| The World Steel Association (Worldsteel) has released its Short Range Outlook for 2017 and 2018. It forecasts that global steel demand will increase by 1.3% to 1,535.2 Mt in 2017, following growth of 1.0% in 2016. In 2018, it is forecast that global steel demand will grow by 0.9% and will reach 1,548.5 Mt.
| At its 5th International Conference, hosted by WEEE Malta, the WEEE Forum celebrated its 15th anniversary and laid out its vision for a resource efficient and sustainable WEEE sector. Cooperation among all stakeholders will be key to reach the ambitious collection targets.
| The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) has released a new economic impact study revealing that the industry accounts for nearly half a million jobs in the U.S. and generates more than $116 billion annually in economic activity.
| Ancala Bioenergy Limited (‘Ancala Bioenergy’) has announced that it has acquired Biogen, an owner and operator of anaerobic digestion plants in the UK, for an undisclosed sum from 50/50 joint venture partners Bedfordia Group and Kier Group.