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RECYCLING magazine
The information source for the recycling industry

08.10.2015 | WASTE PLASTICS
UK households collect close to 500.000 tonnes of plastics packaging
According to RECOUP, over 492,623 tonnes of plastics packaging was collected from UK households in 2014/15, an increase of around 30,000 tonnes or 6% on the previous year. [more ...]
05.10.2015 | E-SCRAP
Battery recyclers adjusting to new material mix
The battery recycling sector needs to adjust to the increasing volumes of lithium-ion batteries on the market. The number of lithium-ion batteries currently in use is constantly growing, particularly in the fields of electronics and electric mobility. This fact became evident last week in Montreux, Switzerland, where the international battery recycling industry came together at the International Congress for Battery Recycling ICBR 2015. [more ...]
30.09.2015 | COMPANIES
Umicore set to invest in cobalt refining and recycling plant in Belgium
Umicore today announced plans for significant investments at its site in Olen, Belgium. The investments, which are likely to total some €25 million, would centre on the upgrade of the cobalt refining and recycling plant. They would also involve the modernization of a number of on-site facilities in order to further improve the EHS performance of the site. [more ...]
29.09.2015 | DISPOSAL
Solid waste disposal more than doubles EPA estimates
A new Yale-led study indicates that the US is disposing of more than twice as much solid waste as expected. [more ...]
25.09.2015 | MARKET
EPA Proposes New Protections for International Hazardous Waste Shipments
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing enhancements to the oversight of hazardous waste shipments to help ensure safe management of imported and exported hazardous wastes. [more ...]
25.09.2015 | WASTE PLASTICS
Post-consumer scrap turns to high-quality extrudates
APK has developed a technology capable of producing particularly high quality recycled regranulates from post-consumer film scrap originating from Germany's Dual System collection scheme (DSD). This scrap, known as fraction 310, consists of pieces of PE and PP film with a greater or lesser degree of contamination which is supplied to APK in bale form. The products leaving the elaborate cleaning, separation and recycling process are Mersalen LDPE Recompounds and also the particularly readily processable MDPE ReCompounds in pellet form. [more ...]
23.09.2015 | WASTE PLASTICS
Novel identification technology for differentiating post-consumer PET streams
The Polymark Consortium has published its preliminary technical results outlining the successful development of food-contact approved chemical markers, a marking technique of the targeted packaging and a detection technology suitable for high speed sorting. [more ...]
23.09.2015 | MARKET
Circular economy study identifies 3 million jobs across Europe
WRAP’s latest study shows expansion of the circular economy could create 3 million extra jobs and reduce unemployment by 520,000 across EU member states by 2030. [more ...]
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The RECYCLING magazine reports on the latest developments in the field of recycling and waste management, regarding economy, politics and technology. The editorial staff examines each of the various groups of materials and likewise analyses events in the worlds of business, politics and technology. The main focus is placed on the readers’ need for information – for compact, thoroughly researched articles with a high degree of practical benefit. The reporting is amply accompanied by a comprehensive range of information online.

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01/2015 - Topics:

Bottle recycling in the Andes: Austrian bottle-to-bottle recycling technology goes to Colombia

A slowdown for the circular economy: A new proposal from the EU commission might bring some surprises

Under pressure: The changing face of tyre management in the waste and recycling business

The viennese circle: Vienna closes the loop of organic material in the Lobau compost facility

On the road to zero waste: One of Europe’s largest waste disposal companies has a zero waste strategy

Some independent thinking: Can an independent supplier give better deals on municipal equipment?

Making hazardous waste vanish: E.S.T. has developed a solution to completely dispose of chemical waste

Sorting waste with neutrons: Identifying valuable and undesirable elementes in the waste stream

10/2014 - Topics:

Back to the future: RECYCLING magazine has tested the new Dennis Eagle hybrid truck

Smoking without regret: TerraCycle wants to change the way cigarette filters are treated

Under pressure: The changing face of tyre management in the waste and recycling business

What price safety? A new operator authorisation system for the waste and recycling industry

From fly ash to kitty litter: Waste from coal power plants makes cat owners happy

The import experts: The Netherlands has become the leading importer of waste in the EU

Recycling beats dumping: The right treatment for oil, bio and sewage sludge

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