Economy & Markets

Andritz to supply textile recycling Sweden

| Andritz has received an order from Renewcell to supply textile recycling equipment to its greenfield recycling plant in Sundsvall, Sweden. Start-up of the plant is scheduled for the first half of 2022.

Interecycling Sociedade de Reciclagem relies on Tomra technology

| Interecycling, S.A., a Portuguese company associated to the Marcovil - Metalomecânica de Viseu, S.A. Group specializing in the recycling of waste electronic and electrical equipment (WEEE), relies on Tomra Recycling for its new line of separation of metals and plastics.
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Crude steel production increases in June

| World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (Worldsteel) was 167.9 million tonnes (Mt) in June 2021, an 11.6% increase compared to June 2020.

BIR report highlights increase in proportion of paper and board made from recovered fibre

| Worldwide, production of recovered fibre fell from just over 250 million tonnes in 2018 to less than 244 million tonnes in 2019. However, global production of paper and board using recovered fibres held steady at just below 211 million tonnes.
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Study finds competition is beneficial to circular economy

| Extended producer responsibility (EPR) schemes tend to perform better when there is competition between multiple producer responsibility organisations.

FEAD welcomes “Fit for 55” Package

| FEAD welcomes the package of proposals aimed at making the EU “fit for 55” and deliver the crucially needed change to achieve a fair, competitive and green transformation.

Metso Outotec to divest its Waste Recycling business

| Metso Outotec has signed an agreement to divest its Waste Recycling business line to Ahlström Capital, a family-owned investment company.

Ambitious Climate Agenda is key to Circular Economy

| EuRIC welcomes the publication of the Fit for 55 Package, which sets in stone the EU’s ambition to cut Greenhouse Gas emissions (GHG) by at least 55% below 1990 levels by 2030 and reach climate neutrality by 2050.

Commission presents package for “fit for 55”

| Today, the European Commission adopted a package of proposals to make the EU's climate, energy, land use, transport and taxation policies fit for reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels.

Good practices in tackling fires caused by lithium batteries in e-waste

| WEEE Forum, EuRIC, EUCOBAT, EERA, MWE and the WEEELABEX Organisation join forces to counter the occurrence of fires caused by lithium batteries and e-waste containing lithium batteries.

Design for Chemical Recycling kills Innovation Upstream

| Zero Waste Europe, together with RPa and ECOS, has published the report Designing for real recycling, not plastic lock-in.

Stadler builds largest mechanical sorting plant in Brazil

| Stadler has recently signed an agreement with Orizon Valorização de Resíduos to build the largest mechanical sorting plant in Brazil.

Stena Recycling invests in new battery recycling plant

| Stena Recycling is investing a quarter of a billion SEK in a new battery recycling process.

Geocycle doubles co-processing capabilities with Untha shredder

| Global waste management specialist Geocycle has doubled the capacity of its co-processing facility in Costa Rica, following the investment in an UNTHA waste shredder.

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