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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.
El Centro de Pruebas e Innovación de STADLER en Eslovenia, una pieza clave para proyectos de investigación sobre procesos de clasificación de residuos

STADLER Test and Innovation Center in Slovenia is valuable resource for research projects on...

The two-year-old STADLER Center is fulfilling its role as an innovation hub, participating in important research such as the award-winning EnEWA paper recycling project. It is also providing a valuable service to customers with demonstrations of the sorting process designed for them by STADLER, enabling them to make informed decisions about their investment.
¿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.
EuRIC, FER y SIGNUS instan a la Unión Europea a reconsiderar el valor del caucho reciclado por sus beneficios sociales, económicos y ambientales.

EURIC, FER and SIGNUS warn of the environmental impacts of a potential ban on...

EuRIC, FER and SIGNUS are calling on the EU to reconsider the value of recycled rubber due to its social, economic and environmental benefits.
Recyclia afianza su posición en nuevos residuos al crecer un 20,5% en 2021

Recyclia consolidates emerging waste management, with an increase of 20.5% in photovoltaic panels and...

Recyclia managed 20.5% more photovoltaic panels and electric vehicle batteries in 2021, thus consolidating its position as a manager of waste streams from new markets with significant growth prospects in terms of recycling and socio-economic impact over the coming years in Spain.
Recyclia, pionera en la instauración en España de esta estrategia de gestión en 2012, analiza su impacto tras diez años de funcionamiento

Recyclia, who pioneered this management strategy in 2012, analyses its impact ten years later

The management model of several collective waste management systems operating under a single administrative entity has enabled this activity to be optimised by 30% in Spain. This is the conclusion of a study carried out by Recyclia to analyse this type of model. The model was first implemented in Spain a decade ago for the management of batteries and Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), through Recyclia’s environmental foundations Ecopilas, Ecofimática and Ecoasimelec.
Arranca la segunda #GreenLeague Junior en centros educativos de Asturias, Murcia y Comunidad Valenciana para fomentar el reciclaje de RAEE

Second #GreenLeague Junior kicks off at educational centres in Asturias, Murcia and Valencia to...

The school that collects the most waste in this non-competitive league will sponsor a tree planting. The campaign, which coincides with World Environment Day, will take place in May and June
Plastics Europe lanza la segunda edición del informe de Economía Circular de los plásticos

Plastics Europe launches the second edition of the “Circular Economy for Plastics” report

Plastics Europe, the European association of plastics manufacturers, launches today the second edition of “Circular Economy for Plastics – A European Overview”, a detailed report of plastics flows related to production, conversion, consumption, waste management, recycling, and use of recycled plastics in Europe in 2020.
El primer vehículo de recogida de residuos del Reino Unido impulsado por hidrógeno usa una Allison Transmission

Allison Transmission Specified for UK’s First Hydrogen-Powered Refuse Collection Vehicle

An Allison fully automatic transmission has been specified for the UK’s first refuse collection vehicle (RCV) with a hydrogen fuel cell powertrain. Aberdeen City Council’s decision to couple a 250 kW Hyzon electric motor to an Allison 3000 Series™ transmission in conjunction with a 45 kW fuel cell affirms the continuing suitability of Allison’s transmissions as fleets transition from diesel-fueled internal combustion engines.
FCC Servicios Medio Ambiente consigue su primer contrato en California (EE.UU.) por 1.400 M€

FCC Servicios Medio Ambiente gets its first contract in California (US) for €1.4 billion

FCC Environmental Services, the FCC Servicios Medio Ambiente’s subsidiary that provides comprehensive waste management and recycling services in the United States, has been awarded the contract for the construction and operation of a municipal solid waste (MSW) environmental recycling compound in Placer County, California.
Repsol impulsará con Geregras la recolección de aceites usados de fritura en España

Repsol and Geregras to promote collection of used cooking oil in Spain

Repsol and Geregras, a leading association in the used oil collection sector, have entered into an agreement for the joint promotion of the collection of cooking oils from the hospitality sector (hotels, restaurants and cafeterias) and from homes.
SIGAUS cierra 2021 con la gestión de 128.711 t de aceites usados, logrando una tasa de regeneración del 79%

SIGAUS closes 2021 with the management of 128,711 t of used oils and a...

