Recycling and the circular economy

There is just over a month until Global Recycling Day. The second edition, led by the Global Recycling Foundation, will be held on 18 March. The organisers are calling on the recycling industry to rise to t...

Global first for ship recycling

Europe is steering the world's shipping industry towards a greener future with robust new recycling regulations. From 31 December, 2018, EU Ship Recycling Regulation came into force, the first legally bindin...

Tech giants tackle e-waste challenge

The biggest names in tech are making efforts to effectively deal with the problem of e-waste. Toshiba America Business Solutions (TABS) said this week its Zero Waste to Landfill initiative enjoyed a record 2...

Sustainability is child’s play

Toy giant Hasbro has launched a pilot recycling scheme in America. Through a partnership with TerraCycle, a pioneering recycling firm which has featured a few times on these pages, Hasbro toys and games will...

ExxonMobil joins recycling initiative

(USA) Energy giant ExxonMobil is the latest corporate to join an America scheme tapping big business support to transform recycling. The Recycling Partnership is a non profit which includes Coca-Cola, Pep...

Recycling leader enjoys record success

A pioneering company finding circular solutions for previously non-recyclable items continues to go from strength to strength. TerraCycle has made its name globally for its ability to take the non-recyclable...

Car batteries to recharge town

A Japanese town ripped apart by the country's devastating earthquake and tsunami in 2011 is turning to used electric batteries to secure a brighter future. Namie in eastern Japan will be home to a new plant ...

Smart bin helps recycling cause

A Polish startup has attracted €500,000 of investment for its smart bin technology. Innovators Magazine reported last year the progress being made by early stage company Bin-e - which is pioneering tech that...

Plastics industry eyes circular future

(EUROPE) LyindellBasell and Suez are going to scale-up the capacity of a Dutch company which converts consumer waste into raw materials for the plastics industry. Innovators Magazine reported last year th...

Recycled wastewater passes taste test

Research by an American university reveals that recycled wastewater performs as well as bottled water in a blind taste test. Undertaken by a team at the University of California, Riverside (UC Riverside), wa...