chemical, nuclear and naval industries. The works are carried out exclusively with CNC machines. The company was created in 1970 and is part of the medium-size manufacturing industries of the Veneto region ...


    By Rossl & Duso Group S.p.A

  • Recycling cellphones

    The Federation of Information, Communication and Organisational Technology Companies (SWICO) believes the return rate for old mobile phones is unacceptable. For PCs, the recycling rate is about 85%, but only 15% for mobile phones, according to SWICO. This means that in Switzerland about 1,000 tonnes of recyclable materials are wasted [each year]. SWICO wants recycling of cellphones to become as ...


  • Recycling Polystyrene

    Enough waste Polystyrene to fill 15,000 Olympic sized swimming pools is currently land filled in the UK every year. Purex International has developed a new system to thermally densify this waste into a form that can be recycled into new products and fuels. Polystyrene is a very effective packaging material but disposing of or recycling it can be problematic and expensive. Purex International ...


  • RecyclePak Provides a New Approach to Recycling & Waste Management for Veolia Environmental Services

    As a leader in waste management and recycling within Australia, Veolia Environmental Services can help businesses to reduce waste and recycle more, by implementing the RecyclePak system. RecyclePak offers businesses the opportunity to divert a vast range of ...

  • Recycling and waste firms receive Queen`s awards for enterprise

    Winners of the prestigious Queen’s Awards for Enterprise were announced today. The awards recognise ‘outstanding UK business’ in International trade, Innovation and Sustainable Development and cover a huge number of sectors. A record 194 awards have been revealed this year. Business Minister Lord Mandelson congratulated the winners. He ...

  • New technique developed to recycle indium from waste LCD screens

    The EU has identified 20 critical raw materials, including indium, with economic importance and a high supply risk. Indium is mainly used for the production of LCD screens and is predominantly sourced from Chinese mines. This study, funded by the European Commission1 , details the development of a process to recycle indium from waste LCD panels, where indium is found as indium tin oxide (ITO). ...


    By European Commission

  • Battery recycling Powered by London Recycling Limited

    London Recycling Limited continues to generate awareness about recycling and waste management whilst helping to reduce landfill contamination by providing yet another useful service, battery recycling for your office. EU legislation for battery recycling will be transposed into U.K law by September 26th 2008 and this move is set to encourage even more businesses to help achieve higher collection ...


  • Paper and Aluminium industries have hit back at reports that they import high quality materials in place of inadequate UK materials

    UK Aluminium and paper industries have spoken out against the Waste & Resources Action Plan’s suggestion that high quality recovered materials are being imported to make up for inadequate UK materials. WRAP’s recent report Choosing the right recycling ...

  • Recycle Now reveals new household recycling ‘hotspots’

    Research undertaken by WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) to mark the celebration of Recycle Week (2nd- 6th June 2008) has highlighted a series of  ‘hotspots’ in the home of ‘forgotten’ items of recyclable household waste. 62% of consumers recycle household items from their kitchen; only 36% and 34% respectively remember to recycle items from their bathroom and bedroom; ...

  • Cable recycling from Cogelme

    Magnetic & Eddy Current separators manufacture today announce an expansion of it’s separators line and presents a complete separation system also for cables, wires and computer boards recycling.The cables separation system recover pure copper, aluminium or other valuable metals granules from plastics, rubber and paper. Compact and comfortable design combines granulation, aspiration and ...


    By Cogelme S.r.l.

  • End of Waste Conference to help the waste and recycling sector with the challenges of implementing complex EU criteria

    The impact of end of waste regulations, designed to divert waste materials from landfill, will be addressed at the End of Waste and Quality Protocols Conference. This specialist forum for businesses within the waste and recycling industry takes place on 30th January 2014, at 76 Portland Place, London. The event, organised by the Environment Media Group and supported by the ...


    By Environment Media Group

  • Tewkesbury awards £168m recycling contract

    Tewkesbury Borough Council has awarded a £1.68m recycling contract to Pure Recycling. The agreement will see Pure Recycling – which today announced it has been acquired by construction firm Kier – processing commingled dry recyclables from 36,000 households. The firm will take paper, card, cardboard, aluminium and steel cans, mixed glass and plastic bottles. ...

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