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Zimbabwe sees recycling boom as waste picking becomes lucrative business

Recycling trash by picking it up and selling it, or buying it and converting it into profitable materials, has become a booming business in Zimbabwe, as the country and its citizens struggle under hyperinflation.Community-based recycling organizations, which handpick litter, quadrupled in the last few years, now picking up 15% of…
bubmag
August 21, 2023
Recycling

China plans recycling system for wind turbines, solar panels

China will introduce technical standards and policies for the wind and solar industries to recycle their decommissioned equipment by 2030. August 18, 2023 Pilar Sánchez Molina A module is loaded into a climate chamber at PI Berlin, LeTID can only be detected through testing at high temperatures. And now scientists…
bubmag
August 18, 2023
Recycling

Bicester primary school wins council’s design competition

Two Cherwell primary schools have been announced as winners of a district wide competition to design a vehicle panel to celebrate local recycling. In February, Cherwell District Council launched a competition for local primary school children to design a panel for two of its refuse vehicles. Pupils were asked to…
bubmag
August 16, 2023
Recycling

New recycling process could find markets for ‘junk’ plastic waste

Although many Americans dutifully deposit their plastic trash into the appropriate bins each week, many of those materials, including flexible films, multilayer materials and a lot of colored plastics, are not recyclable using conventional mechanical recycling methods. In the end, only about 9 percent of plastic in the United States…
bubmag
August 11, 2023