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Simpler Recycling won’t boost recycling rates says North London waste authority

Envirotec Magazine

Recycling efforts by north London’s two million residents will not be significantly boosted by the new Simpler Recycling proposals, the North London Waste Authority (NLWA) has warned. Cllr Loakes said: “The Government should be making a herculean effort to ensure that producers minimise packaging that needs recycling or disposal.

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Study pinpoints pathways to boost plastic waste recycling globally

Envirotec Magazine

A new study highlights potential pathways to significantly increase waste collection and plastic recycling rates globally. These countries have plastic recycling rates of up to 10 per cent. Examples of countries include Kenya, Iraq and Congo. Examples of countries include Indonesia, Egypt and Saudi Arabia.

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China is leading the race to recycle batteries

Envirotec Magazine

In detail, the results show that China is expected to be able to employ recycling to meet its own demand for primary lithium for electric vehicles, obtained through mining, from 2059 onwards; in Europe and the US, this will not happen until after 2070. The research is published in Resources, Conservation and Recycling.

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Mattress recyclers register launches

Envirotec Magazine

The seemingly long-awaited Register of Approved Mattress Recyclers (RAMR) is finally up and running, with an initial three members. It has been set up on behalf of businesses and other stakeholders engaged in the collection and recycling of mattresses in the United Kingdom. According to our research1, over 1.5

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Beyond the yuck factor: Cities turn to ‘extreme’ water recycling

GreenBiz

San Francisco is at the forefront of a movement to recycle wastewater from commercial buildings, homes and neighborhoods and use it for toilets and landscaping. This decentralized approach, proponents say, will drive down demand in an era of increasing water scarcity.

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As millions of solar panels age out, recyclers hope to cash in

GreenBiz

With a surge of expired panels expected soon, companies are emerging that seek to recycle the reusable materials and keep the panels out of landfills. Solar panels have a lifespan of 25 to 30 years, but they contain valuable metals, including silver and copper.

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Solar panels have come a long way. Recycling them has not

GreenBiz

Making solar panel recycling more commonplace will require a mix of technological advances, economic incentives and smart policies at the state and federal levels.

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