Economy & Markets

65% plastics packaging recycling target is attainable

| A new study by Plastics Recyclers Europe shows that the 65% recycling target for plastic packaging is achievable by 2025. The study determines a set of measures and necessary tools that will result in attaining this recycling rate.

Recoup: Disposal ‘On the Go’ in the UK is failing

| There is an increasing shift from Government, media and the public around the leakage of used packaging into the natural environment. Reducing litter, disposal ‘On the Go’ i.e. in public spaces such as high streets and parks, and use of Deposit Return Schemes are all being debated.

New Manifesto from BIR

| A global Manifesto has been launched today, just under 100 days before the world’s first Global Recycling Day on 18 March 2018, by the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) to demonstrate how the items we discard and the goods society recycles have the power to combat climate change and – potentially – change the world in which we live.

Research challenges highest recycling rates

| A new report published by environmental consultancy Eunomia Research & Consulting Ltd with the support of the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) reveals that the world’s leading recycling nations may be overstating the level of real recycling they are achieving.

BIR responds to China WTO notification

| The Bureau of International Recycling (BIR)today asks clarification about and suggests changes to the GB Standards that accompanied the Chinese WTO notifications on 15 November 2017.

Permanently moving forward

| The permanent suspended overband magnet is a magnetic separator that is well-established within the Eriez portfolio. Uncomplicated in design and operation, it offers a straightforward solution for tramp iron removal from conveyor belts in a wide variety of applications.

18th International Automobile Recycling Congress IARC 2018

| The 18th International Automobile Recycling Congress IARC 2018 organized by ICM AG will be held from March 14 – 16, 2018 in the hotel Marriott in Vienna, Austria.

FCC renews contract in Cadiz

| FCC Medio Ambiente has won the contract for street cleaning and waste collection in El Puerto de Santa María up to 31 December 2020, with a possible extension of one year. The value of the contract is €37.3 million.

Plastic Recyclers release guideline for bales quality

| The set of bales quality guidelines is intended to drive market transformation towards circularity.

FCC Medio Ambiente renews contract in Sant Antoni de Portmany

| Sant Antoni de Portmany Council, on the island of Ibiza, has awarded a JV, led by FCC, the contract for collecting solid urban waste and the related services of street cleaning and the cleaning and maintenance of beaches and green spaces for 10 years, plus an extension of two years.

IMPACTPapeRec announces final conference

| The Horizon 2020 IMPACTPapeRec Project will come to an end in January. To this end, a final conference will be held at the Committee of the Regions in Brussels on the morning of 24 January 2018.

Novelis invests $4.5 Million at Warren Facility

| Novelis has announced a $4.5 million manufacturing investment at its facility in Warren, Ohio. The investment in state-of-the-art technology provides greater versatility for pretreatments, improves operational efficiency and reduces costs over time.
electronic waste

Flexible sorting solution for electronic waste

| Commencing work at Steinert’s Test Centre in Cologne on May 2015, Swiss company Bühlmann Recycling, prepared an especially demanding sorting task for the applications specialists.

Global market for bioplastics to grow by 20 per cent

| The results of European Bioplastics’ annual market data update, presented today at the 12th European Bioplastics Conference in Berlin, confirm a stable growth of the global bioplastics industry.