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  • End of waste regulations – the plastics perspective

    Plastic is not currently covered by the end of waste regulations, which sets out when certain waste stops being classified as waste, and gains the status of a product or secondary raw material. However, technical documents have been submitted to the European Union*, and it is one of the sectors currently under consideration.  On End of Waste criteria, there are two main issues currently ...


    By Environment Media Group

  • Best options for disposing construction waste

    A recent study investigated the environmental impact of the disposal of construction waste in Catalonia, Spain. The study suggests that the best options are to recycle construction waste where possible, incinerate the rest and landfill when there is no other option. These findings are in line with the waste hierarchy specified in the Waste Framework Directive1. About 6.3 million tonnes of ...

  • EU aluminium beverage can recycling hits 63%

    Aluminium drinks can recycling has increased to 63% across the EU27, data from the European Aluminium Association (EAA) has found. During the past two years, the recycling rate for aluminium cans has risen by 5.4%, going from 57.7% in 2006, to 61.8% in 2007 and reaching 63.1% in 2009. Germany recycles the most cans, with a rate of 96% by using the Green Dot scheme, which means the product ...

  • Global Plastic Production Rises, Recycling Lags

    For more than 50 years, global production of plastic has continued to rise. Some 299 million tons of plastics were produced in 2013, representing a 4 percent increase over 2012. Recovery and recycling, however, remain insufficient, and millions of tons of plastics end up in landfills and oceans each year, writes Gaelle Gourmelon, Communications and Marketing Manager at the Worldwatch Institute, ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Public confidence in recycling a priority, says Kennedy

    Environment Minister Jane Kennedy has told Parliament that maintaining public confidence in recycling is a priority, despite market concerns. Responding to questions about the recycled materials market from MP Geoffrey Cox, Kennedy said her department was well informed on the matter, maintaining close contact with major players. She said Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs ...

  • 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

  • Secured Mail introduces new recycling station

    Downstream mail provider Secured Mail has introduced a new recycling station within its Luton facility, as the company works towards ISO14001 accreditation. Delivering more than 500 million items for retailers and other businesses, every year, it’s no surprise Secured Mail has a variety of packaging ‘waste’ arisings to handle. Plastic film and ...


    By Riverside Waste Machinery

  • Axion calls for 'positive drivers' to boost WEEE recycling

    Positive procurement-based encouragement, rather than burdensome legislative enforcement, is the way forward to increase volumes of Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment (WEEE) recycling across Europe, suggests Axion Polymers. The Salford-based plastics recycler believes UK and European Governments could learn lessons from their USA counterparts, whose EPEAT ...


    By Axion Group

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Radical rethink needed to maximise UK recycling rates

    Conflicting opinions in the debate over future UK recycling rates are clouding the issues of what is realistically achievable and how challenging targets could be met, claims a leading resource recovery specialist. Commenting on industry concerns that England may miss its 50% by 2020 recycling target, Keith Freegard, Director of Axion Consulting, suggests a radical rethink is needed in the sector ...


    By Axion Group

  • Bag Splitters for MSW and Commercial Waste?

    Bag splitters were designed for processing of lightweight packaging material. Consequently, they are almost only used for recovery of such materials. Should this be all bag splitters could be used for? Since 15 years, the German BRT Recycling Technologie GmbH has been showing other interesting fields of application for this proven system. As sole manufacturer of bag splitters in the ...


  • Bag Splitters for MSW and Commercial Waste?

    Bag splitters were designed for processing of lightweight packaging material. Consequently, they are almost only used for recovery of such materials. Should this be all bag splitters could be used for? Since 15 years, the German BRT Recycling Technologie GmbH has been showing other interesting fields of application for this proven system.   As sole manufacturer of bag splitters in the ...


  • 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.

  • Is Europe needlessly wasting valuable materials?

    According to a report published by Friends of the Earth, Europe is failing to manage its resources sustainably by unnecessarily sending valuable materials to incineration and landfill. The study published by the Friends of the Earth also claims that Europeans are particularly wasteful when it comes to textiles with 75% of the 5.8 million tonnes ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • 23rd International Congress for Battery Recycling ICBR 2018

    Curtain up for the International Congress for Battery Recycling ICBR 2018: The call for papers is open until January 31, 2018. We are looking for contributions on the topics of battery recycling technologies, materials supply in a circular economy, transport and safety, the Batteries Directive revision and a review of worldwide battery recycling activities. The 23rd edition of the ICBR will take ...


    By ICM AG

  • EU Glass end of waste regulations

    The European Parliament has approved new Regulations that allow the point at which waste glass ceases to be waste to change. This is part of an on-going process to reduce the burdens caused by a product being waste – trans-boundary restrictions, transfer notes etc – by allowing waste that has been processed to a standard that equates to raw materials to then be moved as product. ...

  • 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

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