| For those of us who’ve worked in or with the waste industry for a while, it certainly feels like times are changing. A public obsession with single use plastics, rallying cries for better food waste segregation and management, and the emergence of the new agenda in town: the circular economy.
| EuRIC and FEAD fully support the European Parliament’s draft report issued on 9th July, to make it mandatory to produce beverage containers with at least 25% of recycled plastics by 2025.
| As tensions escalate amid an ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China that is having a damaging effect on the recycling industry, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) this week requested the U.S. government make every effort to negotiate a path forward with China.
| Researchers at ETH Zurich and the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag) succeeded in an interdisciplinary study to demonstrate that soil microorganisms metabolically utilised the carbon in the PBAT polymer both for energy production and also to build up microbial biomass.
| Electrolux has announced it is investing in Sweden-based Karma, a startup that helps restaurants and supermarkets reduce food waste by selling unsold food to consumers.
| The Wacker Neuson Group reported a marked rise in revenue and earnings during the first six months of 2018.