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World crude steel production increased in August y-t-y by 6.3 percent

Brussels – According to the World Steel Association (worldsteel), the world crude steel production was 143.6 million tonnes (Mt) in August 2017, a 6.3...

Willing to pay more: British consumers call for sustainable packaging

Horsham, UK -- The latest YouGov research suggests consumers are becoming more aware of sustainable packaging as they call for more packaging to both...

ICBR 2017: Battery recycling industry sends positive economic signals

Lisbon, Portugal -- According to the findings of a recently conducted survey, the majority of participants sees both the current situation and the business...

Recycled film quality negatively affected by degradable plastics from Southern Europe

Brussels -- Waste streams in the South of Europe pose a quality issue in films with recycled content production due to a higher share...

CNIM-GIC-AMG: Consortium selected preferred investor for WtE Project in Kuwait

Paris, France -- A consortium composed of Constructions Industrielles de la Méditerranée (CNIM), Gulf Investment Corporation(GIC), and Al Mulla Group Holding Co (AMG) has...

Doubtful: German scientists question study about plastic-eating caterpillars

Mainz -- In April, the report of plastic bag eating caterpillars caused sensation in worldwide media. But the report of biochemical degradation of polyethylene...

SUEZ: UK is facing residual waste treatment gap until 2030

Maidenhead, UK -- In 2014, SUEZ published „Mind the Gap“, a assessment of residual waste infrastructure requirements from 2015 to 2025 based on SUEZ´...

Le Groupe La Poste and SUEZ join forces to collect and recover office waste

Paris, France -- Le Groupe La Poste and SUEZ have decided to create a joint company to step up the collection and recovery of...

New European Demolition Industry Report launched by EDA

Brussels -- The European Demolition Industry Report 2017 shows that the 30 percent of the interviewed companies are engineerings (running mainly jobs as project...

Paul De Bruycker: CEWEP celebrates 15th anniversary with a new President

Brussels -- In its annual General Assembly CEWEP elected a new President, Paul De Bruycker, representing CEWEP’s Belgian member, Belgian waste-to-energy (BW2E). De Bruycker...

Beverage carton recycling on the rise in EU, but separate collection is lacking, says...

Brussels -- In 2016, the European Union recycled 47 percent of all beverage cartons placed on the market, or some 430.000 tonnes, according to...

EAFA: Half year results for aluminium foil deliveries show progress

Düsseldorf -- Aluminium foil deliveries in the period April to June 2017 showed little difference to the same period in 2016 according to figures...

EA & DVSA: Better co-ordination to stop illegal UK waste carriers

London -- Every year waste crime costs taxpayers and businesses £1 billion. The Environment Agency spent almost £15 million stopping illegal waste activity between...

Axion Polymers is double plastic industry awards finalist

Manchester, UK -- Axion Polymers has been shortlisted in two categories of the prestigious Plastic Industry Awards 2017 - for Best Recycled Product and...

Scotland to adopt a deposit & return scheme for beverages

The Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced her commitment to introduce a deposit in all beverage containers sold in Scotland, in an effort...

ICBR 2017: The model of only the service of a battery is interesting

Birrwil, Switzerland -- The International Congress Battery Recycling ICBR 2017 has attracted a large number of visitors, according to organizing ICM AG. So far,...

UK’s 2016 Recovinyl PVC recycling figures reach a new high

London, UK -- The collection and recycling of waste PVC in the UK reached a new high of 120,392 tonnes in 2016, according to...

S Norton & Co saw ‘welcome return’ to profitability in 2016

Liverpool, UK -- S Norton & Co Ltd, one of the UK’s prominent metal recyclers, has returned to profitability after poor results the previous...

Bin lorries with spy cameras? BusinessWaste.co.uk supplies the facts

York, UK -- Few days ago, the Daily Mail published an article titled „Beware the bin lorries with seven spy cameras which will snoop...

ITERAMS project: Reinventing water and waste consumption in mining

Finland – The ITERAMS project "Integrated Mineral Technologies for More Sustainable Raw Material Supply" funded by the European Union Horizon 2020 programme is reinventing...

EXPO Astana 2017: Kazakhstan transforming its economy to a “green economy”

Astana, Kazakhstan -- It took place from 10th June to 10th September, 115 countries and twenty world organizations (including the UN, UNESCO and OSCE)...

Better utilisation aspired: Veolia UK claims life left in the landfill

London, UK -- Whilst the UK’s progress towards landfill reduction targets are on track, UK resource management company Veolia claims there’s still life left...

EEW: Energy from Waste GmbH treated more than 2 million tons of waste

Hong Kong -- According to Beijing Enterprises Holding 2017 interim results, the solid waste treatment business segment of the Group has realized a waste...

Government Litter Innovation Fund: £500,000 „to tackle the blight of littering“

London, UK -- Almost £500,000 (€543,000) will be awarded to community projects to tackle the blight of littering, Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey has announced....

Energy from renewable resources: BIR supports recycling above energy recovery

Brussels -- The Bureau of International Recycling has consistently promoted separate collection of end-of-life goods and materials for recycling in order to maintain the...

