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740,000 tonnes of PVC recycled in 2018 – up by 15.6 per cent from...

VinylPlus, the Voluntary Commitment to sustainable development of the European PVC industry, recycled 739,525 tonnes of PVC within its framework in 2018 – a...

European Recycling Platform collected more waste batteries than ever before

Increase in collection rate of 1.6 percentage points compared to last year. European Recycling Platform (ERP) Germany once again increased its collection rate for waste...

ICSG Press Release: Copper Market Forecast 2019/2020

The International Copper Study Group (ICSG) met in Lisbon, Portugal on 9-10 May 2019.  Government delegates and industry advisors from most of the world’s...

Accelerating recyclability across plastic packaging value chain

Much of the plastic packaging placed on the market today requires a redesign to be circular. Design for recycling is the starting point in...

Significant steps against marine plastics, microplastics and plastic littering

BIR Trade & Environment Director Ross Bartley has attended marathon meetings of the Basel Convention in Geneva over the last two weeks. Countries across the...

Organic waste heavyweights collaborate in sophisticated aerobic digestion projects

An engineering company specialising in the scientific bio-degradation of waste has formed a partnership with Untha shredding technology, to roll out a sophisticated aerobic...

Carpet Recycling UK Conference: Design for Recycling and the Circular Economy

Catch all the action at Carpet Recycling UK’s 2019 Annual Conference and Awards Event which opens at Edgbaston Cricket Stadium, Birmingham on Thursday July...

Recycling capacity for rigid polyolefins in Europe totals 1.7 million tonnes

Release of the 2018 review for HDPE and PP packaging recycling capacities. With a total recycling capacity of 1.7 million tonnes, rigid, post-consumer and post-industrial...

Black plastics: Henkel introduces recyclable black plastic packaging

Together with its supplier Ampacet, a global provider of masterbatch, Henkel is developing an innovative solution for black plastic packaging that is fully recyclable. The...

Transforming business models to meet economic, environmental, political objectives

The E-Mobility revolution is well underway and the International Energy Agency expects the number of electric cars on the road to increase from two...

Untha appoints industry stalwart as Director of Global Business Development

Industrial shredding specialist Untha has appointed Briton Gary Moore as Director of Global Business Development. The Austrian-headquartered firm has made the strategic decision ahead...

Record numbers attend Plastics Recycling Show Europe 2019 in Amsterdam

The third Plastics Recycling Show Europe (PRSE) exhibition and conference held recently in Amsterdam attracted many more visitors and exhibitors from across Europe and...

FEAD’s workshop reveals how EU can achieve recycling targets

Early April, a new report by the European Commission warned again that half of the EU countries were at risk of missing the recycling...

World Steel Association: March 2019 crude steel production

World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 155.0 million tonnes (Mt) in March 2019, a...

Successfully countering online free-riders – Online free-riding an issue of great concern

The WEEE Forum, international association speaking for 36 e-waste collection schemes, issued their response to the consultation regarding the study to support the preparation...

Pulp and paper mill waste becomes fish feed, energy and more

A collection of Swedish experts aims to create new bio-based products from excess waste sludge produced from wastewater effluent management at pulp and paper...

ICSG Press Release: Copper – Preliminary Data for January 2019

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

Umicore: Company´s update on trading conditions and outlook

Negative pressures from delays in electric vehicle and energy storage markets as well as from artisanally mined cobalt. Umicore announced that it expects its recurring...

CDE launched Intelligent Plant – can boost productivity by up to 40 per cent

Industry innovator CDE – a leading manufacturer of wet processing equipment – is redefining how the modern plant operates through the integration of artificial...

Global steel demand continues to grow in slowing economic environment

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) released its April 2019 Short Range Outlook (SRO). worldsteel forecasts global steel demand will reach 1,735 Mt in 2019,...

Seven Winners announced at Plastics Recycling Show Europe 2019

The winners of the Plastics Recycling Awards Europe 2019 were announced at the Plastics Recycling Show Europe, held at the RAI Amsterdam in The...

bauma: Kobelco presents its K-Dive concept: The future of construction

Innovative Kobelco concept could help facilitate the remote operation of excavators anywhere in the world. As a forward-thinking construction manufacturer, Kobelco Construction Machinery is constantly...

World’s first all-in-one wet processing system unveiled at bauma

CDE has launched the “Combo” in a move set to revolutionise the wet processing industry. The patented “Combo” – the world’s first all-in-one wet processing...

Biggest glycerin tank in Denmark – made from quality stainless steel

The biogas plant in Hammel near Aarhus can now consider its latest tank as the biggest glycerin tank in Denmark. It contains 4.500m³ glycerin...

Engineering plastics: a growing and expanding recycling market

Plastics Recyclers Europe publishes the Strategy Paper on the state of play of the Technical Plastic Parts recycling. In 2020 EU will generate an additional...

