Economy & Markets
Recycling sector urges action from EU Member States
| Despite some notably positive adjustments to the European Commission’s Waste Shipment proposal, this far-reaching legislation continues to pose fundamental threats to European recyclers and Europe’s burgeoning circular economy.
First PET Bottle-to-Bottle Recycling Line in Kenya
| T3 (EPZ) Limited, a member of Megh Group, ordered a Starlinger Recostar PET bottle-to-bottle recycling line for its new plant in Athi River, Kenya.
Tomra opens second test facility in Germany
| Tomra Recycling Sorting opened a second test facility at its headquarters in Germany to meet growing demand for material trials.
Madrid: Largest smart waste installation in Europe
| 11,100 sensors will monitor waste levels in bins in the capital of Spain.
Finalists Announced for Plastics Recycling Awards Europe 2023
| Shortlisted finalists in the Plastics Recycling Awards Europe 2023 were announced today in a livestream event.
ZWE: FEAD misunderstood key messages in recent report
| ZWE regrets that FEAD has misunderstood the key messages in its recent report on mixed waste sorting.
Kiel becomes first zero waste certified municipality in Germany
| After achieving candidate status in the spring of 2021, Kiel has become the first Zero Waste Certified municipality in Germany.
Scaling up good practices can boost sustainability of plastics
| Plastics have many useful applications, but the global production and consumption trends of these materials are currently unsustainable.
Mixed waste sorting systems prior to incineration not the silver bullet
| Some stakeholders believe that mixed waste sorting systems before thermal treatment and disposal is the silver bullet that allows the waste management sector to achieve the EU’s circular economy objectives.
EuRIC event gathers recyclers and policymakers in Brussels
| Early bird registration is now open for EuRIC’s regulatory event Boosting recycling through future-fit policies at the BluePoint, Brussels on 30 March.
PET-Recycling in Turkey
| Istanbul-based Engin Grup has built up various group companies over the past decades that are active in the marketing and distribution of cosmetic and household products for Turkey and the Caucasus region.
Closing the loop in a circular plastics economy
| The 4th Go Circular Business Summit will take place in Rotterdam on 19 and 20 April 2023, with the support of Braskem as leading partner and the Port of Rotterdam as site visit partner.
EU economy greenhouse gas emissions rise in Q3 2022
| As reported by Eurostat, in the third quarter of 2022, greenhouse gas emissions from the EU economy totalled 854 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent (CO2-eq), an increase of 2% compared to the same quarter of 2021.
Commission must clarify sustainability targets
| The European plastics recycling industry is changing dramatically due to regulations from the European Commission, but regulations seemingly drafted without listening to the (increasingly frustrated) voices of those most impacted.