| World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (Worldsteel) was 148.3 million tonnes (Mt) in March 2018, a 4.0% increase compared to March 2017.

Stadler calls for collection uniformity

| Local authorities need to agree a uniform approach to waste collection and agree the end of co-mingled recycling if ambitious new EU targets are to be met. That’s the view of international sorting system specialist, Stadler Engineering, after the European Parliament voted in favour of revised of recycling targets for EU countries.

Sesotec: New sorting systems for plastics and glass

| At the IFAT Sesotec wants to present the Flake Purifier+ multi-sensor sorting system that now as standard is equipped with a 3.2mm nozzle and valve grid, allows a higher throughput capacity, and is easy to operate with the "SesoDesk" operating software.
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FEAD: Voluntary industry agreements not sufficient

| FEAD members welcome the publication of the draft own-initiative report on a European strategy for plastics in a circular economy by rapporteur MEP Mark Demesmaeker as a step forward for designing a new vision for plastics as part of the transition to a circular economy.

Sharp-eye technology separates single-layer PET trays from bottles

| The new technology enhances the previous capability of Tomra’s Autosort machine to separate multi-layer trays.

ZenRobotics expands its line of waste sorting robots

| The company has announced ZenRobotics Fast Picker for light material as the latest addition to the line of intelligent waste sorting robots.

New ThermoPRO granulators from Rapid Granulator

| At NPE2018, size reduction equipment manufacturer Rapid Granulator is introducing a new range of granulators designed specifically for in-line processing of skeletal waste from sheet and film thermoforming lines.