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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.
Alutrade, mayor empresa independiente británica de reciclaje de aluminio especializada en extrusión, es la primera empresa del mundo en disfrutar las ventajas de la nueva y sofisticada solución de clasificación basada en sensores de TOMRA

Alutrade Ltd recovers 99% pure aluminum thanks to TOMRA’s sophisticated new X-TRACT 2.0 unit

Alutrade, the UK’s largest independent aluminum recycling company and extrusion specialist, is the first company in the world to reap the benefits of the sophisticated new sensor-based sorting solution. The X-TRACT 2.0, TOMRA’s most advanced x-ray metals sorting unit, has enabled Alutrade to achieve 99% pure aluminum for use in secondary aluminum production.  
Reciclaje de plástico negro: hacia una economía circular

Black plastics recycling: towards a circular economy

Black plastics have been notoriously difficult to detect, but recent technological developments have made it possible to sort them not only by color but also by polymer, unlocking economic value for recycling companies.
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.
La planta automatizada de clasificación de residuos, ROAF, maximiza las tasas de recuperación gracias a las clasificadoras TOMRA

The fully automated waste sorting plant ROAF maximizes recovery rates thanks to TOMRA’s sorters

Opened in 2014, ROAF is a fully automated waste sorting plant featuring TOMRA’s optical sorters and ranks second in sorting municipal solid waste by volume in Norway.
Romper los cuellos de botella del contenido de plástico reciclado

Breaking the bottlenecks of recycled plastic content

Para superar esta complicación y cumplir unos ambiciosos objetivos de reciclaje, las empresas de reciclaje y las plantas de tratamiento de residuos (MRF, por sus siglas en inglés) están utilizando tecnología avanzada para producir material reciclado de alta calidad para aplicaciones más exigentes ampliando así sus oportunidades de negocio.
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.
Trinseo y GMP establecerán una planta de reciclaje de poliestireno en Europa

Trinseo and GMP to establish a recycling plant in Europe

To produce recycled food-contact polystyrene material, anticipated startup in 2024
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.
19º Congreso de la Recuperación y el Reciclado y 4th European Recycling Conference

19th Recovery and Recycling Congress and 4th European Recycling Conference

"The main players in recovery are the recycling sector companies. It is not, therefore, a question of strengthening the public sector, but of guaranteeing private activity": Mariano González, Deputy Regional Minister for the Environment and Agriculture of the Autonomous Community of Madrid
Iberdrola y FCC lanzan EnergyLOOP para liderar el reciclaje de palas de aerogeneradores

Iberdrola and FCC launch EnergyLOOP to lead the way in wind turbine blade recycling

EnergyLOOP, which aims to develop an innovative value chain that provides the energy transition with new recycling solutions, will invest 10 million euros in its first facility and create around 100 jobs.
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 Mercado de Reus se suma a RECICLOS con la instalación de una máquina que recompensa por reciclar

El Mercado de Reus se suma a RECICLOS con la instalación de una máquina...

Las instalaciones del Mercado Central de Reus cuentan desde hoy con una de las máquinas RECICLOS, el Sistema de Devolución y Recompensa (SDR) de Ecoembes, que premia el compromiso con el reciclaje de latas y botellas de plástico de bebidas.
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.
ECOLEC valora positivamente el impulso europeo al cargador común para reducir la generación de RAEE

ECOLEC welcomes EU common charger initiative to reduce e-waste

The initiative to establish a common charger for electrical and electronic devices is the first step in the introduction of new legislation in this area. It will reduce the production of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)because new devices acquired will not automatically come with a corresponding charger.
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
Tirme colabora en el proyecto de investigación ATRIC 4.0 'Acelerando la Transición hacia una Industria 4.0 sostenible, digital y Circular

Tirme collaborates in the ATRIC 4.0 research project ‘Accelerating the Transition towards a sustainable,...

The ATRIC 4.0 research project, which has received the CDTI grant under its Missions program, in MISSION 3. To promote Spanish industry in the industrial revolution of the XXI century, pursues the development of new solutions to respond to one of the current challenges of cities and industry: to guarantee effective recycling systems and recovery of combustion waste.

RARx, the global trend of circular economy

RARx ha superado muchos desafíos que le han posicionado como un producto disruptor en el asfaltado de carreteras y abanderado de la economía circular.
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
Cada minuto se vierte en el océano el equivalente a un camión de basura de plásticos

Every minute, the equivalent of one garbage truck of plastic is dumped into the...

Why we need to fix the plastic pollution problem This marine litter and plastic pollution endangers aquatic life, threatens human health and results in myriad hidden costs for the economy. Such a global threat requires...
AIMPLAS acredita los ensayos de vajilla reutilizable para impulsar la economía circular con alternativas a los productos de un solo uso

AIMPLAS certified to test reusable tableware to promote the circular economy of alternatives to...

AIMPLAS acredita los ensayos de vajilla reutilizable para impulsar la economía circular con alternativas a los productos de un solo uso
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.
Vilanova de Arousa (Pontevedra) contará para finales de año con una nueva planta de biorresiduos

Vilanova de Arousa (Pontevedra) to have new biowaste treatment plant by end of year

PreZero España ha sido adjudicataria, junto con otras empresas locales (Arias Infraestruturas, SA – Petrolam Infraestruturas, SL – Prace, Servicios y Obras, SA), de la obra de ejecución y puesta en marcha de una planta de biorresiduos en el municipio de Vilanova de Arousa (Pontevedra), por un importe de 15.109.215 euros (IVA incluido). La instalación, que se prevé comience a funcionar a finales de año, dará servicio a 26 ayuntamientos, contará con capacidad para tratar hasta 15.000 toneladas anuales de materia orgánica y otras 7.000 de podas y restos de madera.
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...
Endesa y PreZero España construirán la primera planta de reciclaje de palas eólicas de la Península Ibérica con el apoyo de GE Renewable Energy

Endesa and PreZero España to build first wind turbine blade recycling plant in the...

