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Eco Expo Asia showed dedication towards carbon and waste reduction

Jointly organised by Messe Frankfurt and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the 14th Eco Expo Asia was held in Hong Kong from...

CityLoops: Seven European cities pilot solutions to be more circular

CityLoops is a new EU-funded project focusing on organic, and construction and demolition waste. Høje-Taastrup and Roskilde (Denmark), Mikkeli (Finland), Apeldoorn (the Netherlands), Bodø (Norway),...

Ecomondo 2019 – confirmed as an indispensable appointment for business

A real Ecomondo (Eco-world) is represented by Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) for four days at Rimini Expo Centre. An event that the market has...

Driving force for circular economy – Erema concludes a successful K 2019

The Erema Group's assessment of K 2019, the world's largest plastics trade fair, is positive all round. All seven companies and business units were...

Autumn 2019 Economic Forecast: A challenging road ahead

The European economy is now in its seventh consecutive year of growth and is forecast to continue expanding in 2020 and 2021. Labour markets...

Could this lead to unsinkable ship? Spiders and ants inspire metal that won’t sink

University of Rochester researchers, inspired by diving bell spiders and rafts of fire ants, have created a metallic structure that is so water repellent,...

EuRIC Position Paper on Chemical Recycling released

Chemical recycling (CR) is attracting an increasing attention as solutions to deal with certain types of waste plastics are sought in Europe and beyond. While...

Volvo Trucks launches sales of electric trucks for urban transport

The manufacturer announces the start of sales of its Volvo FL and Volvo FE electric trucks in selected markets within Europe, meeting the increasing...

PE flexible films recycling: new findings for functional barriers

RecyClass carried out tests on the compatibility of the ethylene vinyl alcohol (EVOH) barrier in polyethlene (PE) film with the recycling process. The tests were...

International E-Waste Day brought together stakeholders across the world

The second International E-Waste Day held on the 14th October to promote the proper management of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) has been...

CRUK grows carpet reuse/recycling outlets in the United Kingdom

Carpet Recycling UK (CRUK) is expanding its geographical coverage of the UK, offering the flooring sector more options for reuse and recycling of carpet...

Millad NX 8000 clarifier for polypropylene receives Critical Guidance Recognition

Milliken Chemical, a division of Milliken & Company, announced that its “Millad NX 8000” clarifying agent for polypropylene (PP) has received Critical Guidance Recognition...

Novelis expands aluminum recycling capacities in Greensboro

The 36 million USD investment will enable facility to recycle automotive aluminum scrap and enhance site-wide safety. Novelis Inc. invests USD 36 million to expand...

RGE invests US$200 million into cellulosic textile fibre research

IFC’s strategic partner and investor RGE announced at the recent Textile Exchange Seminar in Vancouver to invest US$200 million into cellulosic textile fibre research...

ICSG Press Release: Copper – Preliminary Data for July 2019

The International Copper Study Group (ICSG) released preliminary data for July 2019 world copper supply and demand in its October 2019 Copper Bulletin. The...

Joint Project: Depolymerisation Solution for Polystyrene

Ineos Styrolution announces an agreement with food packaging producer Sirap to develop packaging solutions based on chemically recycled polystyrene. Ultimately, the solution aims at...

worldsteel Report (Press Release): September 2019 crude steel production

World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 151.5 million tonnes (Mt) in September 2019, a...

Geminor launches train transport of waste from Naples

The shift towards sustainable transport continues as Geminor commences rail transport of secondary fuels from Italy to Scandinavia. Late last year, Geminor was the first...

EuPC, PlasticsEurope and PRE against the Italian plastic tax

During a meeting held in Düsseldorf at the K trade show, the three Presidents of the European plastics industry associations, Renato Zelcher (European Plastics...

The European Commission awards four Social Innovation Projects

Winners announced of the 2019 European Social Innovation Competition: The three winning projects from the 2019 “Challenging Plastic Waste” Competition will each receive 50,000...

UK: Stroud MP David Drew supports call to ban burning plastics

The politician has written to the Environment Agency to endorse Community R4C’s campaign to halt burning plastics and other recyclables at the Javelin Park...

ICIS Recycling Conference in Berlin: Circularity for Polymers

The ICIS Recycling Conference: Circularity for Polymers is taking place in Berlin, Germany on November 5, 2019. The plastics market is in the throes of...

ICSG Press Release – Copper Market Forecast 2019/2020

The International Copper Study Group (ICSG) met in Lisbon, Portugal on 22-23 October 2019. Government delegates and industry advisors from most of the world’s...

Staff reductions not ruled out – Stora Enso announces changes

The company group Stora Enso plans to make organisational changes in the Paper division following the Oulu Mill conversion in Finland at the end...

Untha UK launches shredder rebuild devision – made possible by the PAPI project

Industrial shredder specialist Untha UK – headquartered in Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire – has introduced the ultimate in a “closed loop” business model, by creating...