On behalf of its member companies, SIGAUS recently submitted its Official Reports 2021 to the Spanish Ministry for Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge (MITERD), as well as to the competent bodies of the different Autonomous Communities.

UNTHA prepares for shredding showcase at IFAT 2022

La enorme feria de cinco días, que tendrá lugar en Múnich del 30 de mayo al 3 de junio, permitirá a los delegados conocer de cerca una serie de máquinas de UNTHA, ver demostraciones en vivo de las trituradoras que tratan una serie de materiales, visitar las instalaciones de un cliente vecino para ver una instalación operativa en acción, descubrir más sobre los paquetes de servicios de UNTHA y conocer a algunos de los colegas más expertos de la empresa de todo el mundo.
STADLER y KRONES han colaborado para diseñar e instalar una planta de clasificación y lavado nueva para Kunststoff Recycling Grünstadt GmbH (KRG), empresa alemana de reciclaje dedicada al sector del procesado de plástico

STADLER and KRONES close the circular economy loop at the Kunststoff Recycling Grünstadt plant...

STADLER y KRONES han colaborado para diseñar e instalar una planta de clasificación y lavado nueva para Kunststoff Recycling Grünstadt GmbH (KRG), empresa alemana de reciclaje dedicada al sector del procesado de plástico
PreZero encargó a STADLER, empresa internacional alemana especializada en la planificación, producción y montaje de plantas de reciclaje y clasificación llave en mano, que le diseñase e instalase una vanguardista planta de clasificación de envases ligeros nueva en Eitting.

STADLER designs and installs state-of-the-art light packaging sorting plant in Eitting, Germany for PreZero...

PreZero encargó a STADLER, empresa internacional alemana especializada en la planificación, producción y montaje de plantas de reciclaje y clasificación llave en mano, que le diseñase e instalase una vanguardista planta de clasificación de envases ligeros nueva en Eitting.
La fundación Ecopilas reactiva la campaña de recogida de pilas que permitirá crear el ‘Bosque Ecopilas’ en San Fernando, Almadén, Murcia y Lanzarote

56 nursery and primary schools participate in Ecopilas initiative to reforest areas of high...

La fundación Ecopilas reactiva la campaña de recogida de pilas que permitirá crear el ‘Bosque Ecopilas’ en San Fernando, Almadén, Murcia y Lanzarote
ANARPLA organiza en Madrid el I Congreso Nacional de Reciclado de Plásticos

ANARPLA organises 1st National Plastics Recycling Congress in Madrid

On 17 May, Madrid will host the 1st National Plastics Recycling Congress, organised by the Spanish National Association of Plastic Recyclers (ANARPLA). With the theme "Secondary Raw Material Producers and the Circular Economy", the first event of its kind to be held in Spain will analyse and debate key issues for the sector. The congress will bring together the leading Spanish and European experts in the field and 250 key players throughout the value chain.
SIGNUS presenta el Informe Global Anual de Evaluación del III Plan Empresarial de Prevención de Neumáticos Fuera de Uso 2018-2021 en el que todos los fabricantes y los 233  importadores y adquirientes intracomunitarios que representan el 98,9% de  la declaración de puesta en el mercado a SIGNUS en los últimos 4 años, han implantado diferentes medidas para prevenir la generación de neumáticos fuera de uso.

SIGNUS presents assessment report on third Business Prevention Plan for end-of-life tyres

SIGNUS has presented the Annual Global Assessment Report on the 3rd Business Prevention Plan for End-of-Life Tyres, which spanned the period 2018-2021.
Amazon y el Departamento de Energía de EE.UU. se unen para reducir los residuos plásticos

Amazon and U.S. Department of Energy team up to cut plastic waste through innovation...

