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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Overhead magnet machine

The ElectroMax Overband Magnet has proved extremely popular since the launch in May 2019. Shipments average at over one ElectroMax per month (up to May 2020, a period that includes the recent Covid-19 crisis) with an increasing number of mobile plant, mining and recycling companies turning to the air-cooled ElectroMax Electro-Overband Magnet as a high-performance,…

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PMax Overband Magnet

Bunting has added two new models to their popular and highly successful range of Permanent Overband Magnets.  The two new designs – the PCB-C (Compact) and QBC (Quick Belt Change) – meet specific requirements of reduced maintenance time and lighter weights.  These models expand the Overband range, which also includes the classic PCB model. The…

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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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Tyre recycling system

Successfully removing metal from rubber (originating from the metal wire in a tyre) when recycling tyres is critical, especially as rogue metal can cause injury to horses and children who run and play on the recovered rubber crumb.  Although each tyre recycling plant is different, here is a guide to the common types and location…

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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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magnetic separator conveyor

The article was first published in Skip Hire Magazine (March 2020) The Permanent Overband Magnet is one of the most commonly used magnetic separators.  Overband Magnets are found in most recycling plants recovering steel cans and other ferrous metals from a wide range of waste materials as well as in quarries (protecting crushers & screens)…

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Mining Overband Magnet

One of the largest quarries in the US state of Georgia is protecting their processing plant against damage from tramp ferrous metal by installing a Bunting PCB1206-EL Permanent Crossbelt Separator. Junction City Mining helps build bridges in the US southeast by supplying high-quality aggregate materials for construction. The company required a massive structure to handle the…

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