New Electronic Waste Processing Plant for Qatar

By the end of this year, modern technique will ensure that worn out electric and electronic devices will be recycled without harming the environment in the emirate of Qatar. In April, the German-based Sicon GmbH received an order for the delivery of a two-staged processing plant of the model “SICON-e” for electric and electronic waste […]

New Logistics Model Developed

The German-based Deutsche Post DHL Group has collaborated with Cranfield University and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Circular Economy 100 initiative to develop a new logistics model to support efforts to expand the circular economy. In a new report published in April – “Waste not, want not. Capturing the value of the circular economy through reverse […]

Second life for electric vehicle batteries: Hong Kong asks for innovative ideas

The Hong Kong Environment Bureau (ENB) has launched an International Competition on Second Life for Retired Batteries from Electric Vehicles (EV) to help identify innovative and practical ideas for second-life applications of retired EV batteries. In Hong Kong, the Government’s promotion of EV has led to an almost 60-fold increase in the EV population in […]

Global Recycled Plastic and Plastic Waste to Oil Market

According to a new report, published by Transparency Market Research (TMR), the global recycled plastic and plastic waste to oil market is primarily driven by the rising need to find sustainable unconventional sources of oil. “Since plastics are derived from petroleum, they can be reconstituted to obtain oil. This process has become vital in today‘s […]

Malaysia: Exports from Automotive Recycling Industry Will Grow

According to Malaysian Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Ahmad Maslan, the country‘s export of components from the automotive recycling industry is expected to reach more than 511 million US-Dollar (or two billion Malaysian Ringgit) in 2020 through the involvement of 200 remanufacturing companies. The export of such products to Africa, Pakistan and the […]

Solvay Realizes Airbag Recycling

Recycling used car airbags is for sure a business opportunity. In Europe alone, there is up to 10,000 tons of post-industrial airbag waste per year. Worldwide, more than 125,000 tons of end-of-life waste ends up being land filled. In the view of the fact that over 70 percent of car airbags are made of silicon-coated […]

Vehicle Airbags: Shredder Operators Have to Be Careful

During the BIR World Recycling Convention & Exhibition in Berlin, organized by the Bureau of International Recycling, the Shredder Committee recommended to improve work safety in shredder plants. According to board member George Adams Jr. of the US-based SA Recycling, vehicle airbags constituted “a big issue for the shredder industry to worry about” and merited […]

Latin America: A Market with Great Potential

At the recent World Recycling Convention in Berlin, the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) staged another meeting of its Latin America Committee (LAC). The gathering provided an opportunity to foster relationships between people already active in the Latin American market and those interested in developing trading links with a region which – according to LAC […]

Colombia Plans Major Projects

Colombia’s environmental sector has made strong progress, but recycling rarely occurs. The lion’s share of the Colombian waste lands on authorized disposal sites and waste management facilities. The size of the amount can only be estimated. “According to information of the supervisory authority Superintendencia de Servicios Públicos Domiciliarios (SSPD), Colombia’s waste generation reached 26,528 tons […]

Brazil: New Guidelines Highlight Trade and Investment

After the suspension of the Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff for an impeachment trial, the new interim government of the country intends to revive the stalled economy. With this in mind, the politicians worked out a new foreign policy guideline, which underlines trade and investment. As is reported by the Montevideo-based online news agency MercoPress, new […]

Modular Plastics-Recycling-Systems

The Austrian Artec machinery GmbH, founded in 1998 by a group of technicians, has 250 recycling systems worldwide in production use at prominent recyclers. 2013 Artec has started a fundamental re-engineering, targeting a comprehensive modularization of the machine technology. It now consists of six technology modules that are available in stepped sizes and performance levels […]

New: Mobile Eddy Current Separators

Goudsmit Magnetic Systems, a part of the globally operating Goudsmit Magnetics Group, is specialized in design and manufacture of high quality metal separators for, amongst others, the recycling industry. Recently, the company has supplemented its current line of eccentric Eddy Current separators with a mobile Eddy Current line. “This installation is constructed on a trailer […]

Mechanical Belt Fasteners Reduce Downtimes

Flexco makes maintenance and repair work easier with mechanical belt fastening systems and belt cleaning systems. Flexible Steel Lacing Company (FLEXCO), headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois, is one of the leading international providers of mechanical belt fastening systems, vulcanizing presses, belt cleaners, belt positioners, impact beds and pulley lagging for light- and heavy-duty applications. With […]

New Sensor Sorter for Better Results

Plastic foils are among the most important raw materials for recycling and are already reused to a substantial extent. On account of its light weight and high space occupancy, plastic film sorted on a standard sorting machine is hindered by restrictions and reduced conveyor speeds. To meet the today’s demands, sorting systems have to be […]

India: Call for Proposals on Municipal Solid Waste to Energy

The Department of Biotechnology of the Indian Ministry of Science and Technology is looking for an economical and sustainable solution which can generate energy from MSW while addressing the critical disposal issues. The aim of the call for proposals under the Swachh Bharat Mission (Clean India Mission, a campaign by the government of India) is […]