Half a Billion Aerosol Cans Recycled

DeSpray Environmental, a leading company in the aerosol recycling technology, has announced a major achievement. “The combined efforts of DeSpray cofounders Mike MacKay and Eelco Osse, over the last 25 years, have resulted in 560 million + aerosol cans being 100 percent recycled and removed from the waste stream,“ the company pointed out. This accomplishment […]

New Textile Recycling Line in Italy

Because of the growing demand for sustainable fibers in the re-spinning and nonwoven industries, Italian company Sfilacciatura Negro Biella decided to expand its recycling capabilities and ordered a tearing line from Austrian manufacturer Andritz. Designed for processing post-consumer textile waste with automatic removal of hard parts, the new tearing line supports the company’s expansion into […]

LyondellBasell’s Advanced Recycling Project Gets EU Grant

International chemical company LyondellBasell (LYB) has been selected to receive a 40 million Euro grant from the European Union (EU) Innovation Fund. The money is to support the fully-electrified, industrial-scale advanced recycling demonstration plant the company plans to build at its Wesseling site in Germany. LYB’s MoReTec plant is one of the 41 projects selected […]

AI-powered WEEE and Metal Sorting

In January this year, SWEEEP Kuusakoski and Recycleye announced the first successful commercial application of AI computer vision in detecting and sorting WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) in the UK. According to the two companies, this announcement would bring the use of artificial intelligence for automated sorting to WEEE and metals, “which although is […]

Hensel Recycling Acquired Californian Red Fox Resources

Hensel Recycling, a company in precious metals recycling headquartered in Germany, has completed acquiring California-based precious metals recycler Red Fox Resources. According to the German company, the partnership will strengthen Hensel Recycling’s position in the USA and North American markets. “We welcome the Red Fox team to the Hensel Recycling Group family. Both companies share […]

Two Companies Intend to Partner in PGM Recycling Business

Elemental Holding SA and Mitsubishi Corporation have agreed to form a strategic partnership in platinum-group metals (PGM) recycling, covering Elemental’s global operations from collection to refined metal. According to the information, the strategic partnership will combine Elemental’s and Mitsubishi’s expertise and resources in collecting and pre-processing of spent automotive catalytic converters and the smelting, refining […]

UNTHA Shredding Technology Fully Acquires German Business

Austrian-headquartered UNTHA shredding technology has announced the 100 percent acquisition of UNTHA Germany – in the same month, the company revealed 98 Million Euro global orders from the last financial year. Over 500 single, two and four shaft UNTHA shredders are already installed throughout the country – not to mention the wider DACH region. But […]

Ireland’s Deposit Return Scheme Powered by Sensoneo’s IT Solution

In February this year, Ireland became the 15th European country to introduce the Deposit Return System (DRS) for single-use beverage packaging. Slovakian firm Sensoneo accompanies the project with its IT solution, serving as the central infrastructure for the entire DRS system in Ireland. The Irish DRS administrator is the company Re-turn. The entire scheme is […]

Bollegraaf and Greyparrot Forge Strategic AI Partnership to Transform Global Waste Management Industry

Bollegraaf, one of the world’s largest builder of recycling plants, has entered into a strategic partnership with Greyparrot, a pioneer in AI waste analytics, to transform global waste management. As part of the agreement, Bollegraaf will transfer its AI vision business to Greyparrot and make a cash investment, for a total value of $12.8M, in […]

BB Engineering: Innovations in Air-Texturizing, Spinning and Recycling

At ITMA – one of the world’s largest international textile and garment technology exhibitions, that took place in June in Milan (Italy) – German company BB Engineering GmbH was an official sub-exhibitor of its parent company, Swiss Oerlikon Group, for the first time. In addition to man-made fiber spinning (VarioFil compact spinning line) and fiber-to-fiber […]