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Chemical recycling of plastics may reach new heights

ReNew ELP is constructing its first commercial-scale plastics recycling facility in Wilton, UK, based on its ‘breakthrough’ Catalytic Hydrothermal Reactor…

Millions invested in American polypropylene technology

The Closed Loop Fund has announced it will invest US$ 3 million in Ohio-based firm PureCycle Technologies to help it…

Heraeus investing in precious metals recycling centres

German technology group Heraeus has invested almost US$ 100 million (EUR 86 million) in a precious metals refining and recycling plant in China. The…

Smart eye in the sky to build understanding of plastic waste

What do you get when you combine a fleet of drones with cutting edge machine learning algorithm technology? A new…

‘Six-way sorting’ heralds the future of metals recycling

The latest technology innovation from Sense2Sort features ‘six-way sorting’ whereby the user can choose his or her sensor technology and…

Ireland now recycles more than 15 million electronics per year

A total of 35 708 tonnes of e-scrap and 874 tonnes of discarded batteries were recycled by the WEEE Ireland…

Non-ferrous slag recycling plant coming to Romania

Greek holding Mytilineos has announced that it will invest EUR 33.8 million (US$40 million) to build a slag processing and…

New high score for PVC recyclers in Europe

SPAIN – Almost 640 000 tonnes of PVC was recycled via Europe’s VinylPlus scheme in 2017. Figures reported at the…

What’s next for the multi-billion battery recycling industry?

The global battery recycling market is expected to reach US$ 21 billion by 2025, according to a new study by…

Almost there! Europe closing in on 80% steel packaging recycling

Steel packaging recycling in Europe has reached 79.5%, the Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging has revealed. The…

A human-machine interface

More than 16 million tonnes of waste paper are processed each year in Germany,’ said Philip Klippel of Munich University…