Amazon y el Departamento de Energía de EE.UU. se unen para reducir los residuos plásticos
El Gobierno aprueba el PERTE de Economía Circular para acelerar la transición hacia un sistema productivo más eficiente y sostenible en el uso de materias primas

Spanish government ratifies Circular Economy Strategic Project for Economic Recovery and Transformation (PERTE) to...

El Gobierno aprueba el PERTE de Economía Circular para acelerar la transición hacia un sistema productivo más eficiente y sostenible en el uso de materias primas
La ciudad de París elige Allison Transmission para sus vehículos de recogida de residuos y mantenimiento de calles

City of Paris Selects Allison Transmission for its Waste Collection and Street Maintenance Vehicles

La ciudad de París elige Allison Transmission para sus vehículos de recogida de residuos y mantenimiento de calles
La contaminación por plásticos crece sin cesar mientras la gestión de residuos y el reciclaje se quedan cortos, según la OCDE

Plastic pollution is growing relentlessly as waste management and recycling fall short, says OECD

Según un nuevo informe de la OCDE, el mundo produce el doble de residuos plásticos que hace dos décadas, la mayor parte de los cuales acaban en vertederos, incinerados o filtrados al medio ambiente, y sólo el 9% se recicla con éxito. En vísperas de las conversaciones de la ONU sobre la acción internacional para reducir los residuos de plástico, el primer informe de la OCDE Perspectivas del Plástico Mundial muestra que, mientras el aumento de la población y de los ingresos impulsa un incremento incesante de la cantidad de plástico que se utiliza y se tira, las políticas para frenar su fuga al medio ambiente se quedan cortas.
El Complejo Medioambiental de Reciclaje La Campiña, desarrollado por FCC, premio a la Mejor Obra Municipal

The ‘La Campiña’ Resource Recovery Centre, developed by FCC, awarded Best Municipal Work at...

The ‘La Campiña’ comprehensive Resource Recovery Centre (RRC) owned and promoted by the Eastern Municipalities Association of the Region of Madrid, and developed and operated by ECOMESA, 100% subsidiary of FCC Medio Ambiente, has...
STADLER y ZenRobotics crean, junto a Remeo, la planta de recuperación de materiales más avanzada de la Unión Europea

STADLER and ZenRobotics build the most advanced Materials Recovery Facility in the European Union...

STADLER y ZenRobotics han creado una nueva planta de clasificación, totalmente pionera, junto a Remeo Oy, empresa finlandesa especializada en gestión medioambiental. STADLER ha diseñado y construido la planta de recuperación de materiales (MRF, por sus siglas en inglés) en colaboración con Remeo, y ZenRobotics se ha encargado de suministrar las tecnologías robotizadas de clasificación de residuos basadas en IA.

PolyREC® launches RecoTrace™, multi-polymer data collection system to record EU recycled plastic

PolyREC®, the association that monitors, verifies and reports on European recycled plastics, is now recognised as an official data collector for the Circular Plastics Alliance (CPA). Thanks to RecoTrace™ data, PolyREC® will report on...
El Instituto Tecnológico del Plástico trabaja para acabar con las limitaciones que presentan los residuos de envases, textiles, neumáticos o colchones durante su proceso de reciclaje. Los resultados del proyecto NEOREC, financiado por el IVACE y los fondos FEDER, serán la solución a la acumulación de residuos complejos en vertederos.

NEOREC Project: new techniques to give a second life to packaging, textile, tyre and...

