Economy & Markets

Less than two months until Global Recycling Day

| With less than two months to go until the second annual Global Recycling Day on 18thMarch 2019, the Global Recycling Foundation is bringing cities and organisations together from across the world to encourage everyone recognise the role we can all play in improving the circular economy.

Key plastic recycling stakeholders come to Düsseldorf

| With pressure being exerted on the plastics supply chain to recycle more plastics and add value to reclaimed materials, the second Plastics Recycling Technology conference takes place in Düsseldorf this June.

BMRA celebrates 100 Years in Scrap

| 2019 is a year of celebration for the British Metals Recycling Associations (BMRA) and its members.

Certified circular polymers from mixed plastic waste

| Chemical company Sabic, has announced together with its customers Unilever, Vinventions and Walki Group, the launch of certified circular polymers to be manufactured by Sabic and planned to be used by its customers for packaging solutions for a variety of consumer products that will be introduced into the market in 2019.

More than 7 million pounds of batteries recycled

| U.S. consumers have recycled 7.2 million pounds of batteries in 2018 through the Call2Recycle program, according to the organization.

Market study sees lots of potential for recycled plastic

| Recycling of plastic is broadly defined as collecting waste plastic scraps that are recyclable, processing it with various technologies, and finally treating it with chemicals and additives to produce a newer plastic.

Circular economy and WEEE

| Last week, around 450 industry representatives came to Salzburg for the International Electronics Recycling Congress IERC. More than 39 different nations were represented.

UPM and Yara complete fertiliser project taken to good use

| UPM's and Yara's joint nutrient recycling project has been completed. The Finnish Ministry of the Environment granted funding to this project under the Raki 2 nutrient recycling programme to investigate the possibility of developing a functional and cost-efficient recycled fertiliser for industrial-scale production.

APEJ reigns supreme in recycled construction aggregates market

| According to a recent Fact.MR study, the recycled construction aggregates market continues to remain influenced by a plethora of factors, ranging from resurgent construction activities to infrastructure development efforts of governments worldwide, particularly in developing economies.

Carpet Recycling UK: landfill diversion of carpet waste rises

| The volume of carpet waste diverted from landfill in the UK has shown a modest increase with 175,252 tonnes reused, recycled or recovered for energy in 2018, according to Carpet Recycling UK.

Circular Electronics Day aims to extend the lifespan of electronics

| On January 24, Circular Electronics Day takes place for the second time. More than twelve organizations internationally stand behind the initiative which aims to increase awareness of why electronic products should be given a longer life through repairs, upgrades and reuse.

The world does not get more circular

| According to the Circularity Gap Report by Circle Economy, only 9% of materials are reused globally.

Umicore in top 10 of world’s most sustainable corporations

| Umicore has been ranked 7th in the 2019 top 100 of the world’s most sustainable companies published by Corporate Knights, a research division focused on sustainable performance rankings.

Plastics Recycling Awards Europe announces 2019 finalists

| The shortlist for the Plastics Recycling Awards Europe 2019 has been published. The winners will be announced on 11 April, during the secondday of the Plastics Recycling Show Europe taking place at the RAI Amsterdam.