Material Recycling News

  • UL Environment Selected to Study Feasibility of Plastics Supply and Value Chain in a Circular Economy to Support EU Horizon 2020 Project

    UL Environment, a division of UL (Underwriters Laboratories), a global safety science leader, announced today that it is joining a team led by the Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration (IZM), to support a Horizon 2020 circular economy project in the European Union. The EU Post-Consumer High-Tech Recycled Polymers for a Circular Economy (“PolyCE”) project is a ...


    By UL The WERCS

  • ANDRITZ MeWa successfully starts up new refrigerator recycling plant at AO Recycling

    The 75,000 square-foot plant is designed to recycle approximately 700,000 fridges per year – one-fifth of all fridges disposed of annually in the UK. The recycling plant processes single door, double door, American fridges and freezers as well as washing machines, tumble dryers and dish washers. Key equipment supplied by ANDRITZ is the proven QZ 2500 Cross-Flow Shredder ...


    By ANDRITZ MeWa GmbH

  • Consumers and commercial demand driving carpet recycling

    Energy generation, equestrian surface materials and even the power of social media raising consumer awareness are all helping to drive growth in the reuse and recycling of waste carpet. Commercial sector demand for sustainability is another factor in future growth of tackling the 400,000 tonnes of waste carpet arising in the UK each year, delegates at the ninth Carpet Recycling UK 2017 Annual ...

  • Space-saving cardboard box disposal

    Light, easy to use and, most importantly, fully recyclable – cardboard boxes are becoming increasingly popular as packaging material The members of the Corrugated Cardboard Industry Association (Verband der Wellpappen-Industrie) alone sold around 1.9 billion square meters in the first quarter of 2017. However, recycling used cardboard boxes can be problematic, not least because the folded ...

  • China`s informal army of recyclers keep plastic bottles out of landfill

    In the great global rush for bottled water, nowhere is thirstier than Asia. Demand is predicted to surge by more than 140% across the region this decade, to account for one-third of the global total by 2020. China leads the way. The country accounted for 28% of the global demand for polyethylene terephthalate (Pet) bottles in 2015. Consumers bought 73.8bn bottles of water in 2016, up more than ...


    By Klean Industries Inc

  • Shredding solutions and modifications in new test environment

    Each recycling and disposal process is different: other material properties, different specifications for output and final size of material, different demands on the purity. Standard technology can hardly cover the width of requirements. One of the world’s leading recycling experts, Erdwich Zerkleinerungssysteme GmbH, adapts each of its plants individually – and if necessary develops ...

  • ECOMONDO AND KEY ENERGY LEADING PLAYERS IN THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY

    The course is set and it’s full steam ahead towards the circular economy at the next appointment with the great green technology platform ECOMONDO and KEY ENERGY, from 7th to 10th November 2017 at Rimini Expo Centre. ...

  • Smarter products and services key to resource-efficient, circular economy

    Making products like mobile phones and other consumer goods last longer and easier to repair and reuse will be key to the shift towards a more resource-efficient circular economy. A European Environment Agency (EEA) report published today stresses that ‘circular’ business models cannot rely on smarter product design alone, but will also require the development of related support ...

  • California Regulators to Address APR and Plastics Recycling Industry

    Top Environmental Regulators from CalRecycle, California's Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, will discuss possible future changes in the regulatory climate impacting plastics recycling in California at The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) Spring Meeting in Sacramento, California next week.  APR, the leading international trade association representing the plastics ...

  • APR Announces Pharmacy Stock Bottle Recycling Resources

    The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR), the leading international trade association representing the plastics recycling industry, recently developed resources for pharmacies to recycle stock bottles.  In support of APR’s primary goals to increase the supply and enhance the quality of recycled plastics, pharmacy stock bottles have been identified as a highly marketable, quality ...

  • NEW Shredder for WEEE material

    Delivered and installed to the Emirates a new shredder for the electronic waste shredding on Security Data Destruction application.  The machine equipped with 44 kW is a small and compact SA2-1000XS which answered completely the request of the client getting a final result as requested.  The machine is going to be added to another SA Eng machine model SA1 ...

  • Axion: Laying down markers for plastic packaging recycling

    New developments in marker technologies for sorting plastic packaging should not be viewed as ‘the answer’ to increasing recycling rates, however they could be valuable in other ways leading to higher quality and value in recycling, suggests Axion Consulting. While methods to detect different polymer types, such as fluorescent pigments and digital watermarks, offer exciting potential ...

  • Start-up of the 500th BRT HARTNER Bag Opener

    Ibbenbüren / Herten. The sorting plant of AGR-DAR in Herten processes, sorts and assembles light weight packaging material for recycling. This procedure starts with the BO Bag Opener from BRT HARTNER: the BO with integrated feed hopper is filled by wheel loader with the bags stored in the reception hall. The incorporated moving floor conveyor with a new, modified drive pushes the material to ...


    By Eggersmann GmbH

  • The Recycling Technik in Dortmund is starting tomorrow

    “For the fourth time, international and national providers of recycling solutions will come together with decision makers. The trade show’s main focus is all about machinery and technical components for recycling and environmentally responsible disposal: from balers and shredding machines, sorting systems and crushers, to sieving and separating machines, through to conveyor systems ...

  • Healthy soil is essential for a biobased & circular economy

    The soil is the ground beneath our feet and the growth place for biomass. For a biobased & circular economy it is crucial to preserve this ‘pantry’ storage function of the soil. This is why Wageningen University & Research is performing dedicated research into various aspects of the soil, such as nutrients and organic material, smarter cultivation systems of a larger diversity ...

  • MERIT model maps feasibility of circular economy innovations

    People looking to invest in the circular economy have to take specific risks into account and this can make it hard to build a strong business case. Using the MERIT model, Wageningen Economic Research is able to analyse the economic feasibility of circular and biobased innovations in advance. “Parties wishing to invest in the closing of cycles are often entering virgin territory,” ...

  • When newspapers become high-quality insulation material

    The special way to recycle paper: the Peter Seppele Gesellschaft m.b.H. uses newspapers to produce the premium product Thermofloc at its Feistritz premises. And the Lindner Recyclingtech single shaft shredder Micromat 2000 has proven to be the ideal technology to guarantee the high-quality results needed. The stationary machine shreds four to six tons of single-origin newspapers per hour to a ...


    By Lindner-Recyclingtech GmbH

  • Carpet Recycling UK Conference: developing towards a circular economy

    Carpet Recycling UK’s 2017 Annual Conference and Awards Event kicks off at Aston Villa Football Club in Birmingham on June 21st taking the theme of ‘developing towards a circular economy’ for carpet. CRUK will be celebrating the achievements and important contributions by members – both individuals and organisations – who are helping to create a circular ...

  • Two events for the processing of electronic waste and for recycling...

    The Eurasian WEEE Solutions congress and the Mir (Moscow International Recycling Expo) have ended and sadly we still can´t speak any Russian. Our journey to Russia, however, was by no means wasted – we were able to establish new contacts and gain valuable experience. We experienced both events, where we shared a stand with THM, as very informative and exciting. New and ...

  • gogreengas shortlisted at National Recycling Awards

    We are proud to announce that the gogreengas project has been shortlisted at this year’s MRW National Recycling Awards 2017. The project has been shortlisted in the Energy from Waste category and will be represented by the project consortium made up of Advanced Plasma Power,  ...


    By Advanced Plasma Power (APP)

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