Appointment of new BIR Plastics Committee Chairman

BIR President Ranjit Baxi has appointed Henk Alssema, Chairman of Vita Plastics in the Netherlands, as new Chairman of the BIR Plastics Committee. Mr Alssema...

Martin Böschen (Texaid AG) is new President of BIR Textiles Division

The board of the BIR Textiles Division has appointed Martin Böschen as new divisional President. Mr Böschen is CEO of Texaid AG, a charity-private partnership...

BMRA publishes guidance on quality and safety within frag feed

The British Metals Recycling Association (BMRA) has published guidance regarding new acceptance criteria for bulk UK ferrous scrap to help ensure quality and safety...

EREMA Group continues to grow and increases turnover by 16 percent

The EREMA Group celebrates the most successful business year in the company's history. Consolidated total turnover of more than EUR 180 million in 2018/19...

European Chemical Recycling Conference 2019 – Challenges and Opportunities

The event will be organised by Chemical Recycling Europe (ChemRecEurope), and supported by Polymer Comply Europe (PCE) on the 4th of June 2019 in...

Carbios announces grant of U.S. patent for its PET recycling technology

Carbios, a company pioneering new, bioindustrial solutions to reinvent the lifecycle of plastic and textile polymers, is pleased to announce that the United States...

New rules on single-use plastics to reduce marine litter adopted

The European Parliament agreed on the ambitious measures proposed by the Commission to tackle marine litter coming from the ten single-use plastic products most...

World Steel Association: February 2019 crude steel production

World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 137.3 million tonnes (Mt) in February 2019, a...

Use of Chromium Trioxide in Tinplate and Tin-free Steel

APEAL, the Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging, is disappointed by the resolution, voted 21st March by the Environment Committee of the...

ICSG Press Release: Copper – Preliminary Data for December 2018

The International Copper Study Group (ICSG) released preliminary data for December 2018 world copper supply and demand in its March 2019 Copper Bulletin. The Bulletin...

Joined forces to tackle plastics leakage into environment and develop recycling schemes

Nestlé and resource management company Veolia announced their collaboration to work on waste collection, sorting and recycling of plastic material, with a particular emphasis...

Global Recycling Day 2019 takes places in cities around the world

Global Recycling Day 2019 took place in cities across the world a few days ago, with every corner of the globe uniting to celebrate...

TOMRA introduces ‚INNOSORT FLAKE‘ at PRS Europe 2019

TOMRA Sorting Recycling offers a full range of options to recycle plastics. Its flake sorting technologies upgrade throughput using a single machine while ensuring...

IARC 2019: Automotive recyclers are sceptical

Within the automotive recycling industry there is growing concern about future economic developments, according to a recent survey of participants at the International Automobile...

bauma 2019: Kobelco will first showcase its largest excavator in Europe

Following the recent and successful introduction of several heavy demolition machines in Europe, Kobelco Construction Machinery Europe B.V. (KCME) is preparing to launch its...

Chemical Recycling Europe – Carlos Monreal First President of New Association

On the 22nd of January, a new non-profit organization, Chemical Recycling Europe, was created with the vision of establishing an industry platform for developing...

Whitham Mills completes a baler refurbishment for Smiths Recycling

The Service and Maintenance team here at Whitham Mills have recently completed a full refurbishment on a GB1111 fully automatic channel baler for Smiths...

New E-Mobility and Circular Economy conference EMCE 2019

ICM releases conference program for EMCE 2019 in Tokyo, July 1-3, 2019. ICM AG is an international leader with over 20 years’ experience in...

Today the world joins together to celebrate Global Recycling Day 2019

Global Recycling Day 2019 has arrived and people around the world are joining in the celebrations to mark the day. With events from beach...

Geminor: New waste regulation in Germany increases German waste export

The “Gewerbeabfallverordnung” regulation is already having positive effects on the export of secondary fuels from Germany. Resource management company Geminor is experiencing an increased interest...

New rules clear way for clean, connected and automated mobility on EU roads

The European Commission has adopted new rules stepping up the deployment of Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems on Europe's roads. The new technology will allow vehicles...

Tomra publishes e-book analyzing the viability of using recycled plastics

Downloadable document shows that it is technically possible and economically worthwhile to produce goods from 100 per cent recycled plastic.    Tomra Sorting Recycling has published...

Co-Organized by PCE: Auditing of plastic recycling processes for food contact

Polymer Comply Europe (PCE) – the service company of European Plastics Converters (EuPC) – will co-organize training sessions for national hygiene auditors. They will...

Just one week to go until Global Recycling Day, 18th March 2019

Just one week to go until the second annual Global Recycling Day, taking place on Monday 18th March 2019, and the world is getting...

FEAD’s Position on the Waste Framework Directive ECHA Database

In the context of its work on the chemicals-products-waste interface, the EU Commission launched a feasibility study on the use of tools to manage...