Friday, January 19, 2018

Concrete strengthened by adding recycled plastic

Discarded plastic bottles could one day be used to build stronger, more flexible concrete structures, according to a new study. MIT undergraduate students have found...

EDP Renewables to recycle turbine blades with TRC

EDP Renewables has signed a deal with Thermal Recycling of Composites (TRC) to recycle its wind turbine blades. Under this agreement, the two companies will...

Cowabunga – researchers develop recyclable 3D printed surfboard

A researcher from Imperial College London has developed the world’s first 3D printed, recyclable surfboard. Dr Nathaniel Petre, from the Dyson School of Design Engineering,...

UK first as nation gears up for battery recycling plant

The UK is set for its first battery waste recycling plant following a partnership between resource efficiency company Ecosurety and Belmont Trading. The plant is...

UK wakes up and smells the coffee (cup recycling)

Veolia is rolling out a UK-wide coffee cup recycling solution underscored by trials by partners such as Costa and Starbucks. With 84% of takeaway hot...

Renault & Powervault to reuse EV batteries in home storage

Renault and Powervault have formed a partnership to re-use electric vehicle batteries in home energy storage units. This partnership will reduce the cost of a...

Nestlé Waters invests $6m in Closed Loop Fund

Nestlé Waters North America is investing $6 million as part of a shared effort among business, government and community partners to fund comprehensive recycling...

Utah engineers develop world’s first 100% biodegradable maxi pad

A team of students led by University of Utah materials science and engineering assistant professor Jeff Bates has developed a new, 100% biodegradable feminine...

Report makes recommendations to reduce plastic bottle waste

A new report from the London Assembly Environment Committee makes a number of recommendations to reduce the environmental impacts of plastic bottles. Londoners consumer more...

Recycling grows up with fluorescent markers

A new technique using invisible tags to label plastic packaging could jumpstart a ‘quantum leap’ in UK recycling. Brunel University London has developed a set...

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EVs and renewables to plateau CO2 emissions by 2030

EVs and renewables to plateau CO2 emissions by 2030

Data and energy specialists, McKinsey Energy Insights (MEI), have released the 2018 Reference Case of its Global Energy Perspective (GEP) on long-term global energy...
British Solar Renewables inks PPA with Shell for England’s biggest solar park

British Solar Renewables inks PPA with Shell for England’s biggest solar park

British Solar Renewables (BSR) has agreed a five-year offtake agreement with Shell Energy Europe for the renewable power generated from the Bradenstoke solar power...
Swedish plant becomes Volvo’s first climate-neutral manufacturing site

Swedish plant becomes Volvo’s first climate-neutral manufacturing site

Volvo Cars’ engine factory in Skövde, Sweden, has become its first climate-neutral manufacturing plant, having switched to renewable heating at the beginning of the...