Economy & Markets

Foto: Recoup

New breakout session

| Responding to member concerns and discussions Recoup have expanded their annual Conference to include a further breakout session on Films, Pouches and Flexibles.

Plastic recyclers announce global definition of “Plastics Recyclability”

| In an effort to provide a consistent metric to guide the efforts of sustainability for plastics in the Circular Economy, two of the leading global international recycling organizations have developed a global definition governing the use of the term “recyclable” as is relates to plastics packaging and products.

“A significant material flow in a circular economy”

| At the 23rd International Congress for Battery Recycling ICBR 2018, Prof. Kerstin Kuchta (Hamburg University of Technology, Germany) will be giving a summary of the battery market and the circular economy. Before the conference, she gave a number of interesting insights.

Andusia at RWM

| Andusia will once again be exhibiting at the leading industry event, RWM. Andusia will be on stand 4C70-D71 in the Energy from Waste Hall. The show will be taking place on the 12th – 13th September 2018, at the NEC in Birmingham.

Recycled thermoplastic market expanding at 9.5% CAGR

| According to a new research report by Global Market Insights, the. recycled thermoplastics market is expected to reach USD 95 billion by 2025.

Untha XR shredders aid closed loop recycled paper production

| Two Untha XR waste shredders are now in operation for VPK Packaging Group in continental Europe, shredding pulped ropes as part of a closed loop paper production process.

Paper recycling market expected to grow significantly

| According to Future Market Insights, the demand for recycled paper is increasing at a CAGR of more than 7-8% annually in the developing countries.

18 year-old creates company that helps save the world

| Reyuze Cases makes phone cases, in the USA, out of 100% recycled plastic from the streets, canals, and the landfills of Haiti.
Gabi Schoenemann,

Analysis for US waste-to-energy market

| According to a new report by Research and Markets, there are currently 86 facilities in the United States for combustion of municipal solid waste (MSW), with energy recovery. These facilities are located in 25 states, mainly in the Northeast.

Lundstams invests in robotic sorting

| The Swedish waste management company Lundstams Återvinning AB and Mared AB have agreed on a delivery of ZenRobotics waste sorting robots to one of their facilities in Northern Sweden.

FEAD: Plastic strategy still has room for improvement

| In light of the ENVI Committee’s upcoming vote on the Plastics Strategy on July 10, FEAD, the EU private waste and resource management industry, welcomes MEP Mark Demesmaeker’s draft own-initiative report. However, FEAD would like to highlight crucial points that need to be touched upon in order for the Plastics Strategy to be fully effective.
Foto: Stadler Engineering

Follow London’s lead to boost recycling rates, calls expert

| Local authorities across the UK should embrace London’s Environment Strategy if Britain is to meet heightened recycling targets set out in the recently ratified circular economy package.

Countries show their true colours on Plastic Bag Free Day

| EU countries lag behind in phasing out single-use plastic bags and curbing plastic pollution, warn Surfrider Foundation Europe (SFE) and Zero Waste Europe (ZWE) on the 9th International Plastic Bag Free Day.

PET Recycling industry installed capacity reviewed

| More collected material is needed to pave the way to increased recycling rates.