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Plastics technologies near to commercialisation

United States – A recent study conducted by US research firm RTI International has brought to light that plastics conversion…

Bulk Handling Systems snaps up National Recovery Technologies

United States – Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) has acquired fellow US company National Recovery Technologies (NRT) – known as a…

Swedish professorship targets ‘overlooked’ metals

Sweden – A Swedish research team, set up by Stena Metall and Chalmers University of Technology in 2007, has achieved…

Funds for Bavarian plastics specialist

Germany – Germany-based Dyneon GmbH, a world leader in the development and production of fluoroelastomers and fluorothermoplastics, has received around…

Harsco secures multi-million Italian contract

Italy – International industrial services provider Harsco Corporation has been awarded a six-year and Euro 41 million contract by Alfa…

Carbon bicycle recycling prospects blooming

United States – Trek, the US bicycle manufacturer, faces the challenge of recycling up to 25 tonnes of carbon fibre…

NASCAR raising green flag for e-scrap programme

United States – The US stock car racing organisation NASCAR has launched an e-waste programme for the coming season that…

Waste law draft angers private firms in Germany

Germany – A controversial waste law drafted in Germany has caused uproar within the country’s Bundesverband Sekundärrohstoffe und Entsorgung (BVSE),…

Zero-landfill status for DuPont

United States – DuPont Building Innovations (DPBI) has reached zero-landfill status, eliminating over US$ 120 million worth of landfill waste…

Report highlights recycling’s huge contribution

Europe – A new report from the European Environment Agency has highlighted the financial contribution of the recycling industry to…

Research into rare earths from electric motors

Germany – A new research project, conducted by a German-led consortium of major industrial organisations, aims to investigate the extraction…