Apple Intends to Use Only Recycled Materials for Products

One day, Apple’s products could be manufactured entirely from recycled materials. The US-based concern released this aim in its Environmental Responsibility Report 2017, covering 2016. According to the information, the company is working on a “closed-loop supply chain“ that would allow it to stop mining the earth for rare minerals and metals. “To preserve precious […]

SIG Combibloc Supports Recycling

Swiss-based SIG Combibloc Group AG, a supplier of carton packaging solutions for the food and beverage industry, has published its first Corporate Responsibility (CR) report. According to the information, it includes recycling blocks of pre-melted PE in China and its 2030 goals, focusing on an aseptic carton made from 100 percent renewable materials by 2020. […]

USA: Aqua Metals Has a First Licencee for its Battery Recycling Technology

Irish-based international concern Johnson Controls International plc (JCI), one of the biggest providers of automotive batteries, has finalized an agreement covering North America, China and Europe for a cutting-edge electrochemical battery recycling technology. Under terms of a multi-faceted deal, the concern is investing in Aqua Metals. According to Dr. Stephen Clarke, chairman and CEO of […]

Brandenburg: Expanded 8.5 megawatt biogas plant from Greenline in operation

Substrate mix consists mainly of slurry and energy crops. The biogas plant in Vettin, located in the municipality of Groß Pankow, went into regular operation in April 2017. The planning office Greenline from Flensburg is the general planner of the plant using input materials such as slurry, solid manure, and maize silage. The 8.5 megawatt […]

First European List of Safe and Environmentally Sound Ship Recycling Facilities Published

The European Commission has adopted the first version of the “European List of ship recycling facilities“. This can be seen as an important step to help ensure that ships are recycled in facilities that are safe for workers and environ­mentally sound. From a date to fall at the latest on 31 December 2018, the 2013 […]

Positive Verdict from Global Tire Producer

Swedish-based company Scandinavian Enviro Systems AB has received a positive response from an international tire manufacturer which has carried out extensive quality tests on Enviro’s recycled carbon black, EnviroCB. As reported, the test result confirms that Enviro’s material performs on parity with virgin carbon black in terms of the characteristics of rubber intended for certain […]

Two Specialists Partner to Commercialize a Technology for Iron Ore Fines Recovery

In December last year, Tenova HYL and Diproinduca Canada Ltd. have entered into a commercial alliance agreement. Tenova  is a part of the Techint Group and a worldwide partner for solutions in metals and mining, while Diproinduca acts as an international company with experience in processing, recycling, briquetting and commercializing by-products in the iron and […]

Valdi Has Finished First Battery Recycling Run

From the end of 2017, Valdi (a subsidiary of Eramet Group) will offer Europe’s biggest processing capacity based on pyrometallurgy: It will have an annual processing capacity of 20,000 tons of batteries, 10,000 tons of spent oil catalysts and 8,000 tons of metal oxides. According to the company, pyrometallurgy is “the only technology that guarantees […]

Sustainability is Increasingly Core to Business Strategy

State of Green Business 2017: New assessment of the progress by companies around the world in addressing their energy, waste, water, greenhouse gas and other impacts. According to British company Trucost, enterprises and investors increasingly understand the fundamental importance of sustainable business and are taking action to reduce their environmental impacts. This is the message […]

Industry Backs Plan to Recycle 70 Percent of Plastic Packaging Waste Globally

More than 40 industry leaders have endorsed a new action plan to tackle global plastic issues, and have begun working together to create a more effective global system for plastics. The action plan is presented in “The New Plastics Economy: Catalysing Action”, a new study by the World Economic Forum and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation […]