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€470m plant in drive for EV batteries

€470m plant in drive for EV batteries: Rock Tech Lithium has announced intentions to invest €470 million (£399 million) in the construction of a battery-grade lithium hydroxide manufacturing facility. The plant in Brandenburg, Germany, will be Europe’s first lithium hydroxide converter, generating around 24,000 metric tonnes of lithium hydroxide per year. This is the amount…
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The Caribbean clean up project

The Caribbean clean up project : Plastic banana packing will be transformed into clean hydrogen fuel for the Caribbean island of Martinique. Plastic bags used to protect the island’s principal export product, bananas, are one of the most significant waste sources in Martinique. Every year, the island is anticipated to consume 3,000 tonnes of these plastic…
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$70m in fresh funding is secured by Battery Resourcers

$70m in fresh funding is secured by Battery Resourcers: Battery Resourcers announced that it has secured a new investment of $ 70 million (£ 51.3 million) as part of its latest mid-round funding. The lithium-ion battery manufacturing and recycling company will use the funds to commercialize its production of sustainable active material for sealed batteries.…
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UK to try out reusable packaging with its takeaways

UK to try out reusable packaging with its takeaways: Customers ordering food online throughout the UK will soon have the opportunity to have their takeaway packaging sent back for reuse. It’s a section of a trial set up by Just Eat & CLUBZERO that will give consumers an option to choose reusable packaging when turning…
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Recycled UK cars get fast shipped parts from eBay

Recycled UK cars get fast shipped parts from eBay: eBay UK has united with insurers Aviva & LV to promote the use of recycled ‘green’ car parts. The online retail site says it can deliver in only 3 days the recycled parts to garages or car owners. Because of this, drivers will be able to…
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Waste management firm Biffa finishes Viridor asset gain

Waste management firm Biffa finishes Viridor asset gain: It has finished its acquisition of the collections firm along with specific recycling assets from Viridor Waste Management. The acquisition will increase Biffa’s industrial & commercial collections business and recycling capacities within the UK. It contains 3 waste transfer stations in Edinburgh, Sheffield & Cornwall, 15 depots…
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New recycling waste weighing programme

New recycling waste weighing programme: In Scotland, North Lanarkshire next month a new programme will make an appearance this is the recycling waste weighing programme. It is thought to be the first time that the local authority in Scotland will use Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology. The scheme involves the use of RFID tags and…
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EU follows advice to ‘climate proof’ infrastructure plans

EU follows advice to ‘climate proof’ infrastructure plans: New technical guidlines on the manner of “climate proofing” future infrastructure projects as well as help investors make knowledgeable conclusions on those considered compatible with the Paris Agreement & EU climate goals has been issued by the European Commission. Climate proofing is a method that combines climate…
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Birmingham firm gives charity £12.9k after recycling issue

Birmingham firm gives charity £12.9k after recycling issue: A company located in Birmingham has donated £12,900 to charity following its failure to fulfil recycling regulations. Nobisco donated the money to the Wildlife Trust for Birmingham & The Black Country as part of an Enforcement Undertaking approved by the Environment Agency. An Enforcement Undertaking is a…
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LEGO to build a future free from plastic

LEGO to build a future free from plastic : PET plastic that comes from discarded bottles will get a second chance as it will be the principal material to create LEGO bricks. LEGO Group has revealed ideas to make prototype bricks employing plastic bottles. The event is the outcome of a 3-year project of scientists…
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