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Precipitation device developed to recycle rare earth metals from WEEE

New Haven, USA -- Recycling the valuable rare earth metals found in advanced electronics has been a challenge for both manufacturers and environmental groups....

Global Plastics Outreach Alliance to design a global plastics testing protocol

Brusssels -- Three major international plastics recycling organizations have announced a partnership designed to coordinate efforts on testing protocols. The Association of Plastic Recyclers...

Associations deeply concerned over European plastics strategy

Brussels – Mutiple associations have sent a letter to the Vice President of the European Commission, Frans Timmermanns expressing concern over the European plastics...

British battery waste entrepreneur wins Shell LiveWIRE innovation prize

Newcastle Upon Tyne, England -- Carlton Cummins, co-founder of battery waste start-up Aceleron, has been named the Overall Winner of the global Shell LiveWIRE...

European Week for Waste Reduction: Italy on top of numbers of actions

Rimini, Italy -- According to Italian Exhibition Group, Italia is once again top in Europe as far as the prevention of waste is concerned....

WEEE: Italy achieves collection target, but not recycling objective

Rimini, Italy -- Source-segregated collection of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) in Italy was growing by 6 percent in 2017. At Ecomondo, during...

Ecomondo 2017: The circular economy in the spotlight

Rimini, Italy -- The priority commitments for the Green and Circular economy of the European Commission were the highlights of expo contents and events...

Eurometaux asks for full compensation for indirect ETS costs

Brussels -- EU institutions agreed on a reformed Emissions Trading System (ETS), which should result in a significantly higher carbon price during the post-2020...

Eurofer: EU Emissions Trading System reform agreement „is disappointing“

Brussels -- Negotiations on the reform of the Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) were now concluded after a more than two year legislative process....

4.3 percent: Veolia nine-month 2017 revenue increased

Paris, France -- According to key figures, Veolia Group`s consolidated revenue increased 3.7 Prozent (+4.4 Prozent at constant exchange rates) from represented €17,569 million...

Ecomondo reported record participation in States General of the Green Economy

Rimini, Italy -- Ecomondo has reported record-breaking participation in the sixth edition of the States General of the Green Economy, which ended today at...

With numerous experts and decision-makers: Int. Battery Recycling Congress 2018

Birrwil, Switzerland -- The International Congress for Battery Recycling ICBR 2018 is looking for contributions on the topics of battery recycling technologies, materials supply...

Recycled battery materials: Umicore gets into Formula E Championship

Brussels -- Umicore and Voxdale have announced a partnership with Mahindra Racing in the Formula E Championship. The three-year technology-based partnership is a landmark...

£18 m investment fund: Pooling ideas to close the flat glass recycling loop

Sheffield, UK -- A call for applications to an £18 million Circular Economy Investment Fund brought together people from across the building, demolition, waste...

VTT: New technology concept developed to recover metal and plastic from WEEE

Espoo, Finland -- VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a new electronic waste recycling concept that combines a range of technologies and...

Molok presents Deep Collection system at Save the Planet Exhibition in Sofia

Plovdiv, Bulgaria -- The Finnish company Molok Oy is the original inventor of Deep Collection system. In the last 25 years of operations, Molok...

Innovative emoji anti-litter campaign for UK schools launched

London, UK -- The British Plastics Federation and PlasticsEurope have been working with the Marine Conservation Society on a new anti-littering campaign called ‘Bincentives’....

New poll shows: Millennials are least likely age group to recycle

Hool, UK -- Results from a new poll have found that millennials - the Generation Y, born between 1980 and 2000 - are the...

Hamburger Recycling acquires Turkish recycling company Kastas Kagit

Vienna -- Hamburger Recycling has signed an agreement to purchase Izmir Bornovo based recycling company Kastaş Kağıt. The 10.000m2 site is equipped with two...

USA: Robust PET bottle sales outpace collection volumes in 2016

Florence, Kentucky / USA -- The National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR) and The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) has announced the release...

Recycled plastic boat ‚Poly-Mer‘ turning the tide on marine litter

London -- Each year 300 tonnes of rubbish need to be cleared from the Thames and a large proportion of it is food and...

Novelis` performance delivers best-ever quarterly fiscal results

Atlanta, Georgia / USA -- Novelis has reported net income of $307 million for the second quarter of fiscal year 2018, compared to a...

SUEZ` recycling & recovery division reports slight increase in Q3/2017

Paris, France -- In third-quarter 2017 SUEZ reported a 0.7 percent increase in revenue to €11,301m, and +1.3 percent growth on an organic basis....

New infographic shows opportunities of solar panel recycling

London, UK -- Photovoltaic solar panels are a sustainable source of energy, dependant only on solar radiation, and capable of delivering electricity to our...

New method produces bioethanol from waste – in existing plants

Borås, Sweden -- It is possible to produce bioethanol from agricultural and industrial waste in existing plants in a socioeconomically sustainable way. A research...

