The Millionth Shredder Hammer – Made by SWB

In September 2015, German-based Stahlwerke Bochum GmbH (SWB) had reasons to celebrate: Its Bochum factory finished the 1,000,000th differentially hardened shredder hammer, which will serve an important task in scrap recycling and thus help to conserve natural resources. The success story of this best-seller, invented by SWB 30 years ago and further developed up to […]

Norwegian Firm Invested in New Technology to Reuse PVC Leftovers

An investment of 1.2 million euros in an upgraded recycling facility to handle PVC production leftovers paid for itself in 18 months at Protan Group, a Norway-based manufacturer of roofing foils and ventilation tubes for tunnels and mines. According to German size-reduction technology supplier Pallmann, the investment realized cost savings and increased capacity. In the […]

The Dutch Way to Use Leftover Concrete

Disposing of leftover concrete is not only expensive, but also a waste of material. Betonblock, a Dutch company, has found a way which could be beneficial for recycling firms and other businesses, who sell semi-finished goods. In the opinion of management, the production of concrete blocks by means of moulds – which are available in […]

Confidence in Operational Reliability

In the past, one bale of cutting waste at Smurfit Kappa in Neuburg weighed 380 kilogram. Today it is 520 kilogram – for the same size of bale. This is made possible by the high compression capacity of the HSM VK 7215 baling press. This has significant advantages for the transportation of bales to the […]

Vietnam: Free Take-Back Program for Used or Defective Electronics

The recycling of e-waste in Vietnam is on the rise: After having been introduced to Ho Chi Minh City in April last year, “Vietnam Recycles”, the free take-back program for end-of-life electronic equipment, was launched also in Hanoi. The program aims to call for public participation in building a greener Vietnam through conducting safe and […]

Effective Fire Protection with Flexible Elements

Fire prevention and fire control are a hot topic in the Waste Industry these days. A fire can cause a lot of damage to properties and harm to people and the environment. The Legioblock construction system is an excellent solution for fire-proof site partitioning, the Dutch provider A. Jansen B.V. underlines.  The firewalls “segregate waste […]

Building Work on Metal Recovery Facility in Singapore

The German-based Remex Mineralstoff GmbH recently completed the construction of a state-of-the-art recycling facility in Singapore to process incinerator bottom ash (IBA) and recover the metals contained in the material. The plant was opened by Masagos Zulkifli, Minister for the Environment, and Norbert Rethmann, honorary chairman of the supervisory board of the German Rethmann Group. […]

European Union Opens up 24 Billion Euro of Existing Finance to Circular Economy Businesses

The European Commission and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have announced changes to EU financial tools to help circular economy projects and businesses secure funding and support the realization of EU climate goals. The changes build on the EU’s Circular Economy Strategy launched in December last year and result from EIB recommendations published at the […]

US-Company Acquires Multiple Biogas Facilities in Italy

In December last year, the North Carolina based Blue Sphere Corp., a clean energy company that develops, manages and owns waste-to-energy projects, has completed the acquisition of four operating biogas facilities in Italy. The company has acquired 100 percent of the stock of Agricerere S.r.l., Agrielektra S.r.l., Agrisorse, S.r.l. and Gefa S.r.l. “Individually, each fully […]

Buhler Sortex and NRT Joined Forces on Plastics Recycling Sorting

As the demand for plastic sorting solutions continues to soar, the London-based Buhler Sortex, a member of Swiss Bühler Group, and US firm National Recovery Technologies (NRT), headquartered in Nashville (Tennessee), have entered a strategic commercial agreement. The objective is to offer plastics recyclers a complete solution for plastic bottle and flake sorting. According to […]