| The new African Marine Waste Network project was officially launched at South Campus in South Africa's Port Elizabeth city by the Sustainable Seas Trust. The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University hosted the launch. The project is part of a United Nations drive to address marine waste at a Pan-African level.
Dieter Schütz, pixelio.de

Stricter regulations help China tackle e-waste management problem

| China has taken steps to tackle rising e-waste in the country by releasing stringent regulations on e-waste management which requires a comprehensive inspection of the locality and implements monitoring of the entire recycling process.

Recycled plastic in India may be contaminated

| A recent study by India-based not-for-profit environmental organisation Toxics Link has found that plastic laden with harmful flame retardants might be contaminating the entire recycled plastic stream in the country.

UK firms continue to lead in reducing food and beverage-related waste

| U.K.-based firms continue to lead the charge in reducing food and beverage-related waste. There have been several developments in recent times aimed at reducing food waste.

Novelis announces executive leadership appointments

| Aluminum rolling and recycling specialist Novelis has announced three new senior executives.

Eurofer welcomes raw materials case against China at WTO

| The US has launched a trade enforcement action against China at the WTO concerning China’s export duties on several different raw materials. The EU intervened in this WTO challenge, a move that has been welcomed by the European Steel Association (EUROFER).

Waste disposal rate up in California in 2015

| The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) has said that the waste disposal rate in the state increased in 2015.