Effective Fire Protection with Flexible Elements

Fire prevention and fire control are a hot topic in the Waste Industry these days. A fire can cause a lot of damage to properties and harm to people and the environment. The Legioblock construction system is an excellent solution for fire-proof site partitioning, the Dutch provider A. Jansen B.V. underlines.  The firewalls “segregate waste […]

Building Work on Metal Recovery Facility in Singapore

The German-based Remex Mineralstoff GmbH recently completed the construction of a state-of-the-art recycling facility in Singapore to process incinerator bottom ash (IBA) and recover the metals contained in the material. The plant was opened by Masagos Zulkifli, Minister for the Environment, and Norbert Rethmann, honorary chairman of the supervisory board of the German Rethmann Group. […]

European Union Opens up 24 Billion Euro of Existing Finance to Circular Economy Businesses

The European Commission and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have announced changes to EU financial tools to help circular economy projects and businesses secure funding and support the realization of EU climate goals. The changes build on the EU’s Circular Economy Strategy launched in December last year and result from EIB recommendations published at the […]

US-Company Acquires Multiple Biogas Facilities in Italy

In December last year, the North Carolina based Blue Sphere Corp., a clean energy company that develops, manages and owns waste-to-energy projects, has completed the acquisition of four operating biogas facilities in Italy. The company has acquired 100 percent of the stock of Agricerere S.r.l., Agrielektra S.r.l., Agrisorse, S.r.l. and Gefa S.r.l. “Individually, each fully […]

Buhler Sortex and NRT Joined Forces on Plastics Recycling Sorting

As the demand for plastic sorting solutions continues to soar, the London-based Buhler Sortex, a member of Swiss Bühler Group, and US firm National Recovery Technologies (NRT), headquartered in Nashville (Tennessee), have entered a strategic commercial agreement. The objective is to offer plastics recyclers a complete solution for plastic bottle and flake sorting. According to […]

Apollo Tyres Ltd Increases Its Focus on Retreading in India

According to Indian-based Apollo Tyres Ltd, there is a large demand for quality retread in India, which is not widely available in the country. Therefore, the company intends to spread its Indian network for branded retreading outlets and plans to have 20 Apollo Retread Zones (ARZ) by this financial year ending on March 31, 2016. […]

Croatian Firm Recognized for Its Technology

At a conference about “Sustainable Technologies for Mixed Municipal Waste Management”, held in Brussels (Belgium) from 26 to 27 January this year, the MBT-T Technology of the Croatian Company Tehnix was accepted as an economically and ecologically sustainable procedure for achieving the goals of the circular economy, the company reported.  On this occasion the Croatia-based […]

Suez Speeds Up Its Development in the Industrial Sector in China

Through its subsidiary, Sino French Water (a 50/50 joint venture, founded in 1985 in partnership with New World Services, Hong Kong), French-based group Suez Environnement has entered an agreement with the Chinese company Changshu Urban Construction and the Changshu Advanced Materials Industrial Park (CAMIP) to set up a joint venture. It is planned to treat […]

Hong Kong Will Soon Get Its First WEEE Treatment Facility

The construction of the main building started in January 2016 and the facility is expected to be operational by mid-2017. Key partners of this joint venture include Alba, a recycling company in Germany, and IWS, a recyclable collector rooted in Hong Kong. On 21 January 2016 Alba Integrated Waste Solutions Hong Kong Ltd. (Alba IWS), […]

Lagos State Government Seeks Collaboration on Its E-Waste Initiative

The new General Manager of Lagos Waste Management Authority (Lawma), Abdul Wahab Ogunbiyi, has called for stakeholders’ support for the Lagos indigenous initiative on Sustainable E-Waste Management process in the State. According to the governmental agency, he stated this at the International Workshop on Enhancing Capacities for Environmentally sound Management of Waste Electrical and Electronic […]

Three Days in the World of Automobile Recycling

According to the organizers, the International Automobile Recycling Congress IARC 2016 – which took place in Berlin, Germany, from 16 to 18 March – was a success. More than 220 representatives of the global automotive recycling sector had come together to discuss current political conditions and the latest trends in recycling technology. The congress team […]

Turning Waste Cotton into New Fiber for the Fashion Industry

According to VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, old worn-out cotton clothing that is not suitable for reuse can be turned into new fibers for the textile industry using a new cellulose dissolution technique. A group of Finnish organizations have launched a project in the course of which the new production technique will be tried […]

Meat and Bone Meal as a Source of Phosphorus

Slaughterhouse waste is processed into meat and bone meal and subsequently fed to livestock or is incinerated. According to the German Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF, this meal could be put to better use, because it contains phosphorus, a scarce mineral used as fertilizer. A new system burns meal, producing ash that […]

New Magnetic Separator Recovers Printed Circuit Boards

Bunting Magnetics has developed a magnetic separator that separates and recovers Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs). According to the British manufacturer, the High Intensity Separation Conveyor (HISC) has an exceptional construction and was originally designed to separate very weakly magnetic materials such as abraded and shredded stainless steel. During on-site tests at a UK plastics recycling […]

Multi-Purpose Splitter Separates up to Three Fractions

German supplier Doppstadt has completed the product range with the separation technology of their co-operation partner, German Anlagenbau Günther GmbH, which is able to separate up to three re-usable material streams. According to the company, the new Splitter X2 loosens, separates and doses various materials. A pre-treatment is only required in certain circumstances. “Mixed construction […]