Economy & Markets

19th International Automobile Recycling Congress

| The congress, taking place on March 20 – 22, 2019, in Vienna will bring together all the links in the ELV recycling chain from car manufacturers, metal and plastic scrap traders, recyclers, shredder operators to policy-makers from all over the world.
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Carbios and Kem One sign Letter of Intent 

| Carbios has announced the signature of a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Kem One for an implementation project in the French Chemical Valley of an industrial demonstration plant to secure the value of its technology.

Rondo Plast supplies recycled materials to Volvo Cars

| Rondo Plast, a member of the Polykemi Group, is supporting Volvo Cars ambition to have at least 25% of the plastic in their cars being made from sustainable material by 2025.

Federations join forces to improve glass recycling

| FEVE, FERVER, EXPRA and EuRIC are committed to increasing the quality and efficiency of the glass recycling value chain through separate collection, quality recycling and closed loop manufacturing of glass.

World Biogas Summit to put biogas “at the heart of sustainable development”

| A new World Biogas Summit will put anaerobic digestion (AD) and biogas at the heart of sustainable development and high on the agenda of politicians and policymakers in the UK and around the globe, according to joint organisers the World Biogas Association (WBA) and the UK Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association (ADBA).

Businesses must adopt the circular economy.

| A new report, published today, presents the business case for adopting a circular economy. The report, produced by Eunomia Research and Consulting Ltd. for Ditto Sustainability, assessed progress on the circular economy across a range of industries and markets, and found that adopting a circular economy model makes businesses more resilient.

Untha’s new shredder already sold 10 times

| The X-Cutter (XC) system for the XR waste shredder was first revealed at the IFAT.

China approves first list of pre-shipment inspection agencies

| The General Administration of Customs of the People's Republic of China (GAC) with its Announcement No. 163 published its "First list of approved pre-shipment inspection agencies for solid waste imported as raw materials".

Tomra strengthens presence in China

| Tomra is committed to its long-term development in China and has further strengthened its set-up in this fast-growing market.

Green waste invention makes fertiliser in hours

| A newly developed compost technology is set to revolutionise the way businesses and households recycle green waste.

European week for waste reduction

| From the 17th to the 25th of November 2018, the European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR) takes place with more than 14,000 actions¹ related to waste reduction, products reuse and materials recycling.

ISRI president speaks to U.S. Senate Recycling Caucus

| In conjunction with the celebration America Recycles Day, the U.S. Senate Recycling Caucus hosted a briefing on Capitol Hill in which Robin Wiener, president of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) moderated.

Groups challenge Asian Development Bank to stop funding waste incineration projects

| Incineration, including waste-to-energy (WTE) incineration, is a dangerous, costly, and unsustainable method of treating waste - as the coalition of grassroots groups, non-governmental organizations, and individuals - Gaia - tag it.

Food Waste Prevention

| Zero Waste Europe released today its latest Case Study, showing how a medium-sized city can effectively tackle Food Waste by developing a comprehensive strategy which includes all the local stakeholders.