El Instituto Tecnológico del Plástico trabaja para acabar con las limitaciones que presentan los residuos de envases, textiles, neumáticos o colchones durante su proceso de reciclaje. Los resultados del proyecto NEOREC, financiado por el IVACE y los fondos FEDER, serán la solución a la acumulación de residuos complejos en vertederos.
El CPR, dirigido a la reparación y la reutilización de residuos textiles, voluminosos y RAEEs, aumentará un 30% la tasa de reutilización de Gipuzkoa

The CPR seeks to facilitate the repair and reuse of waste textiles, bulky waste...

El CPR, dirigido a la reparación y la reutilización de residuos textiles, voluminosos y RAEEs, aumentará un 30% la tasa de reutilización de Gipuzkoa

Film and flexible packaging recycling: closing the circular economy loop

Film and flexible packaging are excellent products from a performance point of view, which accounts for their stubbornly extensive use, but they present a difficult end-of-life issue. The solution lies in the creation of...

Cotec report shows the stagnation of the transition to a circular economy in Spain

Cotec report shows the stagnation of the transition to a circular economy in Spain

The waste gap in Spain: The difficulties of the new law for municipalities

The waste gap in Spain: The difficulties of the new law for municipalities | CONAMA | FuturENVIRO | Waste | Recycling | Circular Economy

The RepescaPlas Project develops a management and recovery system for plastics recovered from the...

Concluye la cuarta anualidad del proyecto RepescaPlas con un sistema de gestión y valorización de los plásticos recuperados del mar

Project turns marine litter into furniture for the Marina of Valencia

Un proyecto convierte basuras marinas en mobiliario instalado en la Marina de Valencia

e-waste recycling sector reinforces its position as a creator of socioeconomic value in the...

e-waste recycling sector reinforces its position as a creator of socioeconomic value in the green economy

“The collection and reuse of post-consumer clothing are key elements in the EU’s circular...

“The collection and reuse of post-consumer clothing are key elements in the EU’s circular economy strategy”

Ecopilas and Fundación Ecomar ‘Ponte las pilas y recicla’ 2021 campaign collects 64% more...

Ecopilas and Fundación Ecomar ‘Ponte las pilas y recicla’ 2021 campaign collects 64% more used batteries than in 2020

Ecoembes revolutionises incentive-based recycling with the development of the smart yellow bin

Ecoembes revolutionises incentive-based recycling with the development of the smart yellow bin | FuturENVIRO

UN report on plastic pollution warns of false solutions and confirms need for urgent...

UN report on plastic pollution warns of false solutions and confirms need for urgent global action

STADLER renovates the CITR waste management facility managed by FCC Medio Ambiente in Las...

STADLER renovates the CITR waste management facility managed by FCC Medio Ambiente in Las Marinas, El Campello (Alicante) in Spain

León home to the Iberian Peninsula’s first electric vehicle battery recycling plant

León home to the Iberian Peninsula’s first electric vehicle battery recycling plant

Return of crowds to Vuelta a España allows Ecopilas to recycle 1.3 tonnes of...

Return of crowds to Vuelta a España allows Ecopilas to recycle 1.3 tonnes of used batteries

Ecopilas celebrates the success of a great Vuelta 2021, with record citizen participation

Ecopilas celebrates the success of a great Vuelta 2021, with record citizen participation | FuturENVIRO | Ecopilas

Twenty organisations warn of waste sector paralysis due to poor functioning of compulsory electronic...

Twenty organisations warn of waste sector paralysis due to poor functioning of compulsory electronic procedures

Galician Municipalities Upgrade Waste Collection fleets with Iveco and Volvo Trucks Equipped with Allison...

Galician Municipalities Upgrade Waste Collection fleets with Iveco and Volvo Trucks Equipped with Allison Transmissions

European project to recover contaminated plastics from automotive, construction and electrical appliance industry waste

European project to recover contaminated plastics from automotive, construction and electrical appliance industry waste

Commitment to the economy the backbone of the SIGAUS Sustainability Report 2020

Commitment to the economy the backbone of the SIGAUS Sustainability Report 2020

STADLER signs agreement with Orizon Valorização de Resíduos for the construction of the largest...

