Goal: First Printed Circuit Board Recycling Facility in Australia

Two funded research projects, led by Flinders University and its commercial partner, focus on mounting waste from computers and electronic devices. The almost 1.6 million Dollar collaboration with Singapore-based company Clean Earth Technologies – backed by two major Australian Research Council Linkage Project grants awarded by the Australian Government – would help to establish a […]

“The Machine” – VDMA Plastics Recycling Theme World at IFAT 2022

Technical solutions for plastics recycling are the key to completing the circular economy. VDMA uses the world’s leading trade fair IFAT to present the solutions of its members to an international crowd in Munich. With “The Machine” and an associated multifunctional exhibition stand, VDMA Waste Treatment and Recycling Technology will design a plastics recycling theme […]

From Waste to Bioproducts Through Biorefinery

URBIOFIN project aims to demonstrate the techno-economic and environmental viability of an integrated biorefinery for the transformation of the organic fraction of municipal solid waste (OFMSW) into new marketable bioproducts, chemical building blocks, biopolymers and additives. The project is coming close to its final course of implementation, following a five-year journey. The results are already […]

Enviro Supplements Documentation for Consultation Concerning a New Plant in Uddevalla

Scandinavian Enviro Systems intends to supplement the consultation documentation that has been submitted to the county administrative board in Västra Götaland ahead of a future permit application regarding the construction of a new recycling plant for end-of-life vehicle tires. When preparing the application, another alternative location for the recycling plant was identified, which is why […]

Greenland – Waste Management on thin Ice

Per Ravn Hermansen, former Greenland’s Ministry of Domestic Affairs, Nature and Environment, has “only a rough idea about the amount of municipal waste generated in Greenland”. But that is just the tip of the iceberg. In 2007, the Danish-Greenlandic Environmental Cooperation proclaimed that “we now have a new waste incineration plant, which means that we […]

India: Tata Steel Commissions Its First Steel Recycling Plant

Indian multinational steel-making company Tata Steel has commissioned its new Steel Recycling Plant with a capacity of a half-million tons per annum (0.5 MnTPA) at Rohtak, Haryana. It has been set up in collaboration with M/s Aarti Green Tech Ltd., as a “Build, Own, Operate” (BOO) partner. According to the steel maker, it is the […]

Brazil: New Sorting Facility Starts in 2022

German-based plant engineering firm Stadler has signed an agreement with Orizon Valorização de Resíduos for the construction of the largest mechanical sorting plant in Brazil. Upon completion, the facility is expected to process 500,000 tons of solid waste per year in the country where the potential for recycling is growing. According to Stadler, the contractually […]

Waste-to-Energy Technology in Brazil: On a Massive Transition into the Future

Twenty years ago, an academic paper registered “Barriers to Implementation of Waste-to-Energy Technologies in Brazil”. The list included lack of funds, spoke of an absence of consistent national policy and legislation, argued with the deficiency of detailed data collection and assessment, criticized higher direct investment costs and mentioned the public belief that WtE is worse […]

Promateris Invests in Bioplastic Production Capacity

The Romania-based manufacturer has invested more than ten million Euro in developing a state-of-the-art facility near Bucharest and intends to build another plant. The existing facility in Buftea, dedicated to processing bioplastics derived from renewable resources, increased the company’s production capacity to 15,000 tons/year. Promateris has become “the leading production capacity in Central and Eastern […]

South American Businesses Face Various Challenges

A common denominator in the Latin American markets is the adverse effect from the pandemic, as outlined in the latest World Mirror, published by the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) in May. As described by Alejandro Jaramillo, Chairman of the BIR Latin America Committee, the Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations have been dropping in most Mexican […]