• So Should We Recycle Planet Money NPR

     · This is the second of a two part series. Part one is here.. China used to be America s market for recyclables. At one point it was taking about half the world s junk plastic.

  • China generates more waste than any other country. How

     · China’s restaurant industry had sales of 625 billion in 2017 and is poised to keep growing. Winnow a UK-based certified B Corporation is a food tech start-up which helps chefs cut food waste using its data platform.Kitchen staff are trained to log the food they are throwing away which is then automatically weighed by the trash bin.

  • China generates more waste than any other country. How

     · China’s restaurant industry had sales of 625 billion in 2017 and is poised to keep growing. Winnow a UK-based certified B Corporation is a food tech start-up which helps chefs cut food waste using its data platform.Kitchen staff are trained to log the food they are throwing away which is then automatically weighed by the trash bin.

  • Plasticsthe Facts 2019

     · family of different materials. Each plastic is designed with specific characteristics that make it ideal for the application to which it is intended providing us with very resource-efficient solutions. Plastic materials can be produced from different sources. Its raw materials can be of fossil origin (crude oil gas etc) or renewable

  • Plastics recycling challenges and opportunities

     · 2. Waste management overview. Even within the EU there are a wide range of waste-management prioritizations for the total municipal solid waste stream (MSW) from those heavily weighted towards landfill to those weighted towards incineration (figure 1)—recycling performance also varies considerably.The average amount of MSW generated in the EU is 520 kg per person per year and

  • Electronic Waste Management and Treatment Technology

    Abstract. Waste from used electronic and electrical equipment known as electronic waste or E-waste is the fastest growing solid waste stream in the world today. Around 40 million tonnes (Mt) of E-waste is produced worldwide annually causing a serious social problem and an

  • A Circular Solution to Plastic WasteBCG Global

     · We examined the PTF value chain including an in-depth analysis of the most common PTF technology pyrolysis which uses heat in an oxygen-starved environment to covert plastic waste into synthetic oil and gas (without emitting a lot of greenhouse gases).

  • Improving Plastics Management Trends policy responses

     · (Figure 2) . Plastics packaging is the largest application by weight but plastics are also used widely in the textile consumer goods transport and construction sectors. Some polymers of plastic are used primarily in a single application (e.g. polyethylene in packaging) while others are used more widely (e.g. polypropylene) .

  • Plastic bottles turned into jet fuel could help global

     · Plastic bottles turned into jet fuel could help global waste problem. Plastic waste has been transformed into jet fuel with a newly developed process from Washington State University scientists. The plastic waste was melted at a high temperature with activated carbona processed carbon with increased surface areato produce jet fuel.

  • These 9 technological innovations will shape the

     · Plastic recycling. 260 million tons of plastic waste is generated across the globe every year but only 16 percent gets recycled. The plastics industry has the opportunity to move away from a take make and dispose business model and adopt a circular model which aims to eliminate waste across sectors while creating economic societal

  • Opinion This is how the plastic that’s choking oceans can

     · The world is being buried — or drowning — in plastic garbage. It is estimated that about 330 million tons of plastic waste is generated globally each year — nearly equivalent to the weight

  • From waste to resource The role of bitumen technology in

     · From waste to resource The role of bitumen technology in recycled roads. With the global growth in transport there is greater demand for the infrastructure sector to deliver cleaner paving solutions from roads to runways. Asphalt one of the world’s most recycled materials 1 has been exemplary in demonstrating the circular economy in action.

  • China intensifies waste managementChinadaily.cn

     · According to the plan China will ban imports of 24 types of solid waste including plastic waste unsorted paper waste crude textile waste and vanadium slag waste by

  • Chemical recycling of plastic wasteBASF

    Facts about ChemCycling™ Complementary Chemical recycling can be used to process plastic waste streams that are not recycled mechanically for technological economic or ecological reasons.For example while sorted single-stream plastic waste should be recycled mechanically chemical recycling can be used for mixed post-consumer plastic waste streams consisting of e.g. PE PP PS for

  • A Circular Solution to Plastic WasteBCG Global

     · A hierarchy of plastic waste management describes the options for disposing of all this plastic. (See Exhibit 1.) Outside of actually reducing the amount of waste generated reuse is the best method we have. Leakage of plastic waste into the environment is the least desirable and disposal in landfills is only marginally better.

