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New recycling research project in Belgium: INEOS Styrolution receives funding

INEOS Styrolution, the global leader in styrenics, announced today it will be contributing to the research project “Remove2Reclaim – Recycling of plastics and titanium...

Metso Outotec launches next-generation HRCe high pressure grinding technology

Metso Outotec is launching the next evolution of the high pressure grinding roll, the HRCe HPGR. The industry standard was set when the HRC...

“Business as usual” is still a distant prospect for many textiles recyclers

BIR World Recycling Convention Week 2020 (October 12-16), Textiles Division: “The risks right now are much higher than the opportunities,” stated BIR Textiles Division President...

Joint-statement on the role of Waste-to-Energy in the EU Taxonomy

Nine trade associations across various sectors published a joint-statement to positively consider Waste-to-Energy in the EU Taxonomy. The statement underlines the contribution of Waste-to-Energy...

worldsteel released update to its Short Range Outlook (SRO) for 2020 and 2021

This SRO is showing a much more optimistic outlook than the previous SRO finalised in June. While still showing a decline in demand for...

Private waste management sector reacts to new EU Chemicals Strategy

The European Commission adopted the new EU Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability, as a first step towards a “zero-pollution ambition for a toxic free environment”...

Activity levels may not recover from “brutal” year until 2023

BIR World Recycling Convention Week 2020, Keynote Session The Keynote Session held on October 13 during BIR’s week-long series of webinars was entitled “The global...

BIR World Recycling Convention Week 2020 – Spotlight on Trade

Leadership in an economic and pandemic challenged world: BIR continuing to operate and innovate on all fronts amid turbulent times. “Visible and vigorous leadership” was...

Int. E-Waste Day focuses on education to raise awareness of e-waste problem

More than 100 organisations from 50 countries worldwide will take part in the third International E-Waste Day taking place on 14th October. The event, organised...

Waste-to-Energy under Sustainable Investment Regulation & future Taxonomy

A legal analysis by the consultancy PricewaterhouseCoopers and commissioned by FEAD. Energy recovery from waste (Waste-to-Energy, WtE) is a vital possibility of making the best...

Breakthrough technology project to drive circular economy in ELT recycling

BIR eForum, Tyres & Rubber Committee, Thursday, 15 October 2020 (15:00-16:30 CEST) A dynamic BIR Tyres & Rubber Committee eForum in June this year covered...

Taking stock: is demand making inroads into available supply?

BIR eForum, Textiles Division, Wednesday, 14 October 2020 (15:00-16:30 CEST) Markets for used textiles have been slowly recovering from the profound disruption caused by lockdowns...

Call for action on waste electrical and electronic equipment in metal scrap

The WEEE Forum has published a paper outlining the issues associated with the treatment of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) as metal scrap...

BIR eForum: Will stainless steel be a hot property in 2021?

Stainless Steel & Special Alloys Committee, Friday, 16 October 2020 (15:00-16:30 CEST) The stainless steel industry was upbeat at the start of this year on...

GLOBAL RECYCLING 3/2020: Recycling – Opportunities in Times of Covid-19

Interest in recycling is still unabated: The high level was reflected in the attendance at eREC, the new digital expo and conference, which serves...

Que Sera, Sera … non-ferrous markets heading into uncertainty

BIR eForum – Non-Ferrous Metals Division, Thursday, 15 October 2020 (15:00-16:30 CEST) Almost four months have passed since the BIR Non-Ferrous Metals Division held its...

After the Trade Fair Is before the Trade Fair: The Next eREC Is Coming...

4,448 registered visitors, 45 webinars/conferences held over five days and 3,053 participants: The first eREC – digital exhibition for the recycling industry from August...

PolyCert Europe established to harmonize existing certification schemes

Centexbel-VKC, the Belgian competence centre of plastics and textile, and the Belgian Quality Association (BQA) established a consortium PolyCert Europe in partnership with the...

What will be the wider impact of China’s burgeoning scrap industry?

BIR Ferrous Division’s webinar on 14 October 2020 (15:00-16:30 CEST) While there has certainly been no return to pre-Covid normality, a more positive trading and...

Investing in aluminium packaging sorting and recycling pays off

Several speakers stressed the need to invest now into the Circular Economy, during the European Aluminium web workshop on investing in better collection and...

EIT RawMaterials will manage newly launched European Raw Materials Alliance

The European Commission launched the new European Raw Materials Alliance (ERMA) as announced in the Commission’s Action Plan on Critical Raw Materials on 3...

Agilyx joins AmSty, Ineos Styrolution and Trinseo as technology partner

Four of the leading players in polystyrene production and recycling have initiated a Non-Disclosure Agreement to explore and optimize advanced recycling technologies for polystyrene,...

Europe Waste Recycling Services Market to Reach Valuation of US$ 242 Bn by 2030

The waste recycling services market in Europe was valued at US Dollar 134.6 billion in 2019 and is anticipated to expand at a CAGR...

