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Dr Wiaux scoops up honorary battery recycling award

Dr Jean-Pol Wiaux has received the annual Honorary Award for lifetime services to the recycling industry at this week’s International…

Blockchain tracks entire life cycle of recycled materials

US firm RecycleGO is building an open-source blockchain platform for tracking the life cycle of recyclable materials. The first phase…

Time to rethink hazardous plastic scrap export rules

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development countries want to update the rules regarding the export of hazardous plastic waste for recycling…

Transforming dirty plastics into the ‘feedstock of the future’

Chemical recycling company Agilyx is raising new funds through listing shares on the Merkur Market, part of the Oslo Stock…

CMRA expects 50% dip in China’s copper scrap imports 

China’s copper scrap imports are expected to drop by half in 2020 compared to the previous year, the China Non-Ferrous…

IOT takes eddy current separator to next level

Dutch technology provider Goudsmit Magnetics has upgraded the Eddy Current Non-Ferrous Separator. Now, the control unit can optionally be expanded…

Tapping into the unknown recycling powers of oranges

A group of researchers and scientists in Singapore has discovered that orange peel can be used to extract precious metals…

Lithium now on ‘critical raw materials’ watch list

The European Commission has added bauxite, lithium, titanium and strontium to its list of critical raw materials. The 2020 list…

Battery recyclers still have a lot of work to do

‘There are still huge challenges in the collection recycling of lithium batteries due to volumes and cost issues and also…

Video of the week: EV battery fires and how to stop them

Eunomia has established a consortium to explore how to best prevent fires caused by end-of-life lithium-ion batteries. They are known to…