January to July 2017: World mine production declined by around 2 percent, says ICSG

Lisbon, Portugal -- World mine production is estimated to have declined by around 2 percent in the first seven month of 2017, with concentrate...

MetalMatters: Recycling campaign used by one in five UK councils

United Kingdom -- Since the MetalMatters programme launched in 2012, one in five UK councils have chosen the campaign as a vehicle to deliver...

Demeto chemical recycling: New project on PET-de-polymerization

Brussels -- The new European project on chemical recycling „Demeto“ is officially launched. Demeto aims at enabling chemical de-polymerization of PET at industrial scale...

EPA: Ireland has made progress in capturing value from waste

Wexford, Ireland -- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published 2015 information about Ireland’s progress in improving recovery levels of waste. The figures show...

AF&PA reports decreased printing-writing paper shipments

Washington, USA -- The American Forest & Paper Association has released its September 2017 Printing-Writing Paper Report. According to the monthly report from the...

Madrid municipality will start a selective collection of organic waste

Brussels -- On 1st of November 2017, ACR+ member Madrid municipality will start a new plan of selective collection of organic waste. In a...

European PVC cables sector conference plugs into innovation and sustainability

Lyon, France -- PVC4Cables has hosted its first conference "Sustainability, Innovation, Market: The new horizons of the PVC cables industry" in Lyon, France, attracting...

FEAD: Open EU market for organic fertilisers is a step further in the right...

Brussels -- On 24 October, the European Parliament adopted its final position on the CE marked fertilising products Regulation. FEAD welcomes the decision of...

27 million tonnes of bio material could add value to Scotland’s economy

Stirling, Scotland -- A new report "Biorefining Potential for Scotland" provides the most detailed insight yet into the circular economy opportunities for waste and by-products...

MIT students fortify concrete by adding recycled plastic

Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA -- Discarded plastic bottles could one day be used to build stronger, more flexible concrete structures, from sidewalks and street barriers,...

Plastic recycling and 3D printing in outer space expected

São Paulo, Brasil -- Astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) may by 2018 start using a recycler of plastic objects and packaging that...

ECTA assembly: Increase of prices on the recycled paper market expected

Frankfurt, Main -- The European Core and Tube Association (ECTA) held its annual General Assembly (GA) September 2017 in Copenhagen, Denmark. One of the...

EuPC publishes results of its survey on the use of recycled plastics materials

Brussels -- In May 2017, the European Plastics Converters Association (EuPC) launched a European survey on the current and future use of recycled plastics...

For single stream and RDF: SUEZ UK opens Aberdeen recycling systems

Aberdeen, Scotland -- SUEZ’s Recycling & Recovery UK Division recently started-up two new systems located at the Altens East Industrial Estate south of Aberdeen,...

ICSG forecast: Secondary refined copper production expected to grow by 4% in 2017

Lisbon, Portugal -- At the latest meeting of The International Copper Study Group (ICSG), government delegates and industry advisors from most of the world’s...

FEAD demands ambitious push measures to be accompanied by pull measures

Brussels -- In view of the upcoming trilogue meeting on the Circular Economy Package on 25 October, FEAD members call on the EU institutions...

BIR Tyres & Rubber Committee: Discussions on alleged health risk from crumb rubber

Brussels -- “Extremely negative” publicity continues to surround the use of tyre-derived crumb rubber in synthetic turf despite all studies worldwide having arrived at...

BIR E-Scrap Committee: 50 percent of world’s e-scrap comes from Asia-Pacific region

Brussels -- The BIR E-Scrap Committee’s meta study of reliable generation and flow data is already in draft form and will be published in...

BIR International Environment Council: „We have the good practices“

Brussels -- BIR’s International Environment Council (IEC) meeting in New Delhi was devoted almost entirely to the issue that is preoccupying great swathes of...

BIR Textiles Division: Rising pressure on India’s textile recyclers

Brussels -- India’s textiles recycling sector employs more than one million people and, each year, turns over around US-$ 2 billion in processing some...

BIR Non-Ferrous Metals Division: India will increase aluminium scrap imports

Brussels -- India’s demand for secondary aluminium will increase by 8 - 10 percent per year, mainly boosted by the country’s rapidly-growing automotive industry,...

BIR Plastics Committee: Exporters catch “pneumonia” over China import ban

Brussels -- The plastics recycling industry had become “insanely dependent” on China and so its recently-announced import ban has left suppliers in other parts...

BIR Ferrous Division: More balanced market expected for remainder of year

Brussels -- Overall, scrap demand is still healthy and volatility is now expected to be lower than in previous months, it was reported to...

September world crude steel production with 5.6 percent increase y-t-y

Brussels -- In September 2017, world crude steel production for the 66 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 141.4 million tonnes...

Tomra Sorting Recycling hosted global conference with technological insights

Madrid, Spain -- Tomra Sorting Recycling hosted a global conference on October 10th and 11th to share insights from leading experts in recycling and...