Mexico is one of the world’s ten biggest producers of Municipal Solid Waste on account of its vast size and large population. The country generates around 120,000 tonnes of waste a day, which add up to 44 million tonnes a year. This situation has been further aggravated by an increase in waste (estimated at between 3.3 and 16.5% according to a study conducted by the Instituto Nacional de Ecología y Cambio Climático de México - the National Institute for Ecology and Climate Change) due to the country’s lockdown period, which has affected patterns in consumption and medical treatment. In this situation, the new sorting plants based on the automation of waste management, take on even greater importance for their potential to improve the environmental situation in Mexico and boost the circular economy.
STADLER has reached an impressive milestone with the production of its 1,000th ballistic separator. The machine was purchased by Vaersa, a company providing waste management and remediation activities in the Valencia region, in Spain. The STT5000_6_1 ballistic separator was delivered to the Vaersa light packaging sorting plant in Castellón on September 28th, where it just started operation.
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 extends its offering to include recycling of electronic waste, a sector that is growing fast in response to the increasing pressure to improve the environmental management of this type of waste, to use resources more efficiently, and to contribute to a circular economy.
Landfill sites can give rise to different risks. In particular, older sites predating the introduction of government regulations, which tend to be filled with municipal solid waste and lack modern landfill technology, will soon require costly remediation measures to avoid future environmental and health problems. In Europe, there are between 150,000 and 500,000 landfill sites, of which an estimated 90% are “non sanitary” landfills predating the EU Landfill Directive of 1999. Enhanced Landfill Mining (ELFM) has the potential of providing a solution that could dramatically reduce future remediation costs and reclaim valuable land while unlocking precious resources.
Lightweight and inexpensive, plastic is one of the world’s most used materials, but its extreme durability means that effective end-of-life management is critical. High quality recycling is therefore an indispensable solution for processing plastic waste. Recycling considerably benefits the environment, as new goods are replaced by recycled goods: it reduces demand for raw resources, requires less energy for processing, and reduces the quantity of plastic in landfill.
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 competencies – waste disposal, raw material recycling and plastics. Sustainability and the environmentally friendly use of resources are the principles at the heart of RCS’s corporate philosophy. They run through every aspect of its operation, such as the advanced processes it uses to collect and transform waste into secondary raw materials, returning them to the production cycle. These core values also form the basis for its service to clients, as it works in partnership with them to develop a concept that is environmentally friendly and individually tailored to their needs.
STADLER has completed commissioning of a new beverage packaging sorting plant it designed and built for Dansk Retursystem in Taastrup, Denmark. Full handover is scheduled for April, at the end of the final one-month trial period.
STADLER, the company specialized in designing and assembling sorting plants for the recycling and waste disposal sector, is starting the year 2020 in readiness to meet the growing volume and increasing complexity of the recycling industry’s demands. The company’s strategic objectives for 2020 remain focused on anticipating the recycling sector’s evolution, detecting new requirements as they arise, and maintaining the operational flexibility to develop solutions to address them in a short timeframe.
The Schroll Group specializes in waste management and recycling, providing businesses, public administrations and local authorities services tailored to their specific requirements. Founded in 1892, this family business serves its customers in Eastern France with a team of more than 550 employees. It operates its own fleet of vehicles and treats nearly one million tonnes of waste annually with its 21 specialized sites.
Plastic has become an indispensable feature of modern life, and has many redeeming qualities: it is flexible and strong, as well as light; it can be used in place of natural resources such as ivory or wood, and is very good for keeping foods fresh, just to mention a few. However, its durability means that it does not break down easily when it is discarded, so that plastic waste is building up in landfills and flooding our oceans. A responsible use of plastic, and its re-introduction into the production cycle at the end of its life through recycling, have become a necessity in order to address this issue effectively.
September 07th - 11th, 2020