Azelio and Stena Aluminium are planning to enter collaboration around energy storage

Azelio and Stena Aluminum are planning to enter into a global and long-term collaboration that aims to complete Azelio’s energy storage units by filling...

Best Polymer Producers Awards for Europe 2020 – Winners announced

Members of Polymers for Europe Alliance choose the best polymer producers in Europe. Following the cancellation of the traditional award ceremony and extension of the...

Quayside Powerbanks – The Next Step in the Electrification of Shipping

Stena is now taking the next step in shipping electrification: the development of a new type of energy storage, similar to very large powerbanks,...

Press Release worldsteel: August 2020 crude steel production

World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 156.2 million tonnes (Mt) in August 2020, a...

Recycling Technologies joins Chemical Recycling Europe

Chemical Recycling Europe is pleased to welcome Recycling Technologies, a United Kingdom based company as a new member of the association. The company is...

The Baltic Sea region was cleaned during the environmental game

On September 19, people from different countries competed in waste collecting and sorting during the Clean Games events. More than 4000 participants collected 96...

Recycling of polystyrene: Ineos Styrolution and AmSty announce joint facility

Partnership paves the way for closed loop recycling to keep polystyrene out of landfills. Ineos Styrolution and AmSty, two of the largest global producers of...

Plans for a first European polystyrene recycling plant in France

Ineos Styrolution and Trinseo, global leaders in the manufacturing of polystyrene and other styrenic materials, announced that they are advancing plans to build the...

MORE announces first results on the use of recycled polymers in France

The platform MORE – MOnitoring Recyclates for Europe has completed its first round of data colletion in France and announces for the first time...

Battery Recycling: ICBR Award goes to Dr Jean-Pol Wiaux

5th International Congress for Battery Recycling ICBR 2020, September 16-18, Salzburg/Austria The Steering Committee of ICBR, the International Congress for Battery Recycling is pleased to...

EuRIC Statement in support of the State of the Union 2020

Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, delivered a landmark speech on the State of the Union 2020. The European Recycling Industry...

State of the Union: the von der Leyen Commission one year on

In her State of the Union address, President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen has presented her vision for a stronger EU...

Significant growth for ESWET in the first half of 2020

Between June and July 2020, six new companies joined ESWET, the trade association representing the suppliers of Waste-to-Energy technology. As of today, the Brussels-based...

Ceflex recommends use of recyclable mono-materials for flexible packaging

First Position Paper points to collaborative effort towards a circular economy. As part of its ‘Issue Alignment’ process Ceflex stakeholders are working with Swiss University...

Stena Recycling gives Volvo bus batteries a second life

The commercial service lives of bus batteries are significantly extended and natural resources are conserved. That is the result of a new cooperation between...

BIR World Recycling Convention forced to go fully online

The Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) announces that its World Recycling Convention scheduled to take place on 12 and 13 October 2020 in Brussels...

Plastics Recycling Show Europe Postponed until 2021 – New Dates to be Announced

The organisers of the Plastics Recycling Show Europe (PRSE) have announced the postponement of PRSE 2020, which had been scheduled to take place on...

“Consumers do understand value and proper end-of-life of compostable plastics”

European Bioplastics criticises biased interpretation of EEA study on biodegradable and compostable plastics. In response to the new report “Biodegradable and compostable plastics – challenges...

EU production and recycling of plastics need a common answer

At IFAT impact Business Summit, 8-10 September 2020, FEAD has co-organised with its German member BDE a live webconference on the implementation of the...

Collect & Compact – PET bottle collecting system with manual press

For decentralized collection. For a reasonable logistics. For higher collection rates. Collect & Compact is a collection system for empty PET bottles, with a manual...

Ecomondo & Key Energy, physical & digital participation for the green turning point

Over 80 live talk events on the calendars of Ecomondo and Key Energy 2020, being held from 3rd to 6th November at Rimini expo...

International E-Waste Day to focus on education amid Covid-19

Following its success in 2019, and despite the pandemic, the third International E-Waste Day will be held on the 14th October 2020 to promote...

Ofru Recycling receives DIN EN ISO 9001:2015 certification

Ofru Recycling GmbH & Co. KG, a leading manufacturer of solvent recycling plants for the recovery of contaminated solvents, has been compliant with the...

EuPC Survey on the Effects of Covid-19 on the Use of Recycled Polymers

In the framework of its third survey on the use of recycled plastic materials (rPM) by plastics converters in Europe, EuPC publishes a follow-up...

Tomra Recycling publishes new eBook unveiling potential of connected machines

Machine connectivity delivers key production and service data to drive the strategic management process. Connected machines and cloud-based data storage is transforming how businesses collect,...

Aluminium recycling technology boosted by crystallisation research

An innovative method for aluminium recycling has been boosted by research showing the microscopic changes that take place when molten alloys cool. Researcher Dr Biao...

Geminor starts export of 15-year-old waste from Italy to the Netherlands

Resource management company Geminor has commenced the shipment of 15-year-old Italian RDF to the Netherlands. The very first Geminor RDF shipment between the two...