  • The US Recycling System Is Garbage Sierra Club

     · Many of the bales of plastic sent to China were worthless and were never even recycled. Instead they ended up polluting land and ocean outside China s impoverished unhealthy "recycling villages " the shantytowns full of mom-and-pop recycling businesses that lined the edges of China s big port cities reeking from caustic chemicals and burning

  • Challenges and prospects of plastic waste management in

     · The combined properties of low cost lightweight and resistance to chemicals and corrosion has increased the use of plastic materials for packaging and storage purposes in preference to other materials. Consequently there is a continued increase in their proportion in domestic solid wastes worldwide as well as the concern of their impacts on the environment.

  • Recycling Waste360

     · Jun 28 2021. NEW YORK -- Recycle Track Systems Inc. (RTS) a leader in the waste and recycling management industry today announced the closing of its

  • A Norwegian Tech Company Is Solving the Plastic Recycling

     · The world has a plastic problem and one Norwegian company is offering a solution. TOMRA is the largest producer of reverse vending machines and sensor-based machines for sorting and recycling.

  • REPORT SOlvING PlaSTIc POlluTION

     · manage plastic waste results in one-third of plastic 100 million metric tons of plastic waste becoming land or marine pollution22. Closing the loop of plastics is hindered by an unprofitable recycling industry unable to scale and by limited consumer choices for environmentally sound alternatives to plastic. Currently only 20 per cent of

  • PETase—an enzyme that eats plastic—gets closer to reality

     · It could later be used in recycling plants or in the environment—and potentially even in the ocean where as much as 12.7 million metric tons of plastic ends up every year. advertisement

  • Plastics recycling worldwide current overview and

    The fact is that since 1950 only 9 of plastic used has been adequately recycled 4 and close to half has ended up in landfill or dumped in the wild. It is thought that every year around 8 million metric tons of plastic waste ends up in the oceans 5 swept along by the world’s rivers.

  • Is plasma gasification the solution for plastics and all

     · This is a proven technology used in other domains and parts of the world since the early 2000s. In plasma gasification feedstock (trash) is introduced into a vessel of extremely high heat ( 2 000 deg F) capable of breaking all organic chemical bond and reducing all trash including plastic paper glass yard waste food filth etc. to basic elements.

  • Toward a circular economy Tackling the plastics recycling

     · The technology to sort different varieties of plastic is also lagging. The quality of a recycled plastic depends on its purity. It must be decontaminated from food waste labels and other polymer

  • 60 Recycling Statistics 2020/2021 Data Trends

     · Melbourne engineers have developed a way to recycle tyres and all kinds of plastic waste into diesel or petrol fuel. With China no longer accepting Australia s waste for recycling could this be the plastic waste recycling solution Read more at Monash Lens.

  • A Norwegian Tech Company Is Solving the Plastic Recycling

     · The world has a plastic problem and one Norwegian company is offering a solution. TOMRA is the largest producer of reverse vending machines and sensor-based machines for sorting and recycling.

  • What Happens Now That China Won t Take U.S. Recycling

     · The best way to fix recycling is probably persuading people to buy less stuff which would also have the benefit of reducing some of the upstream waste created when products are made.

  • Toward a circular economy Tackling the plastics recycling

     · The technology to sort different varieties of plastic is also lagging. The quality of a recycled plastic depends on its purity. It must be decontaminated from food waste labels and other polymer

  • The drive toward sustainable packaging McKinsey

     · China has banned imports of plastics waste and approved legislation to ban/reduce single-use plastics increase recycling recovery and recirculation of used plastics. Latin America had relatively low commitments to sustainability with few regulations in place through the early 2000s.

  • We can’t send plastic to China anymore. What happens to

     · China used to buy 700 000 tons of plastic alone from us every year to make into new products. Then the country stopped buying almost all our recyclables. Suddenly our bottles cans and

  • Is plasma gasification the solution for plastics and all

     · The time is now to focus on stretching goals to deal with sustainability. The decision that went into effect January 2018 by China’s government ( National Sword ) to stop accepting all United States recycling has exposed the vulnerability and ineffectiveness of our current processes for recycling and all forms of municipal solid waste (MSW).

  • PLASTIC RECYCLING Policies and Good Practices in Asia

     · Trade restrictions on plastic waste by China since the end of 2017 have highlighted the flaws of the world’s plastic recycling system. China had previously imported more than half of the internationally traded plastic waste but the restrictions caused the volume of waste plastic imports in 2018 to fall to less than 1 of 2016 levels.

  • China intensifies waste managementChinadaily.cn

     · According to the plan China will ban imports of 24 types of solid waste including plastic waste unsorted paper waste crude textile waste and vanadium slag waste by

  • Takeaways from Waste Management’s 2019 Sustainability

     · Recycling Update from Waste Management Brent Bell is the vice president of Waste Management Recycling Services and the moment he knew recycling was in trouble in 2018 had nothing to do with China .