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Ceflex actively endorses the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment

Ceflex, the consortium of companies, associations and organisations collaborating to enhance the performance of flexible packaging in the circular economy in Europe, has issued...

Stora Enso introduces sustainable RFID tag technology ECO for intelligent packaging

Stora Enso launches a new sustainable RFID tag technology called ECO by Stora Enso, designed for intelligent packaging functionalities in supply chain, retail and...

United Kingdom: Reusable water bottle sales driven by 51.7 per cent

Purchases of reusable water bottles and travel mugs are on the rise as consumers seek to reduce plastic waste, save money and stay hydrated,...

BusinessWaste.co.uk: 90 percent of companies still don’t have a recycling policy

Despite the rise of recycling and recent high-profile debates in Government and the media about plastic use, 90 per cent of businesses still do...

Ecomondo/Key Energy 2018: “The great Expo of the circular economy”

On the European platform organized by Italian Exhibition Group dedicated to the green economy and renewable energies, for four days the key players were...

EDA increases its presence in Europe with the addition of a new company

New member Blastrac is a leading international developer and manufacturer of surface preparation equipment. The company has a full range of over 50 different machines...

CP Group’s Virtual MRF showcased at Residuos Expo 2018 in Mexico

Virtual reality experience offers immersive walk-through of recycling systems at Latin America's largest waste industry expo. CP Group, the San Diego-based recycling solutions provider and...

Gregory Schnitzer new President of BIR Ferrous Division

The board of the BIR Ferrous Division has appointed Gregory Schnitzer as new divisional President. Mr Schnitzer is Vice-President of Ferrous Sales at Oregon...

Next International Battery Recycling Congress to be held in Lyon, France

Following record-breaking attendance at ICBR 2018 in Berlin, ICM, the international leader in the organization of battery, automotive and electronics’ recycling conferences is pleased...

Italy´s Minister for Environment will inaugurate Ecomondo and Key Energy

The Italian Minister for the Environment Sergio Costa will inaugurate the international Ecomondo and Key Energy expos, which open tomorrow at Rimini Expo Centre,...

Tomra creates managerial role to strengthen focus on new plastics economy

New appointment reflects the company´s full commitment to the ambitious vision for a circular economy. Tomra Sorting Recycling has promoted Business Development Engineer László Székely...

EuRIC: Landmark vote by the European Parliament

Binding recycled content target for plastics in beverage bottles voted by the European Parliament. The European Parliament in plenary meeting approved in a landmark vote...

Europe needs more competition and transparency in waste trading

A new European digital trading platform for waste and secondary raw materials makes it easier to divert waste from landfill and incineration to recycling,...

FEAD: European Parliament gives green light to recycled content in plastic bottles

The European Parliament has approved the EP report on the European Commission’s proposal on Single-Use Plastics which would make it mandatory to produce beverage...

ICSG Press Release: Copper – Preliminary Data for July 2018

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

Single-use plastics: A political or environmental decision?

Statement by European Plastics Converters: The recent, swift developments of the EU Single-use plastics directive proposal are developing at a very worrying speed. The...

Ecomondo 2018: The great issues of the green and circular economy

European Strategy for plastics and its developments; the most advanced experiences of the circular bioeconomy in OECD countries and Industry 4.0 applied to waste...

Increased collection: cornerstone for higher recycling rates

Today far too much plastic waste still escapes the European collection systems. Failing to collect plastic waste leads to a loss of valuable resources...

The Ocean Cleanup begins removing plastic waste from Great Pacific Garbage Patch

It’s starting! A long U-shaped pipe stretching 600 meters will capture ocean plastic waste that will end up being recycled into new products. A 600...

International E-Waste Day with 50 engaged organizations hailed a success

The first International E-Waste Day held on the 13th October to promote the proper management of electrical and electronic equipment has been hailed a...

CCC: The EU’s plastics strategy should advise on actual effectiveness

The European Parliament’s environment committee approved a report on the Commission’s proposal to reduce the environmental impact of single-use plastic goods. This would now...

ENVI Committee says “Yes” to 35 per cent recycled content in plastic bottles

FEAD welcomes the European Parliament’s ENVI Committee’s vote on October 10 which amends the proposal for a Directive on the reduction of the impact...

Polynspire – new chemical recycling project brings together 22 European institutions

Brussels hosted the kick off meeting of a new European research project, Polynspire, aimed at improving the overall performance of plastics recycling looking for...

PET value chain urges European Policymakers to support its circularity

PET food containers are recyclable. Reduction targets are not the solution. Collection is the way forward, says the organization PET Sheet Europe. The EU Single...

Bunting Magnetics: Three successful plastics recycling projects for Recycle Week

The theme of the 2018 Recycle Week (24-30 September) was ‘Recycling. We do. Because it matters.’ Recycle Week is a celebration of recycling, organized...

