Economy & Markets

Martin Kummer;

First waste-to-energy plant for the Philippines

| Hitachi Zosen will construct the plant in the Manila metropolitan area.

Municipal recycling programs can turn cities into hubs for circular economy

| Municipal recycling programs "are the hubs of the reverse logistics needed to return valuable packaging to the supply chain,” said The Recycling Partnership’s director of corporate partnerships Jeff Meyers.

Japan aims at foreign waste

| According to the Nikkei Asian Review, various Japanese non-ferrous metals companies are trying to make a business out of e-waste other countries want to get rid of.

Waste generation to rise in GCC

| Frost & Sullivan has said in a report that rise in waste is expected to become a major reason for concern for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in the future. The report said that total waste generated in GCC would increase from 94 million MT in 2015 to about 120 million MT per annum by 2020. Saudi Arabia and the United Arab emirates will predominantly lead the increase in waste generation in the region.

UK Recycling facts & figures

| Uk-based Forge Skip Hirehas put together a graphic, showing how far the UK has come in the years as a recycling nation, and also a handful of bitesize facts that helps put things into perspective.
Dieter Schütz,

Mahindra Intertrade, MSTC sign JV agreement to set up India’s first auto-shredding/recycling unit

| India's Mahindra Intertrade Ltd. and metal scrap trading firm MSTC have entered into a joint venture agreement to set up the nation's first greenfield auto-shredding and recycling unit. The first plant under this joint venture will be established in Maharashtra or Gujarat. Mahindra Intertrade hopes to set up various plants under the JV.

Mattress recycling: reactor instead of landfill

| H&S Anlagentechnik wants to transform PU foam out of post-consumer mattresses into high quality polyols.
Jürgen Nießen,

Japan’s finance ministry releases waste and scrap import data for June 2016

| Japan's Ministry of Finance has issued the nation's waste and scrap import statistics for June 2016.

Time to take plastics recycling to greater heights?

| Stuart Foster, Recoup CEO, has expressed concern that the activities and actions (or lack of them) in 2016 will potentially shape the next decade or more for the UK plastic recycling opportunity.
Rainer Sturm,

Andritz announces decline in sales

| Nevertheless, the company is satisfied with the first half of the year.

Implementation of producer responsibility scheme in Hong Kong to boost e-waste recycling

| Hong Kong's Environmental Protection Department (EPD) said that progressive implementation of the producer responsibility scheme (PRS) on waste electrical and electronic equipment would boost e-waste recycling.
Andreas Hermsdorf,

Recylex still on the downswing

| The company's decline in consolidated sales is justified mainly by the drop in lead and zinc prices compared to the first half of 2015.

Wacker Neuson cautious for H2 despite of a strong second quarter

| In the second quarter of 2016, the Wacker Neuson Group almost equaled its record revenue from the prior-year quarter. In light of increased market uncertainties and volatility for H2, the Group revised its forecast for 2016.
Christine Becker,

Americans seek to minimize packaging waste

| American consumers prefer food items with minimal packaging as they are becoming more conscientious of their carbon footprint. About half of Americans prefer to purchase foods with minimal or no packaging in order to reduce waste.
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