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Renault starts study to optimise vehicle parts recycling

Renault Trucks is launching a preliminary study into introducing a reuse and recycling channel for end-of-life heavy goods vehicle parts….

McKinsey study says Denmark is wasting money by burning plastics

Almost 60% of Denmark’s plastic waste ends up at incineration plants. If the nation were to recycle the material instead,…

Study shows environmental value of refurbishing smart phones and tablets

Germany – The refurbishing of a single smartphone saves 14 kg of primary resources and 58 kg of greenhouse gas…

ECHA study: recycled rubber infill risks ‘very low’

Europe – The risk to adults and children using artificial sports pitches comprising recycled rubber infill is ‘very low’, the…

Study confirms ‘attractive opportunities’… but what’s really possible for plastics?

Europe – ‘Concerted efforts’ to redesign packaging and waste management systems could render recycling economically attractive for 50% of plastic…

Study seeks ways to accelerate furniture recycling in the EU

Europe – ‘In Britain alone, some 300 000 tonnes of reusable furniture is thrown out every year,’ according to research…

Cancer risk from rubber granules is ‘negligible’, says Dutch study

The Netherlands – Playing sports on artificial turf comprising tyre-derived rubber granules does not significantly increase exposure to carcinogenic chemicals,…

Study: 60% of US population has kerbside recycling bin

United States – Kerbside collection programmes for recycling are available to 73% of the US population, with 53% enjoying automatic…

US waste disposal underestimated, says new study

United States – A study by Yale University concludes that the USA is disposing of more than twice as much…

MRF study shines light on lost material

United States – An estimated US$ 11.4 billion of post-consumer packaging is ‘wasted’ each year in the USA, a new…

Study calculates ALBA’s resource conservation success

Germany – For several years, the German Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental Safety and Energy Technology UMSICHT has been investigating the…