El rápido desarrollo del mercado de la movilidad eléctrica propiciará que la demanda de baterías de litio crezca a tasas interanuales superiores al 30% hasta 2030, año en el que este tipo de baterías acaparen el 78% de la producción. Sin embargo, su rápida velocidad de degradación exige disponer de la tecnología de reciclaje más avanzada que evite daños ambientales al final de su vida útil y también que sea capaz de recuperar las materias primas contenidas en estas baterías, ya que muchas de ellas son críticas por su escasez. Este es el objetivo del proyecto BATRAW en el que participa Recyclia.

Batraw project: More recyclable electric vehicle batteries

The rapid development of the electric mobility market will see demand for lithium batteries grow at year-on-year rates of more than 30% until 2030, by which time lithium batteries will account for 78% of total production. However, the rapid rate of degradation of these batteries makes it necessary to implement the most advanced recycling technology, with the capability both to prevent environmental impact and recover the raw materials they contain at the end of their service life. Many of these raw materials are critical due to their scarcity. This is the goal of the BATRAW project, in which Recyclia is participating.
¿Qué desafíos encara el sector del reciclaje de RAEE antes de que finalice 2022?

What challenges face the WEEE recycling sector prior to the end of 2022?

Fundación Ecolec encara el último semestre del año con el reto de cumplir los objetivos ecológicos a través de la recogida separada de RAEE a través de las iniciativas #Green y de las alianzas entre fabricantes, distribuidores y usuarios.

Circular packaging: regulations and challenges

At EuRIC, we are working to ensure that the forthcoming European Directive on packaging and packaging waste is reinforced with a view to increasing recycling rates, improving packaging design to facilitate recycling, and increasing the recycled material content of new packaging products.
Los RAEE, pieza clave en el desarrollo sostenible de nuevas tecnologías

WEEE a key element in the sustainable development of new technologies

The shortage of raw materials, a lack of materials to manufacture new electronic devices and intensive use of technology all come together in a new global context. Within this scenario, Fundación Ecolec has, through its activity and different initiatives, enabled citizens and social agents to become aware of the importance of correct WEEE management as a sustainable way of recovering precious metals.

In Depth: Analysis of the waste sector in 2021 and forecasts for 2022

We begin 2022 with FuturENVIRO’s special issue of the year on waste, featuring our by now well established section entitled “In depth: Analysis of 2021”. In this section, leading actors and trade associations from the sector offer a review of the most significant events in the waste industry during the past year.

Secondary Shredders: Comparative Table & Technical Guide (2021)

The production of Solid Recovered Fuels (SRF) and Refuse Derived Fuels (RDF) is a strategic component of integrated waste management policy. It also forms part of energy strategy and the fight against climate change....

An entire sector against eSIR

An entire sector against eSIR | Ion Olaeta, President of FER, member of the Board of Directors of EuRIC and Vice-president of the European Plastics Recycling Board (EPRB).

The new electronic platform for waste gives rise to great concern

The new electronic platform for waste gives rise to great concern

RESPECT: Development of Sustainable Recycling Processes for the Plastics Industry

RESPECT: Desarrollo de procesos de reciclado sostenibles para la industria del plástico

Ecopick helps to streamline pharmaceutical waste sorting and recycling at the Biotran plant

Ecopick ayuda a optimizar la clasificación y reciclaje de residuos farmacéuticos en la planta de Biotran

In Depth: Analysis of the waste sector in 2020 and forecasts for 2021

Empezamos el año con un primer número especial de agua de FuturENVIRO, con nuestra ya instaurada sección especial denominada “A Fondo: Análisis 2020”. Una sección en las que personalidades y asociaciones del sector del agua hacen un repaso de los acontecimientos más importantes en el sector del agua durante el año.

The world’s first fully automated textile sorting plant

STADLER and TOMRA delivered the fully automated sorting plant for Sysav Industri AB, which sorts pre- and post-consumer mixed textile waste in southern Skåne, in Sweden. STADLER designed and built the plant, while TOMRA...

