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ERP: European Regulation threatens recycling of e-scrap (WEEE)

Proposal to impose concentration level for certain flame retardants could make responsible recycling of WEEE impossible. A legislative proposal by the European Parliament threatens the...

A Call for EU Action on Recycled Content Mandates for Plastics

In light of the upcoming votes on the Plastics Strategy and the Single-Use Plastics Products and the implementation of the Circular Economy Package, a...

New edition of the “European Demolition Industry Report 2018” released

Published by the European Demolition Association (EDA), this document means the fourth edition after the editions of 2015, 2016 and 2017. Through its Statistics...

Neste aiming to use waste plastic as a raw material for fuels and plastics

Neste Corporation, a leading producer of renewable diesel, is now exploring ways to introduce liquefied waste plastic as a future raw material for fossil...

Waste plastic is stacking up globally as the supply far exceeds the demand

GlobalData: China's plastic waste ban may force FMCG firms to make downstream packaging waste a key issue. China’s decision to stop importing recyclable plastic waste...

Employment has never been higher in the European Union

The EU Commission has published the 2018 edition of its yearly “Employment and Social Developments in Europe” (ESDE) review. It confirms positive trends but...

Interim Economic Forecast: Resilient growth amid increased uncertainty

The European Commission published its “Summer 2018 Interim Economic Forecast”. It covers the years 2018 and 2019 and includes data on gross domestic product...

First Edition of “Circular Polymers in Furniture Conference” in Brussels

Representatives from the entire plastics value chain will share their vision for the transition to a more circular economy. European Plastics Converters (EuPC), in cooperation...

Global Definition of “Plastics Recyclability” announced

In an effort to provide a consistent metric to guide the efforts of sustainability for plastics in the Circular Economy, two of the leading...

Coexpan & Emsur at FachPack 2018 exhibition in Nuremberg

The companies will show their rigid and flexible packaging solutions. The FachPack 2018, one of the most important trade fairs for packaging, processing and...

FEAD: The Plastics Strategy still has room for improvement

In light of the ENVI Committee’s upcoming vote on the Plastics Strategy on July 10, FEAD, the EU private waste and resource management industry,...

New technology to help clear mountains of waste LCDs

A partnership of researchers, recyclers and engineers has united their expertise to solve the LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) stockpiling issue in Europe. The ALR3000TM machine...

Post-consumer recycling: Many requirements, one solution

The Canadian recycler Enviroplast processes around 2,000 tonnes of LDPE and LLDPE film waste every month to make high-grade recyclates. When it came to...

Biodegradable fibre packaging could catalyze shift away from black plastic

With packaging producers under pressure to find a replacement for plastic, the latest contender could be Durapulp fibre, which is used to create biodegradable...

PET recycling industry installed capacity reviewed

More collected material is needed to pave the way to increased recycling rates. 78 PET recycling facilities located all over Europe were evaluated. The results...

Compounding World Expo 2018 with 150 exhibitors was a full success

EuMBC – The European Masterbatchers and Compounders Association was an official supporting partner of the two-day event in Essen. On June 27 and 28 AMI...

Waste water valorisation wins Membrane Engineering Award

Abaynesh Yihdego Gebreyohannes has been awarded the 2018 Excellence Award in Membrane Engineering, which is jointly awarded by the Section on Membrane Engineering of...

Agreement for first sub-Saharan Africa World Water Forum

The 9th World Water Forum will be the first to be held in sub-Saharan Africa in 2021. Water security needs in sub-Saharan Africa are...

Optimum Metal Recovery with Eriez at Metals Recycling Event 2018

From the 11th to 12th of July 2018, Eriez Europe will be exhibiting on stand Q1 at the Metals Recycling Event (MRE), at the...

S. Norton & Co acquires 100 per cent equity stake in Axion Recycling

On 20th June 2018 S. Norton & Co Ltd. purchased the entire share capital of Axion Recycling Ltd. from the five individual, private investors...

SAR manages WEEE-responsibilities for direct selling foreign manufacturers

Foreign manufacturers in the solar sector and EPC-contractors selling directly to end-users in the Netherlands have to comply with their WEEE-obligations in the Netherlands. The...

May 2018 crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to worldsteel

World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the Country (worldsteel) was 154.9 million tonnes (Mt) in May 2018, a 6.6 per...

Plastic packaging company ALPLA in Germany expands its board

Two new members will join the board of management from 1 July: Klaus Allgäuer will become the new Chief Technology Officer (CTO), while Walter...

ICSG Press Release: Copper – Preliminary Data for March 2018

The International Copper Study Group (ICSG) released preliminary data for March 2018 world copper supply and demand in its June 2018 Copper Bulletin. The Bulletin...

Coca-Cola Company will join Industrial Advisory Board of Demeto

Demeto (Modular, scalable and high-performance DE-polymerization by MicrowavE TechnolOgy) is a European Project financed by the European Community into the framework of the Horizon...

