PolyAl: A Twitter Forges Ahead

The recycling of used beverage containers like TetraPak is difficult. Parts of these liquid food cartons are compounds, arduous to separate and to recover sorted. Even after recovering 75 percent of cardboard, a foil mixture of polyethylene (PE) and aluminum (AL), as well as high-density polyethylene (HDPE) originating from the caps, remains. Is this mixture […]

“Evolution Series” of Coating Products for Enhanced Recycling

Flint Group Narrow Web has introduced two new UV-flexo coatings, which improve the recyclability for shrink sleeves and pressure-sensitive labels. According to the company, the two new coating products, only available in North America, would soon be available in Europe and other regions. Using different chemistries, the “Evolution Deinking Primer” for shrink sleeves, and the […]

Sri Lanka: Systematic Approach for Realizing Solid Waste Management

The South Asian Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka aims at national waste management consistent with the country’s conditions. Like in other countries worldwide, increased industrial activity and lifestyles have led to fast-growing waste piles. The problem of waste management “was persistent for many years but came to the fore especially after the collapse of […]

Senegal’s Waste Management: The Privat Sector Is Wanted

“Senegal suffers from a chronic deficit of access to solid waste management services”, the World Bank wrote in 2017. Five years ago, the country produced over 2.4 million tons of solid waste per year, out of which 1.08 million tons stayed uncollected. What has been done or must be rendered to assure nationwide collection and […]

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 […]