French waste management company Veolia has opened the first PV recycling facility in that country through a partnership with PV Cycle. The recycling plant will process 1,400 metric tons of panels per year from 2017 and up to 4,000 tons by 2021.
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has launched an online platform where Ohio businesses, nonprofits and governmental organizations can advertise and acquire scrap and byproduct materials that might otherwise be disposed of in landfills.
Pitt County Solid Waste and Recycling, in North Carolina, has launched a construction and demolition (C&D) recycling facility. The goal is to eventually recycle “at least” 75 percent of the county’s C&D debris, according to facility director John Demary.
A Cornell University design and research team, assembled to tackle the environmental problem of post-consumer textile waste, has developed an innovative fabric-shredding machine in hopes of developing a zero-waste solution for the textile industry.
Vietnam has 21 coal power plants discharging over 15 million metric tons of ash and slag each year. By the end of 2017, Vietnam had about 40 million metric tons of such by-products. Now, the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Ministry of Construction is looking to recycle coal combustion products […]
In the 1990s, Virginia Power (now Dominion Energy) used coal ash to build an artificial oyster reef. A multi-year study has now found that the reef, which still sits today in an inlet of Fisherman Island National Wildlife Refuge, is just as effective as “traditional” reefs.
Thousands of aging solar panels throughout China could trigger an environmental crisis over the next two decades, according to the China Renewable Energy Society. The organization estimates that there could be 20 million metric tons of solar panel waste by the middle of the century.
City officials in Noida, India, have decided to recycle construction debris dumped across the metropolitan area in a bid to reduce pollution. Authorities plan to make bricks, tiles, and other construction materials in the recycling process.
Australian financiers are supporting a new venture that proposes to reuse electric vehicle batteries for household storage. Once EV batteries begin struggling to provide the driving range and acceleration required of vehicle transport, there is still 80 percent of their storage capacity that can be used in household applications.