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Green Deal: FEAD welcomes the resolution of the European Parliament

Following the plenary vote at the European Parliament, FEAD – the European federation representing the private waste management companies – greatly welcomes the resolution...

International Automobile Recycling Congress: Geneva is the place to be this March

International Automobile Recycling Congress IARC 2020 and Geneva International Motor Show: Both events are taking place at the same time in Geneva this year,...

Leading companies transfer their waste management expertise to Bulgarian market

At the end of 2019 the EC declared the ambitious aim for Europe to become the first climate-neutral continent by 2050, slowing down global...

More recycled plastics: ERFMI signs Circular Plastics Alliance declaration

The European Resilient Flooring Manufacturers’ Institute (ERFMI) has signed the Circular Plastics Alliance declaration, joining more than 100 partners across the plastics value chain...

FEAD starts the New Year 2020 with a new leading team

Peter Kurth, President of German member BDE, becomes FEAD’s new President, while Valérie Plainemaison, who was – until now – the European representative of...

Help to Improve Europe’s Critical Raw Materials Recovery

Consultation launched on certification scheme for WEEE & waste batteries collection and recycling. “Cewaste”, a project funded under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme, recently...

It is retailers’ responsibility to minimize return rates, say online shopper

Returns of products purchased online generate five billion tons of trash and 15 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) annually. And while consumer...

ICSG Press Release: Copper – Preliminary Data for September 2019

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

worldsteel Press Release: November 2019 crude steel production

World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 147.8 million tonnes (Mt) in November 2019, a...

Ferrybridge Multifuel 2 Energy-from-Waste Plant handed over to client

After three years of construction, the Ferrybridge Multifuel 2 Energy-from-Waste plant has successfully completed its commissioning phase and has been handed over to the...

EPR schemes across Europe join forces with “Close the Glass Loop”

Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Organizations across Europe are committed to increasing the quality and efficiency of the glass recycling value chain through the separate...

Chemical Recycling: Prestigious Icis Innovation Award for Ineos Styrolution

Ineos Styrolution Group GmbH, a leading company in styrenics, has been chosen joint winner of the ICIS Innovation Awards in the category “Innovation with...

Boosting the Recycling Chain – FEAD Welcomes the European Green Deal

The European Federation of Waste Management and Environmental Services (FEAD) supports the ambitious strategy proposed by the European Commission and its European Green Deal...

New contract opens for first circular economy loop within chemical recycling

A new cooperation paves the way for the first ever circular economy loop based on chemical recycling of waste plastics. Resource management company Geminor...

New incinerator pollution report released in the United Kingdom

Released by the Particulate Research Group, the new report highlights misleading statements made by the Government about the health dangers posed by waste incinerators. The...

Chemical Recycling: FEAD releases position paper to the ongoing discussions

Considering the increasing attention chemical recycling is receiving as an alternative route for treating waste, FEAD, by recognising the interest to closely monitor its...

Paper-based products: Recyclability guidelines for optimal packaging design

The recyclability guidelines – developed by Cepi, Citpa, ACE and Fefco – give concrete guidance for designers to make sure functionality goes hand in...

Global Recycling Day 2020 – Localised Activity Suggestions

After the extraordinary success of Global Recycling Day in 2018 and 2019, thanks in no small part to the tireless support from people and...

Waste-to-Energy sector welcomes new health & environmental protection standards

Today, after a 5-year review process, the Best Available Techniques (BAT) Conclusions for Waste Incineration (WI) were published in the Official Journal of the...

Sustainable steel indicators 2019 and the steel supply chain

As COP25 began yesterday, worldsteel publishes “Sustainable steel – Indicators 2019 and the steel supply chain”. The publication features the steel industry’s various sustainability...

At the occasion of COP25, Suez reinforces its commitment to the climate

As the world prepares for the COP25, to be held in Madrid from December 2 to 13, Suez Group has reaffirmed its commitment to...

How can plastic in healthcare be recycled? Workshop in Copenhagen

Interest is growing in the recycling of hospital plastic waste and nurses’ commitment to collecting and recycling these materials is crucial to the ‘green...

Design for Recycling: the Way Forward for the Plastics Industry

Plastics Recyclers Annual Meeting (November 21 & 22): Over 300 participants gathered in Brussels to debate plastics recyclability and latest plastics recycling developments. With 94...

worldsteel Press Release: October 2019 crude steel production

World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 151.5 million tonnes (Mt) in October 2019, a...

Launch of new anti-incineration network website in the United Kingdom

The United Kingdom Without Incineration Network (UKWIN) has today launched their new website at http://ukwin.org.uk/ helping support those groups and individuals campaigning to stop...

