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Environment

China seeks to end reign as global dumping ground

Despite the fact that Europe is a global leader in plastics recycling and in diverting plastics from landfills by using waste-to-energy programs that convert waste into power generation, Europe, along with many other industrialized regions, recently  got another major incentive to increase its recycling effectiveness for plastics...

The economic and environmental impacts of tyre recovery

A reduction of 347 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalents thanks to the use of recycled rubber in place of virgin rubber; savings of 3.2 billion kWh of electricity; 1.3 million cubic metres not consumed to produce virgin rubber, steel and other tyre components. These are the principal environmental data contained in the...