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  • 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

  • ASTM C179 - 11 standard test method for drying and firing linear change of refractory plastic and ramming mix specimens

    This test method is useful in quantitatively rating or ranking both ramming and refractory plastics by their linear stability after heating. This test method is also useful for determining whether a ramming or refractory plastic can be used in a specified application based on linear change criteria. This test method excludes basic and carbon ...


    By ASTM International

  • Plastics Recyclers Europe Developing Guidelines for Recycling Pet Plastic Trays

    Guidelines are to be developed by Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE) with the aim of making it easier to recycle PET plastic trays. While the use of PET trays has grown to 700,000 tonnes per year in the EU, PRE states that “none of the current recycling streams want to have PET trays in their incoming waste”. This is because the trays have a different composition to bottles and so are ...


  • Mixed Waste sorting takes off with TITECH

    Following their success at a revolutionary MRF in Cyprus where recyclables were first sorted commercially from black bag waste, TITECH has continued to make strides in mixed waste sensor based sorting technology. Projects have followed in Eastern Europe, the USA, Spain and the UK, in an area that has become the fastest growing sector of the company. As Jonathan Clarke, UK Managing Director, says: ...


    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH)

  • Airlift Separator Featured in WHEN Magazine

    Ned Foley of Royersford, Pennsylvania (USA) said that one of the things that has helped his business to grow is his use of an Airlift Separator. “With the amount of plastics that there are in food and wood waste, I couldn’t do what I do without this piece of equipment,” he said. “Even though we work diligently to train the folks that bring us yard waste and food ...

  • REY invests £55k in plastic recycling firm

    Not-for-profit business Resource Efficiency Yorkshire has invested £55,000 in a Sheffield-based plastics recycler Reclaim, to help transform it into the “UK’s largest social enterprise in the plastics recycling sector”. REY’s investment is part of a package of support that will help Yorkshire and Humber to cut landfill tax, reduce greenhouse emissions and boost employment opportunities. Reclaim ...

  • New route to reclaiming plastics from ASR

    Researchers have found a new way of separating the different types of shredded plastic parts from end-of-life-vehicles (ELVs). In co-operation with Japanese vehicle manufacturer Toyota and German waste technology specialist Sicon, the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV in Freising, Germany, has developed the so-called CreaSolv process. When compressed into granulate, ...


    By Recycling International

  • UK waste company fined for dumping plastics in river

    A UK waste company has been ordered to pay GBP 29,000 in fines and costs after illegally dumping waste on land at two sites in Devon. The case was brought by the Environment Agency. Agency officers visited a site at Cannington Mill in Devon, in September 2005 and found wastes deposited in the floodplain of the River Dalch.  Some of this waste included fines waste that contained small pieces ...

  • Viridor Rochester Plastics Recycling Facility opened

    16 TITECH autosort 4 systems installed at Viridor´s state-of-the-art Plastics Recycling Facility. Leading recycling company Viridor officially opened its new state-of-the-art £12.5 million Plastics Recycling Facility (PRF), including 16 TITECH autosort 4 units, in ...


    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH)

  • New Plastic PMD System at IMOG, Belgium

    IMOG is an intermunicipal public sanitary authority in South West Flanders. IMOG ensures the integrated waste management for 11 municipalities with well over 230,000 inhabitants. At IMOG’s PMD sorting facility more than 4,000 tonnes/year of separately collected mixed light packaging material (PMD) and PP material are processed. Situation: ...

  • Axion gives recycled plastics a `caffeine` kick

    Tables and chairs made with waste coffee take the cappuccino experience to a whole new level thanks to a unique coffee-aroma polymer developed by Axion Polymers for Re-worked, a London-based industrial design and product development enterprise. Axion blended mixed WEEE and post-consumer retail waste plastics with spent coffee grounds collected from the capital’s offices, cafes and factories to ...

  • APR completes national mixed rigid bale composition study

    A recently released study designed to determine the type of plastic material contained in mixed rigid bales will serve as the basis for the continued expansion of plastics recycling beyond traditional containers and packaging. Commissioned by The Association of Postconsumer Plastics Recyclers (APR), the leading trade organization representing the plastics recycling industry, and conducted by ...

  • Plastics recycling: overcoming barriers and creating new opportunities

    The production of plastics is increasing, but our use of the material is not sustainable. A recent study provides an overview of challenges and opportunities for recycling plastics and suggests that it could be possible to stop the majority of plastic waste reaching landfill over the next few decades. Around 4 per cent of petroleum is used directly in the manufacture of plastics each year. A ...

  • Waste industry misunderstands Defra’s definition of ‘separate collections’

    Many waste industry stakeholders have misunderstood the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affair’s definition of “separate collections” for materials in relation to Article 11 of the revised Waste Framework Directive, according to Defra. Defra and the Welsh Assembly Government have recently published a summary of responses to a ...

  • Environment Agency to confirm separate collection legislation in UK

    As set out under the Waste (England and Wales) Regulations, the Environment Agency is concluding a briefing note to stakeholders which will outline how it is likely to oversee the separate collection of recyclable materials as of this month. Under the new regulations which came into effect on the 1st of January 2015, the separate collections of paper, metal, plastic and glass for household and ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Composts that contain biodegradable plastics may hinder plant growth

    Composts containing biodegradable plastics may hinder rather than help plant growth, according to a recent study by university scientists in Poland. These findings have implications for waste management practices within the EU. It is important to assess the quality and potential environmental risks associated with composts prepared from different wastes. Biodegradable plastics - known as ...

  • Unique FDA Approved Plastic Bottle Recycling System to be Installed in Vietnam

    Bepex International, a world leader in process development and process equipment for the food, chemical, mineral, and polymer industries, today announced that it has signed an agreement with Vietnam-based Thanh Tai Gas Company to custom design, fabricate and deliver the first system to South East Asia in its new line of ...


    By Bepex International LLC

  • ARN Invests in Further Expansion with Swiss Delamination and Separation Plant

    ARN Recycling BV is the first company to operate the new CCM20RT delamination mill produced by swissRTec.  The CCM20RT is based around the same design as its predecessors, the CCM10 and CCM15RT, however it makes a big step forward in power and size. ARN, an experienced processor of ASR in the Netherlands, is ...


    By Auto Recycling Nederland

  • Redoma Recycling AB launches a cost-efficient Electrostatic Separation System (ESS)

    Redoma Recycling AB has expanded its product range with a cost-efficient Electrostatic Separation System (ESS), available at present in six different sizes depending on capacity requirement. The ESS can separate residual fine copper (less than 0.1mm) in the plastic with close to 100% purity. The capacity of the ESS plants ranges from 150 to 1350 kg/h. This corresponds to an infeed capacity of ...


    By Redoma Recycling AB

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