APK Intends to Build Plastic Recycling Plants in Asia and Europe

German-based company APK Aluminium und Kunststoffe AG plans to set up recycling plants by 2025 together with strategic partners in Europe and South-East Asia in order to strengthen plastics recycling. According to a study by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation earlier this year, world-wide plastics production has reached more than 300 million tons per year and […]

USA: New Joint Venture to Commercialize Innovative Technologies

The new business – a joint venture of the investment company Wasson Enterprise and the company Innventure – employs a strategic value creation model to repeatedly create new businesses, including those from proprietary Procter & Gamble technologies. The original Innventure had created a plastics recycling company called PureCycle Technologies. In April, Wasson Enterprise (WE), a […]

Converting Old Fibers into Composite Panels

Since spring this year the Netherlands-based paper manufacturer Van Houtum produces composite panels, made from recycled waste resources ranging from paper and agricultural waste, to textiles and even beverage cups as a raw material feedstock. As of 2018, the planned large scale production facility is scheduled to enter into operation – alongside the current paper […]

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 […]