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 […]

ITAD Market Expected to Reach 18.18 Billion US-Dollar

According to a new market report*) published by Transparency Market Research, the IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) Market is expected to reach a value of 18.18 billion US-Dollar by 2024, rising from 9.89 billion US-Dollar in 2015. The market is estimated to expand at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 7.1 percent from 2016 to […]

Screening Machines – Made in Germany

Zemmler Siebanlagen GmbH has just celebrated its 15th anniversary. Heiko Zemmler, CEO, looks back on a successful development. Founded as spare part and used machine trade of a Danish manufacturer, he has started producing and developing his own Multi Screen range in Brandenburg, Germany since 2008. Meanwhile the company has developed six machine types in […]

The “Perfect Offer” Made by Komptech

At the IFAT 2016 in Munich, the Austrian-based Komptech will present a selection from its broad range of products. In addition to realistic live demonstrations, the company will devote plenty of attention to its visions. “The Shredder of The Future” is one of the pioneering projects. In 2015, Komp­tech did a project with the Industrial […]

New Balance Crane for Recycling Purposes

Finnish-based Metso Corporation is convinced that the new balance crane MBC 95/29 helps recyclers to increase profits by saving energy and maintenance cost, even in difficult times. The producer, headquartered in Helsinki, has combined its knowledge of both mining and recycling to develop this crane. “With the durability of heavy mining equipment, the new MBC […]

Cable Box: A New Compact Recycling Line in Containers

On the occasion of the ISRI (Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries) event in Las Vegas in April this year, the French manufacturer MTB has released a new mobile system to recycle either Aluminum or Copper cables. According to the information, the new “Cable Box” integrates within combined containers a complete cable recycling line. The system […]

Israel: Reduction of Plastic Waste

„A new law aimed at motivating Israelis to use environmentally friendly reusable bags at supermarkets has been passed, “ the national Ministry of Environmental Protection reported. “The Knesset (Parliament) approved the law in a second and third reading on March 28th, after the Internal Affairs and Environment Committee unanimously agreed to put it before lawmakers.” […]

New Tool for European Packaging Waste Legislation

Due to the Belgian VAL-I-PAC, European companies can now easily find all the basic information on packaging waste legislation in the 28 member states of the European Union. The organization assuming the recycling obligations for industrial packaging in Belgium, has gathered all this information on a new website As reported, the diversity of regulations […]

The European Market for Plastic Sorting and Recycling

The demand for plastic recycling plants in Europe will increase significantly. By 2025, sorting and recycling plants with an estimated capacity of 5.2 million tons will be commissioned, German consulting firm ecoprog GmbH has found out. This is a growth of 25 percent; the number of plants will increase by about 300. Within the waste […]

Slowly Cracking the Chains – Iran‘s Waste Management is Going to Awake

The trade embargo, worldwide imposed by the UN, USA and EU on Iran, has seriously retarded their national economy. In the forefront of the trade facilitation the country began to reconsider its waste management strategies. The newly obtained freedom of trade gives reason to suppose even more progress. The current population of the Islamic Republic […]

New Zealand: A Proposal to Reduce Packaging Waste

In their report “The InCENTive to Recycle” Milford-based (Auckland) advocacy consultancy Envision recommends bringing back bottle refunds (cash for containers) to lift recycling rates in New Zealand. According to Envision, the report, funded by a number of councils and businesses, calls for the reintroduction of a mandatory container deposit scheme (CDS) – where empty bottles […]

Japan: A Mature Waste Market – with Opportunities

Japan has always lived with natural resource scarcity due to geological and geographical limits. Meanwhile the idea of the circular economy is well embedded in Japanese education, culture, and legislation. As the Minister of Environment underlined, Japan has a solid system for waste management and recycling. Some call it the best – the plastic recycling […]

Armenia: A Step Forward to Develop Solid Waste Management

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is providing a 5.5 million Euro loan to Armenia for the implementation of modern solid waste management solutions. The loan amount includes a previously signed and newly added EBRD sovereign loan, which will allow for an extension of the geographic coverage of the Kotayk Solid Waste Management […]