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FEAD reacts to the EU’s Green Recovery Plan – concrete policy necessary

The newly published green recovery plan stresses the importance of strengthening the foundations of circular economy. To fulfil the ambitious but achievable objectives put...

UKWIN report calls for Edmonton incinerator “value for money” review

A new report produced by the United Kingdom Without Incineration Network (UKWIN) offers a series of specific recommendations for a Value for Money (VfM)...

Quality sorting of waste for a successful circular plastics economy

Guidelines on the characterisation of recycling input waste published. The recycling input characterisation guiding requirements, developed by Plastics Recyclers Europe and based on the expertise...

Characterisation of fires caused by batteries in electronic waste

More and more electrical and electronic products in everyday life contain batteries, making life more convenient or pleasant. However, those same batteries, when damaged,...

ICSG Press Release: Copper – Preliminary Data for February 2020

The International Copper Study Group (ICSG) released preliminary data for February 2020 world copper supply and demand in its May 2020 Copper Bulletin. The...

Circular Economy Action Plan: Guideline for European Plastics Converters

Polymer Comply Europe (PCE) is pleased to announce its next Live Webinar on the new Circular Economy Action Plan, organised on behalf of European...

Impact of Covid-19 forces to reschedule demolition projects in Europe

The European Demolition Association, EDA, has prepared a specific report to analyze the impact of the Covid-19 on the European demolition companies. This report was...

worldsteel Press Release: April 2020 crude steel production

World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 137.1 million tonnes (Mt) in April 2020, a...

Lockdowns eased and volumes begin their climb from low base

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, one of BIR’s key aims has been to seek out regular virus-related updates from around the world and to disseminate...

Launch of sustainability standard to challenge status quo on waste

Organizations now have the means to disclose a complete picture of the waste impacts in their activities, products and services – following the launch...

eREC – The First Virtual Expo for the Recycling Industry

It is time for a new, digital event. Therefore, eREC will take place from the 31st of August to the 5th of September 2020....

New! Online commodity sessions for BIR Members

Get latest insights from lead experts in the recycling industry. Now, more than ever, you need to know what is going on! Therefore, BIR is...

PRE: Recyclates demand impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic

European Plastics recycling industry is closing production due to the current market developments caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The major problems are the lack...

United Arab Emirates temporarily suspends scrap exports

According to recent press reports, the UAE has suspended exports of ferrous scrap and paper as from tomorrow, 15 May 2020, for a period...

Covid-19 Update by BIR: Volumes show some signs of recovery

As many countries move into a new phase of their response to Covid-19, the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) presents the latest in its...

EuPC Conference “A Circular Future with Plastics” postponed to 27-28 May 2021

In view of the recent developments of the Covid-19 pandemic in Europe, the 2020 edition of the conference A Circular Future with Plastics that...

Liebherr presents new Compact wheeled excavators with higher lift capacity

Several optimisations implemented for the new Stage V exhaust emissions standard. Whether it is confined construction sites in the city centre, road construction or classic...

Joint Open Letter of EuRIC, FEAD and CEWEP for a Green Recovery

EuRIC, the European Recycling Industries Confederation, issues a joint call together with FEAD and CEWEP to put the Green Deal and the new Circular...

Recofloor collects its 5,000th tonne of waste vinyl flooring

Recofloor has collected in total 5,000 tonnes of waste vinyl flooring since the national award-winning take back scheme was founded by leading flooring manufacturers...

Enkase fluorination barrier technology approved by RecyGlass

The findings of an independent laboratory testing of Inhance Technologies’ Enkase fluorination barrier technology show that it is fully compatible with the recycling stream...

ICSG Press Release: Copper – Preliminary Data for January 2020

The International Copper Study Group (ICSG) released preliminary data for January 2020 world copper supply and demand in its April 2020 Copper Bulletin. The...

BIR: Lockdowns exert a stranglehold on scrap supply

In the latest of our series of updates on the world’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, BIR Ambassadors have provided a summary of the...

Press Release: Crude Steel Production in March 2020

World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 147.1 million tonnes (Mt) in March 2020, a...

Second-hand clothing imports are presumed to be safe

BIR and EuRIC would like to express concern about the restrictions issued by some countries to stop the import of second hand clothing based...

ESWET: A resilient waste management system to overcome the next crisis

Public authorities are now planning the post-coronavirus recovery, but the worst mistake would be to endure, fix, then forget. To prevent further environmental and...

Covid-19 update: Fragmented picture for under-pressure recycling industry

BIR continues to gather expert updates on the impact of Covid-19 on international recycling markets. Even though China, the starting point for the pandemic, has...

