Consortium Intends to Build Europe’s First Waste-to-Chemistry Plant

The companies Air Liquide, AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals, Enerkem and the Port of Rotterdam intend to realize a waste-to-chemistry facility as a “sustainable alternative solution for non-recyclable wastes”. According to the information, it will be the first of its kind in Europe, converting waste plastics and other mixed wastes into new raw materials. In February this […]

Singapore: Researchers Turn Fashion Waste into Multifunctional Material

A research team from the National University of Singapore (NUS) Faculty of Engineering has developed a method to convert cotton-based fabric waste, such as unwanted clothing, into highly compressible and ultralight cotton aerogels. According to the information provided by the university, aerogels are among the lightest materials in the world and are highly porous with […]

New Catalysts for Fuel Cells

Catalysts for anion exchange membrane fuel cells do not have to be expensive. Scientists from the University of Surrey (located in the South East of England) – in cooperation with colleagues from Queen Mary University of London – have produced non-metal electro-catalysts for anion exchange membrane fuel cells by using a cheap clay material called […]

Big Business Opportunities for Recycling of Nutrients Possible

When the inputs of fertilizers to soil exceed the off-take of nutrient, the resulting surplus represents a potential risk to the environment. Not a decade ago, the surplus of nitrogen in agricultural land in the EU 27 amounted to 49 – 80 kg per hectare, whereas the surplus of phosphorus reached 1.8 – 8 kg […]

Bulgaria Is Progressing in Waste Management

As reported by Serbian-based online platform Balkan Green Energy News in November last year, Bulgaria’s environment ministry intends to build two waste treatment plants in the Sandanski municipality. According to the information, the project (worth a total of 4.75 million Euro) involves the construction of a composting plant (capacity: 2,623 tons per year) and an […]

Food Waste Management Market: Food Processing Waste to Grow

According to a report published by Future Market Insights (FMI), food processing waste – by waste generation type – is anticipated to retain its dominance by securing 35 billion US-Dollar by the end of the forecast period in 2027. This reflects a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.8 percent. The recent report on global […]

Singapore Offers Many Opportunities

Companies wanting to invest in the Republic of Singapore face favorable conditions. As reported by the online edition of Singapore-based newspaper “The Straits Time”, the city-state‘s economy performed in 2017 much better than expected. Therefore, the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) upgraded its 2017 full-year gross domestic product (GDP) forecast to three or 3.5 […]

Armenia Will Realize an EU-Compliant Facility for Solid Waste

Supporting Armenia’s effort to become greener, the Eastern Europe Energy Efficiency and Environment Partnership fund (E5P) is co-financing the construction of a new landfill for solid waste for municipalities in the Kotayk and the Gegharkunik regions with a 2 million Euro grant. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), which manages this fund, and […]

Invitation to Collaborate

US-based Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (HPRC) invites organizations which recycle plastics or manufacture healthcare products or packaging materials to join the consortium and to work with industry-leading peers and develop real-world tools and projects to explore various approaches to healthcare plastics recycling across the full value chain. According to HPRC, membership brings the obvious benefit […]

Future Market Opportunities for Problematic PET Bottles

According to a report by Plastic Technologies, Inc., (PTI) an opportunity to create a market for non-colored problematic PET bottles may be available that does not exist today. “However, rigorous performance testing would need to be done to understand how the incorporation of these PET bottles might impact an amber recycle stream,” Plastic Technologies, Inc.*) […]