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  • TOMRA Sorting chosen by Monoworld Recycling as technology partner for groundbreaking new plastics recycling facility

    Global sensor-based sorting specialist, TOMRA Sorting, has been chosen by Monoworld Recycling Ltd (MRL) as the technology partner for a new £9 million state-of-the-art plastics recycling facility (PRF) in Rushden, Northamptonshire.  Monoworld Rushden is the UK’s first mixed plastics to extrusion HDPE and PP recycling plant. The company also operates a film and metal sorting plant ...


    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH)

  • Waste problems solved

    ARK RECYCLING have developed a Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT) Process which produces Electricity, a Wood Substitute & Other Useful and Saleable Products from processed municipal solid waste. Government recycling targets are met as only 2% of the waste remains to be put into landfill sites. There are no emissions and waste is sorted at the plant so householders and collectors do not need ...


    By ARK Recycling

  • Scotland introduces zero waste plan

    A new waste plan which proposes landfill bans and stringent waste reduction targets has been introduced in Scotland. The ‘Zero Waste Plan’ policy framework, is designed to provide a direction for future waste legislation in the country. The plan includes a target for 70% of Scottish waste to be recycled by 2025, with a maximum of 5% of waste sent to landfill, plans to ban ...

  • Shredding industrial waste in Brittany, France

    "Les Recycleurs Bretons" has been one of France's leading waste disposal companies for the past thirty years. 2013 saw the inauguration of a regionally operating and contemporary waste recycling plant situated on the outskirts of the historical coastal town of Brest, in the heart of proud Brittany. Its main purpose is to produce valuable fuel for nationally and internationally ...


  • China: solid and hazardous waste management

    Solid waste management, including hazardous waste and electronics waste treatment, has become a key environmental priority in China. The lack of adequate waste treatment facilities and decades of poor management practices, particularly with respect to hazardous wastes, have combined to create a serious threat not only to the environment but also to public health. China’s solid waste can be ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • At the highest international level: A top performance from the waste and waste-water industry

    The task of dealing with waste is changing rapidly, with the focus moving away from simple disposal and towards exploiting all recoverable substances. Europe, and Germany in particular, has taken on a leading role in this regard. This is demonstrated firstly by the high levels of expenditure on environmental protection, and secondly by the wealth of highly innovative technological developments. ...


    By Koelnmesse GmbH

  • MeWa QZ cleans mixed metal and plastic waste

    A feature of medium-sized businesses in Germany is their ability to continually identify new niches and successfully service them. GRUNSKE Metall - Recycling GmbH & Co. KG of Oranienburg recently commissioned a new plant for cleaning metals that have already run through sorting systems for domestic and industrial waste. Using a Querstromzerspaner supplied by MeWa, the company is able to ...


    By ANDRITZ MeWa GmbH

  • MeWa QZ cleans mixed metal and plastic waste

    A feature of medium-sized businesses in Germany is their ability to continually identify new niches and successfully service them. GRUNSKE Metall - Recycling GmbH & Co. KG of Oranienburg recently commissioned a new plant for cleaning metals that have already run through sorting systems for domestic and industrial waste. Using a Querstromzerspaner supplied by MeWa, the company is able to ...


    By ANDRITZ MeWa GmbH

  • Waste Management and Fulcrum BioEnergy Announce Strategic Investment

    Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM) today announced that it has closed an equity investment in Fulcrum BioEnergy, Inc. (Fulcrum). In connection with ...


  • Egypt’s first waste treatment plant is inaugurated

    The Kattameya plant is the first cement plant in Egypt to partly use Refuse-Derived Fuel (RDF) instead of natural gas and coal as a fuel for the cement kiln.  Suez Cement Group of Companies (SCGC), one of the largest Egyptian cement producers, has been continuously investing towards a better Egypt and a cleaner environment and has made a long-term commitment towards ...