Endesa y PreZero España construirán la primera planta de reciclaje de palas eólicas de la Península Ibérica con el apoyo de GE Renewable Energy
PreZero starts up Europe’s newest sorting plant for lightweight packaging

PreZero starts up Europe’s newest sorting plant for lightweight packaging

PreZero pone en marcha su nueva planta de clasificación de envases ligeros, puntera en Europa
Eiffage Energía construye la nueva planta de reciclaje de Repetco en Albacete

Eiffage Energia constructing new Repetco recycling plant in Albacete

Eiffage Energía is building a new recycling plant that implements Repetco's innovative technology in the Romica industrial estate in Albacete.

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

AIMPLAS developing transformation processes for thermoplastic composites that can replace metal components of batteries

AIMPLAS desarrolla procesos de transformación para los composites termoplásticos que permitan sustituir los componentes metálicos de las baterías

The EIB, with the support of the European Commission, is financing a €30m loan...

The EIB, with the support of the European Commission, is financing a €30m loan for Carbios’ enzymatic recycling technology to support the 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

Repetco Innovations receives €30.8 million from the EIB to build a plastic delamination and...

Repetco Innovations receives €30.8 million from the EIB to build a plastic delamination and recycling plant

Project turns marine litter into furniture for the Marina of Valencia

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

EREMA enters a new dimension with large-scale recycling plants

EREMA enters a new dimension with large-scale recycling plants

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”

Technology from Murcia uses insects to revolutionise waste treatment

Technology from Murcia uses insects to revolutionise waste treatment

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

EEW Schwedt Plant Turns to Asynchronous Technology from Recycling Pioneer Lindner

Nestled at the edge of the Lower Oder Valley National Park, the  Schwedt power plant, which belongs to the EEW Energy from Waste Group, supplies the local paper  industry with electricity and process steam....

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

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

Calaf Grup completes LIFE PST SORT project for the development of a waste recovery...

CCalaf Grup completes LIFE PST SORT project for the development of a waste recovery technology that will generate annual revenues of between 50 and 100 million euros for the European recycling sector

RECOTRANS project uses microwaves and laser welding to obtain recyclable composites for the transport...

RECOTRANS project uses microwaves and laser welding to obtain recyclable composites for the transport industry

FER congress in Benidorm brings together over 400 representatives of the Spanish recycling industry

FER congress in Benidorm brings together over 400 representatives of the Spanish recycling industry

Siemens Gamesa launch of world’s first recyclable wind turbine blade for commercial use offshore

Siemens Gamesa presenta la primera pala reciclable del mundo, lista para su uso comercial offshore

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

Dry recyclables and light packaging: the sorting challenge

Dry recyclables and light packaging: the sorting challenge | STADLER | FuturENVIRO

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

New mobile, modular chemical recycling system converts non-recyclable waste into high value-added additives

AIMPLAS coordinated the European LIFE ECOMETHYLAL Project, which has ended with the construction of a plant capable of extracting up to half a kilo of methylal from each kilo of non-recyclable waste. Methylal can...

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

BASF, Quantafuel and REMONDIS want to cooperate on chemical recycling of plastic waste

BASF, Quantafuel y REMONDIS unen esfuerzos para cooperar en el reciclaje químico de residuos plásticos

FCC Medio Ambiente participates in a wind-turbine blade recycling project to promote circular economy

FCC Medio Ambiente participates in a wind-turbine blade recycling project to promote circular economy

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...

Innovative technology for chemical recycling of mattresses

Innovative technology for chemical recycling of mattresses

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...

New project announced to deliver recycling supply chain for luxury cars

The University of Birmingham has announced a three-year research project with Bentley Motors to deliver a sustainable source of rare earth magnets for electric and hybrid vehicles for one of the most sought-after luxury...

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...

New methods for recycling artificial turf waste components for use in manufacture of new...

Installations of artificial turf have many advantages, including the number of hours they can be used for sporting activities and the amount of water saved on maintenance. However, when artificial turf reaches its end-of-life...

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...

TOMRA and Borealis open state-of-the-art plant for post-consumer plastic waste sorting and advanced mechanical...

TOMRA and Borealis have today announced the operational start of their advanced mechanical recycling demo plant in Lahnstein, Germany, the result of a partnership that marries chemistry with technology for unsurpassed results. “This plant is...

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.

Procter&Gamble Mexico bolsters zero-waste policy with help of UNTHA

Esta es la tercera instalación llave en mano que la empresa encarga a UNTHA IBERICA para ayudar a su política de apoyo a la economía circular.

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

Lindner’s Patented Twin-Shaft Cutting System Ensures Precision with Maximum Efficiency

The way a twin-shaft shredding unit works is fairly simple: two tools moving in opposite directions draw in the collected waste material for shredding and crush it all together into smaller pieces. If it...

SUEZ reinforces presence in European hazardous waste market

Moving towards the circular economy in Spain Spain is strengthening its environmental legislation with the introduction of traceability of household and industrial waste, from production to the management of dedicated channels. The evolution of environmental...