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  • 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

  • GreenBlue Advisory Services to Offer Standardized Packaging Design Assessment

    Sustainability nonprofit GreenBlue today announced the addition of a new service to its Advisory Services offerings—a standardized packaging design assessment. Companies interested in designing more sustainable packaging can now take advantage of this service to receive an environmental life cycle profile of new packaging formats or an overall assessment of their current packaging portfolios in ...

  • Kidney treatment is significant contributor to NHS waste

    Kidney care contributes “significantly” towards the amount of waste generated by the NHS, a survey by the Campaign for Greener Healthcare has found. Dialysis is the most common treatment for end-stage kidney disease and single-use pre-packaged products have enabled an increase in its availability. However, this has led to high levels of packaging waste which becomes clinical waste, limiting its ...

  • 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 GmbH.

  • Waste management in Denmark - Renè Møller Rosendal

    Renè Møller Rosenda, RenoSam - Danish association of intermunicipal waste management companies; Denmark Mr Rosendal is a speaker at the Waste Management Conference, 28/30 March 2012, ...


    By Via Expo Ltd.

  • 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 ...

  • GoGreenREI helps another Recycling Center upgrade

    Last month REI installed new equipment for Hall County, GA. It’s a busy week for Hall County’s Public Works Department as two new state-of-the-art pieces of equipment become operational, providing more efficient ways to handle the County’s solid waste. A new baler began running at the county recycling center Monday, processing and packaging twice as many ...

  • Winners of National Recycling Awards 2005 Revealed

    Untitled Document The winners of the National Recycling Awards 2005 were announced last night (25 October) in Sheffield by TV presenter and columnist Paul Ross. The winners included two high street retailers, a ...

  • 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 SERIES

  • China recycling cleanup jolts global industry

    China for years has welcomed the world's trash, creating a roaring business in recycling and livelihoods for tens of thousands. Now authorities are clamping down on an industry that has helped the rich West dispose of its waste but also added to the degradation of China's environment. The Chinese campaign is aimed at enforcing standards for waste imports after Beijing decided too many were ...


    By Associated Press

  • Extended Producer Responsibility and the e-waste problem

    The practice of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is picking up steam, most notably in the information technology industry. A growing number of companies are taking on greater levels of responsibility for the environmental impacts of their products - from point of manufacturing through to end of the life recycling. E-waste recycling is taking off, but obstacles remain to its widespread ...

  • British plastics recyclers lead the way at IdentiPlast 2013

    A clothing-store mannequin and an award-winning recyclables bin, both made from UK-sourced household plastic packaging waste, served to highlight progress made by British firms in recycling challenging materials at an international conference on plastic waste recovery. Containing 50% recycled post-consumer flexible films, the plastic male torso was produced ...


    By Axion Group

  • Plastics Recycling Expo welcomes UNTHA UK

    In June 2014, the Telford International Centre will open its doors to the Plastics Recycling Expo, the only dedicated plastic recycling exhibition and conference in Europe. Designed to stimulate debate, knowledge transfer and networking in the plastics recycling sector, this two day event will welcome industry professionals from across the country. And as a plastic shredding specialist with a ...


    By UNTHA UK LTD

  • Extended producer responsibility and the e-waste problem

    The practice of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is picking up steam, most notably in the information technology industry. A growing number of companies are taking on greater levels of responsibility for the environmental impacts of their products - from point of manufacturing through to end of the life recycling. E-waste recycling is taking off, but obstacles remain to its widespread ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Degradable Additives Provide Poor End-of-Life Option for PET Packaging, Says NAPCOR

    The National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR) today reiterated its position on degradable additives, confirming its opposition to their use in all PET packaging. The PET trade organization had previously urged caution in the use of these additives (May 2009), citing lack of data about potential effects on PET recycling. NAPCOR’s decision to ...

  • Axion Engineering expands its recycling machinery range

    Axion Engineering has signed a sales and marketing agreement with NESTRO Lufftechnik GmBh to promote and sell NESTRO’s air separation products and technologies in the UK and Ireland. Established in 1987, NESTRO operates from several sites across Europe and has over 250 employees. NESTRO designs and produces innovative air separation products and vacuum systems for sorting lightweight films, ...


    By Axion Group

  • Waste prevention in Europe - the status in 2013

    The Waste Framework Directive sets a legal obligation for European Union (EU) Member States to adopt waste prevention programmes by 12 December 2013. The European Environment Agency (EEA) has been asked to review the progress of the 'completion and implementation of the programmes' annually (EU, 2008). This report presents a first review of waste prevention programmes across Europe. The waste ...

  • MillerCoors leads with waste reduction achievements

    MillerCoors today released its 2010 Sustainable Development report, titled "Great Beer, Great Responsibility," which details progress across the company"s corporate social responsibility commitments. The brewer succeeded in exceeding its 2015 goal for waste reduction, by eliminating 20 percent of the amount of waste sent to landfill. In total, the company reuses or recycles nearly 100 percent of ...

  • M&S `closes the loop` with food-grade recycled plastic

    For the first time, Marks & Spencer  this week will sell food packaged with plastic recycled in Britain. The retailer has worked with plastic recycling plant Closed Loop Recycling and packaging supplier Reynolds to supply it with food-grade recycled plastic. M&S’ salad boxes are the final step ...

  • SEPA cuts red tape in waste regulations

    The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has announced further steps to reduce bureaucracy, while still ensuring high levels of environmental protection. Changes have been put in place to how SEPA enforces three sets of regulations; the Producer Responsibility (Packaging Waste) Regulations, the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations (WEEE) and the Trans Frontier Shipment ...

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