PREMET25: Área Metropolitana de Barcelona´s major waste initiative

Integrated waste management is one of the greatest challenges facing the metropolis of Barcelona. This includes prevention and taking the steps necessary to move from a linear to a circular economy in which the...

Circular economy wins is Valencia

Evolving towards a circular economy is a very important challenge for any society due to what it involves: more efficient use of resources and reducing the exploitation of raw materials in order to guarantee...

ScrapAd – Worldwide platform to connect buyers and sellers of all types of waste...

ScrapAd, plataforma mundial para conectar compradores y vendedores de todo tipo de residuos y metales

Secondary Shredders: Comparative Table & Technical Guide (2020)

The production of Solid Recovered Fuels (SRF) and Refuse Derived Fuels (RDF) is a strategic component of integrated waste management policy. It also forms part of energy strategy and the fight against climate change....

Electronic waste: A growing, valuable but underutilised resource

According to the United Nations, 53.6 million tonnes of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) was generated worldwide in 2019. This is the equivalent of 7.3 kg per capita, 21% higher than in 2014,...

Ecocentral Granada at the forefront of recycling in Europe

  LIFE4FILM and LIFE PLASMIX In this report, we will describe the different stages and processes of two European LIFE projects based in Granada in which FCC is participating as project coordinator. The initial classification stages...

TECHNOLOGICAL APPROACHES FOR CIRCULAR ECONOMY SOLUTIONS IN TERMS OF PREVENTION, RECOVERY, RE-USE AND RECYCLING...

It is estimated that between 640,000 and 800,000 tonnes of mfishing gear is lost worldwide annually and may remain in oceans for up to 600 years. This may well account for over 10% of...

RECYCLABILITY CERTIFICATE FOR RIGOROUS ASSESSMENT OF PACKAGING SUSTAINABILITY

  Can you imagine parents awarding grades to their own children? With the exception of the most conscientious parents, the impression would be created that all our sons and daughters were achieving academic excellence. But...

IN DEPTH: ANALYSIS OF THE WASTE SECTOR IN 2019

We begin 2020 with FuturENVIRO’s first special issue of the year on waste, featuring our by now well established section entitled “In depth: Analysis of 2019”.  In this section, leading actors and trade associations from the...

PLASTICS SECTOR EN ROUTE TO ACHIEVING EUROPEAN 10-MILLION-TONNE TARGET

The solution lies in focusing our efforts on promoting the circular economy and fighting on all fronts to meet the European target of incorporating 10 million tonnes of recycled plastic into new products by...

FIRST APP FOR RESPONSIBLE WASTE PURCHASE, SALE, MANAGEMENT AND RECYCLING

EasyWaste (FREE) EasyWaste (FREE) is now available on the App Store and on Google Play. This version is free of charge and does not require registration. It allows users to access and contact responsible waste...

RECYCLING 5.0 – INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY AT THE SERVICE OF CITIZEN

  Nonetheless, despite the very positive figures, Ecoembes, the organisation which coordinates recycling in Spain, wishes to continue innovating in the quest for new solutions adapted to the daily lives of citizens, whilst helping local...

LEARNING FROM THE PAST SO AS NOT TO MAKE ERRORS IN THE FUTURE

This opinion article provides a summary of 2018, an intense year, which I believe has laid the foundations for a change of economic, social and business model. I look forward to 2019 with optimism,...

SMART WASTE, TECHNOLOGY APPLIED TO WASTE MANAGEMENT

In this context, selective waste collection is of special importance and more so if we bear in mind that the models being driven by the EU make it necessary to have greater investment at...

CONVERTING A PROBLEM INTO AN OPPORTUNITY

A priority within this rethinking process is to create a circular economy in which waste ceases to be considered a problem and is treated as a valuable resource that enables the prevention of overexploitation...

PROMOTING A CIRCULAR APPROACH TO MUNICIPAL WASTE MANAGEMENT

The challenge of Waste4Think is to improve waste management, not only in economic or operational terms, but also in terms of environmental and social impacts. For this purpose, each of the four pilot schemes...

