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New competence centre by AST and Lindner will boost recyclate content in packaging

German packaging producer AST is investing in a new competence centre that will house an innovative plastics recycling line to…

Building a better world, one brick at a time

Kenya-based materials engineer Nzambi Matee has founded a company that recycles plastic scrap and sand into low-cost construction materials. Thanks…

Polymer converters fear raw material and price squeeze

Demand for polymers recovered in Europe in the second half of 2020 after a strong drop in production due to…

AMP Robotics looks to push the boundaries of artificial intelligence in sorting

US recycling technology company AMP Robotics Corp. has launched a second pilot to advance robotic sorting systems. The Denver-based artificial…

China not planning on reducing rare earth exports

China’s rare earth metals are being undersold due to ‘vicious competition’ domestically and face low resource utilisation, announced the country’s…

Less is more – but tell that to a product designer…

We’ve all marvelled at the strange ways products are presented to us on the shelves of our local supermarket. I…

D-EXPO gives you free access to the latest plastic tech developments

The number of applications for plastics are becoming more and more diverse every year. The big question remains; what is…

Design guide builds on paper recycling ‘success story’

The American Forest & Paper Association released  the “Design Guidance for Recyclability”. This new tool is meant to help packaging designers and…

Terex updates dust suppression system to protect workers

Materials processing equipment provider Terex has introduced a ‘revolutionary’ new dust suppression system called Aquamist. The innovative dust suppression system…

US battery collection rises 11% during coronavirus crisis

Call2Recycle collected a record 3 700 tonnes of used batteries for recycling in the US in 2020, an unexpected bonus…

Will European battery recyclers dethrone Chinese competitors?

Battery recycling in Europe will become ‘widely profitable’ by 2025, new data by Nomura Research Institute (NRI) suggests. While China…