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  • Cans are most environmentally friendly packaging in supply chain

    Significant CO2 and cost savings can be made when transporting multipack drinks cans through the supply chain compared to equivalent packs of glass bottles, according to the findings of a new study. The study, conducted by research company Incept and supported by UK Can Makers, was carried out with a UK retailer on a model reflecting their end to end supply chain. It found that ...

  • EPA highlights recycling efforts on America Recycles Day

    Today, November 15th, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) commemorates the 14th annual America Recycles Day by recognizing the progress made in recycling our country’s waste and the work yet to be done. EPA estimates that Americans generated 250 million tons of municipal waste in 2010, of which approximately 34 percent was recycled or composted. While this represents progress, it ...

  • Plans for plants that can turn waste plastic into fuel

    A new plant which turns mixed waste plastics into liquid synthetic fuels is now fully operational in Ireland, with the promise of more similar plants to come in the UK and throughout Europe. Cynar Recycling’s first plant in Portlaoise, Ireland can process up to 20 tonnes of waste plastics per day, producing up to 19,000 litres of fuel products at a conversion rate of 95%. The plant uses a ...

  • New aluminium can baler also handles swarf

    JMC has launched a range of balers for handling steel and aluminium drinks cans, aluminium foil, swarf and turnings - materials which are notoriously difficult to process. The new Alpack 5000 RDI is a fully automated system which is able to condense aluminium or steel drinks cans down to 280mm cubes, with no need for strapping or banding. The machine has been enhanced with wear plates to ...

  • Miller Recycling Corporation Recycles Electronic Scrap

    Miller Recycling's E-Waste Recycling Program has been in effect for about a year, and to date has recycled approximately 75-80 Tons of electronic scrap. Mansfield, Massachusetts (PRWEB) November 30, 2012 Miller Recycling’s E-Waste Recycling Program has been in effect for about a year, and to date has recycling approximately 75-80 Tons of electronic scrap. It ...


  • Recyclers wanted as America Recycles Day approaches

    Trash can or recycling bin?  It’s your choice. As America Recycles Day approaches, think about increasing your own recycling rate over the national average of 33.4 percent.  “Our recycling rate has increased as more and more Americans recognize that recycling helps our environment and our economy,” said Susan Bodine, assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response.  ...

  • How an eco power strip can save the world

    We don’t usually pay a lot of attention to the power strips buried under our desk in the cord spaghetti but maybe we should.  Because an eco-friendly power strip like EcoStrip might just hold the secret to saving real money by harnessing the power of energy efficiency. Energy efficiency remains a huge opportunity for homes, offices, and ...


    By 3BL Media

  • `Oranges` can clean up and recover phosphorus

    Phosphorus is a common industrial pollutant in water, as detailed in a European Commission report to Parliament in 2004. A new technique for removing phosphorus from industrial wastewater uses waste products from orange juice production and allows the phosphorus to be re-used. It may help industries comply with the Water Framework and Urban Wastewater Directives3, as well as relieving pressure on ...

  • Cattle can help restore degraded soil

    Agriculture Research Service has tested cattle grazing on degraded soil to determine if the activity would have any effect on restoring depleted nutrients. During a 12 year period, 18 paddocks were used to monitor the soils response to different land management practices. In the end, the paddocks with medium to heavy grazing proved to be the best way to sequester nitrogen and carbon in the soil. ...

  • 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; ...

  • 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 ...


  • Carpet Recycling UK conference inspires ‘design for recycling’

    Inspiration for manufacturers to design new carpet products for recycling or reuse at end of life was a key theme at Carpet Recycling UK’s sixth Annual Conference, held in Birmingham in June. Record attendances for the 2014 event saw delegates relishing networking opportunities at the pre-conference dinner, sponsored for the third year running by Invista, manufacturers of ANTRON® Carpet ...


    By Carpet Recycling UK Limited

  • Recycle Now campaign launches new Recycling Locator

    WRAP’s Recycle Now campaign is supporting partners in their efforts to increase effective recycling with the launch of the Recycling Locator. The online tool is designed to help make recycling information clearer and more straightforward for householders, so they can easily find out how and where items can be recycled locally. It allows householders to identify the materials that are ...

  • The Recycling Innovators Forum Incentivizes Recycling’s Future

    Alcoa, The American Chemistry Council’s Plastics Division, Coca-Cola Recycling, eCullet, Resource Recycling, Inc. and Waste Management, Inc. today announced the 2013 Recycling Innovators Forum and Competition. Open to anyone willing to participate, the Recycling Innovators Forum and Competition seeks original and actionable innovations that have the potential to transform the recycling ...


  • The reuse and recycling of electronic materials

    We're so excited about the upcoming EICC Responsible Electronics 2016 event in Santa Clara, CA next week, focused on corporate social responsibility in the global electronics supply chain. Attendees can look forward to networking and discussing solutions to the biggest supply chain sustainability ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • World First for Water Recycling

    Sunshine Coast based business leads world with new domestic water recycling technology With the subject of water supply very much on every local and state government agenda and the minds of every Australian, an award winning Sunshine Coast company, EcoNova, has achieved a world first in domestic water recycling technology. Their patented water recycling system NovaClear™ is the first ...


  • Is R410A a problem for recycling?

    R410A with his low boiling point requires high pressure and low heat exchangertemperatures in order to be properly liquefied. Degassing for instance R12 units (refrigerators) together with R410A containing AC units requires carefully dosed intake of the refrigerant into the condensing unit. Otherwise R12 can condensate ...


    By ATN Engineering B.V.

  • Is R410A a problem for the recycling?

    R410A has a low boiling point and requires high pressure and low heat exchange temperatures in order to be properly liquefied. Degassing for instance R12 units (refrigerators) alongside R410A containing AC units requires a carefully dosed intake of the refrigerant into the condensing unit. Otherwise R12 can allready condensate in the compressor and this causes damage to pistons and valves. In ...


    By ATN Engineering B.V.

  • EPS Recycling Is Big Business

    Most people never give waste EPS a thought beyond the time it takes them carry large quantities of waste EPS to landfill. But for many businesses and plastic machinery factories, EPS recycling is serious business. In a nutshell, EPS recycling is the industry which revolves around the collection, compaction, crushing and pelletizing, ranging from food container to insulation sheet. ...

  • Recycling roofs to roads

    Recycling asphalt shingles known as RAS into road base has over a decade worth of history in the Eastern States. Although not a new process, in Western Canada it"s taken a little longer to "lift off" so to speak.    Kelowna-based Gemaco Sales Ltd, which operates the only licensed facility dedicated to asphalt shingle recycling in Metro Vancouver at its Recycle Asphalt Shingle (RAS) ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

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