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  • Turning the Tide on Plastic Waste

    A new report is calling on Ontario to act to stop the proliferation of plastic pollution in the Great Lakes. The report released today, Turning the Plastic Tide: How to Protect the Great Lakes and Fight Plastic Pollution,recommends that the province introduce a deposit return on plastic bottles to dramatically increase recycling rates. “Plastic pollution is a serious and growing problem in ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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

  • Solving the Problem of Plastic Waste in Oceans

    Ocean Conservancy today announced the global launch of Stemming the Tide: Land-based strategies for a plastic-free ocean – a first-of-its-kind, solutions-oriented report. Produced in partnership with the McKinsey Center for Business and Environment, the report outlines specific land-based solutions for plastic waste in the ocean, starting with the elimination of plastic waste ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Plastic garbage: from waste to resource

    Only 25% of plastic waste is currently recycled in the EU. This is quite alarming considering the dangerous consequences it has on the environment and human health. However, Vittorio Prodi, an Italian member of the S&D group, believes plastic waste can also have an economic value. We talked to him about the resolution on plastic waste he guided through Parliament. Even without ...


    By European Parliament

  • Discussions on plastic waste is welcomed by the Waste to Energy industry

    A consultation on how to reduce the impact of plastic waste on the environment has been launched after the European Commission published a Strategy on Plastic Waste in the Environment. ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Plastic Recycling

    Only 2.5 % of all municipal waste is selectively collected in Poland. Plastic waste comprises around 14 % of all Polish domestic waste, most of it PET. However, only 6% of it is recycled, while in Europe the figure is 45%! PET processing is done by three companies in Poland: Elana PET - part of the capital group Boryszew (produces 120,000 tons of bottles per year), Polowat (18,000 tons per year) ...


  • 270,000 tons of plastic waste floating in oceans

    A new study estimates nearly 270,000 tons of plastic is floating in the world's oceans. That's enough to fill more than 38,500 garbage trucks. The plastic is broken up into more than 5 trillion pieces, said the study published Wednesday in the scientific journal PLOS ONE. The paper is the latest in a nascent field where scientists are ...


    By Associated Press

  • Waste tyre/plastic pyrolysis plant project in Bangladesh

    In Bangladesh we have successfully installed 4sets capacity 10ton/day waste tyre/plastic pyrolysis plant from the year 2012 until now. ...

  • 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

  • Plastic waste: European Parliament sounds the alarm

    The most hazardous plastics and certain plastic bags should be banned by 2020, as part of an EU strategy to reduce plastic waste in the environment, says the European Parliament in a resolution voted on Tuesday. The EU should also introduce binding plastic waste recycling targets, MEPs add. The resolution, a call for action further to a European Commission green paper, was passed by a ...


    By European Commission

  • Rainin TerraRack Reduces Plastic Tip Box Waste

    A revolutionary new concept in pipette tip racks, Rainin TerraRacks by METTLER TOLEDO are more than 50% lighter than conventional racks, yet don't compromise on strength and are completely recyclable. METTLER TOLEDO proudly announces the launch of its new Rainin TerraRack line of pipette tip racks – an innovative solution to minimizing the problem of plastic tip rack waste. ...


    By Mettler - Toledo Int. Inc

  • Plans for plants that can turn waste plastic into fuel

    A new plant which turns mixed waste plastics into liquid synthetic fuels is now fully operational in Ireland, with the promise of more similar plants to come in the UK and throughout Europe. Cynar Recycling’s first plant in Portlaoise, Ireland can process up to 20 tonnes of waste plastics per day, producing up to 19,000 litres of fuel products at a conversion rate of 95%. The plant uses a ...

  • 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 ...

  • Plastic waste littering Britain`s beaches

    The amount of plastic littering Britain’s beautiful beaches is at its highest level since records began, according to the Marine Conservation Society’s (MCS) Beachwatch 2007 survey report published today. The MCS Beachwatch 2007 Report shows that plastic litter on our beaches has increased by a staggering 126% since the annual survey began in 1994. Plastic debris now accounts for over 58% of all ...

  • 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

  • Faster screening of plastic waste for harmful chemicals

    A more efficient method for sorting plastic electronics waste containing harmful chemicals is proposed by a new study. The method combines two analytical techniques that together can quickly and accurately detect levels of flame retardants in plastics used by the electronics industry. The European Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive (2011/65/EU)1, adopted in 2003 and revised in ...

  • New plastics quality protocol

    The recovery of non-packaging plastic for manufacturers in England and Wales has been made easier by a new Quality Protocol. Published by the Waste Protocols Project, which is a collaborative effort between the Waste & Resources Action Programme and the Environment Agency, the Quality Protocol will mean plastics like toys and garden furniture will be easier for manufacturers to incorporate ...

  • US Recycled Plastics Industry

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: US Recycled Plastics Industry http://www.reportlinker.com/p01050292/US-Recycled-Plastics-Industry.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Plastic US demand to rise ...


    By ReportLinker

  • Mining the sea of plastic

    Earlier this month, two ships sailed from California to study a large patch of the Pacific Ocean, known as the 'plastic vortex,' where maritime currents are causing plastic litter to congregate. Scientists aboard will try to determine how much plastic is in the vortex and its impact on marine life. They will also consider whether it can be recovered. One of the ships is a sailboat named Kaisei; ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Big Push to Recycle Plastic

    Cold extrusion is playing an ever greater part in recycling of waste plastic, and the Department for Business and Enterprise is sponsoring research into development of the machinery necessary for such work. Engineers at Bradford University have built a pilot plant and are running a series of trials with different processes, feed plastics, additives, and final products. Leader of the project, Dr ...


    By Sensor Technology Ltd

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