Economy & Markets

ISRI president speaks to U.S. Senate Recycling Caucus

| In conjunction with the celebration America Recycles Day, the U.S. Senate Recycling Caucus hosted a briefing on Capitol Hill in which Robin Wiener, president of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) moderated.

Groups challenge Asian Development Bank to stop funding waste incineration projects

| Incineration, including waste-to-energy (WTE) incineration, is a dangerous, costly, and unsustainable method of treating waste - as the coalition of grassroots groups, non-governmental organizations, and individuals - Gaia - tag it.

Food Waste Prevention

| Zero Waste Europe released today its latest Case Study, showing how a medium-sized city can effectively tackle Food Waste by developing a comprehensive strategy which includes all the local stakeholders.

Remi Le Grand Named Max-AI® Regional Sales Manager

| Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) has named Remi Le Grand to the position of Regional Sales Manager for Max-AI.

Andusia Sign Contract with Mick George

| Andusia Recovered Fuels is pleased to announce it has recently signed a new contract with RDF producer, Mick George.

Wacker Neuson continues positive development

| In the third quarter of 2018, the Wacker Neuson Group continued to build on the successful development evident during the first half of the year. Revenue increased 10 percent to EUR 416 million (Q3/17: EUR 379 million).

Environmental organisations complain about improper disposal of refrigerators

| About 19 million cooling and freezing appliances (CFAs) are discarded every year in Europe. Nearly half of these appliances still contain coolants and propellants like chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), which, if released into the environment, destroy the ozone layer and accelerate global warming.

PRE: Overhauling old practices in plastics waste management

| Exporting mixed plastic waste used to be a common practice in the past. For many countries this was an easy way out as they did not have to establish viable schemes to properly treat their waste domestically.

Coalition call to support binding recycled content targets

| The co-signatories of this joint statement urge the Council to support the binding target of at least 35% recycled plastic in beverage bottles by 2025.

Rye Demolition take on Kodaks former boiler rooms

| Southern based Rye Demolition are a company well known for taking on large and complex demolition projects. Recently winning the two-year contract to oversee the demolition and ground remediation of the former Kodak factory in Harrow, North London.
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FEAD comments on evaluation of waste shipment regulation

| The federation has addressed some shortcomings in the process of evalution in a letter to the European Commission.

BMRA launches first sector-specific apprenticeship

| Sir Gerry Berragan, Chief Executive of the Institute for Apprenticeships today launched the first sector-specific apprenticeship for the metals recycling industry.

ICBR call for papers

| The 24th International Congress for Battery Recycling ICBR 2019. will be held in Lyon, France from September 18 – 20, 2019. Call for papers deadline is January 31, 2019.

GRSO elects new chairman

| The Global Recycling Standards Organization, the home of The Recycling Industry Operating Standard (RIOS) has recently elected Darrell Hogan as a new Chairman who will serve a two year term ending in 2020.