Economy & Markets

Report: Sorting for circularity Europe

| Today, Fashion for Good concludes the „Sorting for Circularity Europe“ project, and in collaboration with Circle Economy, releases a report detailing the findings of the 16-month analysis.

Survey finds bipartisan support for recycling refund programs

| New data shows that 81% of U.S. voters support improving recycling with a well-designed beverage container redemption system.
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Study: GHG emissions from pyrolysis are nine times higher than in mechanical recycling.

| A new study by Zero Waste Europe (ZWE) finds that greenhouse gas emissions from pyrolysis of plastic packaging are nine times higher than those of mechanical recycling.

Sky-rocketing energy prices pose a vital risk to European recyclers

| The dramatic increase in energy prices poses a substantial challenge to the European recycling industries.
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PRE: Circular economy for plastics at risk

| As the energy crisis deepens on the continent, its repercussions on electricity prices impact the operations of plastic recycling facilities, putting at risk the transition towards circularity.

England headed for incineration overcapacity

| The United Kingdom Without Incineration Network (UKWIN) has published the findings of its research into English incineration capacity and feedstock availability in light of Government plans to halve the amount of waste going to landfill or incineration.

Shift towards circular economy driving digital transformation in packaging sector

| The packaging sector is still recovering from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, along with the paradigm shift towards online shopping, tighter regulatory norms for packaging waste, and the increasing consumer demand for sustainable packaging solutions.

Umicore inaugurates Europe’s first battery materials gigafactory

| Umicore has inaugurated its carbon-neutral production facility for cathode active materials for electric vehicles in Nysa, Poland.

High energy costs badly affect plastics converters in Europe

| Several European plastics converters are at risk due to the high energy prices. ​

Scandinavian tax relief on waste incineration will reduce landfill in Europe

| The need for more energy has become the main reason for removing national taxes on waste incineration in Scandinavia. Regardless of the political motivation, reducing taxation in the Nordics will help to limit landfilling in Europe.

Neste launches a strategic study on transitioning its Porvoo refinery to a renewable and...

| Building on its capability of proactive transformation, Neste launches a strategic study on transitioning its refinery in Porvoo, Finland to non-crude oil refining and into a globally leading renewable and circular solutions site.

AST Group Uses Lindner Plastics Recycling Technology to Close the Loop

| Since 2018, the AST Group, producer of HDPE plastic containers and drums, has been committed to cleaning and reconditioning used containers.

Granulator for e-scrap recycling

| Umweltschutz Höpperger has successfully completed the start-up of an Andritz ADuro G-1600S granulator at its e-scrap recycling mill in Pfaffenhofen, Austria.

Mura Technology and Dow plan recycling facility in Germany

| Mura Technology plans to construct a facility at Dow’s Böhlen site in Germany.

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