- Environment Times partnership - why should you attend RWM? Resource & 'Waste'
Boost for recycling of rare earth metals for a green economy
Resource & 'Waste'
The University of Birmingham has been awarded €4m to set up a pilot facility to reclaim rare earth metals from scrap as part of an EU-funded Horizon 2020 project. The facility will focus on recycling magnets made of neodymium, boron and iron. These are found in hard disk drives, household appliances, electric vehicles and wind turbine generators, and are increasingly important in the transition to a green, low carbon economy.
- Cheshire stream protected from pollution runoff from the M56 Water
Ellesmere Port's massive greenhouse gases could be reduced by a third in 11 years
A new study by the Energy Innovation District (EID) has revealed how a local, smart energy system could reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Ellesmere Port, where 5% of the UK's energy is currently consumed, by 34%. The £200k project – part funded by the Government's Prospering from the energy revolution programme – also demonstrates potential energy cost savings of up to 25%.
BIOGAS UPGRADING MADE SIMPLE
Purac Puregas Ltd has delivered and installed a CApure Biogas Upgrading Plant for a private company in Wiltshire. The plant was fully assembled and rigorously tested in their manufacturing facility prior to shipment, making installation and commissioning a speedy matter.
CROMWELL POLYTHENE SECURES MAJOR COMPOSTABLES CONTRACT FOR NEW FOOD WASTE RECYCLING SCHEME
Cromwell Polythene has won a major contract to supply 7.3 million compostable kitchen caddy liners to East Lothian Council in East Scotland, which has introduced a food waste kerbside collection scheme to boost its recycling rate and comply with legislative targets.
WASTES PLOUGHED BACK TO THE LAND
On the reclaimed peat mosslands of Merseyside and West Lancashire, a generations old family farm is using the green wastes from the likes of multinational food companies down to small charities to create a top quality organic compost - and with minimal carbon footprint. Environment Times' Editor Duncan Ashcroft went to visit...