First US EfW plant in two decades; Italy to promote recycling; Reiling’s ninth recycling unit in Europe; EfW facility in Argentina; Japan urges radiation-free ferrous scrap cargoes
First US EfW plant for two decades
Babcock & Wilcox aims to commence operations in the beginning of 2015 on the first municipal energy-from-waste (EfW) facility in the US since 1995. The 95MW waste incineration plant in Florida’s Palm Beach Renewable Energy Park is worth $600m (£361m).
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New recycling bins for Rome
Italy’s capital Rome is to start handing out new refuse and recycling bins in a bid to promote recycling in the city. The bins will cost roughly £500,000 for nearly 20,000 garbage and recycling bins.
New glass recycling plant in Germany
German recycling firm Reiling Unternehmensgruppe is bolstering its European presence with the launch of a ninth glass recycling plant. The first section, located at Osterweddingen in Germany, predominantly recycles hollow glass. The second section, which is likely to commence in late October this year, will focus on treating mainly flat glass and solar modules.
Argentina to get EfW plant
Argentine state energy firm Enarsa is kicking off a national energy-from-waste (EfW) plan with a new facility. Industria Savini will construct an EfW plant in Frías city, northern Santiago del Estero province. The waste treatment centre will initially produce 50kw/h and in due course increase to 250kw/h.
Japanese concern over radiation in ferrous scrap
Japanese ferrous scrap dealers have been urged to carry out radiation checks on export cargoes after the detection of material exceeding permissible levels at Pusan port in South Korea. The Japan Iron and Steel Recycling Institute (Jisri) issued a notice to all dealers in the country to enforce stricter measures and make sure that no contaminated material is mixed with exports of ferrous scrap.