Economy & Markets

Finalists announced for Plastics Recycling Awards Europe 2020

| The winners of the seven award categories will be announced on 26 March, the second day of the Plastics Recycling Show Europe.

Construction sector needs to improve circular practices

| Construction and demolition waste makes up just over one third of total waste generation in the EU.

NGOs demand EPR for carpets

| Two years ago, the European Carpet and Rug Association (ECRA) announced actions to strengthen the reuse and recycling of carpets in Europe.

New technology for WEEE plastics recycling

| Ad Rem and Hamos jointly have developed a processing line that handles the complete plastic recycling chain from waste to resource. The first plant of its kind is now running at full capacity at the AO Recycling facility in Telford.
BIR

BIR unveils redesigned website

| Today, the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) has launched its new website www.bir.org after a major redesign in order to enhance its information services for its members, the public, the media and political decisionmakers.
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New president and general secretary for FEAD

| Peter Kurth, President of FEAD’s German member, BDE, becomes FEAD’s new President, while Valérie Plainemaison, who was, until now, the European representative of FEAD’s French member, FNADE, is appointed General Secretary of FEAD.

Crude steel production decreases in November

| World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (Worldsteel) was 147.8 million tonnes (Mt) in November 2019, a 1.0% decrease compared to November 2018.

WtE plant Ferrybridge Multifuel 2 handed over

| After 3 years of construction, the Ferrybridge Multifuel 2 Energy-from-Waste plant has completed its commissioning phase and has been handed over to the client Multifuel Energy Ltd (MEL), a joint venture between SSE plc and Wheelabrator Technologies Inc. to start the commercial operation.

Euric calls for ambitious strategy on textiles

| Euric strongly welcomes the European Commission’s decision to make textiles, apparel and fabrics a priority product category within the Circular Economy 2.0.

“The solution is the introduction of a simplified EPR program.”

| Robert ter Kuile, the Global Director of Environmental Affairs at Amazon, will speak at the IERC about the European Green Deal and how recycling can be promoted.

EUBP: Bioplastics play crucial role in European green deal

| European Bioplastics (EUBP) welcomes the communication on the European Green Deal.

Scavenging figures WEEE December 2019

| The scavenging of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) across Europe, which essentially means e-waste or components of e-waste, stolen or misappropriated for financial gain, is a huge problem which has been highlighted by the European Electronics Recyclers Association (EERA).

Better recycling of plastic bottles with delabler

| According to Stadler, the delabeler removes labels from bottles of all types, achieving a quality standard of up to 80 percent of labels removed.

First comments on the Green Deal

| Yesterday commission president Von der Leyen and vice presidet Timmermans presented their European Green Deal. Most comments on the deal are quite positive.