Live bacteria for more profitable wastewater treatment


NCH Europa has launched a new wastewater treatment system of two parts that is 1000 times more powerful than standard powder or liquid bacterial formulations. The BioAmp system works in conjunction with NCH´s FreeFlow products, in the delivery of twelve species of active and safe bacteria for food in flow systems.

A new system increases up to 70% the heating value of municipal solid waste


The Covertech system ensures that municipal solid waste (MSW) becomes dry matter with a high calorific power, ready to act as solid recovered fuel (CSR) in industries whose energy dependence is very high, such as cement or electric. Specifically, Covertech Biodry improves PCI (lower calorific value) of the residue up to 70% through biodrying.


A waste plant in Copenhagen draws a smoke ring per each 250 kg of CO2 emitted


Art can also exist in the burning of waste. It is the aim of the Amagerforbrænding power plant in Copenhagen (Denmark). Instead of covering industrial processes, the plant transforms the smoke emitted into a giant ring for each 250 kg of CO2 produced. This is meant to make the Danes aware of what the air pollution is.

Over 10 million tons of steel were recycled by the steel industry in 2014


The Spanish steel industry´s export efforts have enabled this sector to recycle 10.6 million tons of scrap in 2014, of which 5 million are imported, making the country one of Europe’s great leaders in steel recycling along with Italy and Germany, and the first in Spain by volume over all other recycled materials.


The EU and the plastics industry are looking for solutions to reduce and recycle plastic bags


Every inhabitant of the EU uses an average of 198 plastic bags a year, one bag per family per day, with differences between member countries, from 4 bags per person per year in Denmark and Finland to 466 in Poland, Portugal and Slovakia. This situation raises concerns among the EU and Plastics Europe, an association gathering the plastics sector in the EU.

The Spanish company Pronet ISE helps manage electronic waste in Colombia


Several Latin American countries have become aware of the importance of the management of electrical and electronic equipment waste (EEEW). Thus, Colombia and the Spanish company Pronet ISE have signed a partnership agreement to manage electronic waste in the country, a decision that opens the door to other Latin American countries for the company.