BRUSSELS – The average yield of the PET recyclers has decreased from 73% to 68% since 2011. This 5 points decrease has led to substantial and additional cost for the European PET recyclers. Additionally, recyclers are obliged to discard more material in order to achieve good quality of recycled PET.
Automatic rather than manual sorting provides new opportunities for increased textile recycling. In a unique pilot plant in Avesta, a thirty-metre machine uses optical sensors to sort textiles based on their fibre content.
All organisations now need to apply waste hierarchy protocols when dealing with and disposing of their waste, which was stipulated by guidelines introduced in 2011. These rules enforce that all organisations who deal with waste should dispose of it in an environmentally friendly way.
After years of developing and testing, Zero Waste Principles & Practices is now available.
Plastic has taken a huge amount of blame as one of the main culprits for filling up landfill sites, and contributing to global warming. Whilst the finger is often pointed at gas-guzzling motors, plastic is very much blamed for the environmental damage.
WASHINGTON, DC – The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) Board of Directors recently passed a series of changes to its policy positions, as well as a new policy on degradable additives in plastics packaging.
HARMONY, MN – Paint is an important commodity that adds lasting aesthetic and protective value to almost every product we use in our daily lives. With all of the visible benefits that coating products with paint provides, many people and manufacturers are blind to the problems created with working with paint and its proper disposal. Many forget about recycling paint.
The catalytic converter industry has been constantly evolving over the last 25 years. Many of you in the scrap industry will remember back in the day when converter buyers would come and purchase with just three grades in mind: small, medium and large.
In the next 20 years, it is estimated that we will reach our peak-capacity when it comes to oil consumption. However, demand continually appears to rise as the global production of oil decreases. In light of this, the construction industry still requires most of its energy sources from oil-based fuels.
BOSTON – Through a new $9 million annual operations and maintenance (O&M) contract with North Carolina Renewable Power – Lumberton, LLC, a subsidiary of Georgia Renewable Power (GRP), Veolia Energy Operating Services, LLC (Veolia) will manage a cogeneration plant that converts poultry litter (waste) and wood chips into biomass energy – diverting up to 285,000 tons of poultry waste a year, while providing a renewable recycling solution for the poultry industry.