Viridor and Unilever agree five-year contract for recycled plastic

Viridor and Unilever have agreed a new contract which will see Unilever receive of a range of recycled plastic from Viridor’s £65m Avonmouth Resource...

ICSG Press Release: Copper – Preliminary Data for August 2019

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

Clearpoint Recycling in the UK strengthens fibre division with new head of paper

Harrogate-based, Environment-Agency-approved recyclable materials exporter Clearpoint Recycling has bolstered its workforce with the appointment of a new head of paper, Andrew Perkins, who will...

IERC 2020: Interview with Surendra Borad Patawari, Gemini Corporation

The 19th International Electronics Recycling Congress (IERC) will take place from January 21 to 24 in Salzburg/Austria. An extensive congress program awaits the attendees: 25...

ICIS Recycling Conference: The plastics industry is changing – because it has to

That’s the general consensus among some of Europe’s leading plastic industry commentators – the very people working to re-shape the industry. While plastic, in...

Global Recycling Foundation announces ‘Recycling Heroes’ theme for 2020

The Global Recycling Foundation has revealed that the theme for the third Global Recycling Day, taking place on 18th March 2020, will be ‘Recycling...

Eco Expo Asia showed dedication towards carbon and waste reduction

Jointly organised by Messe Frankfurt and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the 14th Eco Expo Asia was held in Hong Kong from...

CityLoops: Seven European cities pilot solutions to be more circular

CityLoops is a new EU-funded project focusing on organic, and construction and demolition waste. Høje-Taastrup and Roskilde (Denmark), Mikkeli (Finland), Apeldoorn (the Netherlands), Bodø (Norway),...

Ecomondo 2019 – confirmed as an indispensable appointment for business

A real Ecomondo (Eco-world) is represented by Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) for four days at Rimini Expo Centre. An event that the market has...

Driving force for circular economy – Erema concludes a successful K 2019

The Erema Group's assessment of K 2019, the world's largest plastics trade fair, is positive all round. All seven companies and business units were...

Autumn 2019 Economic Forecast: A challenging road ahead

The European economy is now in its seventh consecutive year of growth and is forecast to continue expanding in 2020 and 2021. Labour markets...

Could this lead to unsinkable ship? Spiders and ants inspire metal that won’t sink

University of Rochester researchers, inspired by diving bell spiders and rafts of fire ants, have created a metallic structure that is so water repellent,...

EuRIC Position Paper on Chemical Recycling released

Chemical recycling (CR) is attracting an increasing attention as solutions to deal with certain types of waste plastics are sought in Europe and beyond. While...

Volvo Trucks launches sales of electric trucks for urban transport

The manufacturer announces the start of sales of its Volvo FL and Volvo FE electric trucks in selected markets within Europe, meeting the increasing...

PE flexible films recycling: new findings for functional barriers

RecyClass carried out tests on the compatibility of the ethylene vinyl alcohol (EVOH) barrier in polyethlene (PE) film with the recycling process. The tests were...

International E-Waste Day brought together stakeholders across the world

The second International E-Waste Day held on the 14th October to promote the proper management of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) has been...

CRUK grows carpet reuse/recycling outlets in the United Kingdom

Carpet Recycling UK (CRUK) is expanding its geographical coverage of the UK, offering the flooring sector more options for reuse and recycling of carpet...

Millad NX 8000 clarifier for polypropylene receives Critical Guidance Recognition

Milliken Chemical, a division of Milliken & Company, announced that its “Millad NX 8000” clarifying agent for polypropylene (PP) has received Critical Guidance Recognition...

Novelis expands aluminum recycling capacities in Greensboro

The 36 million USD investment will enable facility to recycle automotive aluminum scrap and enhance site-wide safety. Novelis Inc. invests USD 36 million to expand...

RGE invests US$200 million into cellulosic textile fibre research

IFC’s strategic partner and investor RGE announced at the recent Textile Exchange Seminar in Vancouver to invest US$200 million into cellulosic textile fibre research...

ICSG Press Release: Copper – Preliminary Data for July 2019

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

Joint Project: Depolymerisation Solution for Polystyrene

Ineos Styrolution announces an agreement with food packaging producer Sirap to develop packaging solutions based on chemically recycled polystyrene. Ultimately, the solution aims at...

worldsteel Report (Press Release): September 2019 crude steel production

World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 151.5 million tonnes (Mt) in September 2019, a...

Geminor launches train transport of waste from Naples

The shift towards sustainable transport continues as Geminor commences rail transport of secondary fuels from Italy to Scandinavia. Late last year, Geminor was the first...

EuPC, PlasticsEurope and PRE against the Italian plastic tax

During a meeting held in Düsseldorf at the K trade show, the three Presidents of the European plastics industry associations, Renato Zelcher (European Plastics...