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From broken bones to putting out fires

Indian scientists have developed a technique to recycle waste plaster from hospitals and other medical centres in a more economical…

Batttery directive ‘not delivering’

Revision of the EU’s Batteries Directive is likely after an official review found that objectives for the collection of waste…

Recycled metals outlook: ‘plentiful opportunities’

The global recycled metals market is forecast to exceed US$ 125 billion (EUR 111 billion) by 2024, market analysts have…

Bureaucracy makes recycling e-scrap plastics ‘impossible’

The Müller-Guttenbrunn Group has been trying to transport of e-scrap materials from Austria to another site its owns in Bavaria…

India eases plastic scrap import ban

India has partially lifted its total and immediate ban on the import of solid plastic waste. On 6 March the…

Wood turns out to be a powerful material for modern devices

Canadian and Swiss researchers have developed ‘green electronics’ and claim that computer chips of the future no longer have to…

BAN reveals ‘frighting’ numbers after tracking European e-scrap exports

There are ‘holes’ in Europe’s circular economy, says the Basel Action Network after conducting a two-year long study on illegal…

Wastecare invests millions in ‘vanguard’ incineration technology

UK-based hazardous waste recycling specialist Wastecare has acquired the East Kent High Temperature Incinerator from Augean for almost £3.5 million…

Davos forum told: it’s now or never for e-scrap

The global electronics waste stream reached an estimated 48.5 million tonnes last year, according to a new report presented at…

Latest Tokyo attraction: the recycling cocktail bar

Imagine enjoying a nice beer or sipping a delicious cocktail while watching municipal waste being sorted and processed. It certainly…

2019 award for recycling-boosting design kicks off

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) has launched the 2019 Design for Recycling (DFR) Award. This is ISRI’s highest…