Economy & Markets

Focus Enviro becomes exclusive Untha distribution partner in Australia

| Waste and organic equipment specialist Focus Enviro has secured an exclusive agreement with Untha, making it the distribution partner for Untha’s shredding technology in Australia.

Extrupet increases capacity with 2nd Starlinger PET recycling line

| Extrupet Group (Pty) Ltd, South Africa’s first and largest recycling operation for post- consumer PET bottles, has ordered a second Starlinger PET recycling line to meet the country’s growing demand for rPET.
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European Recyling Platform collected more waste batteries than ever before

| European Recycling Platform (ERP) Germany once again increased its collection rate for waste batteries in 2018, collecting a total of 1,598 tonnes through its producer-owned take-back system.

Recovering metals from gas purification ash

| Stena Recycling and Vestforbrænding are establishing the world's first test plant that sorts out metals from gas purification ash.

A man’s mission for a better global resource recovery industry

| Ejvind Pedersen is a prominent figure in the global industry that supplies resources into the automotive sector, turning incineration bottom ash (IBA) into pure metal fractions that reach primary raw material quality.

PVC recycling at all-time high

| VinylPlus, the Voluntary Commitment to sustainable development of the European PVC industry, recycled 739,525 tonnes of PVC within its framework in 2018 – a 15.6% increase on the previous year.

Recycling Partnership announces executive committee appointments

| The Recycling Partnership today announced the appointment of a new chairwoman and two new members to its Executive Committee, as well as new committee chairs for its board governance, communications, and public affairs committees for 2019.

International e-Waste Export Guideline Deemed Unready

| The 14th Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention concluding last week, without approving in full the Technical Guidelines on the Transboundary Movement of e-Waste.

Chumash Casino Resort awarded for zero waste efforts

| The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians has announced that the Chumash Casino Resort has become the first casino in the world to earn TRUE (Total Resource Use and Efficiency) Zero Waste certification from Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), an organization independently recognizing excellence in green business industry performance and practice globally.

Basel Convention agrees to control plastic waste trade

| The 14th Meeting of the Conference of Parties to the Basel Convention today agreed to include mixed, unrecyclable and contaminated plastic waste exports into the control regime that requires the consent of importing countries before waste exports can proceed.

Basel Convention ignores fact that recycling works to help environment

| The Basel Convention Conference of Parties have adopted amendments to the Convention that will impair the trade of recyclable plastics.

Geocycle takes delivery of first waste shredder in Ecuador

| Global shredding brand UNTHA has shipped its first waste shredder to Ecuador, as worldwide waste management firm Geocycle prepares to deliver new co-processing solutions for clients in the South American country.

Wacker Neuson with dynamic start

| 2019 got off to a successful start for light and compact equipment manufacturer the Wacker Neuson Group, with revenue rising 17.3 percent to 
EUR 434.6 million (Q1/18: EUR 370.5 million).

Battery materials recycling market shows steady growth

| According to a new research report by Global Market Insights, the battery materials recycling market will surpass USD 40 billion by 2025.