New Sorting System Uses Artificial Intelligence

Technology provider Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) has announced the arrival of Max-AI technology, an artificial intelligence that identifies recyclables and other items for recovery. “Through deep learning technology, Max-AI employs both multi-layered neural networks and a vision system to see and identify objects similar to the way a person does”, BHS assures. “The technology will […]

Familiar Technology – Redefined

Shredding and screening are the key processing steps needed to turn waste into the desired raw material. As familiar as they may be, Komptech can always find ways to give them a new spin. Whether wood, biomass, green cuttings or organic waste, waste treatment will always be influenced in a fundamental way by the shredding […]

A New Treatment Plant for China

The mechanical biological treatment (MBT) plant for municipal solid waste (MSW) in Lianyungang is under construction. The completion is scheduled for the end of 2017. More than 200 waste-to-energy (WtE) plants are operating in China nowadays. One of them in the City of Lianyungang, Shandong Province north of Shanghai, will be complemented by a pre-treatment […]

Awarded Waterox Executes Total Purification of Toxic Industrial Wastewater

Aquarden Technologies ApS, based in danish Skævinge, has developed Waterox. The Waterox process completely destroys problematic substances in wastewater from industries directly at the source. This type of plant is the first of its kind in Denmark. It is also one of the first in the world that can transform toxic industrial wastewater to pure […]

Enerkem‘s Four-Step Thermochemical Process Goes Commercial

In less than five minutes, waste-to-biofuels and chemicals producer Enerkem‘s technology turns household waste into 99.9 percent pure liquid chemicals and biofuels. In Enerkem’s system, different feedstocks – solid waste coming from several municipalities and other types of residue – are converted into methanol, ethanol or other renewable chemicals. In turn, methanol is a chemical […]

Investing in Food Waste Treatment Pays Off

The value of food lost or wasted annually at the global level is estimated at 1 trillion US-Dollar, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Prevention is the best and most frequently mentioned method to reduce food waste and as much as the public consciousness increases, the number of initiatives to […]

Solar Panel Recycling Market

The market for solar panel recycling management will exceed 360 million US-Dollar by 2024 according to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc. The market will be driven by increasing volume of decommissioned Photovoltaics (PV) panels coupled with strict laws to boost effective recycling. Huge untapped potential with stringent regulations to recycle increasing […]

Recovered Paper Markets: New China Rules Could Add to Volatility

A new study, authored by RISI Economist and Recovered Paper expert Hannah Zhao, analyzes the drastic evolution of recovered paper (RCP) volumes and composition since 2000, and forecasts how these trends will shape global markets through 2030. In April, China announced new policies to control imports of solid waste – including recovered paper. According to […]

Tunisia: Demand for Wastewater Treatment Technology Is Rising

Tunisia has limited water reserves, estimated at 4.880 billion cubic meters per year. Of these reserves, around 4.660 billion cubic meters can be mobilized. At this point 3.680 billion cubic meters are used (86 percent). Approximately 56 percent of the water deposits consist of surface waters and are therefore dependent on the rainfall. Tunisia consists […]

Will China’s National Sword Initiative Have an Adverse Effect?

During the recent world convention of the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) in Hong Kong, there was an important topic for the future: China’s reform of its scrap import regime and the potential adverse impact on the recycling business. As was reported by the world recycling association, this issue was discussed in several sessions. In […]

Who Really Leads the MSW Recycling World?

Around the world, recycling rates are widely reported – but not in ways that can be easily compared. Some eye-catching recycling rates claim need to be treated with caution. Sweden, for instance, has achieved a 99 percent rate – but only by counting combined heat and power energy recovery as a form of recycling. A […]

Consumption of Recycled Metal to Grow in Automotive Industry

According to a study provided by Market Research Reports Search Engine (MRRSE), revenues from recycled metal will reach 476.2 billion US-Dollar by the end of 2024. Using recycled metal has also proven to be an effective measure in reducing the carbon footprint of an industrial or commercial facility, furthering the demand for metal recycling services. […]

Malaysia: Toward A Sustainable Waste Management

Population growth has led to an increase in generation of solid waste in Malaysia. According to the government, it has become a crucial issue to be solved. In 2005, the waste generated in Malaysia amounted to 19,000 tons per day (recycling rate: 5 percent). Eleven years later, 2016, the quantity was 38,200 tons/day (recycling rate: […]

Canada‘s Waste Management Policy: Coming in Parts but Winning Together

The balance of the Conference Board of Canada based on figures from 2009 was poor: Canada ranked in last place out of 17 countries and got a “D” grade on the municipal waste generation report card. Canada produced 777 kilogram per capita of municipal waste in 2008, which was twice as much as the best […]

International Cooperation on Textile Recycling

In 2016 began a four year collaboration to develop industrial solutions and new technologies for textile recycling. The non-profit Swedish H&M Foundation and The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA), a publicly funded applied research center, have entered into a four year partnership to develop technologies to recycle blend textiles into new […]