| Composites play an important role in today’s industry and the volumes are increasing, but as with many materials, the question of proper waste management remains. Composites UK has examined the current state of composites recycling.
| According to preliminary ICSG data, the refined copper market for May 2016 showed an apparent production deficit of around 65,000 metric tonnes (t) mainly due to strong Chinese apparent
refined copper demand.
| Japan’s Meiwa Co.,Ltd. reportedly intends to build an organic waste processing facility in Meru County, Kenya, and is said to be in talks with the local government regarding the construction. The company specialises in biomass carbonisation technology wherein organic waste is converted into charcoal.
| A study by the New York City Department of Sanitation and the city’s Business Integrity Commission has highlighted benefits of establishing commercial waste collection zones. The study said that setting up such zones for private waste collection firms would reduce truck traffic and greenhouse gas emissions associated with waste collection. The study said that the zones could reduce truck traffic by 49-68% and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 42-64%.