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‘Robust’ glass recycling market has bright future

Glass recycling is a robust niche market that will be worth more than US$ 4.4 billion (EUR 3.75 billion) by…

Shipbreaking revival forecast for 2018 in light of low freight rates

Disappointing freight rates are likely to tempt shipowners to scrap a ‘record number’ of big oil tankers this year, the…

Radioactive scrap dumping scheme leads to arrests in the Netherlands

A group of three Dutch scrap metal dealers has been arrested following a police investigation into the dumping of 25…

Solar panel recycling to reach new highs thanks to Veolia’s dedicated plant

Solar panel recycling is experiencing a new push in Europe now waste management specialist Veolia has opened what it claims…

Plutonium fuel recycling venture the only ‘realistic method’ for Japan

Japan has built up a large plutonium stockpile, sparking international debate as to what will happen with the high-risk material….

E-waste fashion: are you wearing Dell?

Electronics created by Dell are getting an unexpected new afterlife application. The consumer products brand is transforming various components from…

Smurfit Kappa acquires paper recycler Reparenco for 460 million Euro

Leading packaging producer Smurfit Kappa Group has completed the acquisition of Reparenco, a paper and recycling business in the Netherlands,…

Dutch king tours most sustainable city in Europe

‘This chair is made from recycled mobile phone cases and toasters,’ king Willem Alexander of the Netherlands was told during…

Maldives opens ‘plastics recycling lab’

The Maldives has opened the doors to its first plastics recycling facility, which was built by non-profit group Parley for…

California pioneers chemical process for dirty plastics

US start-up BioCellection has developed a chemical process to recycle contaminated plastic film. The material is shredded but doesn’t have…

Secondary copper production up 6% in Q1 2018

Worldwide refined copper production is estimated to have increased by 3% in the first quarter of 2018, according to new…