ICBR 2017: Lithium-ion batteries will be the major choice for portable devices

Birrwil, Switzerland -- Battery recycling specialists from all around the world will be getting together for this year's International Congress Battery Recycling ICBR 2017...

Glass packaging demand growth: Market and consumers trust the material

Brussels -- In 2016 glass packaging production in Europe grew by 2.9 percent in volume (tonnes) and by 2.1 percent in unit terms according to...

Tidy Planet plant generating 22,500kW of daily energy at London airports

Macclesfield, UK -- The sophisticated energy recovery plants that food waste experts Tidy Planet devised for DHL are now producing 25,500 kW of heat...

0.3 percent is „unrealistic“: Recycling Association in contrary to Chinese proposal

Birmingham, UK -- The Chinese government recently has proposed to drop the allowed contamination levels for imports of bales to 0.3 per cent. The...

GLOBAL RECYCLING: Investing in Food Waste Treatment Pays Off

The value of food lost or wasted annually at the global level is estimated at 1 trillion US-Dollar, according to the Food and Agriculture...

„The Bigger Picture“ by Isabelle Sundiang receives ISWA Video Award 2017

Vienna, Austria -- For the fifth time, ISWA has conducted an online short-video competition: the “ISWA Video Award”. This year`s theme of the contest...

July 2017: World crude steel production increased 6.3% compared to July 2016

Brussels -- World crude steel production was 143.2 million tonnes (Mt) in July 2017, a 6.3 percent increase compared to July 2016, according to...

ISRI responded to China’s scrap ban on behalf of the recycling industry

Washington, DC, USA -- The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) has responded to China’s intent to ban certain scrap imports. ISRI is requesting...

120,000 tonnes: UK’s 2016 Recovinyl PVC recycling figures reach a new high

Bramhall, UK -- The collection and recycling of waste PVC in the UK has reached a new high of 120,392 tonnes in 2016, according...

LIFE offers support to SMEs in the circular economy and in close-to-market projects

Brussels – LIFE is investing in the circular economy and in close-to-market projects that contribute to green growth and jobs. And offers support to...

ILZSG: World production of refined lead metal increased, of refined zinc metal balanced

Lisbon, Portugal -- According to preliminary data by International Lead and Zinc Study Group (ILZSG), world refined lead metal demand exceeded supply by 86kt...

ICSG: World refined secondary copper production increased by 12 percent

Lisbon, Portugal -- World mine production is estimated to have declined by around 3% in the first five months of 2017, with concentrate production...

ProSUM: Urban mine knowledge data platform unveiled 10th November 2017

The adoption of a circular economy, one in which materials are kept in the economy for as long as possible, is expected to take...

Fercell unveils new solution for recycling of swarfs as aluminium byproduct

Aylesford, UK -- Metal chips from computer numerical control (CNC) machining processes, are leading to high volumes of waste material in the industry, which...

Tomra Sorting showcases latest waste sorting systems at IFAT Africa 2017

Wedel, Germany -- Tomra Sorting announces its attendance at IFAT Africa 2017. The industry pioneer and manufacturer of high-efficiency waste and metal sorting systems...

Beverage carton industry celebrates ten years of recycling progress

Northwich, UK -- In 2007 a first bring bank collection system was launched for beverage cartons in the UK. When the initiative began, just...

Partnership to see processing of the first UK functioning battery recycling plant

Bristol, UK -- A partnership between leading resource efficiency specialist Ecosurety and Belmont Trading UK Limited, a global leader in secure and sustainable reuse...

Infrastructure Review: Eunomia reinforces waste treatment overcapacity concerns

Bristol, UK -- Eunomia Research & Consulting Ltd (Eunomia) stands firmly behind the analysis presented in the 12th Issue of our Residual Waste Infrastructure...

EU Commision reports on sustainable ship recycling, but delays introduction

Brussels -- The European Commission released its report on the viability of a financial incentive for sustainable ship recycling under the EU Ship Recycling...

Turn the Tide on Plastic: Volvo Ocean Race joins UN marine plastic campaign

Nairobi, Kenya -- The Volvo Ocean Race has joined forces with UN Environment for its 2017/18 edition of the world’s longest and toughest professional...

UK recycling associations call on government regarding Chinese ban on scrap imports

Daventry -- Recycling Association and the Confederation of Paper Industries have sent a joint letter to four Government Ministers requesting high level diplomacy regarding...

100 certified stores: Scotland’s circular economy reaches re-use milestone

Stirling, Scotland -- Scotland has reached a landmark: 100 quality-certified re-use stores and three flagship superstore 'hubs' now in operation. This milestone proves a...

Rather than plant supply: Presona UK takes on Northern Ireland distribution

Bridgwater, UK -- Presona UK is now responsible for the distribution and maintenance of all Presona balers and associated recycling equipment in Northern Ireland....

ESA vs. Eunomia: UK should not sleepwalk into waste treatment capacity crisis

London -- The Environmental Services Association (ESA) has issued a stark warning following the release of Eunomia`s new report. The 12th issue of the...

Principles for a sustainable Brexit: UK think tank Policy Connect launched new report

London, UK -- Cross-party think tank Policy Connect calls on UK government and parliament to embrace key principles to achieve clean growth beyond Brexit...