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OECD: Progress in updating rules on international shipping of plastic waste

| OECD countries have agreed to update rules on the export of hazardous plastic waste for recycling in line with international changes so that advance consent from destination countries will be required ahead of shipping.

EU environment ministers call for recovery programme in line with environmental and climate policy...

| The Multiannual Financial Framework and the EU recovery programme should substantially contribute to the environment and climate goals of the EU.
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Recyclability protocol for PP containers published

| RecyClass’ Recyclability Evaluation Protocol for PP (polypropylene) is a guidance for carrying out laboratory analysis of the various design features of rigid packaging made from PP resin.

Ragg invests in mobile shredder

| Recycling specialist Ragg GmbH has invested in a new mobile shredder from Untha, as the waste management firm seeks to boost material throughput across its Austrian sites.
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Untha shredder advances Geocycle’s co-processing strategy

| Global waste management specialist Geocycle is pushing ahead with its worldwide co-processing strategy, with the investment in new shredding technology for its Spanish operation.

Lindner wins Global CemFuels Award for innovation of the year

| For its new drive, Lindner Recycling tech won the Global CemFuels Award in the category ‘Alternative Fuels Innovation of the Year’ at the 14th Global CemFuels Conference.

AMCS acquires Trux Route Management Systems

| AMCS, a supplier of integrated software and vehicle technology for the waste, recycling and resource industries has announced the acquisition of Canada-based software solutions provider for the waste industry, Trux Route Management Systems.

Global Recycling Foundation launches Recycling Heroes Competition

| On 3 February, the Global Recycling Foundation will launch its global Recycling Heroes competition, celebrating stakeholders ahead of Global Recycling Day 2020 on 18 March.

K: Steinert shows sorting of black plastics

| The sorting of black plastics into pure grades to close recycling loops will be the focus of Steinert's presence at K Trade fair.
Rainer Sturm, pixelio.de

Robust performance in challenging market conditions and compared to record levels in 2018

| Umicore delivered a robust performance in the first half of 2019 with revenues amounting to € 1.6 billion and a recurring EBIT of € 240 million against a backdrop of challenging conditions in key industries and reduced consumer confidence, especially impacting the automotive sector. Free cash flows improved substantially year on year.
Jürgen Nießen, pixelio.de

Significant growth expexted for metal recycling equipment market

| Metal recycling equipment is gaining significant attention, owing to the rising problems associated with the disposal of metal waste that is being generated across the globe.

WFO continues to tackle plastic pollution

| On World Environment Day, Waste Free Oceans is reiterating its commitment to protect the world’s oceans and waterways. The organisation is continuing its repetitive programme of hotspot clean-ups and remediation projects in the Danube river basin in Bulgaria, working towards the Black Sea and the Danube Delta in Romania.

New Network for sustainable Plastic

| The Fair Plastic Alliance is a new network of international for-profit and non-profit stakeholders (including NGO Oxfam) with a common goal: to develop a new business model for plastic recycling, designed to create a 100% positive social and environmental impact based on an inclusive and fair value chain.

Nutritional profile of products from food waste

| Products from food waste present profitable innovation opportunities to food processors, says a new report from Future Market Insights. The use of patented technologies in manufacturing of products from food waste could be prompting high price points.
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