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Resource efficiency targets can ‘hinder innovation’

Europe – EU policy-makers would do well to consider the consequences before adopting any resource efficiency targets, Nickel Institute president…

ACC celebrates plastic recycling innovations

United States – The American Chemistry Council (ACC) has awarded this year’€™s Innovation in Plastics Recycling awards to three top-performing…

PETRA creates Recyclability & Innovation Model

North America – Labelling PET as ‘€˜the world’€™s most commonly recycled plastic’€™, North America’€™s PET Resin Association (PETRA) is emphasising…

US scientists achieve rare earth innovation

United States – High-purity rare earths like neodymium commanded low prices in the 1990s and so were initially incorporated into…

Bio-plastics innovation: from cookery to industry

United Kingdom – Bio-plastics could become more commercially viable using waste cooking oil as a source material, scientists from two…

Indian recycling group scoops Innovation Award

India – Indian environmental research and action group Chintan has won America’s first-ever Innovation Award for the Empowerment of Women…

Proposal to boost EU raw material innovation

Europe – The European Commission has proposed the creation of a European Innovation Partnership for raw materials. By bringing together…

Support for Japanese car recycling innovation

Japan – The Japanese Ministry of Environment is launching the ‘Auto Recycling Innovation Support Program’ to help foster partnerships and…

CRT recycling innovation for SWEEEP Kuusakoski

United Kingdom – One of the UK’s largest electronic waste processors, SWEEEP Kuusakoski, is installing a furnace to recycle lead-containing…

Source separation innovation in Doha

Qatar / Sweden – A prominent Qatar-based property developer has awarded Envac of Sweden a major contract to install a…

Metaufer to focus on complex waste innovation

France – A new shredder residue processing plant run by Metaufer of France is said to enable pollution-free dry sorting…