Economy & Markets

Germany’s largest site for recovering post-consumer packages has been commissioned

| The new German Packaging Act (VerpackG) came into force on 1 January 2019, superseding the previous Packaging Ordinance. Companies now need to deploy technologies which guarantee a high degree of sorting.

Wacker Neuson reports new record revenue

| Light and compact equipment manufacturer the Wacker Neuson Group saw revenue rise 11.3 percent to EUR 1,706.5 million in fiscal 2018 (2017: EUR 1,533.9 million).

Recycled Metal Market is forecast to surpass USD 125 billion by 2024

| According to a new research report by Global Market Insights, the Recycled Metal Market size is forecast to exceed USD 125 billion by 2024.

New E-Mobility and Circular Economy conference EMCE 2019

| Building on the many years’ experience and expertise gained at the International Automotive Recycling Conference, ICM is proposing a new innovative formula that will go even further in answering the most difficult questions that politicians and the automotive industry are facing today.

Mondi confirms four commitments to eliminate plastic waste

| Details of how Mondi is tackling plastic waste have been set out side-by-side with other brands, businesses and governments for the first time in the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s inaugural New Plastics Economy Global Commitment report.

BIR World Recycling Convention keynote session

| Expert strategist Dr Gabrielle Walker addresses climate change, corporate social responsibility, capital structures and future consumer behaviour.

Alternative Fuel Award: Call for participation

| Following the successful first presentation of the Alternative Fuel Award to companies from Egypt, Portugal and South Africa in 2018, MVW Lechtenberg & Partner is now announcing the “Alternative Fuel Award” for the second time.

Robots to sort scrap metal in Sweden

| Swedish scrap processing company Skrotfrag installs a robotic sorting line for scrap metal.

New plant for polypropylene recycling

| American company PureCycle Technologies has announced a partnership with Milliken & Company and as it moves forward with plans to open its first plant to restore used polypropylene (PP) plastic to 'virgin-like' quality with a new recycling method.

Closed loop recycling chain for construction films

| Total and several partners along the construction value chain have decided to associate to form the Clean Site Circular Project which aims at recycling natural shrink hoods wastes from the construction sector in closed system without film performances degradation.

Tomra e-book: Analysing the viability of using 100% recycled plastics

| The downloadable document shows that it is technically possible and economically worthwhile to produce goods from 100% recycled plastic.

IARC: Demands for more reuse and recycling

| ICM spoke to Klaus Hauschulte, CEO of Scholz Recycling GmbH, and asked him what he intends to report on at the IARC 2019.

Global Recycling Foundation confirms support from Tomra

| Global Recycling Foundation has announced that Tomra Sorting RecyclingShas become a ‘Friend of the Foundation’, as well as a sponsor for Global Recycling Day.

EuPC and IK organise conference “A Circular Future with Plastics”

| IK, Industrievereinignung Kunststoffverpackungen, the German association for plastic packaging, and EuPC, European Plastics Converters, are organising together the 2019 edition of the conference A Circular Future with Plastics.