Aluminium Industry launches Circular Aluminium Action Plan

European Aluminium launched its Circular Aluminium Action Plan, a strategy for achieving aluminium’s full potential for a circular economy by 2030. The action plan aims...

PET Monomer Recycling Forum 2020: New Date Confirmed

Petcore Europe announces that the event will take place on 7th of October in Brussels at the BluePoint Brussels, 80 Bd. A. Reyers, 1030...

Call for constructive collaboration with the waste management industry

In December 2019, FEAD the representative body of the private waste management and resource industry published the results of its analysis of chemical recycling....

Geminor opens an office in Bolzano to cater for the Italian waste export

The surplus waste market in Italy is quickly becoming important for several European countries, especially during the Covid-19 epidemic. Resource management company Geminor recently opened...

Quick exchange of information: BIR creates Covid-19 crisis coordination team

Under the leadership of BIR President Tom Bird, the Bureau of International Recycling has created a special Covid-19 crisis coordination team to harmonise actions...

BIR contacts governments and shipping lines to alleviate impact of port shut-downs

The Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) has officially contacted governments, shipping lines and their international organizations, as well as port authorities, so that they...

Food & Beverages Paper Packaging Summit 2020 in Rotterdam

ACI is very pleased to announce the launch of the Food & Beverages Paper Packaging Summit 2020 on the 21st & 22nd October in...

BIR calls on governments to recognize recycling industries as essential activities

“We recognize and fully support the need to shut down certain businesses in order to stop the spreading of Covid-19. However, we urge governments...

Construction industry outlook looks increasingly bleak across UK and Ireland

With UK and Ireland construction firms announcing site closures, project delays and profit warnings amid the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. Moustafa Ali, Economist at GlobalData,...

Copper production forecasts cut to 21 million tonnes as coronavirus impact spreads

Global copper production in 2020 is expected to be impacted by the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. After declining by 1.9% in 2019 to 20.6 million...

Coronavirus update: European Commission publishes guidance document

The European Commission has published its guidance on Shipments of Waste in the EU in the context of the Coronavirus crisis. The Commission recognises that...

GLOBAL RECYCLING 1/2020 Magazine: Future Prospects of Recycling

Unfortunately, since the coronavirus has spread over the world, the global epidemic damages the economy. The economic fallout could include recessions in the USA,...

IVK Europe with Focus on Circular Economy and Recycling

In its most recent meeting the Executive Board of IVK Europe (the European Association for Plastics Films and Sheets) confirmed its commitment to support...

Collection and recycling of used paper more important than ever

The Covid-19 sanitary crisis is unprecedented. The industry associations supporting the European Paper Recycling Council (EPRC) are saddened to see that so many people...

BDSV: The use of steel scrap saves billions in climate and environmental costs

Steel scrap is a key raw material for steel production, not only in Germany, and contributes significantly to the reduction of emissions. This is...

Weeelabex certificate: HFR is the first company in Greece to be awarded

Hellenic Fridge Recycling S.A. (HFR), headquartered in Corinth, is the first company in Greece to be awarded the international Weeelabex certificate for the demanufacture...

Covid-19: The impact for the waste management & recycling industry

EuRIC, the European Recycling Industries’ Confederation, calls on the European Union and competent authorities from Member States and from the UK, Norway and Switzerland...

Critical work of recycling industry recognized in many parts of the world

At this unprecedented time as the world adopts severe and wide-ranging measures in a bid to arrest the spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic,...

worldsteel information: February 2020 crude steel production

This release contains a correction. The figure for Canada was initially estimated at 120,000 tonnes. It has since been updated to 1,020,000 tonnes, bringing...

ICSG Press Release: Copper – Preliminary Data for December 2019

The International Copper Study Group (ICSG) released preliminary data for December 2019 world copper supply and demand in its March 2020 Copper Bulletin. The...

Postponed: Plastics Circularity Multiplier Conference – New date confirmed

In the light of the recent developments of the coronavirus (Covid-19) situation, the Plastics Circularity Multiplier conference scheduled to take place on 10 June...

Presona: “We continue supporting your business”

Press Statement – Covid-19 poses challenges for businesses all over the world. Presona AB is one of the world’s leading designers and manufacturers of balers...

Global Recycling Foundation announces the ten #RecyclingHeroes 2020

To mark Global Recycling Day (18 March), the Global Recycling Foundation announced the ten #RecyclingHeroes who have each won a $1,000 prize thanks to...

LKR Increases Capacities With Lindner’s New Cutting System

The company Lohner Kunststoffrecycling GmbH (LKR) in Vechta, Germany, has been recovering plastic waste generated during the production of industrial or consumer goods since...