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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.

International Climate Conference ICCA2019 kicks off in Heidelberg

| Today, Federal Environment Minister Svenja Schulze, Minister President of Baden-Württemberg Winfried Kretschmann and the Mayor of Heidelberg Prof. Dr Eckart Würzner, opened the two-day international climate conference ICCA2019 in Heidelberg.

UK requires ban on single use products, says waste management company

| Certain items should be banned immediately to prevent further damage the environment, business waste and recycling company Business Waste said.

Joint forces to bring the circular economy to tires

| MMEC Mannesmann and Black Bear, the Dutch Tire-to-Carbon-Black-Upcycling-Company today announced a strategic partnership to accelerate the rollout of Black Bear’s technology to produce recovered Carbon Black from end-of-life tires.

Tomra Sorting Recycling launches Innosort Flake

| Tomra Sorting Recycling extends its offering of high-precision flake sorting solutions with the innovative Innosort Flake sensor-based solution that combines color and material sorting, reliably removing PVC, metals and opaque flakes.

Legally binding quality standards for WEEE treatment

| This month, during a dinner event hosted by the WEEE Forum*, policymakers, government experts and industry leaders discussed how binding WEEE recycling standards will level the playing field across the EU for e-waste matters.

Fujitsu cuts food waste disposal costs

| Fujitsu Technology and Business of America reduced labour and carting costs associated with food waste disposal at its corporate cafeteria by installing a biodigester that converts food solids into drain-safe wastewater in 24 hours.

Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative launches new platform

| Industry leaders and non-profit the Sustainable Shipping Initiative today announced the launch of the Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative’s (SRTI) online platform, a tool for sharing information on ship recycling to drive responsible practice.

Saving time and space

| Special pre-shredder reduces scrap in aluminium foundry to manageable sizes and optimises intralogistics process.