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Hunter instinct: sorting system ‘traps’ waste materials

Researchers at two leading US universities have created a unique recycling robot inspired by nature. They say it has a…

Galloo’s recycling technology is big in Japan

Group Galloo Recycling’s subsidiary Ad Rem is building the ‘largest and most advanced plastic recycling facility’ in Japan. The new…

Mitsubishi invests in carbon fibres

Mitsubishi Corporation has announced the acquisition of 25% of shares in UK recycler ELG Carbon Fibre. The arrangement was effective…

From broken bones to putting out fires

Indian scientists have developed a technique to recycle waste plaster from hospitals and other medical centres in a more economical…

Car recyclers in Argentina battle bureaucracy

An estimated 90 000 cars are deregistered in Argentina every year, according to Maximilano Marques of Nuevo Horizonte. ‘But our…

Big applause for plastics innovators in Amsterdam

No less than seven industry innovators received an award at yesterday’s Plastics Recycling Europe Show in Amsterdam. Prizes recognised leaders…

Batttery directive ‘not delivering’

Revision of the EU’s Batteries Directive is likely after an official review found that objectives for the collection of waste…

London has all eyes on plastics…

Plastics recycling specialists gathered in London recently for the Identiplast conference. More than 120 companies entered the annual EPRO Awards….

EERA: time to take fire safety seriously

Almost 80% of leading electronics recycling companies in Europe have reported serious fires at their facilities, according to the European…

Tesco embraces plastics-to-oil technology

UK firm Recycling Technologies is helping supermarket chain Tesco to process plastics deemed ‘unrecyclable’ at 10 stores in the Bristol…

Can old tyres help prevent earthquakes?

New Zealand has long faced an end-of-life tyres problem. Around 3.5 million used tyres are landfilled or, worse, dumped illegally….