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Virtual European Recycling Centre
Gaiker is the head of the Virtual European Recycling Centre. This project financed by the European Commission will receive the amount of 2 million euros for the next three years. The main function of this project is to provide the required information to all European companies that are working in the area of recycling by using the newest information technologies that are available. VERC will try... View News Article (2002-08-01)

Water recycling in the textile finishing industry
The treatment and recycling of colored wastewater from dyestuffs producing and textile finishing industries have always been a non-trivial problem for the sewage engineering sector. The recycling of process water of textile mills is often hindered by remaining colour of azo-dyes after conventional wastewater treatment. Because of rising costs of emitted wastewater, lawful limits and restricted... View News Article (2002-11-22)

Recycling liquid crystal display screens
GAIKER Technological Centre is taking part in a European project under the auspices of the VI Framework Programme involving the reuse and recycling of liquid crystal display screens (ReLCD) employed in the manufacture of devices such as laptops, electronic agendas, calculators, mobile telephones, electronic video-games, audio equipment, televisions and computer screens. View News Article (2004-11-24)

EC Recycling Demands too simplistic
The European Union is becoming increasingly strict in its rules governing recycling in the automobile branch, but there seems to be little or no theoretical foundation for these rules. Antoinette van Schaik concludes this in her PhD thesis on car recycling, which she will defend on 8 December at TU Delft. View News Article (2004-12-03)

Yale Researchers Call for Specialty Metals Recycling
An international policy is needed for recycling scarce specialty metals that are critical in the production of consumer goods, according to Yale researchers in Science. View News Article (2012-09-25)

New challenge for producers of refrigerators
The European Union has introduced a directive on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). The directive makes producers responsible for the recycling of the electrical and electronic equipment that they put on the market. The results from a study of refrigerators made by CIT Elektronik, Chalmers Industriteknik in Sweden, indicate that the targets of the WEEE directive can not be achieved... View News Article (2003-11-26)

`Artificial vision` for recycling
The technological centre Robotiker from Zamudio (Basque Country) has developed a system of artificial sight to separate metals that come with copper, in order to obtain high purity copper. To recover copper from old cables it is not something new. However, the recycled copper is not pure, because it is mixed with other metals, such as lead, aluminium and tin. It is quite complicated to separate... View News Article (2002-08-09)

Only 5 years left to deal with to Europe's End of Life Vehicle Directive - UK Vehicle Industry Looks to New German and Spanish Solutions at Special Conference: press invitation
The European End of Life Vehicle Directive has significant implications for all involved in the production, procurement, use and disposal of motor vehicles. Estimates of the cost of this exceed £75 million per annum. The UK government`s decision to make last users fund the cost of ELV processing lasts only to 2007. So there is considerable interest in a conference being organised by the... View News Article (2002-08-23)

Trash or treasure? Discarded US computers often get a second life
More computers discarded by consumers in the United States are getting a second life in developing countries than previously believed, according to a new study -- the most comprehensive ever done on the topic. View News Article (2009-09-02)

Amazon rainforest more able to withstand drought than previously thought
New research suggests that the Amazon rainforest may be more able to cope with dry conditions than previously predicted. View News Article (2013-11-14)

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