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  • 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

  • EA grants six month leeway to ease materials storage concerns

    The Environment Agency (EA) has said it will allow industry operators extra storage for a six month period, in answer to concerns about the build up of recyclate tonnages. This is a direct response to what the EA described as an “unprecedented downturn” in market conditions as overseas buyers have withdrawn their business. Some local authorities and companies could not sell enough material to ...

  • TOMRA Sorting Recycling showcases new X-TRACT at IFAT 2016

    TOMRA Sorting Recycling is set to showcase its pioneering x-ray sorting machine at IFAT 2016, one of the world's leading trade fairs for environmental technologies. The company will be located in Hall C2 at Stand 339/438 of the Messe München, Germany, from May 30 – June 3. In its newly launched format, the X-TRACT is an even more powerful and efficient sorting tool, equipped with a new ...


    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH)

  • S Norton & Co restructures for the future

    S Norton & Co Ltd, at the forefront of British metal recycling for 50 years, is being restructured so that the owners John, Charlie and Matt Norton can devote more time to strategy and longer-term direction of the business and ensure its future success. Founded in 1960, the family-run scrap processing business collects, processes and distributes over one million tonnes of ferrous scrap every ...

  • Gadgets dumped in landfills unleash toxins

    Old computers, cell phones and TVs shoved aside by more glamorous gadgets that are incessantly updated -- iPhones, game systems and flat-screens -- have unleashed a growing tide of unwanted electronics. But these e-waste castoffs contain toxins, among them lead, mercury and arsenic. They can poison groundwater or pollute the air when products are ...


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