Lithium-Ion Batteries: The Midac Integrated Production Plan Becomes of Common European Interest

The company based in Verona, one of the participants in the second Important Project of Common European Interest (IPCEI) on new generation batteries, predict a total investment of 104 million euros for three innovative projects. Thus, the first ever integrated lithium-ion battery production plant will be established in Italy between Soave and Cremona. While Europe […]

A Market First: Avery Dennison Launches Recycled Direct Thermal Paper Labels

Avery Dennison has introduced rDT, the first commercially available direct thermal paper labels to contain recycled post-consumer waste. Direct thermal (DT) paper is a popular material due to its ease of use, high print speed, high image resolution, and wide range of compatible printers. Avery Dennison’s new rDT is the first recycled uncoated direct thermal […]

Milliken to Join the Digital Watermark Project: HolyGrail 2.0

HolyGrail 2.0, a cutting-edge European initiative to drive a truly circular economy. HolyGrail 2.0 is working to prove the viability of digital watermarking technologies for the accurate sorting of packaging at scale. Milliken & Company’s Chemical Division, an industry leader in sustainability and the drive to improve the recyclability of plastics, has joined the Digital […]

Proses Makina: 99.99% Purity Copper Electrolysis

Copper metal ranks second among the most used metals. The demand for copper is increasing due to economic and technological developments. Copper is used in almost all sectors in a way and its consumption has reached thousands of tons. It is very important to produce high purity copper, which is one of the products that […]

Cardboard Box Manufacturer Invests in Riverside Compactor

Greyhound Box Ltd has invested in a waste compactor from Riverside Waste Machinery, as the packaging company prepares for 5% growth over the next 12 months. Safely installed during UK lockdown, the RWM compactor – with 1100 litre bin lifter and a number of wheelie bins – has been a crucial next step in the […]

USA: Waste Management in the Cities has announced the release of the report „Opportunity Assessment of Waste Management in US Cities – by Waste Management Outlook, Key Initiatives and Cities – Forecast to 2023“. According to the information, there is an increasing focus on waste recycling and energy generation and adoption of smart waste management systems – based on Internet […]

European Cooperation for Improving Waste Management

The new OptiWaMag project – launched by six partners – is made possible by the financial support from the European Union – the Interreg Europe program and European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). According to the information, Europe faces major challenges in waste management due to the high population density and growth in waste generation. Moreover, […]

Russia: 25 Waste-to-Energy Facilities

The Russian state development corporation Vnesheconombank (VEB.RF) as well as the state corporations Rostec and Rosatom have signed an agreement to build at least 25 municipal solid waste-to-energy plants. The total cost of the project is estimated at 600 billion Russian Rubles (more than eight billion US-Dollar); one-third of the amount will be contributed by […]

Jamaica Begins with Measures for Green Covid-19 Recovery

Jamaica has overhauled its energy policy to create a post-pandemic recovery package anchored in higher carbon emissions targets for farms and forestry. As reported by non-for-profit organization Sci.Dev.Net in July this year, the island country in the Caribbean Sea hopes to cut emissions by almost one third over the next decade, by optimizing water and […]

The Potential of Recycling

According to Circle Economy, an impact organization dedicated to accelerating the transition to a closed loop, the world is only 8.6 percent circular. This is the finding of the “Circularity Gap Report 2020”, which was presented at the World Economic Forum in January in Davos. Of all the minerals, fossil fuels, metals and biomass that […]