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  • 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

  • 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

  • Plastic bottle collection hits 39 per cent

    Almost 40 per cent of plastic bottles were collected for recycling in the UK in 2008, increasing tonnages by 19 per cent on the previous year. In its annual survey, plastic recycling charity Recoup found that 216,067 tonnes of plastics packaging were collected for recycling out of an estimated 557,000 tonnes entering the household waste stream, equalling a 39 per cent recycling rate. Plastic ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Waste industry misunderstands Defra’s definition of ‘separate collections’

    Many waste industry stakeholders have misunderstood the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affair’s definition of “separate collections” for materials in relation to Article 11 of the revised Waste Framework Directive, according to Defra. Defra and the Welsh Assembly Government have recently published a summary of responses to a ...

  • Weekly collections must segregate food waste – Redesdale

    Commenting on Eric Pickles’ announcement of a £250m fund to support councils returning to weekly bin collections, ADBA Chairman and Lib Dem peer Lord Redesdale said: “If Eric Pickle’s announcement on supporting weekly household bin collections means that DCLG is leading the charge for source segregated organic collection, it would be great news. This money must only be ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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. ...

  • Newly-developed Recycling Technology Simultaneously Sorts and Collects Three Types of Plastic

    Panasonic Corporation recently developed a recycling technology that simultaneously sorts and collects three types of plastic - PP, PS, and ABS - from shredded dust produced at home electronics appliances recycling plants at three times the speed of conventional systems. This technology will help accelerate the use of recycled plastic. Panasonic Corporation recently developed a recycling ...

  • Exactly What Is The Average Waste Plastic Recycling Plant Cost

    Choosing a plastic recycling plant doesn't have to be expensive. It is possible to usually get one of these simple for a very reasonable cost that may process a lot of material. Whether you get a small one, or possibly a large one, they are likely to assist you in making a lot of cash. The increased exposure of recycled products, especially when it comes to biofuels, is likely to make all of the ...

  • 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 SERIES

  • Axion: UK Government ‘clutching at straws’ over waste plastic exports

    In banning plastic drinking straws, coffee cups and other single-use plastic, the UK Government and NGOs seem to be ignoring the really big issue - the exportation of waste plastics that are ending up in the world’s oceans, claims a leading plastics ...


    By Axion Group

  • TOMRA Collection Solutions in 2017

    In 2017, TOMRA’s reverse vending systems collected 35 billion used beverage containers for reuse and recycling – reducing industry reliance on raw materials for producing new bottles and cans, and ensuring fewer containers end up in landfills, streets and oceans. The number of recycling sessions at TOMRA installations totaled 1.65 billion, with consumers returning 21 containers on ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Loh Recycle Collection Corporate Slideshow

    We are happy to share with you Loh Recycle Collection Corporate Slideshow at Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUbDgDVfVWw Established in 2001, Loh Recycle Collection is a leading waste and recycling company in Malaysia providing waste collection services and scrap materials supply trading. We supply a variety of recyclable ...


    By Loh Recycle Collection

  • UK`s `Green Growth` needs feeding with home-made plastic waste, claims Axion

    Axion Polymers has echoed industry concerns over increasing shortages of usable plastics waste in the UK and joined calls to reduce our dependence on export of valuable waste streams that should be the ‘new lifeblood’ for the country’s green economic growth. Processing UK-collected raw materials into high-grade recyclates and products at home is more sustainable, maximises value ...


    By Axion Group

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