India: Collecting and Recycling of River Waste

In August this year, Finnish firm Riverrecycle Oy has announced that its collection unit for river debris and plastic waste on the Mithi river in Mumbai is operational after the testing phase. “The solution supports the local waste management by converting plastic waste into raw materials for plastic and other products, with direct benefits to […]

Metal Waste Can Be Transformed in Aerogels

Scientists of the National University of Singapore (NUS) have developed a technique to upcycle metal waste into multi-purpose aerogels (porous ultralight materials). Metals are used in cookware, tools, electric appliances, electric wires, computer chips and jewelry, to name but a few applications. With the growing demand for metal products, it is crucial to promote sustainable […]

Laser-based Sensor Technology for Recycling Metals

In order to help the industry have greater access to raw materials, the German partners – Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT and Cronimet Ferroleg. GmbH – have jointly developed a laser-based sorting process for metal scrap. The sensor they have developed as part of the “PLUS” project (PLUS = Pilot plant for laser-based sorting […]

Ultra-High Performance Concrete Using Waste Clay

Engineers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) repurpose excavation waste to produce greener and stronger concrete. Concrete is made up of water, cement and a filler such as sand. The cement industry alone is responsible for about eight percent of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions, and the production of concrete consumes ten percent of […]

BEUMER Group: High-capacity Packaging System Handles Films Made of Recycled Materials

Many packaging system owners, who fix and package goods ready for dispatch by using stretch film for transshipment on pallets are unsettled: Since the beginning of 2019 the new packaging law has been in force. Its aim is to avoid waste and increase recycling. Therefore, many films will contain more recycled material in future, which […]

Ocean Legacy Foundation Launches EPIC Academy

EPIC Academy is a free online educational platform providing worldwide communities with essential knowledge regarding ocean plastic pollution, cleanup efforts, and solutions for creating plastic-free environments Ocean Legacy Foundation (OLF), a Canadian non-profit organization that develops and implements worldwide plastic pollution emergency response programs, with the goal to end ocean plastic pollution, announced that they […]

LIFE PST SORT: Innovating Solution for the Material Recovery from End-of-life Vehicle (ELV) Shredding Residues

The LIFE PST SORT project is being successfully developed and is currently entering its third demonstration stage of recyclable waste recovering from ELV shredding rejects, which otherwise would have been sent directly to landfill or incineration. Expressions of interest can be sent in writing to CALAF – PICVISA ( or via the project website: […]

Ukraine: Recycling of Pesticide Packaging Waste

The Ukrainian European Business Association (EBA) announced the launch of a project on the recycling of used packaging. In Ukraine, the packaging waste of plant protection products is mostly discarded or reused for counterfeiting, the association described the current situation. “These factors significantly increase the risk of environmental pollution and adversely affect human health. In […]

Customized Recycled PET through BBE-Technology

The BB Engineering VacuFil process enables the re-utilization of PET – or polyester*) – waste into high-end textile filament and fiber products in defined qualities. Sustainable handling of natural resources is a global task, the Germany-based company BB Engineering (BBE) underlines. This would relate in particular to the further development of the circular economy for […]

Financed: 90 Renewable Energy Projects

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), one of the leading financial institutions in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has been supporting the country’s effort towards driving energy transition at home and around the world by financing innovative renewable-energy projects. As reported, the fund has consistently increased its portfolio of such undertakings. By now, it has […]