HIGHEST GLASS CONTAINER RECYCLING RATES IN A DECADE

There are few activities that exemplify the circular model more than glass container recycling. It converts waste into a valuable resource and helps the environment by saving raw materials and energy, as well as...

THE BATTERIES THAT WILL MOVE THE WORLD

40 years ago, American John Goodenough invented the lithium  ion battery, which powers laptops, smartphones and many other electronic devices. Since then, numerous companies have joined the race to develop powerful, safe, long-life power units....

DIGITISATION A KEY LEVER FOR THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY

The world population is expected to increase by 2,200 million in just 30 years. This means that the population will grow from the current figure of 7,600 million to 9,800 by 2050. Two thirds...

FIRST RESULTS FROM LIFE RECYPACK, A PROJECT SEEKING TO CREATE A MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR...

LIFE RECYPACK is a demonstration project that is studying four solutions to current problems in the process of treating commercial plastic packaging waste (containers and packaging), mainly polyethylene (PE) and expanded polystyrene (EPS) in...

BALEARES. TARGET: TO MANAGE 800,000 TONNES OF WASTE PER ANNUM IN A DIFFERENT WAY

Baleares was the only Autonomous Community lacking a Waste Act. Recently, the Parliament of the Balearic Islands passed the Balearic Islands Waste and Contaminated Lands Act. This pioneering legislation at national level in Spain,...

THE NEW WASTE MANAGEMENT MODEL IN THE METROPOLIS OF BARCELONA

The agreement, entered into by the Àrea Metropolitana de Barcelona (AMB), the Catalan Waste Agency (ARC) and the 36 metropolitan municipalities, has been ratified by the Metropolitan Council. It establishes the individualisation of commercial and...

DEPOSIT RETURN SCHEME (DRS): Are DRS results in Europe transferable to Spain?

Waste management is going through a crucial period in Spain and in Europe. The quantity of waste packaging generated by society has been increasing, and political and social concern has been growing in parallel,...

RECYCLING CART: SUSTAINABILITY IN STREET CLEANING

  Innovation is one of the keys to enable European circular economy targets to be met. The ambitious targets that have been set require an improvement in waste recovery to enable subsequent recycling in all...

FOREFRONT OF TONER CARTRIDGE RECYCLING

After the legislative change, R&D dominates the market. The main target for Spanish company i2ma is: No cartridge to landfill! Since appearing on the market, toner powder cartridges have become a pending matter with respect...

CIRCULAR ECONOMY TURNS WASTE AROUND

CIRCE is participating in the European CIRC4Life project, funded by the European Commission as part of the Horizon 2020 programme. The project seeks cooperation between companies and consumers to foster more sustainable and more...

SOGAMA: Setting trends in Europe

The company has completed the first stage of the extension to its environmental complex in Cerceda, with the commissioning of a new facility to recover materials from conventional waste. This facility is a prime...

In depth: Analysis of the waste sector in 2018

We begin 2019 with FuturENVIRO’s first special issue of the year on waste, featuring our by now well established section entitled “In depth: Analysis of 2018”.  In this section, leading actors and trade associations from...

Valtalia executes proprietary project to put Galicia at the forefront of waste treatment and...

The plant features a reception pit of 5,000 cubic metres and five treatment lines, each with the capacity to process 40 tonnes per hour. These lines are equipped with over 30 optical sensors to...

Automation of Sierra Sur Plant puts province of Jaén in vanguard of waste treatment

Resurja is currently responsible for treating all the waste produced in the province’s 97 municipalities. The “Jaén-Sierra Sur” Plant receives the waste collected in 32 municipalities located in the west of the province, including...

Waste Treatment Plant in Querétaro (México)

The project entrusted to Bianna Recycling encompassed engineering, manufacture, assembly, commissioning, staff training in operating and maintenance, and plant maintenance. The facility will serve the population of Santiago de Querétaro and will manage around...

Dominican Republic’s first large-scale ELT shredding plant

  Grupo SPR, an international company based in Spain, acts as an integrated partner to offer solutions and equipment for waste treatment and raw materials recovery (secondary fuels, metals recovery, plastics recycling, etc.). In recent years,...

