Archive for January 27th, 2010

Is this really environmentally friendly?

Posted in Cosmetics & Toiletries, Environmental Issues, Food Packaging, Healthcare & Pharma, Innovation, Materials, Recycling, Technology on January 27th, 2010 by Jane Bear – 6 Comments

I find it hard to believe that heating material to 500 degrees celseus in order to ‘recycle’ it can be truely environmentally friendly.  Surely the amount of energy needed isn’t going to be offset by the materials that can be salvaged, particularly when you consider that more energy will be needed to reprocess the reclaimed materials as well.

This article by Josh Brooks shows that the technology is now there, but is it really the right way to go? (Jane)

Commercial UK recycling of aseptic cartons, toothpaste tubes and pouches is to move a step closer when a little-known recycling technology company opens a showcase site later this year.  To read more go to the full article at