Thailand: Construction of a Recycling Plant Considered

The Austrian company ALPLA and Thai firm PTT Global Chemical (GC) will collaborate on a feasibility study for the construction of a recycling plant in Thailand. The companies announced the plan at the “Circular Living Symposium 2019 – Upcycling Our Planet” in Bangkok at the end of June. The Austrian partner develops and produces plastic […]

Tidy Planet with Exclusive Distribution Partner in Norway

The provider of on-site organic waste solutions, Tidy Planet, has expanded into Scandinavia, appointing Norwegian waste management firm Berekraft for Alle as the company’s latest distribution partner. Translated into English as ‘sustainability for all,’ Berekraft for Alle is a start-up company on Norway’s west coast, which specializes in the procurement of equipment for water purification, […]

Petcore Europe Launches Special Industry Group “PET Monomer Recycling”

The goal is enhancing the circularity of PET (Polyethylene terephthalate). Petcore Europe, the association representing the complete PET value chain in Europe since 1993, has launched the Special Industry Group (SIG) “PET Monomer Recycling” because this innovative way “opens a completely new perspective on how to deal with the concerns about plastics and plastic waste”. […]

Wheel Loader – Used for the Recycling of Building Rubble

A Liebherr L 586 XPower wheel loader was recently put into operation at the German Dowideit Recycling GmbH machine park. The company uses it for recycling building rubble, soil preparation and composting. According to the information, the wheel loader weighs almost 34 tons and has a considerable tip load of 23,500 kilograms. It is in […]

Design Award for LaserSort by Sicon

The machine, developed by Germany-based Sicon GmbH, received the European Product Design Award 2019 Silver in the category “Design for Society/Design for Environment”. The Sicon LaserSort “is a unique combination of Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy and multiple separation channels in order to separate clean metal and alloy materials out of complex material mixtures of all kinds,” […]

A New Water Reuse Project

Suez North America operates and manages Nassau County’s wastewater system, which is – according to the information – the largest public-private partnership for water and wastewater services in the United States of America. The project, completed in July 2019, cost approximately 1.1 million US-Dollar, paid entirely by Suez. By reusing treated plant effluent, the Cedar […]

A Century of Joest

100 years ago, German machine manufacturer Joest was founded. The company, headquartered in Duelmen, produces machines for conveying, screening, and sifting of bulk materials for customers around the globe. Foundries, steel mills, smelters, quarries and gold mines, but also pharmaceutical companies as well as the food and the recycling industry rely on the machines and […]

BIR unveils redesigned website to promote global recycling industry

Today, the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) has launched its new website after a major redesign in order to enhance its information services for its members, the public, the media and political decisionmakers. The new website highlights the important role that the global recycling industry plays for economy and environment and provides valuable market […]

BIAL Takes the Lead in Waste Management, Plastics Recycling Efforts

Lakshminarayanan S, Vice-President, Engineering & Maintenance, Bangalore International Airport Ltd discusses the importance of creating awareness regarding waste generation at the airports with Worldofchemicals. He also mentions the efforts of BIAL towards plastics recycling, an initiative to build internal roads at Bangalore Airport. Mention the concerns and issues regarding solid waste generated at the airports. […]

‘We need to have more Waste to Energy projects in India’

S Sampath, Chairman, National Solid Waste Association of India (NSWAI) South India Chapter & Director, Samki Group, Hyderabad discusses the importance of managing solid waste in India with Worldofchemicals. What are the concerns regarding solid waste and municipal solid waste management in India? Also give us an idea about the concerns in South India. Municipal […]

Gervasi Ecologica Delivers its First Semitrailer to the German Market

The Italian manufacturer Gervasi Ecologica is specialized in the production of steel semitrailers. It is a small niche of the semitrailers market, focused on the transport and collection of metal scrap and end-of-life materials. Following the growing attention to recycling, this niche is especially important for the environmental positive impact which can be provided. For […]

Testing for Recyclability

US-American manufacturer of plastic decking and railing Trex Company offers to test the recyclability of polyethylene packaging applications. According to the company, it aims at helping manufacturers overcome the hurdle of the risk of remaining product contamination in the package/film after use and the risk of contamination for non-recyclable “look-a-like” packages/films. Therefore, it is offering […]

Sweden: New Sorting Plant for Plastic Packaging

After a construction period of one and a half year, some months ago the official commissioning of the largest Swedish sorting system for plastics took place in Motala (Östergötland province). The operator of the fully automatic system – supplied by German plant engineering company Sutco RecyclingTechnik GmbH – is the Swedish organization of Svensk Plastervinning […]

How to Be a RecyclingHero this Holiday Season

Five top tips for an environmentally friendly winter season. The Global Recycling Foundation (the organisation behind Global Recycling Day, which takes place annually on 18th March) is calling on people across the globe to put the planet first this festive season and be a #RecyclingHero when it comes to gift wrapping, decorations and more. It […]

Global Trade Issues a Worry for Europe’s Plastics Industry

Most European regions and sectors in the plastics industry are looking ahead with a cautious outlook, with a majority of companies concerned about the impacts from global trade conflicts on their business, according to a new survey by PIE – Plastics Information Europe. PIE surveyed more than 200 participants from the plastics industry on business […]