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Medicine Collection Event Results – Operation Medicine Cabinet Fall 2016

Medicine Collection Event Results – Operation Medicine Cabinet Fall 2016

MEDICINE COLLECTION EVENT RESULTS – FALL 2016 Tallahassee, Florida—On Saturday, October 22nd, the Southern Waste Information eXchange, Inc. (SWIX), in partnership with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Costco’s, Florida Pharmacy Association, Florida Society of Health Systems Pharmacists, 94.9 TNT, FAMU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, FAMU’s Institute of Public Health, Florida State […]

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30 million tonnes wiped off world steel output

30 million tonnes wiped off world steel output

Source: recyclinginternational.com Global:  Capacity utilisation in the global crude steelmaking sector was short of 70% in September – the third consecutive month spent below this threshold. The utilisation rate of 69.3% was four percentage points below that of the same month last year but 1.3 percentage points ahead of that for August 2015. Meanwhile, world crude […]

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Fraunhofer improving the economics of LED recycling

Fraunhofer improving the economics of LED recycling

Source: recyclinginternational.com Germany:  Researchers at Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute have developed a new method to mechanically separate the light emitting diodes (LEDs) used in televisions and lamps. The breakthrough is said to be thanks to an electrohydraulic comminution process which allows the LED lamps to be broken into their constituent parts without destroying the LEDs themselves. Shock […]

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Enevo expands ‘smart’ collection in California

Enevo expands ‘smart’ collection in California

Source: recyclinginternational.com United States:  Enevo, a specialist in smart sensors and analytics-based logistics optimisation solutions for the waste management and recycling industries, has opened a new office in downtown San Francisco. The California expansion represents the second office development in the USA over the course of a year in response to a ‘quickly growing’ customer base. […]

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US team makes headway in rare earth recovery

US team makes headway in rare earth recovery

Source: recylcinginternational.com United States:  US researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts have discovered a new method for recovering rare earths from electric and hybrid vehicles. The ‘highly efficient’ process specifically targets neodymium, dysprosium and praseodymium, yielding a metal recovery rate of over 80%. The pilot project saw research partners Assistant Professor Marion Emmert and postdoctoral […]

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Florida DEP’s Recycling Business Assistance Center

Florida DEP’s Recycling Business Assistance Center

Source: DEP What does Florida’s RBAC do? We assist in the development of markets for recyclable materials with the mission to achieve a 75% recycling rate by 2020. We can provide assistance to recycling businesses at all levels of the supply chain, as well as potential partners, the Legislature, and the public. RBAC Objectives Provide […]

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Scotland: glass recycling set to ‘make a real difference’

Scotland: glass recycling set to ‘make a real difference’

Source: recyclinginternational.com Scotland:  Convinced that recycling and charity work make a very good fit, Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) has launched a 12-month pilot scheme to raise funds via glass collections in the council region of Perth and Kinross. The council typically captures 55% of all empty glass jars and bottles thanks to its nine recycling […]

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Division of Waste Management

Source: DEP The Division of Waste Management works closely with the Department’s district offices to implement state and federal laws to protect the environment from the improper handling and disposal of solid and hazardous wastes. This includes regulatory programs for waste facilities and pollutant storage systems, and non-regulatory activities such as financial and technical assistance […]

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FL DEP Recycling Recognition Program

FL DEP Recycling Recognition Program

Source: DEP The Recycling Recognition Program was developed to encourage private businesses, institutions, schools, public organizations and citizens to increase recycling in order to reach Florida’s recycling goal of 75% by 2020. The Department has an easy tool for organizations to track, compare and report their recycling efforts — The Florida DEP Business Recycling Tracking Tool or […]

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Sony TV spots to boost global eco-consciousness

Sony TV spots to boost global eco-consciousness

Source: recyclinginternational.com Global:  Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has launched a global environmental campaign across its channels in 177 countries, involving 45 networks in 30 languages. The ”Picture This” broadcasts will focus on various sustainable issues in a bid to boost overall social engagement. Sony’s slogan is to ‘picture a world more vibrant, more hopeful, more responsible, […]

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