| World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (Worldsteel) was 148.6 million tonnes (Mt) in November 2018, a 5.8% increase compared to November 2017.

IERC: Challenges of WEEE recycling

| Around 450 representatives from the recycling industry, OEM’s, academia, manufacturing, governments, media and NGOs have attended this year’s International Electronics Recycling Congress (IERC).

CuRe: Creating a fully circular polyester chain

| This week CuRe has been launched by Cumapol, DSM-Niaga and Morssinkhof. The goal is to recycle used polyester waste streams in polyester suitable for high demanding applications like carpets, textile and food packaging.
Gabi Schoenemann, pixelio.de

Valmet delivers two waste-to-energy boilers to China

| Valmet and Urumchi Jinghuan Environmental & Energy have signed a contract regarding a delivery of two boiler plants fired with refuse-derived fuel (RDF) for a greenfield waste-to-energy plant in Urumchi, China. The new waste-to-energy power boiler plant will support the circular economy and supply electricity to the power grid.

EEB: Europe paves way for right to repair

| The EU has taken a small step towards cutting waste and greenhouse gases from manufacturing of popular consumer goods.

Greater efficiency for film recyclers

| In early 2018, Starlinger recycling technology introduced a new size – the recoSTAR dynamic 145 – that is specially designed for a capacity range of ~1,000 kg/h. The first three lines are currently being installed, and the company has already received orders for additional machines of this type.