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Recovery and final destination of vehicles in Germany

For the first time in Europe, the problem of recycling and giving a final destination to automotive vehicles is being discussed as a subject of federal legislation. A new law, approved this year by the German parliament fees cars abandoned in the streets, appoints car industries as responsible for the …

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Recycling glass

Nowadays, there are already many glass manufacturing industries working solely with recovered material. For each 1,000 kg of shattered glass used in the process 1,200 kg of raw material is saved; for each 10% of shattered glass burnt in ovens, 2 to 5 % of energy is saved and gaseous …

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Tire recycling

In Brazil, Goodyear do Brasil, in partnership with the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Natural Renewable Resources (IBAMA) has developed a research about the recovery of used-up tires. Among the methodologies adopted from the American central is the use of tires to fuel cement kilns ovens, which has had very …

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Recycling cars

Car companies such as Mercedes, MBW and FIAT are developing vehicles whose parts and components can be entirely recovered. There is already a plant in Leer, Germany, built with the support of Volkswagen and Bayer, which dedicates exclusively to disassembling and recovering auto parts that are no longer useful. This …

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Aluminum recovery

Aluminum is produced through the electrolysis of alumina, obtained from bauxite ore. Approximately, 4 tons of bauxite are necessary to produce 1 ton of aluminum, which is enough to produce 60 thousand cans of 33cl. Aluminum production demands large amounts of energy: to obtain 1 ton, you need about 16 …

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Manufacturing shoes with recyclable materials

Northwest Quality Innovations, an American corporation specialized in novelties, manufactured shoes named “DejaShoes-footwear with a past and a future” utilizing old tires for the soles, recovered polypropylene for the upper half and recycled steel for the eyelets. The shoes’ final cost was US$ 59,00 and they were made with Nike …

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Plastic, pollutant or environment-friendly?

A German study concluded that if plastic containers were banned from the market, domestic waste would weigh 404% more, energy consumption would be 212% higher, and the cost of containers would go up 212%. Germany’s Ministry of Environment published new statistics showing that atmospheric and liquid emissions are smaller with …

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Reciclagem de pneus

A Goodyear do Brasil está desenvolvendo em parceria com o Instituto Brasileiro do Meio Ambiente e dos Recursos Naturais Renováveis (Ibama) um estudo para a reciclagem de pneus sucateados. Dentre as metodologias adaptadas da matriz americana, está o uso de pneus para alimentar fornos de cimenteiras, com resultados muito bons. …

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Lixo pode virar soro para o uso hospitalar e alimentício

SÃO PAULO – Em alguns anos, o lixo deixará de ter o destino de grande parte das sobras da indústria de alimentos e da agroindústria. Os restos – ricos em proteínas – poderão ser transformados em soros para uso hospitalar e alimentício. É o que propõe a pesquisa da professora …

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