Shipping industry presses to undermine European Ship Recycling Regulation

Brussels – On Monday, the EU member states’ experts on ship recycling met in Brussels to discuss the latest developments, six months ahead of...

Enhancing demand for recyclates: Characterisation for recycled PE-LD pellets

Plastic Recyclers Europe and VKC-Centexbel collaborated on the elaboration characterisation of recycled PE-LD pellets, which provides a framework for the quality assessment of the...

New major investment at Liebherr in Kirchdorf, Germany

Ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of the new logistics centre for production –Liebherr-Hydraulikbagger GmbH continues its works development for a successful and competitive future...

“Shared responsibility for all actors, distributors and waste producers involved”

EucoLight congratulates the European Union for the publication of the Circular Economy Package and the inclusion of minimum requirements for Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR). On...

Bureau of International Recycling and UNIDO sign Joint Declaration

On 12 June 2018, the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) signed a Joint Declaration with a...

New report offers global outlook on efforts to beat plastic pollution

A new report by UN Environment examines the state of plastic pollution in 2018. The report offers the first comprehensive global assessment of government...

Scotland: Lowest quantity of waste landfilled since 2011

Scottish recycling, composting and re-use of waste from all sources rockets past 60 per cent for the first time. Food recycling and anaerobic digestion...

World premiere in Overijssel: The first PlasticRoad bike path comes in Zwolle

The PlasticRoad, a road made of recycled plastic, becomes a reality. The municipality of Zwolle and the province of Overijssel/Netherlands have committed to the...

Steel Packaging Recycling in Europe reaches 79.5 Per Cent

Recycling of steel packaging in Europe has reached a new high of 79,5 per cent and is well on track to reach the industry’s...

Partner Membership between the associations EuRIC and ETRA

“We see many opportunities of cooperation to strengthen the secor´s interests." EuRIC, the European Recycling Industries’ Confederation, and ETRA, the European Tyre Recycling Association, are...

Viridor joins the Confederation of European Waste-to-Energy Plants

Viridor has become the newest member of the Confederation of European Waste-to-Energy Plants. The company currently operates eight energy recovery plants in the UK,...

First steps taken to cut single-use plastics in Europe

Friends of the Earth Europe welcomes the proposal of the EU Commission. The proposol which is designed to prevent and reduce the impact of...

Comprehensive overview: World Steel in Figures 2018 now available

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) has published the 2018 edition of World Steel in Figures. The publication provides a comprehensive overview of steel industry...

“A symbolic attack on a category of poorly defined products”

EuPC (European Plastics Converters) regrets to read that the European Commission has put forward the proposal for a Directive on the reduction of the...

Tiger Depack by Cesaro Mac. Import: Designed to remove all types of packaging

Product manager Adrea Piccioni answered questions from GLOBAL RECYCLING. According to Cesaro Mac. Import, 2018 will be the “year of the Tiger”, when your...

“Stronger emphasis on waste hierarchy – better rules to measure recycling rates”

EuRIC, the European Recycling Industries’ Confederation welcomes the final adoption of the revised waste legislation by the EU Council on 22 May, after the...

ICSG Press Release: Copper – Preliminary Data for February 2018

The International Copper Study Group (ICSG) released preliminary data for February 2018 world copper supply and demand in its May 2018 Copper Bulletin. The Bulletin...

Waste management and recycling: European Council adopts new rules

The European Council today adopted the waste package which sets out new rules for waste management and establishes legally binding targets for recycling. “I am...

Record-setting IFAT 2018: Environmental Technologies Booming

Filtering of microplastics, more effective recycling of plastics and the digital transformation of the entire industry: for five days, the world’s leading trade fair...

Coperion extruders convert recyclate into quality compound

Twin screw extruders from Coperion GmbH in Stuttgart play a key role in the global- manufacture of high-quality compounds. In addition to their global...

Open markets for waste for recovery is a prerequisite to a circular economy

On 15 May 2018, FEAD President Jean-Marc Boursier, and Anne Baum-Rudischhauser, Managing Director of BDE Brussels, FEAD German member association, welcomed participants to a...

Tomra Sorting Solutions expands global technology division

The company announces the appointment of Felix Flemming to Head of Digital. In this role, Flemming is leading Tomra Sorting Solutions’ rapidly developing capabilities...

“Significant milestone in the transaction – a major step towards”

ArcelorMittal receives European Commission approval for its acquisition of Ilva. ArcelorMittal – leading steel and mining company with a presence in 60 countries and an...

Nihot launches new SDX windshifter at IFAT 2018 in Munich

Nihot Recycling Technology B.V. has announced the launch of the SDX windshifter, specially designed for RDF/SRF installations as the ultimate separation solution for realizing...

Commission confirms unannounced inspections in the metal packaging sector

Antitrust: The European Commission can confirm that on 24 April 2018 its officials carried out unannounced inspections in several Member States at the premises...