Optimisation of operations at Tirme Packaging Recovery Facility in Mallorca

The light packaging recovery plant, which is a key factor in the success of recycling in Mallorca, has been constantly improving operations since it opened in 2003. This plant represents a vital preliminary stage...

In depth: Analysis of the waste sector in 2017

We begin 2018 with FuturENVIRO’s first special issue of the year on waste, featuring our by now well established section entitled “In depth: Analysis of 2017”.  In this section, leading actors and trade associations from...

UrBAN-WASTE Project: Urban strategies for waste management in tourist city

Solid waste is a commonly identified impact of tourism, but is rarely examined in tourism literature. Globally, it is estimated that the tourism industry is responsible for the generation of 35 million tonnes of...

SMARTWASTE: A step towards the society of the future

Ecoembes has been promoting the recycling of domestic packaging in Spain for 20 years, an illustration of the organisation’s commitment to the circular economy. During this period, Ecoembes has been committed to the implementation...

URBANREC is an innovative project capable of converting bulky waste into raw materials for...

The URBANREC project is an ambitious initiative which seeks to recover bulky waste throughout Europe. Over 60% of this type of waste currently ends up in landfills. URBANREC seeks to endow this waste with...

WASTE4THINK: A project by, with and for people

The project has a duration of 42 months and features the participation of 19 partners from 6 European countries. It seeks to integrate and validate 20 eco-innovative solutions covering the entire value chain of...

Beyond containers

Óscar Martín, CEO at Ecoembes When reviewing 2016, previewing what is already happening in 2017 and looking ahead to the 2020 scenario, we need to explain why Ecoembes is unveiling a vision which goes beyond...

In depth: Analysis of the waste sector in 2016

We begin 2017 with FuturENVIRO’s first special issue of the year on waste, featuring our by now well established section entitled “In depth: Analysis of 2016”. In this section, leading actors and trade associations from...

Innovation: The key to ongoing progress

Nature as the source of inspiration A deafening noise announced that the Japanese bullet train was entering or leaving a tunnel. An unbearable thunderous din for residents of the affected areas. It was urgently necessary...

Collective systems deserve legislative support

First it was glass and containers, then paper and board and, since a few years ago, electrical equipment and batteries. For all these waste streams, legislators and experts have considered Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)...

Valladolid City Council to open tender procedure for upgrading and operation of waste...

Background In 2002, what was said to be Europe’s most advanced waste treatment facility went into operation in Valladolid. The municipal plant, which has been in operation for almost 15 years, serves the entire province...

Recycling equipment for greenhouse waste

Empresa Ejido Medio Ambiente S.A. was founded in 2001 as the result of a merger between Técnicas Medioambientales Tecmed S.A. and a group of local companies operating in the waste collection and transport sector. Tecmed...

Ecocentral Granada, at the forefront of materials recovery in Spain

According to the most recent Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Affairs (MAGRAMA) annual report (for the year 2013) on waste generation and management at municipal level, the Ecocentral Granada is the leading Spanish...

“Another End is Possible” collects over 27,000 kg of e-waste in Malaga

The “Another End is Possible” campaign for solidarity in recycling will continue until the month of June in the city of Malaga. Thus far, the project has enabled the collection of 27,165 kilograms of...

Biowaste in the framework of the circular economy

The best data available, which does not always coincide with the official figures, shows that around 37.5% of municipal waste is biowaste. In simple terms, three principal sources of this waste can be identified:...

Secondary Shredders: Comparative Table & Technical Guide (II)

The production of Solid Recovered Fuels (SRF) and Refuse Derived Fuels (RDF) is a strategic component of integrated waste management policy. It also forms part of energy strategy and the fight against climate change....

Expansion and automation of the Fuenlabrada Industrial Waste Sorting Plant (Madrid)

The Fuenlabrada Industrial Waste Sorting Plant, commissioned in July 2015, receives commercial and industrial waste from public and private clients based in the Autonomous Community of Madrid. The plant recovers materials of value from...

