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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...

GLOBAL RECYCLING: Canada‘s Waste Management Policy – Coming in Parts

The balance of the Conference Board of Canada based on figures from 2009 was poor: Canada ranked in last place out of 17 countries...

New Eunomia report looks at future treatment capacities for residual waste

Bristol, UK -- Environmental consultant Eunomia has released the twelfth issue of the Residual Waste Infrastructure Review. It highlights the significant growth in residual waste...

Novelis: Strong operational performance and automotive strategy drove record shipments

Atlanta, USA -- Aluminum rolling and recycling company Novelis has reported net income of $101 million for the first quarter of fiscal year 2018,...

Green Alliance presents ‘five simple solutions’ to tackle marine litter

London, UK -- Last month, UK environment secretary Michael Gove highlighted Defra’s existing 5 pence carrier bag charge as a success (which we estimate...

Scotland: SEPA and Entrepreneurial partner to tackle Scotland’s waste tyres

With approximately 100 tyres turned into waste every 15 minutes in Scotland, the mounting pressure on the economy to find environmental solutions that harness...

UK kerbside collection of beverage cartons hits 66 per cent coverage

Northwich, UK -- The proportion of UK local authorities collecting beverage cartons for recycling from kerbside has hit 66 per cent, according to figures...

Environment Agency partners with ESA to tackle waste crime

London, UK -- The UK Environment Agency has partnered with the Environmental Services Association (ESA). In a round table meeting they discused ways of...

Collaboration with Ecotec Solution fuels Italian expansion for Untha

Kuchl, Austria -- Industrial shredder manufacturer Untha has witnessed significant growth in Italy following a collaboration with one of the country’s leading environmental technology...

Veolia`s European waste revenue benefiting of commercial momentum and paper prices

Paris -- Veolia`s total revenue growth was consistent during the semester, with +4.4 percent growth at constant exchange rates in second quarter 2017 after...

16 percent less waste during 9 years: Sardinia – a model for zero waste...

Brussels -- Over the years, the island of Sardinia has served as model for zero waste thanks to their incredible recycling efforts and local...

Umicore: Revenues increased by 5 percent in first half of 2017

Brussels – In the first half of 2017, Umicore recorded a strong performance generating revenue and earnings growth in all segments. Revenues and recurring...

PlastiCircle Project: Improving plastic packaging from waste to valuable resources

Freiburg, Germany -- 20 pan-European partners, led by the Packaging and Logistics Research and Innovation Center (ITENE), are working to reinvent the plastic packaging...

SUEZ: Recycling & Recovery Europe division shows increase of 2.7% in first-half of 2017

Paris, France -- The SUEZ Board of Directors approved the first-half 2017 results at its July 26, 2017 meeting. Jean-Louis Chaussade, Chief Executive Officer,...

Eucolight survey shows: Consumer struggle to identify different types of waste lamps

Croydon, UK -- A new multinational consumer survey concluded that many consumers were unable to distinguish between different lamp types. The results reveal that...

Sink or source? Anaerobic digestion may reduce microplastics in sewage sludge

Bristol, UK -- European policy permits the application of nutrient-rich sewage sludge on agricultural land as a means of recycling. However, contamination of sludge...

ILZSG: Global market for refined zinc metal was in deficit in first five months...

Lisbon, Portugal -- The global market for refined zinc metal was in deficit by 178kt over the first five months of 2017 with total...

ILZSG: World refined lead metal demand exceeded supply in first five months of 2017

Lisbon, Portugal -- World refined lead metal demand exceeded supply by 91kt during the first five months of 2017. Over the same period total...

ICSG: Copper world secondary production from scrap increased by 12 percent

Lisbon, Portugal -- World mine production is estimated to have declined by around 3.5 percent in the first four months of 2017, with concentrate...

ESA calls for 25 year waste and resources plan following Gove speech

London, UK -- The Environmental Services Association (ESA), the voice for the UK’s resource and waste management industry, has called on Defra to develop...

European Demolition Industry Report 2017 is now available

Madrid, Spain -- Until 31st of July, the European Demolition Association presents a special offer to buy the European Demolition Industry Report 2017 and...

Carbon footprint review shows considerable savings for Axion’s recycled polymers

Manchester, UK -- Recycled polymers have significantly lower carbon footprint than oil-based virgin plastics – up to 89 per cent for ABS – according...

8 billion metric tons of plastics since 1950s: Only 9 percent was recycled

Santa Barbara, California, USA -- More than 8 billion metric tons of plastics have been produced since the large-scale production of synthetic materials began...

UK electricals industry could realise billions in financial benefit by circular business

Banbury, UK -- Consumer appetite for circular business models such as take back schemes is growing, presenting the electricals industry with the opportunity to...

worldsteel reports a 3.2 percent increase of crude steel production in June 2017

Brussels -- World crude steel production was 836.0 Mt in the first six months of 2017, up by 4.5 percent compared to the same...

Israel: Thousands of hazardous materials containers found near residential area

Jerusalem, Israel -- The Ministry of Environmental Protection (MoEP) has begun focused enforcement activities in Or Yehuda, where thousands of hazardous materials containers were...

China’s intends to implement an import ban on a number of scrap materials

Brussels -- The Bureau of International Recycling expresses serious concerns over news on China’s intention to implement an import ban on a number of...

Denmark, Finland and Sweden on top of Global Cleantech Innovation Index 2017

London, UK -- The new „Global Cleantech Innovation Index 2017“ investigates the global state of cleantech innovation in entrepreneurial start-up companies. The report wants...

PET recyclers suffer lower material input qualities

Brussels -- The average yield of the PET recyclers has decreased from 73 percent to 68 percent since 2011. This five points decrease has...

Harmless elements can replace toxic lead in electronics and reduce waste

Oslo, Norway -- Most smartphones and other electrical or electronic products contain small amounts of lead, which doesn’t sound like a big problem on...

EU Parliament committee recommends innovative and greener fertilisers from waste

Brussels -- Innovative fertilisers produced from organic or recycled materials will have easier access to the EU single market, under draft rules put to...

Recolight: Around 20 percent of all lamps sold in the UK may breach WEEE...

Croydon, UK -- WEEE scheme for the UK lighting industry Recolight has collated data to estimate the possible scale of WEEE non-compliance through some...

New study presents plan for circular economy using existing measures

Brussels -- A new study released by the Reloop Platform and Zero Waste Europe demonstrates that existing economic instruments can bring Europe to the...

GLOBAL RECYCLING: How Start-Ups can make the Circular Economy become reality

As raw materials are scarce worldwide and are becoming increasingly expensive, companies that save resources or produce gently do not only contribute to a...

75 percent of EoL ships ended up on South Asian beaches

Brussels -- In the second quarter of 2017, worldwide a total of 210 ships was broken. 158 of these ships ended up on South...

Unusual logistics needed for the demolition of a demolition site

Liverpool, UK -- Teamwork between S Norton & Co Ltd and its customer AR Demolition successfully completed the demolition and clearance of a redundant...

WEEE Ireland recycles nearly 35.000 tonnes of waste electrical equipment in 2016

Dublin, Ireland -- 2016 saw the highest volume of waste electrical and electronic equipment collected in Ireland to date, representing an increase of 12...

„We can unlock resources“: First offshore structure for decommissioning arrived

Horsham, UK -- Veolia and Peterson have accepted the first offshore structure into their Great Yarmouth decommissioning facility. The Shell Leman BH platform accommodation...

50,000 tonnes fewer clothes disposed of: UK embraces sustainable clothing

Banbury, UK -- The way the UK treats its clothes has changed over the past three years, a new study from sustainability not-for-profit organisation...