Itronics Starts R&D to Recover Tin and Copper

In January this year, USA-based Itronics Inc., a producer of fertilizers and silver products, announced that it has recently started research and development to recover tin and copper from the silver bullion being produced by its printed circuit board refining pilot plant. According to the company, tin was on the list of 35 minerals deemed […]

Products with Chemically Recycled Plastics

The German chemical concern BASF has for the first-time manufactured products based on chemically recycled plastic waste, the company informed some weeks ago. According to the information, BASF wants to make a significant contribution in reducing the amount of plastic waste. “With our ChemCycling project, we are using plastic waste as a resource. In this […]

Analyzing Shredded Scrap with Sicon’s EcoScan Online

Shredded scrap is widely common input material in the steel making process. Generally, shredded scrap is of a homogenous quality in terms of physical characteristics as well as chemical composition. Steel plants can optimize loading intervals and reduce tap-to-tap times by using shredded scrap which results in a better production performance while reducing specific energy […]

New Ash and Metal Recycling Plant in Denmark

In March this year, Danish company Meldgaard has opened its newest facility for the recycling of incineration ash and heavy metal processing in Kolding, Denmark. According to the information, the plant is the “newest of its kind in the world” and consolidates the company, which is processing more than 1.2 million tons of waste-to-energy ash […]

E-Waste: Collection and Shredding Alone Are Insufficient

Why is e-waste recyclate quality still being overlooked, and what is the answer to best practice? The recycling of e-waste is dominating the waste industry’s headlines at present, not least because updated legislation is continually coming into force. But there is more to e-waste (or WEEE) recycling progress than recovery rates alone. Marcus Brew, managing […]

New Research Project Regarding Fuel from Waste Tires

The aim of the ongoing project in Sweden is to evaluate three different approaches for upgrading pyrolysis oil from tires to more high-quality products, with the main focus on co-upgrading to fuels together with fossil raw materials in refinery processes. Upgrading of pyrolysis oil from Scandinavian Enviro Systems’ process is carried out in the various […]

Fully Recyclable, Enormously Energy Efficient and Ready for Carsharing: Noah

The circular economy was a leading concept during his design process: According to his developers at the Eindhoven University of Technology, Noah now represents the world’s first circular and fully recyclable car. The two-seater is running entirely on electricity; his chassis, body panels and interior are made from a bio-composite with flax as the main […]

Looking for Deinkable UV Ink

As most cross-linked inks create problems in the recycling process, new ideas are in demand. Therefore, the International Association of the Deinking Industry (INGEDE) and ink manufacturer hubergroup intend to start a research project. According to INGEDE, other than traditional offset and gravure inks, most cross-linked inks are difficult to remove from the paper fibers […]

New Method for Cleansing Waste Products and Reusing Resources

Finnish-based Fortum Group has developed – through its recycling and waste solutions unit – a new method called the Multi-Purpose On-site Phase Separator (MOPS). According to the information, the technology removes pollutants from strongly contaminated soil, hazardous waste and waste incineration residues “in an effective way with minimal harm to the environment”. At the same […]

New Method to Treat Plastic Waste

The first systems to use anaerobic digestion technology in order to turn waste plastics into energy and fertilizer are being developed in South Australia. According to the information provided by www.theleadsouthaustralia.com.au, the plastic to energy technology had so far successfully been applied to polyethylene, polypropylene, polystyrene and expanded polystyrene. However, the anaerobic digestion process varied […]