Economy & Markets

Circular Electronics Day aims to extend the lifespan of electronics

| 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.

The world does not get more circular

| According to the Circularity Gap Report by Circle Economy, only 9% of materials are reused globally.

Umicore in top 10 of world’s most sustainable corporations

| 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.

Plastics Recycling Awards Europe announces 2019 finalists

| 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.

Report: 58% of food produced in Canada is wasted

| 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.

RIGK helps Chile achieve an effective circular economy

| 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.

Dutch and Swedish recycling industries supports Global Recycling Foundation

| 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.

Plastics recycling & circular economy conference and showcase

| 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 to supply refrigerator recycling plant in France

| 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.

CuRe: Creating a fully circular polyester chain

| 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.
Gabi Schoenemann, pixelio.de

Valmet delivers two waste-to-energy boilers to China

| 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.

Greater efficiency for film recyclers

| 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 to supply complete tire recycling plant to Pyrum Innovations

| Andritz has received an order from Pyrum Innovations AG, Germany, to supply a complete tire recycling plant for their thermolysis facility in Dillingen, Germany.

EDA welcomes Kobelco Europe as new member

| The European Demolition Association increases its presence in Europe with the addition of a new company: Kobelco Europe.