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EuPC publishes results of its 2nd survey on the use of recycled plastics materials

From January till September 2018, the European Plastics Converters Association (EuPC) conducted its second European survey on the use of recycled plastics materials (rPM)...

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...

ICSG Press Release: Copper – Preliminary Data for September 2018

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

ICIS Survey: 58.2 per cent of PET bottles collected in 2017

Out of 3.308.300 tonnes of PET bottles placed in the European market in 2017, 58.2 per cent – in total 1.923.100 tonnes (+2.9 %...

Mick George Ltd. gets Presona baler to help with increasing cardboard volumes

British waste management company Mick George has recently added a Presona LP 110 CH6KS baler to its Ellington, Cambridgeshire site. The baler, with a capacity...

EuRIC applauds binding recycled content target in plastic bottles by 2025 and 2030

The European Recycling Industries’ Confederation (EuRIC) warmly welcomes the provisional agreement on the Single Use Plastics Directive (SUP) setting a binding target of at...

FEAD issues Position Paper on Norway’s Proposal to the Basel Convention

In a bid to combat marine litter, Norway has submitted a proposal to restrict exports of plastic waste, by amending the Basel Convention. The...

Commitments and pledges for a more sustainable plastics industry

On the 11th December 2018, 13 organizations from the entire plastics value chain hosted their first annual event “The EU Plastics Industries – Towards...

Recycled content in plastic bottles: Private waste management industry ready to commit

The European Parliament agreed on an amendment setting up a target of 35 per cent mandatory recycled content in plastic bottles for beverages, as...

Plastics Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda Published

EuPC and four other partners jointly published the “Plastics Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda in a Circular Economy” on the 6th of December 2018. The...

Copper Supply and Demand: Release of ICSG 2018 Statistical Yearbook

The International Copper Study Group released its 2018 Statistical Yearbook covering world copper supply and demand data for the 10-year period 2008-2017. The Yearbook is...

Global Recycling Day – Educational Initiative of the Year

Global Recycling Day has been named Educational Initiative of the Year by Waste Dive, a leading global industry news publisher. The Bureau of International Recycling...

Stora Enso and Sulapac: joined forces to develop biodegradable straws

Stora Enso and startup Sulapac continue to combat the global problem of plastic waste by introducing a demo of a sustainable straw at Slush...

“Clear transparent to be recycled even in food applications”

Design for Recycling Guidelines for PET Thermoformed Trays published. Trays made out of PET sheet are ideal for numerous applications: fresh food and dairy (fresh...

Waste Management in SE Europe – what are the available business opportunities?

Thanks to today's innovations waste management is becoming a more responsible and cost-effective process. The growing waste stream has both local and global negative...

International Automobile Recycling Congress Program Announced

19th International Automobile Recycling Congress, IARC 2019 March 20 – 22, 2019, Vienna, Austria: Join over 250 delegates from industry to discuss and present...

Tire upcycling company Black Bear appoints industry veteran as CFO

Geert Glimmerveen joins Black Bear to help solve the global waste tire problem with the company’s circular economy-based business model. Black Bear, the Dutch tire...

Fertilisers/cadmium: Parliament and Council negotiators reach provisional deal

New rules easing access to the EU single market for fertilisers made from organic or recycled materials and setting limits for cadmium were agreed...

World Steel Association: October 2018 crude steel production

World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 156.6 million tonnes (Mt) in October 2018, a...

ICSG Press Release: Copper – Preliminary Data for August 2018

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

Joined forces for ambitious and comparable measurement point for glass recycling

The associations Feve, Ferver, Expra and EuRIC are committed to increasing the quality and efficiency of the glass recycling value chain through separate collection,...

18th International Electronics Recycling Congress IERC 2019

Over 500 delegates will soon be gathering in Salzburg for IERC 2019 (January 16 – 18, 2019, Salzburg, Austria), the recycling industry’s most important...

Ceflex actively endorses the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment

Ceflex, the consortium of companies, associations and organisations collaborating to enhance the performance of flexible packaging in the circular economy in Europe, has issued...

Stora Enso introduces sustainable RFID tag technology ECO for intelligent packaging

Stora Enso launches a new sustainable RFID tag technology called ECO by Stora Enso, designed for intelligent packaging functionalities in supply chain, retail and...

United Kingdom: Reusable water bottle sales driven by 51.7 per cent

Purchases of reusable water bottles and travel mugs are on the rise as consumers seek to reduce plastic waste, save money and stay hydrated,...

BusinessWaste.co.uk: 90 percent of companies still don’t have a recycling policy

Despite the rise of recycling and recent high-profile debates in Government and the media about plastic use, 90 per cent of businesses still do...