  • Axion highlights technologies for new waste streams at Interplas 2011

    New approaches and innovative technologies for recovering the wide variety of co-mingled plastics from household and commercial waste streams will be explained by resource recovery specialist Axion Consulting at Interplas 2011. Challenges faced by materials recovery facilities (MRFs) in processing rising volumes of previously difficult-to recycle plastic materials - ...

  • Hebden Bridge man jailed over illegal waste operation

    A Hebden Bridge man who was wanted for waste crimes in Todmorden is now beginning a 25-month jail term. Mark Eric Butterworth, 51, of Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge, was sentenced to a custodial term by Bradford Crown Court in May but he was not sent down because he failed to turn up at court on the day. His Honour Judge Thomas QC subsequently issued a warrant for Butterworth’s arrest, and on 1 ...

  • TITECH solutions for quality fractions in organics, metals and wire recovery at EcoCity 2009

    The recovery of high quality end fractions from a range of waste streams is showcased by TITECH at this year’s EcoCity exhibition.  TITECH, widely recognised as the industry leader in sensor-based sorting solutions, is unveiling new configurations of its systems that have been designed to provide effective solutions to common problems encountered in a number of market applications. These ...


    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH)

  • Hold your nerve` on recycling, EA chair to tell councils

    The Environment Agency (EA) chairman is expected to call on councils to 'hold their nerve' on recycling, during a speech this evening. Lord Chris Smith will highlight the need to maintain public confidence and support for recycling along with quality material outputs. In an address to the Aldersgate Group, a group of environmentally-aware businesses and non-governmental organisations, Smith ...

  • The Savoy will power 10% of its guestrooms using energy from recycled food

    London’s Savoy Hotel is to turn its food waste into renewable energy. The hotel is currently closed for a £100m refurbishment, but when it is reopened it is hoped that enough energy will be created to power 10 per cent of its guest rooms. Simpson’s-in-the-Strand - The Savoy’s restaurant - ...

  • MeWa introduces new machine and plant solutions at the Entsorga-Enteco 2009 in Cologne, hall 6, A30/B35

    MeWa Recycling Maschinen und Anlagenbau GmbH will introduce the latest product innovations of the current year at the Entsorga-Enteco: For pre-crushing of mixed domestic and commercial waste, the powerful UNI-CUT® AC AlphaCutter was launched onto the market, the SmashBoomBang has proven to be the ideal solution for disintegration of small electric appliances and, in the meantime, the patented ...


    By ANDRITZ MeWa GmbH

  • Metal Separation in the Processing of Secondary Fuels - the Extraction of Potential Recycables and Equipment Protection

    The treatment of solid domestic and commercial refuse and the extraction of secondary fuels from these materials will be subject to stricter regulations due to new landfill regulations coming into force. In this way, it will be possible to further increase the recycling quotas and minimize bottlenecks in processing capacity. There are grounds for believing that the competition between ...

  • Bollegraaf Recycling Machinery has built largest material recycling facility in UK

    Bollegraaf Recycling Machinery has built for Greenstar the largest co-mingled material recycling facility of the UK in Aldridge. The plant  has been fully operational since April 2008. After the facility for Cardiff County Council, this is the second large facility Bollegraaf has completed in 1.5 year. Since the government of England “buckled” down to the European legislation of waste ...

  • UK paper recycling increases 7.5%

    The UK Confederation of Paper Industry (CPI) has analysed paper mill raw material usage and HM Revenue and Customs (HM R&C) trade data which shows solid progress through 2007 in the recovery of used paper products from the waste stream for recycling. The data suggests that just over 8.7 million tonnes of recovered paper was either used in the UK (46%, 4.05 million tonnes), or exported for ...

  • Pre-treatment offers rapid gain for recycling volumes, says Axion

    Pre-treatment of residual household waste before final disposal offers an effective way to get a rapid gain in recycling tonnages and overcome the stubborn ‘ceiling’ levels collected from committed recyclers, new research by Axion Consulting suggests. According to the recycling specialist, many local authorities are augmenting their existing recycling schemes with large bulk treatment ...

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