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New partnership aims to precisely identify and sort plastic packaging waste through digital watermarks

AIM, the European Brands Association and the Alliance to End Plastic Waste have entered a partnership to drive the next stage of development for intelligent waste sorting under the Digital Watermarks Initiative HolyGrail 2.0. They will work with the City of Copenhagen to conduct the semi-industrial test phase of the pilot.

Artificially intelligent robotic sorters are the future of data-driven recycling

Artificially intelligent robotic sorting technology is the future of centralized, data-driven recycling models. Generally paired with optical sorting technology for the best results, the latest robotic sorters are achieving (and starting to exceed) 70 picks per minute for mixed plastics and paper. They are also being used very effectively for C&D sorting, and they have great potential for other materials including metals, electronics, organics and glass. With contamination of end product being a number one concern for MRF operators due to rapidly changing, highly contaminated incoming streams on the one side, and shrunken global end markets such as China, coupled with underdeveloped domestic markets for many recovered materials, getting to the high purity levels required by today's end markets is among the most significant challenges recyclers face. 

How screen classifying cutters can outperform hammer mills and knife cutters

Screen classifying cutters combine the shear of a knife cutter with the impact of a hammer mill at high speeds. Used in recycling, food processing and a range of industrial applications, this technology is ideal for reducing friable, semi-friable, fibrous, semi-hard and hard materials into controlled particle sizes at high rates with minimal fines.

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Artificially intelligent robotic sorters are the future of data-driven recycling

Artificially intelligent robotic sorting technology is the future of centralized, data-driven recycling models. Generally paired with optical sorting technology for the best results, the latest robotic sorters are achieving (and starting to exceed) 70 picks per minute for mixed plastics and paper. They are also being used very effectively for C&D sorting, and they have great potential for other materials including metals, electronics, organics and glass. With contamination of end product being a number one concern for MRF operators due to rapidly changing, highly contaminated incoming streams on the one side, and shrunken global end markets such as China, coupled with underdeveloped domestic markets for many recovered materials, getting to the high purity levels required by today's end markets is among the most significant challenges recyclers face. 

Aquapak innovation maximizes fibre recovery rates critical to meeting circular economy

New research conducted by Aquapak Polymers highlights that recycle-ready adhesives and fully soluble barriers can replace plastics in fibre-based packaging, making it fully recyclable in high volume recycling mills. Based on the research, Aquapak has developed a novel biodegradable, non-toxic and water-soluble polymer called Hydropol which is three times stronger than alternatives and is designed to be used in existing thermo-processing equipment, giving it a wider range of applications.

Merlin Plastics is primed to collaborate on a closed loop for packaging

The Canada Plastics Pact (CPP), established this past spring, is part of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's Plastics Pact Network - the most ambitious action that has ever been taken by the global plastics industry to solve our worldwide plastic waste problem. For the first time, the CPP brings together the entire plastics industry supply chain in Canada - from producers to goods and packaging manufacturers and retailers, to collectors and recyclers - all with a shared vision of a circular economy for plastics in which all varieties stay in the economy and out of the environment. 

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Quantron QHB electric-powered collection trucks provide benefits for waste management

Germany-based Quantron AG is a specialist in electric-powered commercial vehicles from 3.49 to 44 tons (gross combination weight), including waste and recycling collection vehicles. Quantron's environmentally friendly trucks, called Quantron QHB, have numerous advantages for waste management firms, and have impressed in practical tests at over 20 waste disposal companies, according to the company. 

Five tips for choosing a vehicle camera system supplier

For fleet operators and companies operating heavy machinery, vehicle safety will be top of the priority list. However, choosing a vehicle camera system supplier and ensuring that vehicles are equipped with the most appropriate devices that are correctly fitted and simple to use can be a time-consuming and difficult process.

Coretex CoreHub fleet management solution provides full verification of contamination at the container level

Coretex, a specialist in fleet management and compliance solutions, introduced its CoreHub integrated IoT Smart Waste solution at this year's Waste Expo, held June 28 - 30. The company's new CoreHub Smart Waste solution for waste and recycling is now an integrated module within the Coretex 360 IoT platform to offer affordable service verification. 

New Way and BYD partner on largest one-time delivery of battery-electric collection trucks

New Way Trucks recently delivered three battery-electric Sidewinder XTR automated side loaders (ASLs) to the City of Ocala, Florida. Mounted on the BYD (Build Your Dreams) electric platform, New Way says the three ASLs mark one of the largest (if not the largest) one-time delivery of battery-electric refuse trucks the North American solid waste industry has ever seen.

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