| According to CEPI’s preliminary statistics for 2016, the overall consumption of paper and board in CEPI countries in 2016 increased by 1% compared to 2015. Meanwhile, the use of paper for recycling has fallen by around 0.3%.
plastic waste

Opportunities and challenges for plastic waste

| The main opportunities and challenges in the circular economy and best practices were some of the key questions at PlasticsEurope’s Identiplast conference.
Irish Incinerator

Irish incinerator took 20 years to build

| According to the Irish Times, the Poolbeg incinerator in Dublin will finally start working in March. The first proposal for the plant was 20 years ago.*

EuPC and ANAIP stage annual meeting together

| On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of ANAIP and the Annual Meeting of EuPC, the Spanish Association of Plastics Converters (ANAIP) and the European Plastics Converters (EuPC) will join hands in staging the European plastic industry’s largest event 2017 in Madrid, June 1-2.

Government calls for recycling school

| Whole lorries full of domestic waste are being sent to landfill instead of going for recycling because people are just not separating their rubbish.

ISRI testifies against Connecticut Product Stewardship

| ISRI has offered testimony in front of the Connecticut General Assembly Joint Environment Committee opposing a new product stewardship bill, HB 7067 (Raised), which could prove harmful to the recycling industry.

BIR appoints Special Advisor for Hong Kong Convention

| With a view to enhancing the promotion and regional impact of BIR’s upcoming World Recycling Convention in Hong Kong, BIR President Ranjit Baxi has secured the support of Michael Lion.