Archive for August, 2015

Oxigen waste company fined 18,000 euro over Dublin recycling depot blaze

August 28, 2015

A leading waste company was fined 18,000 euro following a massive blaze at a recycling depot that burned for five days. Oxigen was prosecuted over its handling of cardboard, paper and other recyclables at its facility on the Merrywell industrial estate in Ballymount, Dublin, in the run-up to the blaze in January 2014. The Environmental [...]

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World’s first lead battery recycling plant to open in Nevada in 2016

August 27, 2015

Chairman and CEO of Aqua Metals, Dr. Stephen Clarke waved his hard hat triumphantly from the bulldozer cab to celebrate his company’s next big step. On Friday, August 23, Aqua Metals broke ground on its new AquaRefinery, a commercial battery recycling facility in McCarran, Nevada. This newest addition to the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center will include a 125,000 square [...]

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Fashion chain H&M offers $1m recycling prize for reusable clothing

August 26, 2015

Swedish firm Hennes & Mauritz reacts to critics of ‘throwaway culture’ by encouraging ideas for recycling fibre Hennes & Mauritz, the world’s second-biggest fashion retailer, is launching an effort to promote recycling as it seeks to cut its environmental impact, boost its ethical credentials and address looming shortages of raw materials. The move comes as [...]

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