Chemical Recycling Europe Calls for Constructive Collaboration to Increase Recycling
Thursday, 16 April 2020, 21:53:56
In December 2019, the European Federation for Waste Management (FEAD), the representative body of the private waste management and resource industry, published the results of its analysis of chemical recycling. Chemical Recycling Europe (ChemRecEurope) recently released a statement clarifying some observations from the FEAD document. First and foremost, ChemRecEurope emphasized that chemical recycling complements other recycling processes and is one of the solutions for tackling the plastic waste issue. When mechanical recycling is unable to treat the polymer waste (or cannot do so in an economically viable manner), chemical recycling provides a unique opportunity to convert difficult-to-recycle waste streams into high-quality secondary raw materials. Unlike mechanical recycling, chemical recycling comprises different technologies, which makes it necessary to build a common understanding of the chemical recycling concept — including its definition — across the plastic value chain. ChemRecEurope supports any initiative to reach this common understanding.
Saturday, 11 January 2020, 10:03:04
On November 29, the DRDO successfully launched the naval version of India’s indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas from the Shore Based Test Facility INS Hansa in Goa.
— DNA India
Life Cycle Assessment Shows Down and Feather Products are More Sustainable than Alternatives
Wednesday, 30 October 2019, 18:00:00
HÖCHST, Austria–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Natural down in jackets, bedspreads and sleeping bags has 18 times less of an impact on climate change than polyester fill, according to a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) that studied the environmental impact of down versus polyester fill material. The LCA, commissioned by the International Down and Feather Bureau (IDFB), analyzed the impact of both materials in 5 environmental areas: human health, ecosystems, resources, cumulative energy demand and climate change.
— Business Wire
India’s planned IAF booster hits price wall
Thursday, 15 August 2019, 03:44:46
NEW DELHI: The plan to develop the indigenous Kaveri fighter jet engine as part of the Rafale offsets deal with the help of French technology is believed to have fallen through after the Indian side found the pricing prohibitive.At least three people, who were part of the discussions, told ET that the project is now as good as over. The engine was supposed to power the indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) as well as future fighter jets.The talks with French engine manufacturer Safran, which makes the engines and electronics for the Rafale fighters, seem to have hit a roadblock after it emerged in detailed studies that only a part of the offsets — just over €250 million — could be utilised for the project. Defence Research and Development Organisation would have had to provide the remaining €500 million, said sources.ET has learnt that DRDO did not find this price reasonable and is no longer considering the upgraded Kaveri engine for the next batch of 83 LCAs to be made in India or the Mark-2 version of the jet planned in the near future.
— The Economic Times India