Economy & Markets

AI-based sorting technologies create new cycles

| Steinert and RE Plano, a subsidiary of the Remondis Group, have joined forces to establish a state-of-the-art sorting facility in Bochum.

Italian PET recycler launches new food-grade rPET brand

| With two Starlinger Recostar PET bottle-to-bottle recycling lines, Piedmont-based Dentis Recycling Italy expanded its product portfolio and now offers food-grade rPET pellets in addition to hot-washed PET bottle flakes.
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Waterjet cutting allows for environmentally friendly ship recycling

| In Germany, two pilot projects are under way for the dismantling of obsolete ships with the waterjet abrasive suspension system.

Zero Waste Europe demands urgent action on fashion frenzy

| A new paper by Zero Waste Europe is demanding a concerted effort by governments to bring the fashion textile sector back in harmony with planetary boundaries, outlining a list of entry points for the transition towards sufficiency.

Digital waste management in business

| With 200 million tonnes of waste produced each year by the UK, digital waste management is set to revolutionise the sector, collecting and collating waste tracking data in one central location.

Tomra-CEO Tparticipates in NPAP plastic talks panel

| Tomra was invited to the National Plastic Action Partnership (NPAP) Plastic Talks in Ha Noi, Vietnam.

The consequences elsewhere

| For years, the EU has been working to become more sustainable. The circular economy principle plays an essential role in this endeavour.

Aluminium recycling in Brasil

| Latasa Reciclagem, part of the ReciclaBR Group, is recognized as a pioneer and point of reference for aluminium recycling in Brazil.

EMR and Northvolt establish electric vehicle battery recycling facility in Hamburg

| Northvolt and EMR have built and commenced operations at a battery recycling facility in Hamburg.

July 2023 crude steel production

| World crude steel production for the 63 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 158.5 million tonnes (Mt) in July 2023, a 6.6% increase compared to July 2022.

Unlocking the Potential of AI

| The world has come a long way regarding awareness about our carbon footprints' lasting impact over the years. Global warming and the climate crisis...

Good for environment and economy

| Although reuse is second in the waste hierarchy, in many cases manufacturers still rely on disposable products. One of the reasons given time and again is cost.

From PET bottle to high-tech fibre

| Unifi collects used plastics, including PET bottles, especially near the coasts of developing countries and regions, ensuring that plastics do not end up in the ocean in the first place.

Geminor reports record tonnage

| The group experienced significant growth in Europe in the first two quarters of 2023, and the UK has for the first time become Geminor’s biggest market.

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