Economy & Markets

Chemical recyclers exploring other feedstocks

| Increased use of partially sorted 90% mixed polyolefin bales by the mechanical recycling sector is pushing pyrolysis-based chemical recyclers towards other feedstocks to avoid competing with the mechanical recycling chain.

Exploring the circular economy potential of unexploited bio-based waste streams

| Building on the potential of bio-based waste to accelerate the transition to circular bioeconomy, a new EU-funded project has been launched to analyse economically and environmentally efficient models for biowaste management in a bid to unlock innovative and comprehensive bioeconomy solutions.

FDA gives green light for Starlinger recycling process

| The two “Letters of No Objection” of the US Food and Drug Administration FDA confirm the use of up to 100 % recycled HDPE in food contact packaging.

Untha continues expansion into Japan

| Industrial shredder manufacturer Untha is continuing its global expansion with an exclusive distributor agreement with Axia, in Japan.

Upgrading Recovered Carbon Black from end-of-life tires

| Weibold Academy article series discusses periodically the practical developments and scientific research findings in the end-of-life tire (ELT) recycling and pyrolysis industry.
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Sustainable circular economy needs taxonomy criteria for residual waste treatment

| CEWEP, ESWET, FEAD and Munical Waste Europe call on the European Commission and the Platform on Sustainable Finance to set up technical screening criteria for treating non-hazardous residual waste in Waste-to-Energy plants under the taxonomy framework.

Asekol reveals impact of smart monitoring on collection of electronic waste

| Thanks to the monitoring of its containers for electronic waste with the Sensoneo solution, Asekol is able to empty only those containers that really need it.

Worldsteel Short Range Outlook October 2021

| The World Steel Association (Worldsteel) forecasts that steel demand will grow by 4.5% in 2021 and reach 1,855.4 Mt after 0.1% growth in 2020.

Tomra: High-quality recycling starts with targeted collection

| According to calculations by the World Bank, approximately two-thirds of household waste is still incinerated or landfilled.

Incineration under EU ETS generates climate benefits and employment

| A new study by CE Delft requested by Zero Waste Europe shows that including incineration under the EU Emission Trading System (ETS) would encourage waste prevention and recycling, and generate climate and employment benefits.

Waste bale shortages expose sorting, collection shortfalls

| European waste bale supply is tight across all major recycled polymer chains as growing demand from the packaging sector continues to expose shortfalls in collection and sorting capacities.

Updated results single-use vs multiple use paper

| A full life cycle assessment (LCA) commissioned by the European Paper Packaging Alliance (EPPA) and carried out by independent consultant Ramboll challenges the common perception that reusable tableware has lower environmental impacts.

Starlinger installs food-grade plastics recycling facility in India

| The Indian recycler Srichakra Polyplast commissioned a PET bottle-to-bottle and a post-consumer polyolefin recycling line from Starlinger by mid of September.

End-of-waste: Time to move forward

| Recyclers’ Talks #5, organised on 5 October 2021 in partnership with eREC attracted over 100 participants.

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