Economy & Markets

New Manager at Weser-Metall

| Konraad "Koen" Demesmaeker is the new Managing Director of Weser-Metall in Nordenham. He will replace Matthias Compes, appointed in October 2018, as from 1st July 2019.

EMCE 2019 conference provides insight on how EVs will be recycled in the future

| Critical sessions at the 2019 EMCE conference will focus on the present and future state of raw materials use in the design of new vehicles.

WCEF2019 sends a strong message to the EU

| The global circular economy event the World Circular Economy Forum 2019 presented the most advanced circular economy solutions for governments, industries, businesses and citizens – and put pressure on the EU to strengthen the lead.

World’s biggest Companies face $1 Trillion in Climate Change Risks

| A group of the world’s biggest companies representing nearly US$17 trillion in market capitalization have valued the climate risks to their businesses at almost US$1 trillion - with many likely to hit within the next 5 years. This is revealed in a groundbreaking new report published today by CDP, which runs the global disclosure system for environmental information.

Nordic coalition to accelerate the transition to a Circular Economy

| Today key actors from Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark join forces to accelerate the Circular Economy in the Nordic Countries at the World Circular Economy Forum in Helsinki.

World Council of Recycling Associations

| Dubbed the “United Nations of Recycling”, the World Council of Recycling Associations (WCRA) convened in Singapore on May 21 to hear about a hugely successful Global Recycling Day 2019.

Waste Masters Africa

| “Waste Masters Africa” is a project launched by Global Recycling Foundation jointly with Mr. Van Kooten from Dutch Waste Management Association, to raise awareness about the need to stop dumping of waste.
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Packaging: Better Essential Requirements for Better Recyclability

| In the framework of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive, FEAD, the European Federation of Waste Management and Environmental Services presents its new position paper.

Essential to find balance between trading and environmental needs

| “Free and fair trade is not free from regulation,” it was underlined to the BIR E-Scrap Committee meeting in Singapore on May 20 by Adina Renee Adler.

Recycled polyethylene facestock offers an industry-first

| The labelling industry’s first-ever facestock made from recycled polyethylene (rPE) has been introduced by Avery Dennison.
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China’s shredder population surges to just short of US levels

| In a “dramatic” development, the number of shredders installed within China has soared by around 250 over the last two years to a new total of 317, it was revealed to the latest BIR Shredder Committee meeting by its Chairman, Alton Scott Newell III of Newell Recycling Equipment in the USA.

Expert platform for circular economy in construction

| With a shared goal of putting circular thinking at the heart of the construction sector, major European construction actors have come together with environmental and standardisation stakeholders to jointly request a comprehensive strategy on circular economy in construction.

“We need to educate people that we are the solution,” insists outgoing BIR President

| Recycling makes an annual contribution of US$ 350 billion to global GDP and this figure is forecast to rise to US$ 500 billion by 2025.

Crude steel production increases in April

| World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (Worldsteel) was 156.7 million tonnes (Mt) in April 2019, a 6.4% increase compared to April 2018.