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  • Waste Plastic Shredder for plastic recycling and plastic remake

    Waste plastic can be classified and shredded to remake plastic, produce fuel for plant and generate electricity for power plant, etc. Waste plastic shredding is a critical step to manage various kinds of waste plastic, it helps to reduce the space of storing the bulky waste plastic, lower the transportation cost in the meantime, minor plastic granulates is good for the further ...

  • 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 SERIES

  • EU announces plastic waste vision

    The European Commission has announced that all plastic packaging on the continent will be recyclable by 2030 as part of a transition towards a more circular economy. ...

  • 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

  • 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 SERIES

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 - ANDRITZ Group

  • 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 ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Environment MEPs clamp down on wasteful plastic carrier bags

    EU states would have to reduce the consumption of most common and polluting plastic bags by 80% by 2019, under draft rules backed by the Environment Committee on Monday. To this end, MEPs recommend using economic instruments such as taxes and levies, marketing restrictions or bans. Plastic carrier bag litter is a major environmental concern, known to affect water bodies and aquatic eco-systems in ...


    By European Parliament

  • MEPs clamp down on wasteful Use of Plastic Carrier Bags

    EU countries will be required to reduce the use of the commonest and most polluting plastic bags drastically under new rules voted by Parliament on Tuesday ""This legislation will create a genuine win-win situation"” said Margrete Auken (Greens/EFA, DK), who is steering the legislation ...


    By European Parliament

  • Rising levels of plastic waste on Arctic seafloor a cause for concern

    Recent research reveals that even remote areas of the oceans are affected by increasing levels of plastic waste on the seafloor. The study found that quantities of litter from human activities, mostly plastic, on the seabed of an isolated Arctic site, doubled from 2002 to 2011. Around 60% of the Earth’s surface is covered by the seafloor, yet very little is known about how pollution ...

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