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Chemical recycling ‘last resort’

Chemical recycling has a role to play in a circular economy but should be a last resort for plastics and…

More American PET bottles loop back

The US witnessed a 7% increase in the amount of recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET) used in food and beverage bottles…

Volume of US e-waste shrinks 10% in five years

The total volume of end-of-life electronics generated by Americans has been declining since 2015, down roughly 10%, according to a…

Aluminium cans ‘most valuable’ packaging material for US recyclers

The Aluminum Association published the new manifesto “Every Can Counts” to underscore the critical importance of can recycling for the…

To shear or not to shear: tech survey results are in

Despite the many setbacks this year, recyclers have a generally positive view of the future of technology in the industry,…

Ship recycling experts flocking to Rotterdam

ACI is pleased to announce the 9th Ship Recycling Congress 2021 taking place on the 27th and 28th January in…

First Machinex sorting robot coming to Europe

Machinex is pleased to announce it is installing its first sorting robots in Europe in 2021. Three SamurAITM robots have…

Can the most expensive bag in the world really advance recycling?

Every morning when I check my e-mail, I’m greeted by scores of press releases. Each one claims to have developed…

Don’t let broken lights wreck the Christmas spirit

Two-third of end-of-life light bulbs are dumped in general waste bins in Ireland every year, according to recycling organisation WEEE…

Recyclers put the spotlight on gallium

A consortium of six companies and institutions in the UK has been formed to find practical methods of recovering gallium…

BIR names new e-scrap chairman

The Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) has appointed Dr Helmut Kolba of Remondis Electrorecycling as new chairman of its E-Scrap…