| The world creates a whopping 2.12 billion tonnes of waste annually, and it is estimated hat this will reach 4 billion tonnes by 2100. Though the world's authorities are pushing out more legislation and acts to try and deal with the problem, there's only so much within their power - the rest boils down to us, as a species, to work on.

European Regulation threatens recycling of WEEE

| Proposal to impose concentration level for certain flame retardants could make responsible recycling of WEEE impossible.
Frank van de Winkel, Tomra Sorting Business Development Manager Metals (Foto: Tomra Sorting Recycling)

Tomra to spotlight sensor-based sorting technologies

| Tomra Sorting Recycling will show how X-Tract and LIBS technologies can help increase the worldwide supply of aluminium at the same time as enhancing sustainability.

Call for EU Action on recycled content mandates for plastics

| In light of the upcoming votes on the Plastics Strategy and the Single-Use Plastics Products and the implementation of the Circular Economy Package, a coalition of 34 organisations and companies call for EU action on recycled content mandates for plastics to close the Circular Economy loop.

Carbios speeds up PET hydrolysis

| Carbios has announced new results in the optimization of its biorecycling process of waste PET plastics. The hydrolysis of PET plastics into their original building-blocks now reaches a conversion rate of 97% in only 16 hours.

Neste: waste plastic as a raw material

| Neste, producer of renewable diesel, is now exploring ways to introduce liquefied waste plastic as a future raw material for fossil refining.

China’s plastic waste ban makes packaging waste a key issue

| China’s decision to stop importing recyclable plastic waste in January 2018 has left the world with little choice but to landfill recyclables for which no market now exists.