North America: Plastic Pellets Made from Recovered Marine Gear

The new product, named “Legacy Plastic”, is made from post-consumer processed recycled plastic recovered during ocean, shoreline, and marine equipment cleanups. As reported by Ocean Legacy Foundation (a Canadian non-profit organization that develops and implements worldwide plastic pollution programs), the coalition produces the “first commercially available plastic pellet in North America, called Legacy Plastic”. Resource […]

The Perfect Trifecta: A Roadmap for more Sustainable Metal Aerosols

Mike MacKay, co-owner and managing director of Despray Environment, which offers a recycling technology for aerosols, warns that the European Commission’s (EC) recently adopted sustainable products initiative is set to rattle the industry. In what he calls ‘the perfect trifecta’, he outlines below why recycled metal, liquid fuel and propellant fuel are essential pillars of […]

Old Textiles: Benefits of Reuse and Recycling

In Europe, a new life-cycle assessment revealed that the reuse and recycling of old clothing are economical and ecological. As reported by EuRIC, the European Recycling Industries’ Confederation, a new life-cycle assessment (LCA) commissioned by the European textile reuse and recycling industry has confirmed the significant CO2 and water savings of reusing textiles compared to […]

European Union: Goal is to Make Sustainable Products the Norm

Under its sustainable products initiative, the European Commission aims to ensure that all products placed on the EU market are designed with sustainability objectives in mind. End of March last year, the European Commission presented a package of European Green Deal proposals “to make sustainable products the norm in the EU, boost circular business models […]

Waste Shredder Demand in Europe is Rising

According to Fact.MR, the Europe waste shredder market is expected to be valued at 235.0 million US-Dollar by 2033, expanding at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.2 percent. In 2022, the value of this market was estimated at 228.0 million US-Dollar. As reported by Fact.MR, the development of the waste shredder market is […]

New Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Facility in the USA

Ecobat, one of the world’s largest recycler of batteries, has announced plans to build a new lithium-ion battery recycling facility in Arizona – the company’s third lithium-ion battery recycling facility, and its first in North America. Start-up is expected in the third quarter of this year. The new facility in Casa Grande (Arizona) will initially […]

Latin America and the Caribbean: Seeking the Route to Improve Waste Treatment

Latin America and the Caribbean region consist of 42 countries, including South America and the Caribbean Islands. The different territories are unique in their demand to reduce waste and start a striking recycling strategy. In a waste management outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean in 2018, the UN Environment balanced 541,000 tons/day of municipal […]

Circular Resources SARL Acquires Germany’s Green Dot

The aim is to create an integrated mechanical and chemical recycling solution for plastic packaging waste. Luxembourgian Circular Resources Sàrl, a company established to provide a one-stop-shop for the recycling of plastic waste, has acquired Germany-based DSD – Duales System Holding GmbH & Co. KG and the group of companies with “Der Grüne Punkt” (or […]

Award for Innovative Use of Waste Rubber from Car Tires

Polish company ML Polyolefins was recognized – together with its partners – with an award for regranulate with a rubber filling. During the International Fair for Plastics and Rubber Processing PLASTPOL, which took place in May, the winners were presented. The award in the category “Plastics Processing Technologies” went to ML Polyolefins together with the […]

Swiss Solution for End-of-Life Tires

Swiss company Tyre Recycling Solutions SA (TRS) will use the compounding technology of Swiss manufacturer BUSS to transform powder products obtained from recycled end-of-life tires into compounds at an industrial scale. According to TRS, its performance materials – which require a specific, proprietary compounding process of TPE (Thermoplastic elastomers) and TPU (Thermoplastic polyurethane) based resins […]