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Axion: collaborate to create end markets for recycled polymers

Collaboration between injection moulders and manufacturers, and plastic recyclers is key to creating new end markets for recycled polymers, meet rising demand for recycled...

worldsteel Press Release: January 2020 Crude Steel Production

World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 154.4 million tonnes (Mt) in January 2020, a...

March 18: Just three weeks to go until Global Recycling Day 2020

This year the Global Recycling Foundation is focusing on #RecyclingHeroes – celebrating individuals, communitites and organisations which are leading the way in sustainable practices....

Andritz to supply a Universal Shredder FRP to the Setra Group, Sweden

International technology Group Andritz has received an order from the Setra Group to supply a Universal Shredder FRP for their cross-laminated timber (CLT) production...

ICSG Press Release: Copper – Preliminary Data for November 2019

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

Compostable plastics break down in less than 22 Days in real life industrial composting

A recent study by Wageningen University & Research (WUR), Netherlands, analysed the fate of compostable packaging products in a full- scale industrial organic waste...

Andritz successfully starts up a Universal Shredder FRP at Moelven Notnäs Ransby

International technology Group Andritz has successfully completed the start-up of a Universal Shredder FRP at the Moelven Notnäs Ransby AB sawmill in Torsby, Sweden. The...

Waste Free Oceans partner Fapil launches “Ocean” household range

Waste Free Oceans is happy to partner with Fapil, a market leader in Portugal in the development, manufacture and commercialisation of useful products for...

Quality & performances of recycled polymers rise while availability decreases

EuPC publishes the first results of its 3rd survey on the use of recycled polymers by plastics converting companies in Europe. In the survey that...

Tidy Planet celebrates 5-year composting partnership with UK students’ union

This year, The Guild – the University of Liverpool’s students’ union (SU) – celebrates half a decade of composting food waste from its campus...

EP’s vote to block exemptions for use of recycled PVC damages circular economy

On the 12th of February 2020, the plenary of the European Parliament adopted a resolution objecting to the European Commission’s proposal to restrict the...

Petcore Europe Conference 2020 focused on sustainability

This year the two day conference was held at the Crowne Plaza Brussels Hotel to welcome more than 300 industry delegates. Under the theme “Circularity...

Hitachi Zosen Inova to build new energy from waste plant

“The turnkey plant will be one of the most energy-efficient facilities in the world.” Swiss cleantech company Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) won the public tender...

Global Recycling Foundation commends contribution of fashion designers

As London Fashion Week commences (14th - 18th February 2020), the Global Recycling Foundation commends the brands that championing recycling and helping to combat...

Biodegradable PVC cards and R&D on green materials

Partitalia produces RFID cards and eco-sustainable smart cards. Partitalia srl, Italian company operating in the ICT sector since 2001, produces and markets smart cards, tags...

Sound management of waste & chemicals requirements by the recycling industry

EuRIC – the European Recycling Industries' Confederation unveils waste & chemicals brochure. Sound management of hazardous substances in waste management and recycling activities is at...

Chinese quotas for waste & scrap imports: Full lists of 3rd batch for 2020

The Solid Waste & Chemicals Management Centre of the Ministry of Ecology and Environment of the People's Republic of China published the 3rd batch...

Umicore: Strong performance in a persistently difficult market context

Umicore posted a strong performance in 2019 against a backdrop of persisting headwinds in key markets, in particular the automotive sector. Revenues for the...

Solid Board Market Set to Cross US Dollar 13 Billion in 2029

Preference for eco-friendly packaging materials catalyzing growth. The rising demand for solid boards can be attributed to their increasing application for manufacturing packaging and promotional...

Collaboration: Avery Dennison joins Sabic in its “Trucircle” initiative

Avery Dennison has taken an important step towards supplying a recycled polypropylene (rPP) label material, collaborating with Sabic in the “Trucircle” initiative, which encompasses...

New Edition of ‘ICSG Directory of Copper Mines and Plants’

The International Copper Study Group (ICSG) released a new Edition of its biannual Directory of Copper Mines and Plants that provides global facility-by-facility production...

The Global Recycling Foundation wants you to nominate your #RecyclingHeroes

Ten winners will receive a $1000 prize on Global Recycling Day 2020. On Monday 3 February 2020, the Global Recycling Foundation will launch its global...

German market opens for A4 contaminated waste wood

Geminor is commencing export of Finish CCA waste wood to German energy recovery plants. “The German import is a result of market changes within...

Mauser extends its Erkelenz plant in Germany and increases capacities

Mauser Packaging Solutions, a global leader in solutions and services across the industrial packaging lifecycle, is investing in the extension of its German production...