Ecomondo/Key Energy 2018: “The great Expo of the circular economy”

On the European platform organized by Italian Exhibition Group dedicated to the green economy and renewable energies, for four days the key players were...

EDA increases its presence in Europe with the addition of a new company

New member Blastrac is a leading international developer and manufacturer of surface preparation equipment. The company has a full range of over 50 different machines...

CP Group’s Virtual MRF showcased at Residuos Expo 2018 in Mexico

Virtual reality experience offers immersive walk-through of recycling systems at Latin America's largest waste industry expo. CP Group, the San Diego-based recycling solutions provider and...

Gregory Schnitzer new President of BIR Ferrous Division

The board of the BIR Ferrous Division has appointed Gregory Schnitzer as new divisional President. Mr Schnitzer is Vice-President of Ferrous Sales at Oregon...

Next International Battery Recycling Congress to be held in Lyon, France

Following record-breaking attendance at ICBR 2018 in Berlin, ICM, the international leader in the organization of battery, automotive and electronics’ recycling conferences is pleased...

Italy´s Minister for Environment will inaugurate Ecomondo and Key Energy

The Italian Minister for the Environment Sergio Costa will inaugurate the international Ecomondo and Key Energy expos, which open tomorrow at Rimini Expo Centre,...

Tomra creates managerial role to strengthen focus on new plastics economy

New appointment reflects the company´s full commitment to the ambitious vision for a circular economy. Tomra Sorting Recycling has promoted Business Development Engineer László Székely...

EuRIC: Landmark vote by the European Parliament

Binding recycled content target for plastics in beverage bottles voted by the European Parliament. The European Parliament in plenary meeting approved in a landmark vote...

Europe needs more competition and transparency in waste trading

A new European digital trading platform for waste and secondary raw materials makes it easier to divert waste from landfill and incineration to recycling,...

FEAD: European Parliament gives green light to recycled content in plastic bottles

The European Parliament has approved the EP report on the European Commission’s proposal on Single-Use Plastics which would make it mandatory to produce beverage...

ICSG Press Release: Copper – Preliminary Data for July 2018

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

Single-use plastics: A political or environmental decision?

Statement by European Plastics Converters: The recent, swift developments of the EU Single-use plastics directive proposal are developing at a very worrying speed. The...

Ecomondo 2018: The great issues of the green and circular economy

European Strategy for plastics and its developments; the most advanced experiences of the circular bioeconomy in OECD countries and Industry 4.0 applied to waste...

Increased collection: cornerstone for higher recycling rates

Today far too much plastic waste still escapes the European collection systems. Failing to collect plastic waste leads to a loss of valuable resources...

The Ocean Cleanup begins removing plastic waste from Great Pacific Garbage Patch

It’s starting! A long U-shaped pipe stretching 600 meters will capture ocean plastic waste that will end up being recycled into new products. A 600...

International E-Waste Day with 50 engaged organizations hailed a success

The first International E-Waste Day held on the 13th October to promote the proper management of electrical and electronic equipment has been hailed a...

CCC: The EU’s plastics strategy should advise on actual effectiveness

The European Parliament’s environment committee approved a report on the Commission’s proposal to reduce the environmental impact of single-use plastic goods. This would now...

ENVI Committee says “Yes” to 35 per cent recycled content in plastic bottles

FEAD welcomes the European Parliament’s ENVI Committee’s vote on October 10 which amends the proposal for a Directive on the reduction of the impact...

Polynspire – new chemical recycling project brings together 22 European institutions

Brussels hosted the kick off meeting of a new European research project, Polynspire, aimed at improving the overall performance of plastics recycling looking for...

PET value chain urges European Policymakers to support its circularity

PET food containers are recyclable. Reduction targets are not the solution. Collection is the way forward, says the organization PET Sheet Europe. The EU Single...

Bunting Magnetics: Three successful plastics recycling projects for Recycle Week

The theme of the 2018 Recycle Week (24-30 September) was ‘Recycling. We do. Because it matters.’ Recycle Week is a celebration of recycling, organized...

Global Recycling Day 2019: “Recycling into the Future” announced as theme

After the successful launch of Global Recycling Day in 2018, the Global Recycling Foundation has announced the theme of 2019 as “Recycling into the...

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

The very first International E-Waste Day is being held on the 13th October to promote the correct disposal of electrical and electronic equipment throughout...

ICSG Press Release: Copper Market Forecast 2018/2019

The International Copper Study Group (ICSG) met in Lisbon, Portugal on 1-2 October 2018. Government delegates and industry advisors from most of the world’s...