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Where is the plastics roller coaster taking us?

‘The global plastic packaging industry has been expanding at a rapid pace. It is expected to reach US$ 375 billion by 2020,’ report…

Japan boosts chemical recycling to tackle plastics

Showa Denko has obtained a licence to process industrial waste and is ramping up its chemical technology to recycle plastic…

Lindner offers Slovenia extra recycling capacity

Slovenian recycler Dinos has been running its new recycling plant for industrial plastic waste with great results the past couple…

Biggest paper recycling mill in Finland closing its doors

Finland is closing its Kaipola paper mill, which is the country’s largest user of recycled fibre, by the end of…

Best year yet for baler specialist Machinex

US equipment producer Machinex says it had a ‘record year’ in terms of baler sales; the company sold a total…

Photo of the week: scrap rainbow

UK initiative Every Can Counts has created a large rainbow sculpture made from 2000 used aluminium beverage cans to promote…

China extends deadline for premium copper and aluminium scrap

China’s non-ferrous metals recycling body is giving companies until the end of the year to become certified suppliers or importers…

Ralph Lauren invests millions in fibre recycling tech

US start-up Natural Fiber Welding (NFW) has received a multi-million investment from fashion label Ralph Lauren. The funds will benefit…

Protein process may transform rare earths recovery

A naturally occurring protein has been found to have the power to extract and purify rare earth elements from complex…

Material ‘micro-surgery’ raises the stakes for e-scrap recyclers

The American Chemical Society has discovered a ‘micro-recycling strategy’, which is able to convert old printed circuit boards and monitor…

E-scrap ‘microbrewery’ coming to the UK in 2021

Mint Innovation has restarted the construction of its first UK-based commercial-scale refinery extracting precious metals from electronics. Work was temporarily…