Economy & Markets

Recycling of plastics increases in Canada

| The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) released the 2012 Post Consumer Plastics Recycling in Canada Report stating that for the third year in a row, the amount of post-consumer plastic packaging being recycled across Canada has increased.

Erema expands global trial centres

| The trial centres allow customers to optimise their machine's configuration to produce recycled pellets.

PV Cycle offers takeback for photovoltaic panels in UK

| PV Cycle has announced that it has received approval from the secretary of state of the UK to operate a DTS (Dstributor Take-back Scheme). The DTS is focussed on the collection of photovoltaic (PV) panels through a network of PV-dedicated collection facilities.

New recycling facility for New York City

| The new plant, build by Sims Metal Management, is expexted to handle all of the cities recyclables.

Joint venture to recover metals from ashes

| Inashco and Wheelabrator Technologies have announced the formation of a North American-based joint venture company dedicated to the recycling of ferrous and nonferrous metals from the waste-to-energy process.

Updated rules for Illegal waste shipments

| Draft EU rules that would require EU member states to clamp down on illegal waste shipments within the EU and to non-EU countries were backed by the Environment Committee on Wednesday. These rules, informally agreed with EU ministers, would close legal loopholes and entail more inspections. Member states would have to include in their inspection plans a minimum number of physical checks, and inspectors would be given more powers.

Reycling in the US slightly decreasing

| According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in 2012 Americans generated about 251 million tons of trash and recycled and composted 86,6 million tons of this material, equivalent to a 34.5 percent recycling rate.

Leaders of aluminium industry write open letter

| 19 leaders and CEOs of Europes aluminium industry have addressed an open letter to the heads of states and gouvernments, asking them to align the EU’s industrial, climate and energy policies and prevent further de-industrialisation and investment leakage.

Andritz supplies pulp mill in Brazil

| International technology group Andritz has received an order from Klabin, the largest integrated pulp and paper company in Brazil, to supply major production equipment for Klabin's new pulp mill in Ortigueira, Parana, Brasil.

PV Cycle offers takeback for photovoltaic panels in UK

| PV Cycle has announced that it has received approval from the secretary of state of the UK to operate a DTS (Dstributor Take-back Scheme). The DTS is focussed on the collection of photovoltaic (PV) panels through a network of PV-dedicated collection facilities.