Material Recycling Articles

  • Circular by design - Products in the circular economy

    This report explores the circular economy from a product perspective, applying a systemic approach and transition theory. Drivers of product design and usage are discussed in the context of emerging consumption trends and business models. For governance to be effective, it has to address the product life-cycle and the societal context determining it. Indicators and assessment tools are proposed ...

  • Shredding Puzzle in the Process of Waste Material Recycling

    There are two main types of waste fabric waste: (1) the factory in the leather fabric processing and production of leather fabric can not be 100% of the use, so in the production of some by-products or waste, such as tailoring and sewing clothes when the extra cloth, cloth and other waste , As well as in the synthesis of chemical fiber in the process of excess waste and so ...


    By Harden Industries Ltd.

  • Paper Recycling - Case Study

    The problem: The UK is the largest producer of wallpaper worldwide. The British wallpaper industry is situated around Darwen, Blackburn. Many of the wallpaper mills are operated in crowded old factory buildings. Once a leading wallpaper manufacturer Crown Wallpaper (also known as the Crown Wallpaper Company) was an agglomeration of wallpaper manufacturers in the United Kingdom since ...


    By Dirk European Holdings LTD

  • Sewage Sludge Recycling to Land and Disposal

    The Problem: Sewage treatment is the process of removing contaminants from wastewater, primarily from household sewage. It includes physical, chemical, and biological processes to remove these contaminants and produce environmentally safe treated wastewater (or treated effluent). A by-product of sewage treatment is usually a semi-solid waste or slurry, called sewage sludge, that has to ...


    By Dirk European Holdings LTD

  • How To Get Affordable Fourdrinier Paper Machines Online?

    When you begin to find different companies that sell fourdrinier paper machines, you can find a number of these available. These are typically wide application papermaking machines. These are typically very different than your typical cylinder mould paper machine, primarily because it is a lot faster. ...


    By Beston Machinery

  • The Simple Process Of A Metal Recycling Center

    Metal recycling is an eco-friendly way to save our already stressed out environment by the way of recycling old and worn-out metal items to use them further as a raw material in the process of manufacturing new steel items. Metal recycling industry in another right step in the direction of contributing towards more greener and healthier environment. This industry has expanded manifold in recent ...


    By FCT Recovery

  • Magnetic Schiff's base sorbent based on shrimp peels wastes for consummate sorption of chromate

    Magnetic Schiff's base chitosan composite has been prepared starting from shrimp peels as a raw material. Chitosan extraction involved three main stages as preconditioning, demineralization deproteinization and deacetylation. Chitosan modification process took place through the reaction between chitosan and polymeric Schiff's base of thiourea/glutaraldehyde in the presence of magnetite. The ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • To Compete or not Compete: Looking at Competition vs. Monopoly in EPR schemes

    Across the world PRO organisations are available for companies to join in order to comply with their Extended Producer Responsibility reporting. Compliance schemes are membership organisations that register members with the relevant authority and ensure that companies meet their financial obligations under the different EPR directives.  Some countries have a monopoly compliance scheme and ...


    By Lorax Compliance Ltd

  • Case study - UUSIOAINES Oy – Finland - Packaging glass recycling plant

    Customer Uusioaines Ltd. has specialized in the recycling of packaging and float glass since 1995 in the Forssa area. Suppliers of packaging glass in Finland are the Finnish National Alcoholic Beverage Retailing Monopoly and other waste management companies. Situation The capacity of the glass recycling plant meets the total demand for the ...

  • Double-hydrophilic block copolymer as an effective and green scale inhibitor in industrial recycling water systems

    In an attempt to control CaCO3 deposits in industrial recycling water systems, the performance of acrylic acid (AA)–allylpolyethoxy carboxylate (APEL) copolymer as an economical and environmentally friendly inhibitor have been investigated by static experiments, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). The experimental results revealed ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Product stewardship – recycling’s little helper

    Like many veteran recycling professionals, I have faced serious challenges in making the wish of recycling all materials come true.  Although paper, cardboard, cans and bottles have ready markets and collection infrastructure; computers, mattresses and other items did not.  They were the problem items that went into dumpsters because costs and lack of mechanism gave them little chance ...

  • Gavin Russell, Sales Engineer at TOMRA Sorting Recycling, is sharing key considerations on managing MRF upgrades

    Gavin Russell, Sales Engineer at TOMRA Sorting Recycling, analyses the rising volume of MRF upgrades, considers the rationale driving such decisions, and shares some ideas on how to manage a successful upgrade. Material quality issues Whilst material quality is a primary factor in any evaluation of an MRF’s performance, this can be influenced by a range of ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • The Magic of Recycling

    “Magic, by its ability to capture the imagination, can change the world” – Cyril the Sorcerer. My presumptions about what makes for good recycling outreach were shattered in the wink of an eye on the day a magician restored a torn-up newspaper into a fully-recycled newspaper. From this point on buttons, posters, marketing, and even social media ...

  • Plastic Recycling Industry - Case Study

    Introduction Bottle Recycling has been on the uprise for a number of decades. As the global community becomes more aware of the practices and benefits of reuse and recycling of plastics, they are also demanding that better controls be put in place by the manufacturers, corporations, environmental agencies and end users. This promotes these groups to look toward new technologies that are ...


    By Clean Water Technology, Inc.

  • Planning for Success: Why Your Choice of Screening and Sifting Equipment Manufacturer Matters

    When making any major purchase for your business, your choice of a screening equipment manufacturer is critical. This is particularly true of specialized machinery such as industrial sifting machines. Though you know your business and its needs, there’s a good chance you don’t have the technical background required to make a truly informed purchase. When a manufacturer is ...


    By VibraScreener Inc.

  • 10 things you need to know about the circular economy

    10 things you need to know about the circular economy A working circular economy could be a practical solution to the planet’s emerging resource problems. Here’s 10 facts you should know. 1. Why do we need one? The circular economy is touted as a practical solution to the planet’s emerging resource crunch. Reserves of key resources such ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • The process of developing products for a circular economy

    Companies can reap more value from the energy and resources they use with cross-functional collaboration and customer-focused design thinking. Companies have steadily refined their ability to invent products and produce them efficiently over the past century, by delivering a wide range of goods to their consumers and improving financial return to shareholders. In other respects, ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Fresh look at organics bans and waste recycling laws

    Approximately 40 percent of food produced in the U.S. is wasted annually. At a time when millions of Americans are food insecure and thousands of farmers struggle to stay afloat, the negative consequences of wasting food extend far beyond the environmental impacts and loss of resources that could have been otherwise allocated. There are great opportunities for food waste reduction at the federal ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Greener, Recyclable, and Reusable Ruthenium(III) Chloride/Polyethylene Glycol/Water System for the Selective Hydrogenation of Biomass-Derived Levulinic Acid to γ-Valerolactone

    A versatile and efficient catalyst for the hydrogenation of biomass-derived levulinic acid to γ-valerolactone (GVL) by using a RuCl3/polyethylene glycol (PEG-400) /H2O catalyst system was developed. The catalysis system was also found to be active for the hydrogenation of levulinate ester. The present protocol proceeded with 99 % conversion and 99 % selectivity ...


    By SusChem

  • Antea Group Committed to a Circular Future - Several Recent Events Focus on the Circular Economy

    Antea Group recently had the opportunity to participate in a number of forums and conferences related to a relatively new sustainability topic, the Circular Economy (CE), where the focus is on de-coupling business growth from resource consumption and environmental degradation. United Nations Environment Programme ...


    By Antea Group - USA

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