Launch of Global Recycling Day website:

The countdown has started for a new international awareness day taking place 18 March 2018 which is dedicated to securing the future of the planet through recycling. The initiative was officially kicked off at the Bureau of International Recycling’s (BIR) 2017 World Recycling Convention in New Delhi on 16 October 2017, with the switch-on of […]

WasteMET Asia Symposium

The WasteMET Asia Symposium will take place from October 19 to 20, 2017 at the MAX Atria in Singapore. The conference will be joined by business leaders and owners, policymakers, technology developers, solution providers and young entrepreneurs from the waste management and recycling industries. Themed “REINVENT: Transform the Industry”, the 4th edition of WasteMET Asia […]

New Electric Drive Cat 988K XE Wheel Loader

As the manufacturer, Caterpillar, points out, this new electric drive loader delivers 25 percent greater overall efficiency and up to 10 percent more productivity in load-and-carry applications than the conventional 988K loader. The new Cat 988K XE is “the first wheel loader offered by Caterpillar with a high-efficiency electric drive system”, the company underlined. “This […]

Trelleborg Gives Tough Jobs a Soft Ride

The Swedish-based tire manufacturer Trelleborg Wheel Systems has introduced the Brawler HPS Soft Ride, a new solid tire designed and developed specifically for the waste management and recycling industries, onto the market. According to Trelleborg, this re-engineered version of the Brawler solid tire offers radically improved operator comfort and equipment-life through reduced vibration, while retaining […]

UK: Fercell Offers a New Shredder

UK-based technology provider Fercell Engineering Limited has expanded its product range. The new addition to the Weima family of single-shaft industrial shredders, the WL600 (aka Willy), is suitable for shredding wood and timber waste. WL600 Fact File: ■ Durable single-shaft shredder ■ Any type of wood waste ■ 15 or 18.5 kw output ■ 600 […]

Brazil: Energy from Eucalyptus

According to Austrian-based machine provider Lindner-Recyclingtech GmbH, the generation of refuse derived fuel (RDF) from eucalyptus bark in Brazil is a market with great potential. Udo Siebert, sales and service partner of Lindner Recyclingtech in Brazil, is convinced that Lindner’s all-rounder Urraco 75 is the best machine to shred eucalyptus bark, which pulp and paper […]

More Energy from Waste

Significant energy savings made at Allington waste-to-energy plant were helping the waste management company FCC Environment (UK) Limited to achieve BS 50001 certification. FCC Environment’s Allington Quarry site near Maidstone (Kent, UK) has been operational as an Energy-from-Waste (EfW) integrated waste management facility since 2008. Under FCC subsidiary Kent Enviropower it takes general waste otherwise […]

Spanish Facility Uses New Shredder

Spanish waste management company Madegan has commissioned a new shredding system that will enable the family-run business to process up to 20,000 tons of waste per year. The new machine is to boost the capacity and flexibility of its Madrid facility. Following an extensive three year research project, Madegan headed to Austria to visit the […]

Spain: Bulk Bag Discharger Speeds Operation

A Spanish plastics company was able to reduce manual handling using a Bulk Bag Discharger. The company collects, sorts and recycles plastic scrap, which involves compounding and pelletizing of resins using a mineral additive in powder form. Previously, operators manually dumped 25 kg sacks of the mineral powder (particle size of 10 μm) into a […]

New Method for Cleansing Waste Products and Reusing Resources

Finnish-based Fortum Group has developed – through its recycling and waste solutions unit – a new method called the Multi-Purpose On-site Phase Separator (MOPS). According to the information, the technology removes pollutants from strongly contaminated soil, hazardous waste and waste incineration residues “in an effective way with minimal harm to the environment”. At the same […]

New Method to Treat Plastic Waste

The first systems to use anaerobic digestion technology in order to turn waste plastics into energy and fertilizer are being developed in South Australia. According to the information provided by, the plastic to energy technology had so far successfully been applied to polyethylene, polypropylene, polystyrene and expanded polystyrene. However, the anaerobic digestion process varied […]

New Solution for Monitoring Liquid-Based Processes

At the 8th World Conference on Sampling and Blending (WCSB8) in Perth (Western Australia), PANalytical, an inter­national supplier of analytical X-ray instrumentation and software, has announced the new Epsilon Xflow system. As reported, this new on-line solution is made for the continuous analysis of the elemental composition of any liquid, providing real-time feedback from a […]

Recovery of Cellulose from Waste Water

End of June this year, the official inauguration of “the world’s first cellulose production facility” – which means a “breakthrough in recovery and reuse of recycled cellulose from sewage” – took place at Geestmerambacht (The Netherlands). Approximately 70 experts from all over Europe, all active in the value chain, witnessed the inauguration of the Cellvation […]

Refrigerators: New Plant Concepts Detect Blowing Agents

The share of halogen-free refrigerants and blowing agents is increasing in the disposal of cooling devices. In Europe, since 1996 no refrigerators have been produced with halogen-containing refrigerants and blowing agents (CFCs). Accordingly, the share of alternative refrigerants and blowing agents is rapidly increasing during disposal. In most German waste disposal plants, the share of […]

Veolia Plans First Waste to Energy Facility in Latin America

Veolia will design, build, and operate the first Waste to Energy facility in Latin America in Mexico City. With a capacity twice that of the largest facility in France, this unit will treat around 1.6 million metric tons of household waste a year. The inhabitants of Mexico City generate 13,000 metric tons of waste of […]