Posted on December 8th, 2011 No comments
Speakers at the 2011 Paper Recycling Conference – Europe , which was Nov. 7-9 in Barcelona, Spain, discussed the European Union’s End of Waste legislation and how it could affect recyclers.
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Paper Recycling Conference – Europe: Updating the Waste Definition
Posted on November 23rd, 2011 No comments
Russia is both spacious and rich in resources, two circumstances that probably have helped stifle the development of its electronics recycling sector.
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World Recycling Forum: Forward Thinking
Posted on November 22nd, 2011 No comments
When oil prices spiked, some futurists predicted hybrid and electric vehicles would soon skyrocket in market share. While some hybrid models have met sales expectations, the appetite for electric vehicles remains limited, according to Anja Tomazic of Germany-based Adam Opel AG, a unit of General Motors. Speaking during a session of the World Recycling Forum, held in Hong Kong in mid-November, Tomazic said of electric-only vehicles, “We don’t see 20 percent market penetration in 2020; I don’t think we’re getting ahead of slow single-digit [percentage] growth figures.” She added, “Electric vehicles are still viewed as expensive.” As of 2011, automated technology to disassemble or recycle the lithium ion batteries that power the Opel Ampera and Insignia (or Chevrolet Volt in the United States) “is not necessary,” said Tomazic, because of the limited presence of the batteries at dismantling and auto salvage yards.
Posted on November 8th, 2011 No comments
According to the findings of a series of trials funded by U.K.-based Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) , it is possible to recycle almost all plastic packaging waste from residents. WRAP’s trials find that despite more than 300,000 metric tons of plastic packaging being collected for recycling each year, more than a million metric tons of plastic scrap are still being landfilled because of the difficulty of collecting and recycling films, the difficulty in detecting and sorting black plastics and the lack of high-value markets for non-bottle plastics
Posted on September 30th, 2011 No comments
PlasticsEurope, the association representing European plastics producers, has released the results of its first study on polyolefins recycling and recovery rates for rigid applications in Europe. According to PlasticsEurope, the study analyzes recycling and recovery figures for France, Germany, Poland, Spain and the United Kingdom
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PlasticsEurope Reports Findings on Polyolefin Recycling
Posted on July 8th, 2011 No comments
A research note authored by Eric Prouty with the firm Canaccord Genuity poses the question of whether or not there is a shredding overcapacity in the United States. In support of the possibility that auto shredding capacity may be exceeding supply, Prouty says that in a recent discussion with the steel minimill Steel Dynamics (SDI), the steel company pointed out that shredding capacity in the United States has increased by around 65 percent over the past 9 years without a similar increase in scrap supply. Adding to the trend, the research note points out that a significant number of auto shredders were installed during the end of the last decade when ferrous scrap prices were sharply climbing
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Posted on October 29th, 2010 No comments
While the research proves that e-commerce sales will continue to gain popularity as technology advances, there continues to be a correlation with the increased emergence of aggressive cyberthieves who create techniques to breach even the most-protected systems — and use that card data to purchase unauthorized goods and services.
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Clearing Up Some Common E-Commerce Security Misconceptions
Posted on September 30th, 2010 No comments
U.S. retailers who are victims of consumer fraud will pay more than three times the actual value of the fraudulent transaction, according to a study released Monday
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For Every $100 in Fraud Losses Retailers Will Pay $310: Study – CNBC
Posted on October 29th, 2009 No comments
We’re heartbroken to have to report to our readers that our esteemed PCI Columnist, David Taylor, passed away on Tuesday from a sudden heart attack.
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Editor’s Note: Very Sad News
Posted on October 29th, 2009 No comments
So you received a data breach notification in the mail… no big deal, right? Not according to Javelin Strategy & Research’s latest report. read more
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Data Breach Danger: Study Shows It’s Real