Metal Packaging Recycling Rates

The latest data from the UK Environment Agency’s National Packaging Waste Database for quarter 2 2020 shows a 9.7% rise on quarter 1 2019 in the tonnage of recycled and recovered Used Beverage Cans (UBCs) and metal packaging. However, whereas the recycled tonnage of aluminium packaging has steadily increased over the period, there has been…

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Eddy Current Separator ElectroStatic Separator

Separation technology plays a major role in the recycling of waste materials. Metals are recovered using one or a combination of metal separators including Magnetic Separators, Eddy Current Separators and ElectroStatic Separators. Eddy Current Separators and ElectroStatic Separators play an important role in maximising metal recovery and revenue from complex streams presently processed by metal…

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The aluminium packaging recycling rate in the United Kingdom rose to a record high of 56% in 2019, up from 52% in 2018 (Environment Agency data published by National Packaging Waste Database (NPWD and reported on the Alupro website). The business recycling target of 61% was also exceeded by 2%. The amount of aluminium packaging…

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Historical Recycling

There has never been a greater focus on recycling and reusing waste materials. Many experts claim that our waste problem is related to the modern ‘throw-away’ society. Convenience, aligned to our busy lifestyle, has driven up the need for quicker and easily-accessible goods. However, much can be learnt from our past. Despite the modern day…

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CARS 2018

Mining the Urban Environment The anticipated global increase in production and consumption of electronic goods and electric vehicles puts a huge strain on raw material reserves. Subsequently, the focus has turned from mining raw materials to reclaiming, reusing and recycling secondary materials. This is known as ‘Mining the Urban Environment’. The strategic nature of critical…

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The Global Recycling Foundation created the Global Recycling Day in 2018 to help recognise and celebrate the importance recycling plays in preserving our precious primary resources and securing the future of our planet.  They state that ‘It is a day for the world to come together and put the planet first’. In 2020, Global Recycling…

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Waste Electrical Equipment

Bunting is exhibiting at the 19th International Electronics Recycling Congress (IERC) in Salzberg, Austria (21-24 January 2020). At the congress, the Bunting team will be helping electronics waste recycling companies introduce and improve metal separation in terms of recovery and purity. IERC 2020 is the electronics recycling industry’s leading event, bringing together recycling professionals from…

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Non-ferrous Metal Separation

There is an ever-growing demand to maximise the recovery or removal of metal from waste, especially non-ferrous.  The economic viability of many recycling plants is based upon their ability to successfully recover valuable metals such as aluminium.  In operations processing waste plastics, successful recycling is not possible without removing the ferrous and non-ferrous metal contamination. …

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Mezzanine Test Area

Technology to recover ferrous, non-ferrous and stainless-steel metal from waste and secondary materials is the focus on stand A2 008 at the green technology expo Ecomondo 2019 (Rimini, Italy 5-8 November 2019). “Reusing waste material is only possible after segregation and separation,” explained Simon Ayling, Bunting’s European Managing Director.  “Our focus is designing, developing and…

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