Lightweight and inexpensive, plastic is one of the world's most used materials, but its extreme durability means that effective end-of-life management is critical. High quality recycling is therefore an indispensable solution for processing plastic waste.
A faster, more efficient way of recycling plant-based "bioplastics" has been developed by a team of scientists at the Universities of Birmingham and Bath in the UK.
According to a release from Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE) the European Plastics recycling industry is closing production due to the current market developments caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Major issues cited include a lack of the demand due to the closure of converting plants, and record low prices of virgin plastics, as well as decreased global activity overall.
NOVA Chemicals Corporation, the producer of chemicals and plastic resins, and Enerkem Inc., the waste to renewable fuels and chemicals producer, have entered into a joint development agreement to explore turning non-recyclable and non-compostable municipal waste into ethylene, a basic building block of plastics.
According to new research results from Trivium Packaging, nearly three-fourths (74 percent) of consumers are willing to pay more for sustainable and recyclable packaging.
STADLER separator producing high-purity plastic flakes, increasing productivity at PET sorting plant
RCS is a company based in Werne, Germany, specializing in recycling management. With over 40 years' experience, it provides companies with sustainable solutions for the disposal of commercial waste with its three core competencies - waste disposal, raw material recycling and plastics.
As of the start of May, the Sustana Fiber paper mill in Lévis, Quebec, is the first in two decades to accept sorted recovered cartons in Canada. Formerly, with 33,000 tonnes of cartons collected, all sorted bales sold for recycling in Canada were sent to three recyclers in the U.S. or to other international buyers.
Sustana Fiber's paper mill in Lévis, Quebec is now accepting recycled food and beverage cartons as an alternate source of recovered fiber to meet increasing demand for household paper products.
To mark Earth Day's 50th anniversary, April 22nd, Earth Day Canada and Earth Day Initiative, in collaboration with Corporate Knights, released the 50 Top Business Moves for the Planet list. Cascades, based in Quebec, is included on the list for its "pioneering role in recycling."
The new Steinert UniSort Film EVO 5.0 offers an extensively redesigned stabilisation system with intelligent airflow for sorting lightweight 2D objects, as well as maintenance enhancements for operational reliability.
Like many cities, Phoenix, Arizona and its surrounding communities were hit hard by China's 2018 ban on many previously recycled goods. With an aging system at its North Gateway Material Recovery Facility (MRF), the city recently set out to improve its plant's technology with a retrofit project to better handle the changing material stream and improve the quality of its recycled materials.
New Way Trucks celebrates first 100 percent Mississippi-made Cobra refuse truck
According to Tim Worman, product manager for demountables at Stellar Industries, when it comes to loading containers or truck bodies onto a truck chassis, the North American waste and recycling market has traditionally favoured the cable hoist, while the hooklift has been more prominent internationally, where urban space is generally tighter. Canada has been somewhere in between, based on influence from both markets.
Autocar has delivered the first production model DC-64R conventional roll-off to Corporation of Houston, Texas.
The drive toward increased commercial and household recycling is just one factor in the global effort to reverse the impact of climate change. But it's a crucial one, with recent figures showing that every year recycling saves 700 million tons in global CO2 emissions.
Talbert Manufacturing has introduced the 35FG-BVTL — a fixed-neck, drop deck trailer for small- to mid-size equipment machinery movers operating in C&D, oil fields, and agriculture. The 35-ton trailer is rated at 70,000 pounds concentrated in 20 feet and features hydraulic ramps for safe, efficient loading and unloading in confined spaces.
Mack Trucks has launched https://info.macktrucks.com/thankyou, an online resource for trucking companies and dealers offering useful information from government agencies, trucking industry experts and Mack to assist them in navigating through the COVID-19 situation.