Tagged: recycling

Sensors to sort waste—or diamonds

TOMRA’s machines aim to keep plastic waste out of the ocean by sorting returns better Rasmus Falck Oslo, Norway Awareness of pollution, and especially plastics in the ocean, is increasing. Recently, a small whale...

Less hazardous waste in 2009

The amount of hazardous waste being collected for approved treatment reached 1.0 million tonnes in 2009, after a 10 per cent decline since 2008. Reduced manufacturing activity is the probable cause. From 1999, however,...

Highest turnover for waste collection

Waste activities and materials recovery contributed with 88.9 per cent of the turnover within water, sewerage and waste in 2008, which amounted to NOK 22.5 billion. The turnover for waste activities and materials recovery...

Promonte collected 21,768 mobile phones

During the five first months of their campaign, “Old phone, new life”, Promonte has managed to collect no less than 21,768 mobile phones. Recycling success Promonte, Telenor’s Montenegrin operation launched a mobile phone recycling...

Reduced growth in collected hazardous waste amount

The amount of hazardous waste being collected for approved treatment in 2008 reached 1.1 million tonnes, after a 3.5 per cent growth since 2006. From 1999, however, the amount has more than doubled. Improved...

Hydro steps up aluminium recycling

Roland Scharf-Bergmann joins Hydro to lead and support its common activities in aluminium recycling, an area in which Hydro is evaluating further investments. Scharf-Bergmann (47) will head the Recycling unit in Hydro’s Metal Markets business area. Scharf-Bergmann is...

RENAS – serving the environment for 10 years

RENAS, an environmental organization unique to Norway, celebrated its 10th anniversary on March 13. The organization is probably as little known inside Norway as it is abroad. Crown Prince Haakon was present at the anniversary celebration...

Joint Nordic deposit system proposed

The Nordic countries should introduce a common deposit system for bottles and cans, stated several Nordic MPs in Copenhagen on Friday. In the first place a common system would benefit the environment – every...