biodegradable waste News

  • Axion: Are biodegradable plastics better for the environment?

      Plastics are indispensable in many areas of our modern lives, yet questions over the material’s sustainability are rarely out of the headlines these days. Are biodegradable, compostable and bio-plastics really a better environmental solution? Richard McKinlay, Head of Circular Economy at resource recovery specialist Axion, offers his opinion.   ...


    By Axion Group

  • Bio-on launches U-COAT, a company operating in the fertilisers market with a biodegradable controlled-release solution

    -- The new company, U-COAT S.p.A., will sell an innovative solution for the controlled release of Urea fertilisers into the soil. The innovation was developed by Bio-on with PHAs bioplastics, so it is 100% natural and biodegradable. -- The Urea fertilisers market is constantly growing: +4% ...


  • EU announces plastic waste vision

    The European Commission has announced that all plastic packaging on the continent will be recyclable by 2030 as part of a transition towards a more circular economy. ...

  • Could Zero-Waste Restaurants Be The Future Of Fine Dining?

    In a cavernous room that could have been extracted from an otherworldly painting, three chefs describe their dining philosophy to a long, grand table filled with visitors. Platters of small, beautiful bites dot the otherwise minimalist tables and allude to their new kind of restaurant experience. “We’re trying to make zero-waste cool by bringing it to the fine dining ...

  • You cannot just bury your medical waste.

    A growing concern across many developing countries comes from the lack of infrastructure and dependable waste management. What some believe is the easiest approach to disposing of medical waste is just throwing it out into open ground, the next step in this process appears to be simply burying the waste and hoping that the problem takes care of itself. Sadly where out of sight, out of mind may be ...

  • Waste to Energy Market size worth $35.5bn by 2024

    Waste to Energy Market size is expected to reach USD 35.5 billion by 2024; according to a new research report by Global Market Insights, ...


    By GMI

  • Biocycle January - Equipment News

    Turner Receives Red Dot Award Komptech introduced the Topturn X4500 in late 2016, the smallest compost turner in its product line. The company recently received the Red Dot Award, an internationally recognized quality label for excellent product design, for the X4500. “Its concisely formed, sturdy frame gives the Topturn X4500 an autonomous appearance,” notes the statement by ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • What the European Commission`s Circular Economy plastics strategy means for business

    The European Commission has bold ambitions for creating a circular economy. It wants to “protect the planet, defend our citizens and empower our industries” through a Europe-wide strategy on plastics. Clearly something needs to be done. According to the strategy, Europeans produce 25m tonnes of plastic waste annually, of which ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Fiber+ wins award for sustainable tea packaging

    On June 13th, 2018; Fiber+ plastic free tea bag material was awarded the “New Product Innovation showcase award” for sustainable packaging at the World Tea Expo in Las Vegas, NV, USA. Fiber+ is part of a full range of beverage solutions including groundbreaking BioWeb®, a plastic-free product range for tea and coffee applications. Stuart Nixon, VP of the Beverage and Casing ...


    By Ahlstrom-Munksjö

  • Pulp and Paper Industry Facing Water Issues

    The pulp and paper (P&P) industry is one of the largest users of water in the industrial economy of the United States. It requires an average of 54 m3 of water to produce a metric ton of pulp or paper, and almost all phases of manufacturing require ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Permanganate Index and Oxidizability for Source and Treated Drinking Waters

    What is permanganate index? The permanganate index is an assessment of water quality typically used for freshwater and treated drinking waters. It involves the determination of oxidizability, also known as oxygen (O2) demand, by potassium permanganate (ISO method 8467). This is the method prescribed in the European Union ...


    By MANTECH Inc.

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