The New Technology for Industrial Recycling of Municipal Waste Developed by Tehnix Achieves Circular Economy

The company Tehnix is the leading eco-industry in the Republic of Croatia and the European Union. The company has developed machines, equipment and technologies that are used for the best industrial recycling of municipal waste. “Primary recycling fits completely into the industrial recycling system by delivering the recycled waste to the facility using recyclable values […]

Deere & Company Acquired German Wirtgen Group

In December last year, US-based Deere Company has completed its acquisition of German-based Wirtgen Group, a privately-held manufacturer of road construction equipment. According to Deere & Company, the Wirtgen Group will enhance the size, scale and stature of its construction equipment business and will help to continue its global growth. As reported, the acquisition aligns […]

China‘s Import Ban: A Drama for the Recycling Branch?

Several times China has complained about the quality of imported waste. However, the lately implemented ban seems to be a surprise to the waste exporting businesses. Surendra Patawari Borad, Chairman of plastics committee at the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR), once said about Europe and the U.S.: “If China gets a cold, we get a […]

SCS Global Services Accredited for Biomass Program Certification

US-based SCS Global Services has become the third certification body to be accredited by Accreditation Services Inter­national (ASI) for certification services with regard to Sustainable Biomass Program (SBP). SBP is a certification system designed for woody biomass, mostly in the form of wood pellets and wood chips, used in industrial, large-scale energy production. Its vision […]

Plastic Recycling on the Rise in Ghana

The Dow Chemical Company officially launched a coalition – named the Ghana Recycling Initiative by Private Enterprises (GRIPE) – in an event held in Accra, Republic of Ghana. The aim is to improve plastic waste management in the country in collaboration with Coca-Cola, Fan Milk, Guinness, PZ Cussons, Unilever, and Voltic under the auspices of […]

New Heavy Duty Scales

The British scales manufacturer, Marsden Weighing Machine Group Limited, has launched a new range of heavy duty platform scales, suited to weighing heavily-laden pallets, roll cages and dolavs. The scales in the new ‘5T’ range have a capacity of five tons and are reinforced for extra strength in order to withstand the increased load, the […]

Bulgaria: “All Beginnings Are Hard“

In Bulgaria, recycling of municipal waste including composting remains relatively low with 25 percent compared to the European average of 44 percent. In 2014 the recycling rate actually decreased in comparison to 2013 by 3 percent. Composting remains at a very low level of two percent. And the country still has one of the highest […]

Singapore: Heading for Zero Waste

In October last year, several trade associations and chambers (TACs) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to contribute to a more sustainable living environment and further Singapore’s goal of becoming a zero-waste nation. The signing of the agreement took place at the presence of Singapore’s Senior Minister of State for Environment and Water Resources, Amy […]

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 […]

Looking for Deinkable UV Ink

As most cross-linked inks create problems in the recycling process, new ideas are in demand. Therefore, the International Association of the Deinking Industry (INGEDE) and ink manufacturer hubergroup intend to start a research project. According to INGEDE, other than traditional offset and gravure inks, most cross-linked inks are difficult to remove from the paper fibers […]

DSM-Niaga Announces Research Collaboration with ECOR

DSM-Niaga has announced that it will start a research collaboration with ECOR, which will focus on developing fully recyclable and healthier alternatives for particleboard, MDF and other panel materials. ECOR offers technology for circular materials and has an R&D facility in Venlo, the Netherlands. As reported, the two companies have explored a collaboration by combining […]

A Multi-Functional Plant for Manufacturing Alternative Polyols in Dubai

Using in-house plants and their own waste production materials, companies can manufacture their own high-quality alternative polyols*) – in doing so, they cut costs. German company Rampf Eco Solutions has worked with its collaboration partner Keil Anlagenbau to design a multi-functional plant for manufacturing polyols based on polyethylene terephthalate (PET), phthalic anhydride (PSA), and polyurethane […]

Aim: A New Plastic Recycling Concept “Made in Finland”

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and the City of Nokia aim to develop a new type of plastic recycling concept in the ECO3 business park for the bio and circular economy in Nokia. The partners are confident, that this would enable the creation of new business based on the industrial development of plastic recycling […]

The Coca-Cola Company Announced New Global Vision

The Coca-Cola Company has announced that it is fundamentally reshaping its approach to packaging, with a global goal to help collect and recycle the equivalent of 100 percent of its packaging by 2030. “This goal is the centerpiece of the company’s new packaging vision for a World Without Waste, which the Coca-Cola system intends to […]

Plastic Bottles Made from Recycled Plastic

Evian, Danone’s mineral water brand, intends to make all its plastic bottles from 100 percent recycled plastic by 2025, compared to 25 percent at present, in order to tackle the issue of waste. As reported by news agency Reuters, Evian is teaming up with Loop Industries, which has developed a new technology of depolymerization to […]