BRANTFORD, Ontario -- GreenMantra Technologies, a rapidly growing clean technology company that produces high-value polymer products from waste plastics, has launched a new website to provide customers, investors and other stakeholders with in-depth information about its revolutionary technology and products and their applications. The GreenMantra Technologies website can be found at www.greenmantra.com.
Plastics Recycling News
Mr. Kaiser, what is the importance of the recycling economy for Vecoplan?
Stefan Kaiser: The recycling economy is one of the greatest challenges of the future. It will help to improve the overall image of the plastics industry - from the producer and processor to the recycler. We must learn to appreciate that we need to deal with plastics more sustainably. The recycling economy is important for Vecoplan, as a major part of our business lies in recycling and waste handling. We have been trying for a long time to put valuable raw materials back into circulation.
Commencing work at STEINERT's Test Centre in Cologne in May, 2015, Swiss company Bühlmann Recycling prepared an especially demanding sorting task for the applications specialists. The challenge was to use a flexible facility (i.e. one that could be adapted to future input materials) to manufacture a variety of products so that the investment could continue to safeguard the future. The feed bunker contained electronic waste (WEEE). Today, after approximately two years, the facility is being operated by STEINERT partner MWN in Lyss, Switzerland, where it produces the desired results.
In response to China's notification to the World Trade Organization (WTO) of its intent to adopt Environmental Protection Control Standards for Imported Solid Wastes as Raw Materials (GB 16487.2-13), the standards that set the allowable contaminants thresholds for scrap imports, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) released the following statement earlier this month.
As China continues to implement a ban targeting 24 categories of imported low-grade recycling materials that contain "dirty wastes or even hazardous materials", concerns about shipments being rejected at entry ports are growing in Canada, potentially leaving recyclers and brokers with stranded tonnes.
A recently launched European project on chemical recycling, DEMETO, aims at enabling chemical de-polymerization of PET, at industrial scale, using a microwave-based process. The project's focus, as a start, is on coloured plastic bottle waste.
According to Scrapo, Inc., a Silicon Valley startup, one of the most important problems that surrounds the world environment today is the amount of plastic waste that ends up in the landfill. More than 90% of the plastic products are not recycled and almost 75% of them find their way in the landfills. This has resulted into more than 6 billion tons of plastics having been dumped in the landfills so far and the numbers are increasing alarmingly every year. And it takes more than 500 years for most of these plastic materials to decompose completely. One way of tackling this situation is by reducing the production of plastic materials by reducing the consumption itself. However, because plastic products have become an indispensable part of our daily lives, it's not so easy to get rid of them. The other way is by ensuring that plastic scraps are reused and recycled.
(Washington, DC) - The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) Board of Directors approved new specifications for Rigid PolyVinyl Chloride (PVC) Plastic Recyclables at its Fall Meeting on November 8. The new PVC Specifications are intended to encompass more of the plastics recyclables that are actively trading in the scrap plastics marketplace.
Sharjah, UAE - Sharjah-based environmental management company Bee'ah is processing municipal solid waste (MSW) with the company's recently renovated material recovery facility (MRF). The 75 tonne-per-hour (tph) system is Bee'ah's premier MRF and features the latest in recovery technology from Eugene, Oregon-based Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) and its subsidiaries Nihot and National Recovery Technologies (NRT).
(Washington, DC) - The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), the Voice of the Recycling Industry, celebrates America Recycles Day November 15th, by applauding all individuals who make a strong effort to recycle as part of daily life, and encouraging all to learn more about recycling and the industry. America Recycles Day, a national initiative of Keep America Beautiful, takes place yearly on November 15 in an effort to promote and celebrate recycling in the U.S.
Machinex completed a major modernization last month at the Récupération Mauricie sorting facility, located near Trois-Rivières, Quebec. The sorting system now has increased efficiency and higher quality sorted material.
(Washington, DC)- Registration is open for the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries' (ISRI) Annual Convention and Exposition. ISRI2018, the world's largest annual gathering of scrap recycling professionals, will be held April 14-19, at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. ISRI2018 is set to provide scrap recyclers from around the world with the educational and networking opportunities, product showcases, and industry news needed to maximize their time, dollars, and return on investment.
Winco Plastics, North Aurora, IL., USA, a subdivision of Winco Trading (www.wincotrading.com), is one of the largest full service plastic recycling companies in the Midwest with 30 years' experience. After purchasing a Lindner re-grinding line including a Micromat Plus 2500 pre-shredding system and an LG 1500-800 grinder, Winco have significantly increased their plastics waste handling capacity, making them one of the fastest growing companies in their sector in 2016. The range of rigid materials fed into their Lindner system includes HDPE pipes of any size and thickness, HDPE sheets, PE and PP purge, and PC sheet as well as PET, mainly from post-industrial sources such as automotive and others.
Penn Waste is all systems go after adding new optical sorting and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to the company's state-of-the-art Single Stream Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) in York, Pennsylvania. Provided by Bulk Handling Systems (BHS), the upgrade boosts the facility's capacity by almost 30% from 35 to 45 tons per hour (tph), while at the same time increasing recovery, improving product quality, and reducing labor costs. This comes on the heels of Penn Waste's addition of a Nihot SDS 800i drum separator earlier in the year to increase their capacity to purify glass.
Plessisville, QC - The Executive Committee of Ville de Montreal has granted, on September 22nd, a contract to La Compagnie de recyclage de papiers MD Inc. This contract allows the design, construction, operation and maintenance of the new recycling plant located in Lachine. Machinex has been selected by La Compagnie de recyclage de papiers MD to provide this new system, projected to be fully operational in fall 2019.
HVT series centrifugal dryers from Herbold USA provide gentle energy saving drying of regrind, especially hollow bodies, PET bottles, polyolefins and other plastics.
ReVital Polymers Inc., Canada's first recycling facility that combines a Container Recovery Facility (CRF) and a Plastics Recovery Facility (PRF) in one location, held its official opening on Friday, October 20. The Sarnia facility is now one of the newest and most advanced plastics recycling and recovery plants in North America.
TerraCycle, the global leader in recycling hard-to-recycle waste was recently named a winner of a United Nations Momentum for Change Lighthouse Activity award. The recognition is for the initiative announced earlier this year with TerraCycle, Procter & Gamble and SUEZ to create the world's first fully recyclable shampoo bottle made with beach plastic. TerraCycle will receive this prestigious award in Bonn, Germany in November during the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23).
Material recovery facilities (MRFs) are seeing many challenges that directly impact operations. Some of these challenges include: new recycled material quality standards from China, the ratcheting up of voluntary and mandatory local and state recycling goals, lower tolerance for worker injury, increasing volumes and a changing waste stream, disposal bans on organics in landfills, and high demand from emerging energy markets for organics.