Plastic recycling opportunities

Plastic recycling opportunities

Used extruder $3600

There are so much recycling opportunities. Gary McNeish is one if the growing group of great people in the world who wants to make the world more clean and circular.

For the last few years, he has been concentrating on recycling industrial waste:
  • Carbon Black from the pyrolysis of waste tyres.
  • Fibers from waste
  • Tyres made into fibercrete a mix of fibers and concrete  
  • Metal from tyres can be used in the same way, however this method not only strengthens the concrete but if a small electric current is applied to the concrete when dry it will heat up making it ideal for snow and ice removal in harsh environments
  • Recycling red mud (Bauxite Residue) a by product from the Aluminium industry

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Best waste to energy technologies

SimGas BioGas Best waste to energy technologies

The SimGas “Shamba” comes in various volumes, from 2m³ up to 20m³

Which is the best waste to energy technology with maximum efficiency and less emissions?

That was our question on LinkedIn. These are the responses:
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Top 10 Eco Cities

Top 10 Eco Cities Eco cities have a huge opportunity to impact the magnitude of climate exchange: after all, larger cities are consuming two thirds of the world’s energy and responsible for emitting over 70% of global CO2 emissions.

We analyzed the key objectives of the top 10 eco cities that were ranked highest in terms of environmental sustainability. Read More

Rotterdam catches floating plastics

Rotterdam catches floating plastics

Based on what is found on the banks, we expect to collect 10 to 20 tons of plastic per year. It will be roughly a quarter of the plastic that flows through the River Maas.

Rotterdam catches – a part of – the floating plastics and other debris.

Plastics in the oceans have to be reduced.

It’s the mission of the Dutch student Boyan Slat and now extended by the city of Rotterdam. Read More

Crucial minerals are running out fast

Crucial minerals are running out fast

Miners use their bare hands to filter out precious minerals using a sluice. These countries can be compensated of we agree on international quotas for minerals

Critical minerals are running out too fast: there should be quotas

Last week, Theo Henckens has been promoted on this worrying thesis. “We need a kind of international agreement on minerals.”

Molybdenum is a mineral that is essential in the production of high-grade stainless steels. But within 80 years Earth will be running out of molybdenum, like many other major minerals. By the end of this century there will be a shortage, unless the reuse of molybdenum will be drastically increased. Read More

A complete circular building

Thomas Rau created a real circular building

Circular building is more than reusing the existing structure. All added materials, such as the concrete tiles, furniture and the insulation material, are recycled products and materials.

How do you give four dated bunched offices a second life without wasting material? Simple: build circular.

Energy Company Liander did it.

We have seen it. And it’s an amazing ‘new’ future proof and circular building. Read More

Mendez builds homes using Discarded Plastic

Mendez builds homes using Discarded Plastic

‘Cauca project’ in Colombia developed with recycled plastic components by Concepts Plastics

Colombian architect Oscar Mendez is building homes for the homeless, using discarded plastic. 

We give credits to the guy who came up with this invention. He is helping so many people and families.

Let’s ensure this solution spreads all around the world. Not just for homeless, he can sell it for sheds, storage, parking garage etc… Great idea!!! Read More

Build your plastic recycling machine

PreciousPlastic machine recycles plastics

Spread the word!
This helps the project so much! Make sure to share this information around so others know they can start. The more people know about this project the more plastic that gets recycled!

PreciousPlastic developed DIY machines that enable everyone to build a little plastic machine to recycle all the plastics you can get. For free. 

The machines are made with basic tooling and materials that should be easily available, wherever you live.

Now share it into every corner of the world and let the recycling begin!

Start your own little plastic recycling workshop

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5 Promising Technologies to make Fuel out of CO2

CO2, carbon, recycling, fuel, e-diesel, climate change, sun power, concentrated solar power, research

EU Project Uses Sun to Turn Water and CO2 Into Jet Fuel

We were wondering which new process could make green energy out of CO2. So we searched on the internet and filtered 5 beautiful technologies for you.

Let’s stop the carbon and change the world into a green planet.

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How can we make our economy circular and resource efficient?

Circular Economy, reduces, remanufacture, repair, reuse, recycle your waste

Circular Economy: reduce, remanufacture, repair, reuse, recycle your waste

Guided by diverse policies, European countries have improved waste management.
The manufacturing and service sector waste declined by about a quarter in 2004– 2012, while municipal waste generation fell 2 %.
Along with increased recycling, these trends helped reduce landfilling

Nevertheless, progress to EU waste targets is mixed. Achieving the EU’s long-term objective of establishing a circular economy will require far-reaching technological, behavioral and organizational changes.
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E-waste as Art

e-waste, recycle, reuse, art

Michael Jordan’s art is famous. All from e-waste

Waste is a lack of imagination. We can win raw materials from electronic waste, but you can also recycle and upgrade it into art.

