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  • Improved sorting strategies needed in recycled wood waste, say EU researchers

    Waste management has in the past decade become a profitable business opportunity, but existing waste regulations do not provide strong enough incentives for better pollution control. According to new research, regulations designed to encourage high rates of recycling may also lead to increased pollution levels because material is not sorted correctly.  The supply chain in the recycled wood waste ...

  • TOMRA Sorting Recycling launches revolutionary AUTOSORT FLAKE

    TOMRA Sorting Recycling revealed their new AUTOSORT FLAKE featuring simultaneous triple-sorting capability under www.upgrade-your-flake.com on 7 December 2015. The product launch was originally planned to take place at the Plastics Recycling Show (PRS) in Brussels, on 25 & 26 November 2015 and was transformed into a digital campaign ...


    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH)

  • Shredding industrial waste in Brittany, France

    "Les Recycleurs Bretons" has been one of France's leading waste disposal companies for the past thirty years. 2013 saw the inauguration of a regionally operating and contemporary waste recycling plant situated on the outskirts of the historical coastal town of Brest, in the heart of proud Brittany. Its main purpose is to produce valuable fuel for nationally and internationally ...


  • China: solid and hazardous waste management

    Solid waste management, including hazardous waste and electronics waste treatment, has become a key environmental priority in China. The lack of adequate waste treatment facilities and decades of poor management practices, particularly with respect to hazardous wastes, have combined to create a serious threat not only to the environment but also to public health. China’s solid waste can be ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • At the highest international level: A top performance from the waste and waste-water industry

    The task of dealing with waste is changing rapidly, with the focus moving away from simple disposal and towards exploiting all recoverable substances. Europe, and Germany in particular, has taken on a leading role in this regard. This is demonstrated firstly by the high levels of expenditure on environmental protection, and secondly by the wealth of highly innovative technological developments. ...


    By Koelnmesse GmbH

  • TOMRA launches TOMRA 5A for the potato processing industry at Pack Expo 2016

    The TOMRA 5A, a state-of-the-art machine for the potato processing business, supports processors by combining a straightforward and brand-new graphical user interface with stable sorting performance, while increasing the level of food safety and quality with minimal product waste. With food safety and quality being a top priority for consumers and processors alike, this ...


    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH)

  • Call for future Government to monitor rejected MRF materials

    The Campaign for Real Recycling has written an open letter to the major political parties calling on the next Government to ensure that the monitoring of materials rejected by material recycling facility operations is tightened to create a clearer record of recycling statistics. The CRR is also calling on the next Government to: ...

  • Marchwood Scientific new range of services for biodegradable waste

    Marchwood Scientific Services Ltd (MSSL) the independent Dioxin testing laboratory near Southampton has now extended its package of testing services for biodegradable wastes. The EU Landfill Directive and corresponding UK Landfill Regulations set targets designed to divert biodegradable municipal wastes (BMW) away from landfill. These targets state that by 2010, only 75% of the 1995 quantity of ...

  • NPL trials identify improved bioaerosol monitoring technology

    Trials conducted by the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) have identified improved methodologies for sampling and measuring bioaerosols at composting facilities. Commissioned by Defra, the first project began in 2008 and the results of a larger series of trials will be published later this summer. Background As the UK seeks to reduce the quantity of waste going to landfill, there ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • Analyzing waste gases during simulated Mars mission

    As part of a project to measure the effects of long-term isolation on astronauts, small groups of individuals have been selected to live in a tiny ‘Habitat’ perched on the upper slope of a volcano in Hawaii. In doing so, the project team has contributed to the understanding of issues that would confront a manned mission to Mars. As part of the project’s research NASA’s ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Kent man fined for running waste site without permit

    The operator of an illegal waste site in Aldington has been made to pay £11,500 by Canterbury Magistrates’ Court after pleading guilty to running the site without an Environmental Permit. The charges were brought against Mr Richard Butler, operator of the site at Woodleas Farm, Goldwell Lane, Aldington, after an Environment Agency investigation that discovered he was running the ...

  • Hunting for Hidden Treasure - The International Trade Fair for Waste Management and Environmental Technology shows how waste can be turned into valuable resources

    Urban mining — the recovery of raw materials from waste — is the vision of the future for the global waste-management industry. This aims to conserve natural resources and protect the environment, but that's not all. For today, there are also increasingly good business reasons to recycle and reuse materials from the waste generated in advanced economies. This is because of a growing demand — and ...


    By Koelnmesse GmbH

  • BRS Robotic 2.0

    Maximising the value of recovered materials is our business  but sorting of material has always required some degree of manual sorting. Our solution is the BRS Robotic 2.0  to minimize your required manual labour. This fully automated quality sorter is the next generation in high-precision sorting intelligence, designed to increase the efficiency and lower the cost of ...

  • How to future-proof Materials Recycling Facilities (MRFs) design to maximise plant efficiency

    Incorporating ‘future-proof’ design concepts into the layout and operating principles of new Materials Recycling Facilities (MRFs) is vital if managers are to improve quality and maximise profits from their multi-million pound investments, conference delegates heard. Planning for expansion, predicting likely changes in feed composition and installing good management information ...

  • Axion Consulting: Co-mingled collections only work when supplying top-quality MRFs

    Co-mingled collections are the way forward for councils needing to reduce costs and increase capture of dry recyclables to improve their kerbside recycling rates, claims a leading resource recovery specialist. Axion Consulting says a ‘consistent’ approach to these collections will make life easier for householders and should recover more materials for ...

  • HSM VK 12018 R - bale weight up to 1100 kg, pressing force of 1200 kN

    The baling presses from the Salem-based manufacturer HSM are the specialist solution for compressing waste materials by up to 95% into sorted, easily transportable bales. The fully automatic channel baling press, HSM VK 12018 R, can be used to press ready-to-sell bales in a wide variety of materials – even bulky or very expansive material is no problem. At the IFAT trade fair in Munich at the ...


    By HSM GmbH + Co. KG

  • Axion Consulting and 360 Environmental launch CART – Compliance Assessment Review Tool for MRFs

    UK-based resource recovery specialist Axion Consulting and 360 Environmental are working in partnership to help Material Recovery Facilities operators understand and comply with the latest waste legislation. The Compliance Assessment Review Tool (CART) combines the knowledge and experience of both companies to deliver a comprehensive evaluation of a MRF’s ...

  • Everything you need to know about Materials Recovery Facilities (MRF) sampling

    Axion Consulting has launched a series of specialised courses designed to develop senior waste professionals’ knowledge of the new MRF Regulations and the advantages of statistical process control based upon good sampling methodologies ahead of new legislation coming into force from October 2014. The resource recovery specialist is believed to be among the first in the recycling sector to ...

  • VOC release from WPC: a new PTR-TOFMS application

    In the quest for new alternatives for crude oil based materials such as plastics, WPCs (Wood-plastic composites) seem to be suitable materials, used in buildings and in the automobiles production. WPC are natural fibre composites with properties of both plastic and wood. It is estimated that the production of WPCs will experience an annual growth of 14% between 2014 and 2019 according to a study ...


    By Ionicon Analytik Ges.m.b.H.

  • Half of wood recyclers will not be able to accept treated wood under new exemption regs

    Up to half of wood recyclers in England will no longer be able accept wood treated with paint, preservatives or containing materials other than pure wood under new exemption regulations. Exempted wood recycling sites which currently take this material will be breaching their exemption under these new rules developed by the Environment Agency and will have to apply for permits instead. Due to come ...

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