With an eye to the future, STADLER recently signed an agreement with Orizon Valorização de Resíduos to build the largest mechanical sorting plant in Brazil. The agreement is of particular importance and aims to...

Pilot campaign underway to promote reuse of end-of-life mobile phones rather than accumulating them...

Pilot campaign underway to promote reuse of end-of-life mobile phones rather than accumulating them in the home

RECICLOS reward-based recycling scheme now up-and-running in all regions of Spain

Over 3,200,000 Spaniards can receive sustainable and social incentives by recycling their beverage cans and plastic bottles through this Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) in the more than 14,600 yellow bins equipped with RECICLOS technology....

Electronic equipment recycling withstands slowdown arising from pandemic in 2020 and Ecopilas breaks collection...

El reciclaje de aparatos electrónicos resistió la ralentización impuesta por la pandemia en 2020 y Ecopilas bate su récord de recogida

STADLER designs and builds the integrated sorting line for the LIFE4FILM project at the...

STADLER designs and builds the integrated sorting line for the LIFE4FILM project at the Granada plant operated by FCC Medio Ambiente

Spanish Government ratifies 1st Circular Economy Action Plan with budget of €1,529 M

Spanish Government ratifies 1st Circular Economy Action Plan with budget of €1,529 M

EU e-waste targets difficult to achieve

Collectively, EU Member States collect and recover more discarded electrical and electronic equipment than most of the world. But the EU risks missing its more ambitious e-waste collection targets. A review by the European...

Spanish Cabinet sends Waste and Contaminated Land Bill to Parliament to drive circular, low-carbon...

For the first time in the history of Spanish legislation, the Bill sets out limitations on single-use plastics. It establishes restrictions on the use of such plastics for certain products, a tax to prevent...

Mass citizen “1m2 contra la basuraleza” (1plus2 against litter in nature) movement returns on...

Mass citizen “1m2 contra la basuraleza” (1plus2 against litter in nature) movement returns on June 12

New compostable mulch film will facilitate management of plastic waste in agricultural sector and...

Nuevos acolchados compostables facilitarán la gestión de los residuos plásticos en el sector agrícola y lo proveerán de compost de calidad

ASELIP calls on Government to allocate €10,000 M to meeting EU recycling targets and...

ASELIP reclama al Gobierno 10.000 M€ para cumplir con los objetivos de reciclaje de la UE y la Agenda 2030

STADLER completes installation of new mechanical sorting plant of Ca Na Putxa, Ibiza

STADLER has designed and installed the new 50,000 m2 mechanical waste sorting plant that will serve the island of Ibiza. The facility was ordered in December 2020 by UTE (temporary consortium) GIREF, which is...

Fishing industry by-products and municipal solid waste are transformed into bioplastics for use in...

The European DAFIA Project, coordinated by AIMPLAS, provides the automotive and food packaging industries with sustainable solutions by developing biopolymers, flame-retardant additives and barrier packaging. This project is in line with circular economy criteria...

WEEE Forum expands in three continents to tackle the global e-waste challenge

The WEEE Forum, which represents e-waste Producer Responsibility Organisations throughout the world, is continuing to grow its global membership with the recent addition of new members from Colombia, South Africa, Spain and Lithuania. With worldwide...

BBVA recycles close to 90,000 credit and debit cards in Spain in just three...

BBVA has promoted the recycling of almost 90,000 cards, thanks to a collaboration agreement with environmental foundations ECOASIMELEC and ECOPILAS, both of which form part of RECYCLIA, Spain’s largest organisation for the management of waste electrical and electronic...

Green light for investment of €581 M in sanitation and wastewater treatment projects, implementation...

Luz verde a 581 M€ para proyectos de saneamiento y depuración, implementación de normativa de residuos y corrección de tendidos eléctricos

Advances in plastics recycling processes towards the creation of a circular economy

The development of a circular economy to address the plastic waste emergency hinges on the creation of demand for high-quality recyclates. STADLER, a leading supplier of sorting plants for the recycling industry, has experienced...

