| 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.
| According to the Circularity Gap Report by Circle Economy, only 9% of materials are reused globally.
| 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.
| 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.
| According to a new report by Second Harvest and Value Chain Management International, nearly 60 percent of food produced in Canada – amounting to 35.5 million metric tonnes – is lost and wasted annually.
| German disposal specialist enjoys huge success in sensitising Chilean farmers to recycling used agricultural plastics, with 35 tonnes of plastic waste for sustainable recycling in the first collection alone.
| The Dutch Waste Management Association (DWMA), the Dutch Industrial Secondary Raw Materials Association for construction and civil engineering (VIB), the Dutch recycling federation FHG and the Swedish Recycling Industries’ Association (SRI) have announced their status as ‘Founding Friends’ of the Global Recycling Foundation, becoming some of the earliest donors of the foundation.
| Chinaplas 2019, with its aim to promote the plastics and rubber industries’ development by focusing on technology and creativity, offers an international platform for the release and exchange of information related to advanced new technologies.
| Andritz has received an order from Remondis Electrorecycling SAS to supply a complete recycling plant for refrigeration appliances to their dismantling center in Saint Thibault, France.
| This week CuRe has been launched by Cumapol, DSM-Niaga and Morssinkhof. The goal is to recycle used polyester waste streams in polyester suitable for high demanding applications like carpets, textile and food packaging.
| Valmet and Urumchi Jinghuan Environmental & Energy have signed a contract regarding a delivery of two boiler plants fired with refuse-derived fuel (RDF) for a greenfield waste-to-energy plant in Urumchi, China. The new waste-to-energy power boiler plant will support the circular economy and supply electricity to the power grid.
| In early 2018, Starlinger recycling technology introduced a new size – the recoSTAR dynamic 145 – that is specially designed for a capacity range of ~1,000 kg/h. The first three lines are currently being installed, and the company has already received orders for additional machines of this type.
| Andritz has received an order from Pyrum Innovations AG, Germany, to supply a complete tire recycling plant for their thermolysis facility in Dillingen, Germany.
| The European Demolition Association increases its presence in Europe with the addition of a new company: Kobelco Europe.