“No way back” following transformation in scrap trade flows

Recent BIR World Recycling Convention (Round-Table Sessions) in Budapest (13-15 October 2019), Non-Ferrous Metals Division: According to David Chiao of US-based Uni-All Group Ltd, the...

19th International Electronics Recycling Congress IERC 2020

January 21 – 24, 2020, Salzburg, Austria – get the program! Preparations for the 19th International Electronics Recycling Congress IERC 2020 are in full swing....

DSM to introduce alternatives for its entire engineering plastics portfolio

Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in nutrition, health and sustainable living, today announces at the K-Show that its engineering plastics business will...

“Misrepresented” recycling industry is telling “the right story”

Despite the multiple challenges engulfing the recycling industry, there are also many reasons to be optimistic about its prospects. This was the overarching conclusion...

BIR’s new President Tom Bird places emphasis on education

Recent BIR World Recycling Convention (Round-Table Sessions) in Budapest (13-15 October 2019) – Opening Session: In his first Convention welcome address as President of BIR,...

First Austrians to join All-Female eXXpedition to research impact of plastic in the oceans

eXXpedition is an all-female sailing voyage and scientific research mission with a goal to research the impact of plastic pollution in the ocean. Marita...

New edition of the European Demolition Industry Report 2019

The European Demolition Association presents the last edition of its annual report about the demolition industry. This edition includes new questions to better understand...

Press Release: worldsteel Short Range Outlook October 2019

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) released its Short Range Outlook (SRO) for 2019 and 2020. In 2019 worldsteel forecasts that steel demand in China will...

Aluminium beverage can recycling in Europe hits record 74.5 per cent in 2017

The overall recycling rate for aluminium beverage cans in the European Union, Switzerland, Norway and Iceland in 2017 rose 2.3 per cent from 2016...

E-Waste Day raises global awareness about the growing problem of e-waste

More than one hundred organisations from over forty countries worldwide will organise activities as part of the second International E-Waste Day taking place on...

ExxonMobil introduces Rethink Recycle with Vistamaxx performance polymers

ExxonMobil will introduce Rethink Recycle with Vistamaxx™ performance polymers ― a proven, cost-effective solution that allows increased recycled content utilization for high-value applications ―...

Is taxing the plastics industry in Europe the push into a recession?

The European Commission is still proposing to EU Member States the introduction of a national contribution based on unrecycled plastics packaging for the period...

Paper Presents: Innovative and Circular Solutions for Consumers

Trade associations representing the European paper and board industry demonstrate to new Members of the European Parliament how paper and board products are continuously...

Acti-Tech compatibilizers from NGC featured in TechTalks at K 2019 fair

Developed on the base of maleic anhydride-grafted Vistamaxx™ performance polymers, the NGC range of Acti-Tech™ compatibilizers will be referenced during Rethink Recycle with Vistamaxx™...

Krones and Stadler are turbo-starting a strong Circular Economy

Used PET bottles and other plastic waste can be a valuable resource for the packaging sector and other industries. However, currently this resource remains...

STEINERT succeeds in Reducing the Magnesium Proportion when Processing

Increasing the aluminium purity and handling the specifically defined alloy concentrations in a targeted manner are becoming increasingly important when processing varied scrap aluminium....

Chemical Recycling: Welcomed Step in the Right Direction

Chemical Recycling Europe (ChemRecEurope) welcomes Zero Waste Europe (ZWE) assessment of the potential of chemical recycling to complement mechanical recycling and to overcome its...

Bunting joins Polymer Machinery Manufacturers and Distributors Association

In recognition of their long-time association with the plastics sector, the European division of the global Bunting Group has joined the Polymer Machinery Manufacturers...

International Congress for Battery Recycling with a new Record

The International Congress for Battery Recycling ICBR 2019 was a great success. Over 320 participants attended this year's industry meeting in Lyon, France –...

British Agricultural Business gives Riverside the Seal of Approval

Cranswick Gourmet Bacon – a leading and innovative British supplier of premium meat – has invested in an RWM400 galvanised baler from Riverside Waste...

New Waste Free Oceans-Partnership to fight Plastic Pollution

Waste Free Oceans is happy to announce a new partnership with the leading brand in the frozen food market in Belgium, Iglo. The growing...

The Successful Launch of the new Marketplace Myscrapmachine.com

The online marketplace for recycling, demolition and construction equipment Myscrapmachine.com aims at connecting scrappers and the demolition and construction industry with the world’s largest...

FEAD Signs & Reacts to Circular Plastics Alliance’s Declaration

In the pursuit of a stronger commitment towards concrete measures, FEAD nevertheless signs the Circular Plastics Alliance’s Declaration which aims to ensure that...

EuPC Signs Circular Plastics Alliance Declaration in Brussels

On 20 September 2019 in Brussels, the Circular Plastics Alliance presented and adopted its declaration. The declaration describes the alliance's vision for more recycled...

EuRIC signs the Circular Plastics Alliance (CPA) Declaration

The European Recycling Industries’ Confederation has co-signed the Circular Plastics Alliance (CPA) Declaration during the High-level event organized by the European Commission. For Paul MAYHEW,...