The Waste Collection System of the Principality of Monaco

This article analyses the efficient, sustainable waste collection and management system of the Principality of Monaco, the second smallest and most densely populated country in the world, with a correspondingly high production of waste. The...

Recycle more and better, the cornerstone of the circular economy

The European Union is firmly committed to the circular economy. The circular economy implies less exploitation of natural resources and a profound transformation of production chains and human habits. The role of recycling is...

L’ ARCA DEL MARESME PURCHASES TWO HYBRID REFUSE COLLECTION VEHICLES

On 14th July 2014, l’ Arca del Maresme won the waste collection and street cleansing contract for the municipality of Argentona in the Comarca del Maresme region of Catalonia. The contract is initially for...
El sector de la recuperación de papel y cartón cierra 2014 con una ligera mejora

Paper & board sector shows slight upturn in 2014

2014 saw a slight improvement in waste paper and board recovery, though the sector has yet to take off as a direct result of weak consumption in these years of economic recession. Whilst awaiting...
Caracterización de basuras marinas - Proyecto MARNOBA

Characterisation of marine LITTER – Marnoba Project

The Technical Conference entitled “Marine Litter on Spanish Beaches – MARNOBA II Project” was held in the assembly room of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Affairs (MAGRAMA) on November 17 last. The...
Gestion-de-vertederos

Landfill management. Certification as a driving force for sustainability and improvement

Last October, AENOR (Spanish Association for Standardisation and Certification) participated in a number of conferences organised by ATEGRUS within the framework of the Municipalia exhibition in Lleida. AENOR presented a conference entitled “Landfill Management....
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Quality and stability of compost show the viability of domestic composting as a waste...

A study with over 50 real samples of domestic and industrial compost from the organic fraction of municipal waste shows the viability of domestic composting as a waste treatment technique, with the generation of...
waste

Breakthroughs achieved in the ProCSR Project- Advanced Waste Processes to Obtain Solid Recovered Fuel

In 2011, 22.7 million tonnes of domestic waste was generated in Spain (480 kg per capita). A large proportion of it was disposed of in controlled landfills (15.8 million tonnes or almost 70%). However,...
Reciclaje-recycling

A new standard in production efficiency in plastics recycling

At the recent edition of K 2013, held in Düsseldorf from October 16 to 23, Erema showcased its new INTAREMA® technology for plastics recycling, based on a newly developed and globally patented counter current...
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Waste-to-value of multiple waste types in new treatment plant concept: the “mixed plant”

Through the combined treatment of a wide spectrum of waste at an integrated plant, the LIFE REVAWASTE takes a giant step forward in the area of sustainable management. The pace of life in today’s society...
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Waste plastics as a source of energy

There is currently extensive growth in the use of plastics in all sectors of their application. After they are used, plastic materials and products become waste, which in turn is a very valuable resource....
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Horizon 2020 in europe: cero plastics to landfill

The European plastics industry makes a significant contribution to the welfare ofsociety by facilitating innovation, creating quality of life for citizens and providing efficient use of resources. Therefore, in its commitment to the environment,...
energy-ENERGíA-A-LA-BASURA

How we throw energy away

This article seeks to analyse, in the most up-to-date mannerpossible, the MSW situation in Spain, with special emphasis on the energy recovery of reject remaining after pretreatment,sorting and separation of recyclable materials. A great...
reciclaje-An international commitment to recycling regulations

An international commitment to recycling regulations

Following the recent introduction of waste electrical and electronic equipment regulations and disposal legislation across Latin America, demand for effective recycling solutions has increased considerably. These laws, which cover the discarding of commercial waste...
trituración-Global shredding paper solutions

Global shredding paper solutions

Lindner-Recyclingtech (L-RT), an Austrian company specialising in shredding solutions, has been developing, manufacturing and selling shredders for 65 years. This experience enables L-RT to deliver the best and most versatile single shaft shredders. L-RT...
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State-of-the-art technology at the Malaga packaging waste sorting plant

Limasa is a mixed enterprise responsible for public cleaning, collection, transport, treatment and removal of MSW in the city of Malaga. The company has recently completed the upgrading of the Packaging Waste Sorting Plant...