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  • WRAP reviews de-packaging equipment

    The Waste and Resources Action Programme has reviewed de-packaging equipment for food waste in order to encourage more efficient food waste reprocessing. WRAP commissioned SLR Consulting to review available equipment which segregates packaging from food waste. The Review of Food Waste De-packaging Equipment was published on 4 August. The review provides anaerobic digestion and in-vessel ...

  • Scotland launches £5 million plastic recycling fund

    Zero Waste Scotland is launching a £5 million capital grant scheme to develop plastics recycling infrastructure in the country. The scheme was launched on 26 February on behalf of the Scottish Government as part of its Zero Waste Scotland programme. The money will be awarded to facilities capable of sorting, recycling and ...

  • 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

  • Gamma Meccanica bullish on US recycling equipment market

    Gamma Meccanica North America plans to add a dedicated lab line to do test work for plastic recyclers in the U.S., by the end of the year, and its future plans including manufacturing pelletizers and control panels in the U.S. “We had a record year last year and we are exceeding our sales targets this year for recycling equipment," said Heath Sellers, president and general manager of both ...

  • Used recycling equipment specials from eFACTOR3

    New Comprehensive Service Package Offerings As the demand for recycling equipment has increased, so has the demand for efficient and reliable operation. The key component of a successful system is proper maintenance and while we have always offered service packages with our new machines, we will now be offering service packages for all manufacturers we represent. The packages include ...


    By eFACTOR3 LLC

  • The most efficient plastic sorting system › Bollegraaf Recycling Solutions

    The Appingedam-based company Bollegraaf Recycling Solutions and Daly Plastics, located in Zutphen, have completed the installation of the most efficient and professional industrial plastic sorting system in the Netherlands. The two companies pooled their expertise to create an innovative, modular and fully automatic recycling system. The capacity targets set for the system were exceeded by more ...

  • Free electrical recycling and free computer recycling for household equipment

    Aldershot-based Midex, specialist in the processing, recycling and disposal of end of life I.T. and WEEE (waste electrical and electronic) goods has announced the opening of its first free recycling drop-off point for redundant household computer and electrical equipment waste at its Manawey Industrial Estate, Holder Road facility.Free of charge and open Monday to Friday between 10am and 4pm, ...


  • TOMRA Sorting chosen by Monoworld Recycling as technology partner for groundbreaking new plastics recycling facility

    Global sensor-based sorting specialist, TOMRA Sorting, has been chosen by Monoworld Recycling Ltd (MRL) as the technology partner for a new £9 million state-of-the-art plastics recycling facility (PRF) in Rushden, Northamptonshire.  Monoworld Rushden is the UK’s first mixed plastics to extrusion HDPE and PP recycling plant. The company also operates a film and metal sorting plant ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • More plastics recycling a key focus in 2012, predicts UK-based Axion Consulting

    Increasing UK plastics recycling tonnages will be a key focus for 2012 as the sector continues to extend pioneering work done on PET and HDPE bottles recycling, predicts Keith Freegard, Director of Axion Consulting, one of the UK’s leading resource and recovery specialists. With UK plastic bottle recycling rates nudging 50% for drink and dairy bottles, Keith believes that further investment ...


    By Axion Group

  • TOMRA Sorting is sharing its application expertise at Arabplast 2017

    Global sensor-based waste sorting systems manufacturer TOMRA Sorting is very pleased to be attending Arabplast 2017, taking place at the Dubai World Trade Centre, United Arab Emirates, from 8 January to 10 January 2017. Arabplast is the region’s foremost trade show for the plastics, petrochemical and rubber industries, and TOMRA Sorting will be showcasing a range of top-selling sorting ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • 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 ...

  • Covanta partnership builds UK`s largest eco-park

    Plans to build the UK’s largest eco-park in Manchester have been developed through a partnership between Covanta Energy and Peel Environmental. The GBP£500m investment will create an energy from waste (EfW) facility onsite, which will generate 95 MW of electricity each year plus heat from household waste. This energy will be used by the other materials reprocessors situated on the ...

  • The Pall Ring Company

    THE PALL RING COMPANY ANNOUNCES FURTHER EXPANSION WITH 70% GOING FOR  EXPORT Due to ever increasing demand for tower media random packings & Bio Media in various plastics & metals, the Pall Ring Company has recently purchased the latest high efficiency 90 tonne capacity BOY injection moulding machine to add to their already large bank of plastic moulding machines.  ...


    By Forbes Technologies Ltd

  • Recycle Week confirmed for autumn 2017

    Now in its 14th year, the Recycle Now and WRAP-coordinated week has become a mainstay of the local authority and waste industry calendar, with a range of communications and activities organised to encourage householders to recycle. While the theme of the week has yet to be decided, previous years have focused on boosting the recycling of everyday household items such as plastics, cans and waste ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • EPA and Hackensack University Medical Center team up to increase green practices

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Hackensack University Medical Center have entered into an agreement to enhance environmental practices at the hospital. The medical center has pledged to reduce its use of plastics, reduce and recycle solid waste, complete the final phase of its green roof, use nontoxic cleaning products, conserve energy and water, and reduce air pollution from its ...

  • Cawleys pioneer automated sorting of commercial & industrial waste

    Joint venture company OKLM Recycling Technology Limited was appointed by Cawleys to design, build and install the new multi-million pound sorting facility to process 30 tonnes an hour of C&I waste at their Luton site. Background Cawleys is a family-owned and operated waste management company dedicated to recycling and diverting waste away from landfill. It constructed its first Waste ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Britain’s largest MRF achieves higher value materials with TITECH

    Greenstar, one of the UK's leading recycling-led waste management companies, is using TITECH automated sorting systems at its Aldridge-based MRF – currently the largest MRF in Britain. Britain’s largest MRF achieves higher value materials with TITECH Greenstar, one of the UK's leading recycling-led waste management companies, is using TITECH automated sorting systems at its Aldridge-based MRF – ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • CP Group and Veolia team up for unique MRF in UK

    The CP Group, headquartered in San Diego, CA, designed, manufactured and installed the Material Recovery Facility for Veolia in Gillmoss, Liverpool, UK. The facility, which is capable of processing 85,00TPA, has been in operation since late 2011, and recently had its grand opening. The large facility processes a mix of household recyclables including cardboard, paper, glass, steep cans, aluminum, ...


    By The CP Group

  • ‘Significant’ progress in REFLEX flexible packaging recyclability project

    Significant progress has been made in trialling and developing new designs aimed at greatly improving the recyclability of flexible packaging, according to resource recovery specialist Axion Consulting, which is leading a collaborative R&D project involving high-profile global brands. Axion is working with a number of partners on the REFLEX project; Amcor Ltd, Dow Chemical Company Ltd, ...


    By Axion Group

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