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North Africa in the environmental context of Ecomondo and Key Energy 2019

The Mediterranean Sea, Blue Economy, Industry 4.0 are among the topics at the centre of the focus and insights on North Africa at the...

EMCE 2019: Key takeaways from the first conference in Tokyo

In a context of global urbanisation, ageing populations and environmental and societal challenges, the EMCE 2019 – E-Mobility and Circular Economy conference brought together...

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...

Competition: New applications for waste materials in soda production process

Ennomotive, a leading open innovation platform for engineering challenges, just launched a competition to find new applications for “post soda-lime”, such as marketable solutions...

Opportunities and challenges in the increased use of plastics recyclates in Europe

EuPC together with the German VDMA, the Italian Amaplast and Euromap organised the first joint workshop in order to establish new ways to promote...

Herbold Meckesheim at K 2019 Trade Fair in Düsseldorf, 16-23 October

The German manufacturer will be presenting tried and tested process solutions for the treatment of plastic waste in addition to its wide range of...

Lindner at RecyclingAKTIV 2019 in Karlsruhe – Live Demos

A multitude of different configuration options make Lindner’s mobile shredders and system solutions the perfect choice for universal waste processing. The company will be...

Circular Economy Specialists Axion Polymers wins a National Recycling Award

Axion Polymers has won a 2019 National Recycling Award in the ‘Team of the Year – Commercial’ category for its circular approach to serving...

Second International E-Waste Day aims to raise public awareness of e-waste

Following its success in 2018, the second International E-Waste Day will be held on the 14th October 2019 to promote the correct disposal of...

UK’S oldest pub adopts newest food waste disposal technology

Established in the eighteenth century, Ye Olde Fighting Cocks Pub was purchased in 2012 by Christo Tafelli. While committed to preserving the pub’s history,...

GLOBAL RECYCLING 2/2019 Magazine: Recycling Is of Central Importance!

Plastic waste in the oceans was one of the priorities at the Group of 20 summit in Japan, which took place on June 28...

Metals Recycling General Operative apprenticeship recognised by industry

BMRA and partner companies win National Recycling Award for first sector-specific apprenticeship. The British Metals Recycling Association (BMRA) has been awarded Excellence in Learning and...

Partnership between Waste Free Oceans (WFO) and Airbus

WFO is happy to announce a new strong partnership aimed at finding solutions to the ocean waste issue, with the multinational aerospace corporation, Airbus. Within...

Ecomondo 2019 – Leading Event in the Euro Mediterranean Area for the Green Economy

In the spotlight: Italy’s leadership on the bioplastic front, innovation in integrated waste management, integrated wastewater cycle and hydrogeological instability. The leitmotif has been established...

Waste Incineration: HGH’s latest Generation of High Temperature Cameras

Modern waste incineration plants are developing more and more to contribute to a cleaner environment. These waste-to-energy plants all aim at maximizing energy generation...

Crude Steel Production – May 2019 Report by World Steel Association

World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 162.7 million tonnes (Mt) in May 2019, a...

Metso Waste Recycling: New, powerful shredders complete the product family

The manufacturer expands its product line and is launching two new pre-shredders – the K-series. In terms of performance and price, the new models...

Flexible Polyethylene Recycling: Accelerating the Transition towards Circular Economy

Plastics Recyclers Europe published a paper identifying the prerequisites for increasing recycling of flexible polyethylene into a high-quality raw material while ensuring a sustainable...

Best Polymer Producers Awards for Europe 2019 – Winners announced

Members of Polymers for Europe Alliance choose the best polymer producers in Europe. During the Gala Dinner of the conference A Circular Future with Plastics...

UK: Fund opens to reduce waste from plastic packaging and textiles

£4.7 million government fund launched to drive up the recycling of hard-to-recycle materials. The government is inviting organisations to apply for funding under a multi-million...

Establishing highly refined plastic packaging waste streams

Plastics Recyclers Europe releases guidance on quality sorting of plastic packaging. Plastic packaging represents the biggest share of the European plastic demand, and consequently, of...

Tomra Sorting Recycling hosts global conference to focus on recycling plastics

Industry leaders share knowledge on solutions for tackling plastic waste and conference guests see Tomra’s recycling technologies in action.  Leaders and influencers in the recycling...

Ship recycling: Commission urges nine Member States to fully comply with EU rules

Today, the Commission decided to open EU infringement proceedings against Croatia, Cyprus, Germany, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, and Sweden over their duty to...

EMCE conference will provide insight on how EVs will be recycled in the future

Recyclers, how are you going to benefit from the growing stream of electric vehicles to be recycled? Critical sessions at the new E-Mobility & Circular...

Metal recycling: Shredding of large parts enables cost reductions

Recycling expert Erdwich exhibits for the first time at GIFA in Düsseldorf (June 25-29). For the most efficient use of raw materials in the production...

WCEF2019 sends a message to the EU to show leadership on the circular economy

The global circular economy event the World Circular Economy Forum 2019 presented the most advanced circular economy solutions for governments, industries, businesses and citizens...

World Steel in Figures 2019 now available – a comprehensive overview

The World Steel Association (worldsteel) has published the 2019 edition of World Steel in Figures. The publication provides a comprehensive overview of steel industry...

Entsorga Starting Production of SRF Plant in Martinsburg, West Virginia

Completing a path initiated several years ago, the plant (with its 120,000 tons per year) is demonstrating for the first time in North America ...

Packaging: Better Essential Requirements for Better Recyclability

In the framework of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive, FEAD, the European Federation of Waste Management and Environmental Services is delighted to present...

PEPP 2019 – PP Chain Global Technology and Business Forum

The sweeping, progressive regulatory program announced in 2018 by the European Union (EU) to move Europe toward a circular economy and address plastics waste...

Crude Steel Production April 2019 – worldsteel Press Release

World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 156.7 million tonnes (Mt) in April 2019, a...

ICSG Press Release: Copper – Preliminary Data for February 2019

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

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...