| The World Steel Association (worldsteel) projects global steel demand will reach 1,657.9 Mt in 2018, an increase of 3.9% over 2017. In 2019, it is forecast that global steel demand will grow by 1.4% to reach 1,681.2 Mt.
| The European Commission recently delivered its review of the 2012 European Bioeconomy Strategy. The strategy is a step forward towards ensuring that fossil resources are replaced by sustainable natural alternatives for the production of bio-based products such as bio-based plastics and energy.
| Today far too much plastic waste still escapes the European collection systems. Failing to collect plastic waste leads to a loss of valuable resources and at the same time poses a risk to the natural environment.
| Technological innovation, on one hand, favours the acceleration of modern development as well as changes in various markets, while on the other, is driven by the latter two.
| The need for packaging is rising so is the danger to our environment. The packaging materials harm the environment by leaving their carbon footprints behind. Therefore, it is imperative that companies start sourcing and using sustainable packaging materials to ensure that the waste is at its minimal. If you want to incorporate ways to reduce waste, the good news is that there are quite a few strategies you can implement.
| The first International E-Waste Day held on the 13th October to promote the proper management of electrical and electronic equipment has been hailed a ‘tremendous success’ by its organisers.
| In addition to PAHs, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) will continue to look into the possible health impacts of other substances contained in the granules and mulches derived from end-of-life tyres (ELTs).