Plastics sector to invest over €260 M in Green Recovery

To facilitate the European Recovery Plan, EsPlásticos is promoting a macro-project to enhance the circularity of plastics and drive innovation. The project includes the creation of a research centre focusing on the circular economy, and the companies involved...

TIRME promotes circular economy project with thirty Balearic entities to obtain European funding

The project entitled “Closing the loop. Integrated strategy for the transition from the current tourism model to a circular model” seeks to attract up to 185 million euro from the Next Generation recovery fund. Some...
 Isabel Vela, una de las mujeres que ha conseguido empleo en la cadena de reciclaje a través del programa "Reciclar para cambiar vidas"

Women at risk of exclusion make their way in the waste sector. They now...

The Ecoembes social inclusion programme “Recycling to change lives” seeks to achieve equal opportunities for men and women in the world of work. In the last three years, the number of women at risk of social...

Área Metropolitana de Barcelona awards Ferrovial Services contract for treatment of waste from street...

Ferrovial Services will treat the waste from street cleaning in the municipalities that make up the metropolitan area for the next three years. The contract is worth over €23 M. El Área Metropolitana de Barcelona...
La cuarta planta de biorresiduos de la Xunta estará ubicada en el polígono empresarial de Verín

Galician Regional Government to build fourth biowaste plant with €5.5 million budget

The Galician Regional Government is to build its fourth biowaste treatment plant in the Pazos Business Park in the municipality of Verín. The announcement was made yesterday by the Regional Minister for the Environment, Territorial...

European Parliament call for tighter EU consumption and recycling rules

The report, adopted today with 574 votes in favour, 22 against and 95 abstentions, is a response to the Commission’s Circular Economy Action Plan. Binding 2030 targets are needed for materials use and our consumption footprint,...

Digitisation, efficiency and decarbonisation the pillars of the Ecovidrio project for European Recovery Funds

Ecovidrio, a non-profit organisation responsible for the management of glass packaging waste recycling in Spain, has submitted the project "Glass: 100% recyclable, 100% sustainable, 100% ready for the future" for European recovery funds. The 13 initiatives...

TheCircularLab launches first circular economy startups map

In recent years, concern for the environment and the search for a more responsible and sustainable model of society for the planet, based on what is known as the circular economy, have come to...

RepescaPlas project achieves new high value-added products from marine litter through chemical recycling and...

The RepescaPlas project has ended its third year with a total of 4,218 kg of marine litter recovered from the ports of Marín in Galicia, La Restinga in El Hierro and Gandia in Valencia...

Plastics, a growing environmental and climate concern: how can Europe revert that trend?

While awareness, concern and action over how we dispose of plastics in the marine environment and elsewhere have grown enormously in recent years, there are many other and less known impacts of plastics, including...

Recyclia fosters use of selective collection points for e-waste in Madrid

Recyclia colabora con el Ayuntamiento de Madrid en una campaña de información y de refuerzo de la señalización de estos puntos de recogida.

Greene to recover 50,000 tonnes of used textiles and footwear in Eco Challenge project

Elche-based company Greene Waste to Energy is participating as a partner in the Eco Challenge project, an initiative that brings together different companies in the footwear sector. Amongst other objectives, these companies are seeking...

Royal Decree to improve end-of-life battery, accumulator, and WEEE management

The new legislation incorporates the reforms introduced in 2018 by EU Directives governing both waste streams, particularly the obligation to implement economic instruments for the application of the waste hierarchy in the management of this waste

UNTHA’s new shredder transforms the co-processing capacity of Geocycle Argentina

    An UNTHA XR3000C mobil-e shredder is now in operation at Geocycle’s co-processing facility in Córdoba, Argentina, as the innovative waste handler continues to progress towards a zero-waste future. The team – a 100% daughter company...

