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Tomra sorting recycling hosts global conference to share insights into the industry`s future challenges
TOMRA Sorting Recycling hosted a global conference on October 10th and 11th to share insights from leading experts in recycling and waste management and to demonstrate the company’s breakthroughs in sensor-based sorting machines. With the theme ‘Future Perspectives in Recycling,’ the two-day event in Germany featured a series of presentations and group discussions at the Rhein-Mosel Congress Centre in Koblenz and technical demonstrations in TOMRA’s Test Center at its European headquarters...
Eco Expo Asia to Spotlight Green Technologies and Local Start-ups
The 12th Eco Expo Asia will be held from 26-29 October at the AsiaWorld-Expo. Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, and co-organised by the Environment Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government, the expo will feature nearly 340 exhibitors from 19 countries and regions. New group participations from Bavaria (Germany), Italy, Korea and Shanghai will join 14 international pavilions, including those from Canada and the Netherlands,...
A new way to harness wasted methane
Original story at MIT News Methane gas, a vast natural resource, is often disposed of through burning, but new research by scientists at MIT could make it easier to capture this gas for use as fuel or a chemical feedstock. Many oil wells burn off methane — the largest component of natural gas — in a process called flaring, which currently wastes 150 billion cubic meters of the gas each year and generates a staggering 400 million tons of carbon dioxide, making this process a significant contributor...
Waste and recycling stalwart retires from industry
Chris Oldfield – chairman of waste shredding specialist UNTHA UK – has announced his retirement from the recycling industry following a career spanning almost 50 years. He now fully hands over the reins of the company to managing director Marcus Brew. With mechanical engineering, works and industrial management qualifications under his belt, Chris’s first major step into the world of commerce saw him help set up the specialist chemical mixing, processing and packaging plant Cod Beck Blenders in...
Todaysure Matthews has been shortlisted for TWO awards
Recognising our contribution to industrial waste management Every year the local authority of Tameside, where our head office and workshops are located near Manchester, England, organise their Local Business Awards competition. It is called‘Pride of Tameside’and although it may be restricted to businesses that are based within the borough of Tameside, nevertheless each year it is keenly contested and success is seen as a major achievement for the winning businesses – not only throughout...