| 180 governments adopted the Norwegian proposal to amend the Basel Convention. Now, EU Waste Shipment Regulation must be adapted in order to avoid hindering EU recycling and recovery markets, says FEAD.
| A 13-year-old boy from Australia has won an international inventors award in Malaysia after designing a Wi-Fi enabled electronic monitoring system for compost bins.
| As part of its Plastics Strategy, the European Commission requested the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) to present an Annex XV restriction dossier concerning the oxo-degradable plastics under the REACH Regulation.
| Waste and organic equipment specialist Focus Enviro has secured an exclusive agreement with Untha, making it the distribution partner for Untha’s shredding technology in Australia.
| Extrupet Group (Pty) Ltd, South Africa’s first and largest recycling operation for post- consumer PET bottles, has ordered a second Starlinger PET recycling line to meet the country’s growing demand for rPET.
| VinylPlus, the Voluntary Commitment to sustainable development of the European PVC industry, recycled 739,525 tonnes of PVC within its framework in 2018 – a 15.6% increase on the previous year.