Screw weigh feeder for precise and controlled feeding of alternative fuels

To reduce the use of expensive primary fuels like coal and oil in the energy-intensive cement production, operators focus increasingly on alternative fuels and...

Global crude steel output increases by 3.4 per cent in 2019

Global crude steel production reached 1,869.9 million tonnes (Mt) for the year 2019, up by 3.4 per cent compared to 2018. Crude steel production...

BIR statement on China’s new specification regarding copper, brass, aluminium scrap

The Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) welcomes the fact that China’s new standards for aluminium, brass and copper scrap recognise that scrap, when sorted...

IERC Industry Barometer: E-waste recyclers are predominantly confident

Most companies in the electronics recycling industry are optimistic about future economic development, according to a recent survey of participants at the International Electronics...

Are the Green Deal and the Single-Use Plastics Directive a contradiction in Europe?

Single-use plastics items serve many important functions in terms of health, hygiene, preservation and life extension of food products. Their ban and reduction by...

WEEE Forum expands to help tackle the global e-waste issue

The WEEE Forum, a Brussels-based, international not-for-profit association speaking for forty not-for-profit electrical and electronic equipment waste producer responsibility organisations, has started 2020 by...

ICSG Press Release: Copper – Preliminary Data for October 2019

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

OneCircle builds its community in France with new collection and reseller partners

OneCircle, the global leader in PET kegs – according to their own statements, has today announced two new collection partners in France, Le Plastique...

International Workshop “Green materials for Batteries in Horizon 2020”

19 February 2020, 10:00 to 17:00 hrs, Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy, Prinzregentenstraße 28, 80538 Munich, Germany. The EU Commission has...

Green Deal: FEAD welcomes the resolution of the European Parliament

Following the plenary vote at the European Parliament, FEAD – the European federation representing the private waste management companies – greatly welcomes the resolution...

International Automobile Recycling Congress: Geneva is the place to be this March

International Automobile Recycling Congress IARC 2020 and Geneva International Motor Show: Both events are taking place at the same time in Geneva this year,...

Leading companies transfer their waste management expertise to Bulgarian market

At the end of 2019 the EC declared the ambitious aim for Europe to become the first climate-neutral continent by 2050, slowing down global...

More recycled plastics: ERFMI signs Circular Plastics Alliance declaration

The European Resilient Flooring Manufacturers’ Institute (ERFMI) has signed the Circular Plastics Alliance declaration, joining more than 100 partners across the plastics value chain...

FEAD starts the New Year 2020 with a new leading team

Peter Kurth, President of German member BDE, becomes FEAD’s new President, while Valérie Plainemaison, who was – until now – the European representative of...

Help to Improve Europe’s Critical Raw Materials Recovery

Consultation launched on certification scheme for WEEE & waste batteries collection and recycling. “Cewaste”, a project funded under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme, recently...

It is retailers’ responsibility to minimize return rates, say online shopper

Returns of products purchased online generate five billion tons of trash and 15 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) annually. And while consumer...

ICSG Press Release: Copper – Preliminary Data for September 2019

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

worldsteel Press Release: November 2019 crude steel production

World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 147.8 million tonnes (Mt) in November 2019, a...

Ferrybridge Multifuel 2 Energy-from-Waste Plant handed over to client

After three years of construction, the Ferrybridge Multifuel 2 Energy-from-Waste plant has successfully completed its commissioning phase and has been handed over to the...

EPR schemes across Europe join forces with “Close the Glass Loop”

Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Organizations across Europe are committed to increasing the quality and efficiency of the glass recycling value chain through the separate...

Chemical Recycling: Prestigious Icis Innovation Award for Ineos Styrolution

Ineos Styrolution Group GmbH, a leading company in styrenics, has been chosen joint winner of the ICIS Innovation Awards in the category “Innovation with...

Boosting the Recycling Chain – FEAD Welcomes the European Green Deal

The European Federation of Waste Management and Environmental Services (FEAD) supports the ambitious strategy proposed by the European Commission and its European Green Deal...

New contract opens for first circular economy loop within chemical recycling

A new cooperation paves the way for the first ever circular economy loop based on chemical recycling of waste plastics. Resource management company Geminor...

New incinerator pollution report released in the United Kingdom

Released by the Particulate Research Group, the new report highlights misleading statements made by the Government about the health dangers posed by waste incinerators. The...

Chemical Recycling: FEAD releases position paper to the ongoing discussions

Considering the increasing attention chemical recycling is receiving as an alternative route for treating waste, FEAD, by recognising the interest to closely monitor its...

Paper-based products: Recyclability guidelines for optimal packaging design

The recyclability guidelines – developed by Cepi, Citpa, ACE and Fefco – give concrete guidance for designers to make sure functionality goes hand in...