Global Recycling Day 2019: “Recycling into the Future” announced as theme

After the successful launch of Global Recycling Day in 2018, the Global Recycling Foundation has announced the theme of 2019 as “Recycling into the...

First International E-Waste Day aims to raise public awareness of e-waste

The very first International E-Waste Day is being held on the 13th October to promote the correct disposal of electrical and electronic equipment throughout...

ICSG Press Release: Copper Market Forecast 2018/2019

The International Copper Study Group (ICSG) met in Lisbon, Portugal on 1-2 October 2018. Government delegates and industry advisors from most of the world’s...

Dealing with Household Asbestos: A Recycling Guide

If a home was built in the 1970s or earlier, it's possible that asbestos is hidden within the construction materials. Residents must use care...

BIR launches Global Recycling Foundation to champion worldwide initiatives

The Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) launched the Global Recycling Foundation at its World Recycling Convention in London, where it also invited members to...

Eriez Magnetics Europe expands with new manufacturing facility

Eriez Magnetics Europe Limited has opened a brand new 326 square-metre manufacturing facility dedicated to rotor manufacturing, light fabrication assembly and additional product line...

Workshop Industry 4.0 – Pre-Event of German-Korean Conference

The Institut für Textiltechnik (ITA) of RWTH Aachen University, AGIT Aachener Gesellschaft für Innovation und Technologietransfer mbH and the Embassy of the Republic of...

ICBR 2018 in Berlin shows new trends in battery recycling

What challenges will the battery recycling industry face in the future? How will the market and recycling technologies develop? And what progress has been...

Axion Polymers invests in product development laboratory facilities

Axion Polymers has invested in more laboratory test equipment at its Salford-based plastics recycling facility, including a new injection moulder, that will enable a...

EcoVyn Reduce Waste by 94 Per Cent with Bunting Drawer Filter Magnets

EcoVyn Ltd has installed two Bunting Drawer Filter Magnets to remove ferrous metal contamination from plastic waste. Since the installation of the magnetic separators,...

Iridium chosen as preferred provider of satellite communications services

The company will deliver critical operational data, imagery and video for The Ocean Cleanup. The non-profit organization deploys advanced technologies to rid the world’s...

SOS Phosphorous – what about a sustainable future?

At Ecomondo 2018 the scientific community, institutions and European companies will discuss the situation on solutions and strategies for ensuring its availability via circular...

Industry Barometer ICBR 2018: Battery recyclers are largely optimistic

There is widespread confidence among battery recyclers that the volume of waste batteries will remain high in the coming months. After all, almost 70...

High-end surfboard components from discarded fishing nets

Royal DSM, a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, and Starboard, a world leading Watersports company offering Paddle, Surf, Windsurf and...

European Recycling Conference 2018 (ERC) – The Industry Met in Berlin

With close to 200 attendees, the ERC last 10th September in Berlin succeeded at bringing together representatives from different countries and recycling branches and...

ICSG Press Release: Copper – Preliminary Data for First Half 2018

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

Global waste to grow by 70 percent by 2050 unless urgent action is taken

Without urgent action, global waste will increase by 70 percent on current levels by 2050, according to the World Bank’s new “What a Waste...

Carpet Recycling UK takes Gold in Flooring Innovations Awards

Carpet Recycling UK’s significant achievements in finding new uses for waste carpet have been recognized with an Innovation Gold Award for Landfill Diversion in...

Eight Different Categories – Plastics Recycling Awards Europe Expand for 2019

Winners will be announced at Gala Dinner in Amsterdam in April. Following the success of this year’s inaugural Plastics Recycling Awards Europe, the organizers have...

Pioneer of Recycling – Metso celebrates its 150th anniversary

The story of Metso started in 1868 as a local ironworks, and is linked to the development of urban environments and the modern way...

Wacker Neuson agrees OEM co-operation with John Deere

Wacker Neuson is entering into a co-operation with John Deere Construction & Forestry, a subsidiary of Deere & Company, USA, for the sale of...

European Parliament: MEPs propose ways to boost plastics recycling

They advocate creating a genuine single market for recycled plastics, and propose measures to tackle marine litter. Incentives to collect marine litter at sea, new...

FEAD welcomes vote in favour of EP’s Plastics Strategy own-initiative report

Following the European Parliament’s plenary session on September 13, FEAD, the European Federation representing the European waste management industry, welcomes the positive vote on...

Draft Programme Published – Circular Polymers in Furniture

“The Future of Circular Polymers in Furniture in Europe” will take place on the 26th November 2018 in Brussels. European Plastics Converters (EuPC), in cooperation...

Mondi flexible packaging “leapfrogs” ahead in the recycling game

Mondi and Werner & Mertz are ready to release new, 100-percent recyclable pouch made of polyethylene. After almost four years of development, Mondi and Werner...