Landfill is both ugly and polluting. But a new breed of technology promises to make it a thing of the past, transforming a huge portion of landfill material into clean gas. It’s thanks to a process called gasification, which involves turning carbon-based materials into gas by heating them to a high temperature but without burning them.
Since China refused last month to accept any more foreign waste for recycling, the UK is facing a challenge. How can it recycle more of its own waste? And should it bury or burn the low-grade waste that it can't recycle? We're trying to answer the second question. And it certainly divides opinions. So what are the facts about plastic waste?
Soon the footpath you walk on could be full of cigarette butts, instead of being littered with them. Trillions of cigarette butts are produced every year worldwide, with most discarded into the environment. Continue reading »
Achieving Zero Waste to Landfill: Is This Ever Possible?
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. Continue reading »
Manufacturers Count on Energy-Saving Add-on Technology from EREMA
One year ago EREMA announced the relaunch of the Multi-Purpose Reactor (MPR) at the Discovery Day. Since then, the trend towards the food contact grade direct processing of PET products has continued to grow. Continue reading »