These artists show you there art from electronic waste in order for your awareness. Most of our electronics are replaced because there the market offers new stuff that’s better, more beautiful and faster.

As a consumer, you do have to ask yourself: is this product of no use any more for me? Read More

Plastic Recycling to top quality final products

CO2, plastic, recycling, reuse, sustainable, climate change, raw materials

With every kilogram of recycled plastics, we save 2.5 kilogram in CO2 emissions

When plastics are recycled and reused, the world saves oil and energy (CO2 footprint).

99% of the annual 850,000 collected tonnes of plastics are successfully reprocessed in the Netherlands.  Read More

Volvo Ocean Race – every 37 seconds a piece of plastic rubbish

Plastic Soup, Indian Ocean, Volvo Ocean Race, Bauke, recycling, plastics, climate change

Team Brunel sailing skipper Bouwe Bekking worried about plastic soup in Indian Ocean

Skipper Bouwe Bekking from Team Brunel reported: ‘A bit of a sad message. Why? There was so much plastic in the Indian Ocean.

I started counting in several intervals of 10 minutes, for a duration of four hours, to get a good average of the amount of plastic what I could see floating by. Every 37 seconds I saw a piece of rubbish floating by!

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Urban Water Challenges solved by the Dutch

Global distribution of the world's water (2006)

Global distribution of the world’s water (2006)

Worldwide, especially in emerging countries, the demand for water is increasing. The Netherlands is a water knowledge country. Their knowledge can help water managers around the world, facing future problems. 

The Netherlands promotes a number of promising technologies that can help the world. The Netherlands became all this knowledge because the country is known as the waste pit of Europe. The water of the river Rhine for example, has been used several times by the Germans by the time the Dutch want to use it. Good clean water is essential. Read More

Double investments in water reuse in the U.S.

Sao Paolo waste water treatment

Waste water treatment plant

The U.S. invests in water storage systems. Not surprising is it? With temperature rising and other climate change issues as heavy rainfall in short periods of time its important not to spill a drop of water. So also industrial waste water will be recollected, get treatment and after, can be reused.

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The Colorado River has lost 2.3 trillion cubic ft of water since 2004

Colorado river, shortenage of water

Abandoned: Shrubs grow around a boat near Boulder Beach in an area that used to be completely submerged under water

In the latest study researchers report the Colorado River has lost  2.3 trillion cubic feet (65 cubic kilometers) of water since 2004.

Reservoirs have shrunk to less than half their capacities, the canyon walls around them ringed with white mineral deposits where water once lapped.

Much of it has been lost because of groundwater depletion from aquifers in the Basin. What are the causes? Read More

Boyan Slat raises two million dollar to clean up the ‘plastic soup’

Boyan Slat extracts 7,250.000 tons of plastic out of the oceans with this innovation

Boyan Slat extracts 7,250.000 tons of plastic out of the oceans with this innovation in 5 years.

Dutch TU/Delft student Boyan Slat has raised $ 2 million to clean up the ‘plastic soup’ in the sea. With this money he is going to build a prototype of a device that sweeps up the mess together.

The system Slat (20) devised consists of 100 kilometer-long floating arms in V-shaped catching the plastic which will be brought ashore recycling. His projectOcean Cleanup attracted considerable attention. And so did the crowdfunding, which he himself set up completely in Kickstarterstyle.

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Stumbled upon opportunities: Kefalonia Island (Greece)

Kefalonia Drainage is the challenge in Greece, also on this island. It appears that the diameter of drainage pipes was estimated too small by the time of the first installations. It is forbidden to flush toilet paper and that is annoying. Anyone with a good idea for this, starting upon the island of Kefalonia, will be a rich man.

Kefalonia
Drainage is the challenge in Greece, also on this island. It appears that the diameter of drainage pipes was estimated too small by the time of the first installations. It is forbidden to flush toilet paper and that is annoying. Anyone with a good idea for this, starting upon the island of Kefalonia, will be a rich man.

The 2014 holiday season’s top lays already behind us. Perhaps you’ve been in places where you too saw opportunities concerning water, energy and / or sustainability. Share it with the growing BetterWordSolutions community, of course under your own name: office@beterworldsolutions.eu

 

Nice people, excellent quality, low prices and lots of opportunities for entrepreneurs in Kefalonia Island (Greece)

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