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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...

Oryx Stainless expands its trading team and product portfolio

Kurt Wierscholowski moves from ELG-Haniel-Group. The international stainless steel scrap processor Oryx Stainless continues its successful growth: Kurt Wierscholowski could be attracted from the ELG-Haniel-Group...

Today Global Recycling Day 2020 honours recycling heroes across the world

Global Recycling Day 2020 has arrived and, although the world rightly focuses on its response to COVID-19, we encourage people around the world to...

Postponed: 2nd European Chemical Recycling Conference

New date: 10th & 11th September 2020. Chemical Recycling Europe (ChemRecEurope) has decided to postpone its upcoming conference scheduled to take place on the 26th...

EU Circular Economy Action Plan: Revised BIR Press Statement

Revised version of the press release “BIR welcomes Circular Economy Action Plan”: The Bureau of International Recycling, the global federation of recycling industries, welcomes the...

Geminor: Coronavirus creates waste industry challenges

Calls for a joint effort to uphold waste streams. The coronavirus is now creating challenges for waste industry players all over Europe. “The waste industry...

New Dates Confirmed for Plastics Recycling Show Europe

The organisers of the Plastics Recycling Show Europe (PRSE) have confirmed that the 2020 event has been rescheduled to take place on 27 and...

BIR postpones World Recycling Convention in Istanbul

BIR has announced that the World Recycling Convention 2020 in Istanbul will be rescheduled to (11) 12-14 October 2020.  Due to growing concerns over the...

Postponed: 2020 PET Monomer Recycling Forum – New Date to be announced

Petcore Europe announces the postponement of the event scheduled to be held on 16 April due to the recent developments regarding the coronavirus (Covid-19). The...

Support for Recyclers – BIR welcomes Circular Economy Action Plan

The Bureau of International Recycling, the global federation of recycling industries, welcomes the EU's support for recyclers as laid out in their new Circular...

Just one week to go until Global Recycling Day 2020

There is just one week to go until the third annual Global Recycling Day, taking place on 18th March 2020. Individuals and organisations around...

Counter notification by the organization Zero Waste Europe

Article "EU Taxonomy – Waste-to-Energy can be sustainable" (Press Release by ESWET – European Suppliers of Waste-to-Energy Technology aisbl; responsible for the content). Zero Waste...

EU Taxonomy – Waste-to-Energy can be sustainable

Eswet and Cewep welcome the report on the “EU Taxonomy” published by the Technical Expert Group (TEG) on sustainable finance, with the positive remarks...

Novel findings for functional barriers in HDPE containers

Compatibility of the ethylene vinyl alcohol (EVOH) barrier in high-density polyethylene (HDPE) containers with the recycling process was tested by an independent laboratory. A compatibilizer...

Government is treating the symptom, not the cause of plastic pollution

United Kingdom: In response to public pressure, the government is tackling plastic pollution by addressing individual uses of plastic, like some plastic bags and...

FEAD supports the ambitious Proposal for a European Climate Law

In the context of the European Green Deal, the EU is paving the way towards carbon-neutrality, through the newly published proposal for a European...

Plastics Recycling Show Europe Confirms Full Conference Programme

PRSE Conference & Exhibition, RAI Amsterdam, 25-26 March 2020. Examining in detail the latest European regulatory developments in plastics recycling and practical solutions for the...

IFAT 2020: Austropressen – intelligent recycling technologies for synthetic materials

Recycling, conservation of resources and genuine circular economy are central philosophies of Roither Maschinenbau GesmbH, Seewalchen/Austria. By designing Austropressen presses each for a specific purpose,...

Cities across the world are preparing for Global Recycling Day 2020

Global Recycling Day, taking place on 18th March 2020, has already inspired 24 (and counting) organisations and communities across the globe to organise events...

Impact of Coronavirus on recycling industry: Largely “business as usual” to date

BIR has collated some feedback regarding the impact of the Coronavirus on the international recycling industry. Although the situation remains fluid and under constant review,...

All Perwoll bottles in Western Europe with 25 per cent recycled plastic

Henkel drives further progress in sustainable packaging. Together with packaging manufacturer Alpla, Henkel has achieved a further step in its activities in the field of...

To boost uptake of EU Free Trade Agreements on local and regional level

European Commission and cities and regions pledge closer cooperation.  Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan joined the members of the European Committee of the Regions' (CoR) commission...

Social responsibility with plastics recycling: Mr. Green Africa goes for Erema technology

At this year's Propak East Africa in Nairobi from 17 to 19 March, visitors to the shared trade fair stand (D9 in the Tsavo...

Ethical Electronics Reuse and Recycling Standard – latest version published

The e-Stewards Certification Program launched the 4th Version of its Ethical Electronics Recycling and Refurbishment Standard this week. The new, more streamlined version of...

China will support companies importing U.S. aluminium and copper scrap

On 17th February 2020, the Office of the Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council issued the “Announcement on Tariff Commission of the State...

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...