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  • TOMRA Sorting showcases sensor-based waste sorting systems at IFAT Africa 2017

    Industry pioneer and manufacturer of high-efficiency waste and metal sorting systems TOMRA Sorting is pleased to announce its attendance at IFAT Africa 2017, taking place in Johannesburg, South Africa from September 12 – 14, 2017. TOMRA Sorting will feature its latest sorting solutions in Hall 5, Stand 17 (German pavilion). Staff will be available to share in-depth recycling expertise and ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • TOMRA and Cleanaway partnership appointed as network operator for New South Wales container deposit scheme

    Global sensor-based solutions provider TOMRA, and Australian waste management company Cleanaway, have been appointed as the network operator for a new container deposit scheme in New South Wales (NSW), Australia. NSW environment minister Gabrielle Upton announced the new scheme, which will see approximately 800 reverse vending machines installed across the state, contributing to its litter ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • 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

  • Ad Rem introduces the Vulture

    Ad Rem has developed a new dense medium separation system. With the Vulture, Zorba or IBA is separated by means of a flotation drum operating at a density of 3.0 kg/dm³ using Ferro Silicon (FeSi) as a medium. The aluminium floats and is ejected out the front of the drum. The sinks, consisting of heavy metals, are transported through the drum and evacuated at the back. Already highly ...


    By AD REM N.V. (Valtech Group)

  • 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

  • Prices for recyclable materials stable but fragile

    Prices for recyclables are stabilising although the market remains fragile, according to industry surveys conducted this week. About 200 organisations, including local authorities, waste management companies, reprocessors and exporters were surveyed by the Waste & Resources Action Programme to determine market confidence and prices ahead of Christmas. This follows a downturn in demand for ...

  • EPA promotes recycling materials into fuel

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is promoting the recycling of certain petroleum secondary materials into fuel. This effort, which will revise the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act regulations, is expected to help petroleum refineries reduce waste and capture more energy from each barrel of oil by allowing for the recycling of these materials when they are used at a petroleum ...

  • Material pollution in waste paper recycling

    A special shredding plant works in continuous operation and can be serviced without long downtimes. Who removes the plastic rings from the empty writing pad or tears the plastic off the chocolate Advent calendar before disposing of it? Certainly not all of us. In this way, foreign materials and impurities find their way into the waste paper and these have to be removed during the recycling ...

  • Sonoco Recycling and Richland County Accepting Additional Materials

    Sonoco Recycling, LLC, a unit of Sonoco (NYSE: SON), has invested $4 million in its Columbia, S.C., materials recovery facility (MRF), allowing the facility to accept additional types of materials. Because of this, Richland Countyresidents will now be able to recycle more of their household materials such as composite cans, ...


    By Sonoco Recycling

  • Portable jaw crusher helps recycle waste materials

    As the first MB-patented crusher bucket, the BF90.3 has been renewed and improved over the years since its beginning. This crushing attachment is designed for excavators weighing over 50,700 lb for crushing needs in quarries and mines, aggregate recycling operations in landfills and reducing waste materials from demolition yards or excavation jobs. It has an adjustable output from 5-inch to ...


    By MB America, Inc.

  • Series MAC/2, Multi-Material Balers for Recyclables

    With just one baler you can treat different types of materials: plastic, paper, biomass and RDF. It is the evolution of the MAC/1 series, which has been representing an important benchmark for the market since 2001. During these 15 years of collaboration with our customers and dealers, we have collected their challenges and suggestions and designed the best technological solutions to meet the new ...


    By Macpresse Europa S.R.L

  • Series MAC/2, Multi-Material Balers for Recyclables

    Our new series of MAC/2 waste balers is multi-material.  With just one baler you can treat different types of materials: plastic, paper, biomass and RDF. It is the evolution of the MAC/1 series, which has been representing an important benchmark for the market since 2001. During these 15 years of collaboration with our customers and dealers, we have collected their ...


    By Macpresse Europa S.R.L

  • Call for recycling reprocessors to increase quality of materials

    It is up to recycling reprocessors to increase the quality standard of the material they require for material recycling facilities to work to that standard, according to a Norfolk-based MRF operator. Speaking to MRW Indigo Waste Services managing director Gary Lee said that MRFs are only working to the standard that reprocessors, such as paper mills, want the material to. “If people [recycling ...

  • Government plans to boost the quality of recycled materials

    Businesses approve of the plans to boost quality of recycled materials. A recent article published on Business Green discussed why businesses are welcoming the government’s plans to boost the quality of recycled materials and in addition the government’s predictions that this new rule could boost the economy by £31m annually. ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Road Repairs Utilizing 100% Recycled Material

    Phoenix Industries has recently completed a 3 week pilot project demonstrating their model MP300 mobile pot hole repair unit utilizing hot mix produced with 100% recycled asphalt product (RAP). The repairs were performed on the NovaDutra toll road that links the cities of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. This is one of the busiest highways in Brazil and caries approximately 60 percent of the ...


    By Phoenix Industries, LLC

  • SCA Recycling to open state-of-the-art multi-material recycling facility

    Paper reprocessor SCA Recycling UK is opening a new state-of-the-art £15 million materials recycling facility soon, expanding its operations into the multi-material market. According to SCA Recycling the MRF will be capable of processing paper, plastics, glass, ferrous and non-ferrous metals to produce high quality materials. Cutting edge disc screen technology ...

  • 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 ...

  • Continental Disc Corporation initiates green packaging effort utilizing recycled materials

    Continental Disc Corporation has instituted a plan to maximize the amount of recycled material used in their product packaging and shipping containers. Currently, recycled material is being used on Continental Disc Corporation’s popular ICON rupture disc and SANITRX® rupture disc product packaging, but plans are underway to replace other existing product packaging methods with more ...

  • Christmas period brings little joy to Materials Recycling Facilities

    The Christmas period may drive material prices down further and put pressure on independently owned material recycling facilities (MRFs), said a MRF operator. Waste management company Holmen Paper Recycling manager Charlie Thompson told MRW that although material prices have increased slightly this month, some MRF operators that have started to stockpile their materials will “get caught in the ...

  • 2012 International CES Reused and Recycled 75 Percent of Materials

    The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, owner and producer of the International CES, significantly expanded its recycling and repurposing efforts at the 2012 International CES in Las Vegas, January 10-13, by recycling 75 percent of show materials. The International CES is the world’s largest technology tradeshow, and has been named North America's ...


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