Economy & Markets

‘Close the Glass Loop’ action platform launches

| The multi-stakeholder platform connects the glass packaging ecosystem and targets a 90% glass collection by 2030.

Packaging free shops market on the rise

| Zero Waste Europe has released the first ever European study on the current state of play and potential growth for the packaging free shops market. 
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Chemicals and materials companies have begun to adopt circular economy

| Although data from a new survey conducted by Elsevier show that more than three-quarters (81 percent) of chemicals and materials companies are beginning to explore the circular economy, the findings also show there is much room for improvement.

Integrated flake sorting solutions paving the way to increased quality

| We all know the issues when it comes to plastic waste. Now more than ever, emphasis is being placed on handling this resource in a responsible, sustainable manner to make sure it can be reused.
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How the Covid-19 lockdown has affected waste

| Since the UK’s Covid-19 lockdown began, back in March (yes, it was that long ago!), businesses and individuals have all had to adjust to a new ‘normal’, impacting most industries in some way, including the waste industry.

BHS: Fiber Upgrade Case Study

| BHS customer Midwest Fiber Recycling in Normal, Illinois was looking for ways to modernize their system to match changing recycling demands while improving overall system efficiency.

Untha boosts PASA’s SRF manufacturing capabilities in Mexico

| Promotora Ambiental SAB de CV (PASA) has strengthened its Waste to Energy capabilities in Mexico with the investment in a second Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) manufacturing line.

Benchmarking for high-quality recycled plastics

| Recyclates characterisation guiding requirements have been published by Plastics Recyclers Europe.

Textiles: Stocks could take “18 to 24 months” to return to normal levels

| The textiles recycling industry has entered “a critical stage”, according to BIR Textiles Division President Martin Böschen of Switzerland-based TEXAID * Textilverwertungs AG.

Doubling recycling across Europe is feasible for certain waste streams

| There is significant potential to increase recycling across Europe for municipal, construction and electronic waste according to a European Environment Agency briefing released today.
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Polystyrene waste becomes valuable feedstock

| Ineos Styrolution has reported the final results of the research project ResolVe.

ESWET: The EU Taxonomy and the treatment of non-recyclable waste

| ESWET released a policy briefing to welcome the adoption of the EU Taxonomy by the European Parliament and to stress the importance of non-recyclable waste treatment to ensure a green transition in the waste management sector.

New LCA Study on tyre recycling

| Tyres are complex products subject to strict standards to fulfill mobility and safety requirements.

May 2020 crude steel production

| World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (Worldsteel) was 148.8 million tonnes (Mt) in May 2020, an 8.7% decrease compared to May 2019.
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