Environment

Research & Development

Poland - Recycling

Recycled footwear products enter the market
11/02/2013
Setting up systems so that consumers can return obsolete products to retailers – whether or not at the time of purchase of a new product – is an effective way of diverting old products from waste streams and encouraging reuse and recycling. Backed by legislation, such collection schemes are in...
Recovering valuable metals from industrial waste
27/07/2011
The rising cost of metals is expected to drive uptake of an ecological metal-recovery system being developed by the EU-funded Ecometre project. It will benefit both surface-engineering and electronics companies. Surface-engineering and related industrial sectors, such as aerospace, automotive,...
Building ports from recycled materials
04/04/2011
A Scandinavian consortium is mixing contaminated sediment with special binders to produce a construction material for ports as a sustainable alternative to dumping at sea or landfill. Stricter regulations have reduced use of hazardous chemicals and heavy metals in industrial activities, but...
Boosting the environmental return on glass recycling
15/04/2010
The MEIGLASS Life project developed an innovative process for recovering greater amounts of quality glass from broken or waste glass returned for recycling with less energy use. When using recycled glass, the glass-container industry requires ‘oven-ready’ cullet – broken or waste glass – free...
Floating the idea of purifying water with glass beads
26/03/2009
Cranfield University is pioneering the use of glass beads in water treatment – a concept that could lead to dramatic energy savings in treating drinking, waste and industrial water. The Sustainable Systems Department at this UK university is testing a new low carbon footprint technology,...
Cutting the cost of treating oil-polluted wastewater
12/03/2009
The EUREKA Euroenviron Biosorb-Tox project has developed a treatment system for oil-polluted wastewater that is changing the way it can be treated while dramatically cutting costs. Wastewater from ships, oil refineries and other petrochemical industries is laden with harmful toxic compounds,...
Hydraulic separator may hold key to better plastics recycling
06/01/2009
The recycling of plastics has been hampered in the past by sorting difficulties, but with the advent of the Multidune hydraulic separator, a solution may have finally been found. The recycling of plastics has been hampered in the past by sorting difficulties, but with the advent of the...
Making car recycling more environmentally friendly
05/11/2008
Advanced technologies to increase the recovery rate from end-of-life vehicles can help Member States achieve EU targets for resource and energy recovery. There is a clear responsibility on car manufacturers in the EU to ensure maximum recycling when vehicles reach their end-of-life stage. This...
On-board carbon capture offers emission-free cars
06/08/2008
US researchers have developed an innovative strategy to capture, store and eventually recycle carbon from vehicles to prevent CO2 from finding its way into the atmosphere. US researchers have developed an innovative strategy to capture, store and eventually recycle carbon from vehicles to...