Economy & Markets

New debris roll screen at Ecomondo

| BHS Europe, Nihot Recycling Technology and NRT will showcase the companies’ integrated recycling solutions at Ecomondo in Rimini. Unlike previous years, the booth will also showcase new equipment.

Crude steel production stable in September

| World crude steel production for the 65 countries reporting to the World Steel Association was 134 million tonnes (Mt) in September 2014, a slight decrease of -0.1% compared to September 2013.

E-waste partnership between Umicore and WorldLoop wins Trophy

| The partnership between Umicore and WorldLoop has won the first Entrepreneurs for Entrepreneurs Trophy. The jury praised the partnership for its joint efforts in providing local African entrepreneurs with the educational tools and knowledge to set up environmentally sound solutions for e-waste collection and dismantling in Africa.

Young people in the UK do not care much about recycling

| According to a study by YouGov, that was commissioned by Veolia UK, only 57% of 18-24 year olds in Britain think it is very important to recycle as much household waste as possible, compared to 74% of over 55s.

Common data standard for waste shipment

| At the meeting of waste shipments correspondents on 7 October, the European Commission presented the long-awaited feasibility study for the establishment of an EU Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) for waste shipments. The main objective of the project was to assess the definition of a common data standard that will allow direct electronic exchange of data between member states.

High grade PVB-foil from used car glass

| The German recycling company Saperatec and the Czech equipment manufacturer Sklopan Liberec present a new recycling technology to regain PVB from shredded flat glass with the purpose of reusing it as a secondary raw material for new front shield or other laminated safety glass.

Mobile shear baler for Belgium

| Copex has just delivered the most powerful of its Reflex scrap shear balers in 900 tons cutting force to Metallo-Chimique based in Beerse, Belgium.

Recylex solves its cash problems

| The french recycler gets a 16 million dollar loan from Glencore.

Sims Metal announces loss for fiscal year 2014

| The company had stronger results in Australasia and Europe and lower earnings in North America and UK. For 2015, CEO Claro expects an annual EBIT of $32 million.

Eurofer: EU steel imports continued to rise

| The latest EU customs statistics show that third country imports remained on a rising trend in July and August: finished steel imports rose 32 percent year-on-year, compared with a 6 percent rise in Q1 and 33 percent rise in Q2.

FEAD launches circular economy strategy

| The European Federation of Waste Management and Environmental Services (FEAD) has launched its Strategy for 2014 to 2020, “Driving the Circular Economy”.

DS Smith buys Middleton Recycling

| DS Smith has confirmed its acquisition of the Recycling Division of Middleton Paper for an undisclosed sum. The Recycling Division currently generates circa 9,000 tonnes a year of fibre, and deals with a wide range of paper and cardboard grades.

First RAL certificates for fridge demanufacturing

| Three fridge demanufacturing companies from Luxembourg, Switzerland and Austria are the first to use the certificate.

Novelis Opens World’s Largest Aluminum Recycling Facility

| The aluminium company has invested €200 million in Saxony-Anhalt.