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...

Residual material from the forest industry could become new cover material for mining waste

The main objective when covering mining waste is to minimize the total oxygen penetration through the sealing layer to the underlying mining waste and thereby limit weathering and leaching of, for example, heavy metals....

64% of Spaniards would stop buying a product without guarantees of recyclability

Awareness has grown in recent years of the need to increase the recycling rate in Spain and the necessity for recycled material to be in the production cycle for longer periods, which are two...

Over 200 packaging companies join Ecovidrio’s new Business Waste Prevention Plans

This year, over 200 bottling companies from the beer, wine, spirits and cider sectors, amongst others, have signed up for Ecovidrio’s Business Waste Prevention Plans 2020-2022. Ecovidrio is the non-profit organisation responsible for managing...

Machines that reward recycling begin to be deployed in Spain

From today, Spain has machines in operation which will provide rewards each time they are used to recycle cans and plastic beverage bottles. When citizens deposit these items in the machines, not only will...

FCC Medio Ambiente winner of the EBAE Awards 2019/2020 for its 100%-electric, industrial chassis-platform...

  The award ceremony, that took place in the "Rastro Madrid" location, was chaired by His Majesty the King Felipe VI, who emphasized in his message that this award shows the commitment of Spanish companies,...

FECE and AMBILAMP enter into collaboration agreement for lighting waste management

According to Carlos Moreno-Figueroa, General Secretary at FECE, “this agreement enables us to cut costs, provide better service to consumers and comply with legal obligations related to the collection of electrical and electronic equipment”. In...

Spanish football league joins battery recycling campaign

Six football clubs from the Santander and SmartBank leagues are collaborating with the environmental foundation Ecopilas in the recycling of used batteries and supporting the drive to raise awareness of this practice amongst citizens....

SIGNUS transforms almost 200,000 tonnes of tyres collected in Spain in 2019 into new...

  In 2019, SIGNUS managed 188,631 tonnes of end-of-life tyres, converting them into useful new products for different applications. Of the tyres collected, almost 12% were prepared for reuse (second-hand or retreaded tyres) and the...

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...

Luhai builds National Resource Recycling Base with TOMRA’s sensor based-sorting technology

The company’s main focus lies in the recycling of various kinds of post-industrial and post-consumer plastics, as well as producing recycled plastic pallets, pulpwoodplastic composite (WPC), and refuse derived fuel (RDF). In addition to...

European battery recycling sector calls on EU for new collection target calculation criteria

  Eucobat, the association that represents Europe’s most important battery recycling collection systems, has once again called on the European Commission for new collection target calculation criteria for this type of waste. The request comes...

paperChain assesses the use of industrial waste in the construction sector

An industrial pavilion and a road section, both in the Aveiro region, are the first visible results of using waste generated in the pulp and paper industry in precast concrete structures and in bituminous...

ELIOT project set to enhance environmental sustainability of aeronautics with new biocomposite recycling methods

In view of strong anticipated growth in the coming decades, the aeronautics industry is working to develop promising technologies that reduce its impact on the environment. High-performance composites have become one of the keys to...

Autonomous Community of Madrid recovers 13,124 t of used oil in 2019

In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, SIGAUS is committed to contributing to the economic and social recovery of the Autonomous Community of Madrid in environmental terms. In the knowledge of the importance of...

STADLER acquires majority stake in weeeSwiss Technology AG, strengthening its offer with cutting-edge...

STADLER has announced the acquisition of a majority stake in weeeSwiss Technology AG, which specializes in the design, construction and operation of turn-key Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) recycling plants. With this move, STADLER...

New Untha XR3000C mobil-e shredder in operation at Korn Recycling

Recycling sector compliance requirements are increasing in line with the growing diversity of materials. Alexander Korn, Managing Director of Korn Recycling, also sees it this way when defining the criteria for a new shredding...

