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ISRI Welcomes Scott Wiggins as Vice President of EHS

| ISRI announced the recent hiring of Scott Wiggins as vice president of environmental, health & safety.

Recycled Elastomers Market worth over $6bn by 2025

| Recycled Elastomers Market size will surpass USD 6 billion by 2025; according to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc.
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FEAD welcomes vote in favour of plastics strategy

| Following the European Parliament’s plenary session on September 13, FEAD, the European Federation representing the European waste management industry, welcomes the positive vote on the draft own-initiative report on a European strategy for plastics in a circular economy by rapporteur MEP Mark Demesmaeker.

MEPs propose ways to boost plastics recycling

| Incentives to collect marine litter at sea, new EU-wide standards and definitions for biodegradability and compostability, and a complete EU ban on oxo-degradable plastic by 2020 are among the proposals set out in the non-binding draft resolution, adopted on Thursday with 597 votes to 15 and 25 abstentions.

Andritz to supply shredder equipment to Slovakia

| Andritz has received an order from Saker to supply a Universal Rotary Shear UC and a Universal Granulator UG to their recycling plant in Zilina, Slovakia. Start-up for the new equipment is scheduled for December 2018.

Fire at Umicore’s facility in Hoboken now extinguished

| This morning a fire broke out at a scrubber installation (gas cleaning unit) in Umicore's Precious Metals Refining operations in Hoboken, Belgium. The local...

Clearly Clean launches solution for food packaging

| Clearly Clean Officially Launches World’s Only Patented 100% Recyclable, Smooth-Edge Overwrap Tray for Food Packaging

Global Food Recycling Machines Market

| Fact.MR published a market research report. It has a detailed analysis of the past outcomes of the market, and opportunity assessment of the year 2018-2028.

Targets for recycled content in food packaging need care

| Setting minimum targets for recycled content in food packaging could lead to overall less efficient use of resources if material types and their applications are not carefully considered, cautions Richard McKinlay, Axion.
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Recyclability evaluation protocol for PE films published

| RecyClass released a procedure to assess the recyclability of plastics film in Europe with an aim of increasing circularity of packaging.
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Plastics Recyclers announce first speakers for annual meeting

| Plastics Recyclers Annual Meeting will take place on 11 & 12 October 2018 in Cascais, Portugal. The event will feature PRE Working Group meetings (reserved to members) during the first day and the main conference (open to public) on second day.

BIR keeps up momentum towards UN recognition of Global Recycling Day

| BIR and UNIDO up their efforts to have Global Recycling Day recognized as an official United Nations day.

NRT Adds Max-AI Technology to Optical Sorters

| New layer of advanced detection revolutionizes NIR optical sorting.

Gervasi Ecologica presents Skyler

| The italian company presents its first semitrailer in steel, with horizontal unloading system.

Axion launches collaborative service for end-of-life batteries

| Resource recovery experts Axion has joined forces with two other partners in a major initiative aimed at reusing and recycling the growing volume of batteries used in electric vehicles and light automotive applications.