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Plastic scrap may be complex but it is not a worthless waste stream

Recyclers have been reacting to a media investigation in the United States suggesting plastic scrap is ‘not valuable’ and ‘never…

Automotive sector motors back after shutdown

The recovery of the automotive industry since the Covid-19 crisis offers good trading opportunities for the scrap sector, according to…

Lithium now on ‘critical raw materials’ watch list

The European Commission has added bauxite, lithium, titanium and strontium to its list of critical raw materials. The 2020 list…

Artificial intelligence bears fruit for plastic recyclers

Specialists in using smart technology to process data are working on two pilot recycling projects in the UK. A tractor…

Stadler acquires majority share in Swiss e-scrap tech provider

Plastics recycling technology expert Stadler has announced the acquisition of a majority stake in weeeSwiss Technology AG, which specialises in…

Ralph Lauren invests millions in fibre recycling tech

US start-up Natural Fiber Welding (NFW) has received a multi-million investment from fashion label Ralph Lauren. The funds will benefit…

Protein process may transform rare earths recovery

A naturally occurring protein has been found to have the power to extract and purify rare earth elements from complex…

E-scrap ‘microbrewery’ coming to the UK in 2021

Mint Innovation has restarted the construction of its first UK-based commercial-scale refinery extracting precious metals from electronics. Work was temporarily…

German state grant to boost battery production… and recycling

The German government is to invest more than EUR 1.5 billion in battery cell research and production, starting with a…

UK port to host innovative tyre recycling plant

A Norwegian company developing the chemical recycling of waste tyres has chosen the UK port of Sunderland to construct its…

The countdown is on: the virtual world of eREC Is waiting for you!

From the 31st of August to the 5th of September, eREC, the online expo, and conference for the recycling industry…