New regulations on waste management during the emergence from lockdown

Through two Ministerial Orders, the Spanish Government has set out new regulations on waste management during the emergence from lockdown. These Orders, passed on the proposal of the Ministry for Ecological Transition and Demographic...

SIGAUS multiplies financing per tonne collected by 6 to sustain the sector

Given this scenario, and for the first time in its history, SIGAUS will not finance management companies based on the volume of used oil managed in 2020, but rather the volume managed by them in...

Benissa Impuls chooses Allison Transmission for refuse collection fleet

While Spain is beginning to take the first steps towards reopening the economy, waste collection is currently classified as an essential service for the purpose of keeping cities clean. “It is a case of...

COVID-19 can’t stop Lindner Recyclingtech from commissioning shredders using modern tools

Every single minute that delays the commissioning of a new facility comes with a price tag. This well-known truism poses a challenge to many a company even under normal circumstances. What it means in...

Citizen commitment to recycling grows Spaniards deposit 8% more packaging waste in ...

Society is increasingly concerned about protecting the environment in which we live and more and more Spaniards are taking action to demonstrate that another future for the planet is possible. In achieving this objective,...

STADLER achieves high-purity plastic flakes and increases productivity at RCS PET sorting plant

RCS is a company based in Werne, Germany, specializing in recycling management. With over 40 years’ experience, it provides companies efficient and sustainable solutions for the disposal of commercial waste with its three core...

LIBERA appeals against glove and mask littering during the exit from lockdown

In the exit from lockdown, the LIBERA Project, coordinated by SEO/BirdLife in collaboration with Ecoembes, is asking people to reflect not only on the importance of protecting personal health and the health of third...

Recyclia manages over 800 e-waste and battery collection requests per week since declaration of...

Recyclia has just published this information and views the figures very positively, particularly bearing in mind the decrease in waste streams arising from the current lockdown situation, the reduced mobility of citizens and the...

Demand for Ecopilas’ domestic end-of-life battery collection containers rises sharply, with over 10,400 requests...

  From these figures, Ecopilas infers that the growing levels of citizen awareness of the importance of recycling have not been affected by current circumstances. Neither has the capacity of collective management systems to maintain...

Retrofitting Allison’s FuelSense ® 2.0 software to refuse collection vehicles cuts fuel consumption by...

Two Mercedes-Benz Econic refuse collection vehicles (RCVs) retrofitted with Allison Transmission’s latest FuelSense ® 2.0 software have gained fuel savings of 8.85%. This demonstrates how mid-life software upgrades can significantly reduce vehicle fleet running...

Over 300 educational centres with Ecopilas containers collect more than 12,700 batteries in 2019

The “Adopt a container” initiative sends containers and informative materials to centres wishing to participate. Training workshops are also provided for students, who represent one of the most important groups in terms of fostering...

Recycling of packaging through yellow container rises 15% since declaration of State of Alarm

Since the beginning of the State of Alarm on March 14, citizens have increased their use of the yellow container to recycle tetra-brick, plastic and metal packaging. This figure, compiled from information collected at...

SIGAUS amongst essential sectors to continue operating

Following Royal Decree-Act 10/2020 of March 29, which stopped all activities considered to be non-essential in order to reduce public mobility in the context of addressing COVID-19, SIGUAS, the integrated management system responsible for...

New STADLER automated plant for Dansk Retursystem begins operation in Denmark’s successful beverage packaging...

The inauguration ceremony of the plant, held on 10 March, was hosted by Dansk Retursystem Chief Executive Officer Lars Krejberg Petersen and attended by guests of honor Frederick, Crown Prince of Denmark and Lea...

Operators of MSW treatment plants post 2019 revenues of over €1.7 billion

80% of the revenues were generated by privately-owned companies, with the remaining 20% corresponding to companies in which public authorities have a majority shareholding. The number of MSW treatment and disposal plants in Spain...