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Refuse Derived Fuel for the cement industry

| Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) and the more refined Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) are produced from MSW after recyclable materials have been removed.

World’s largest plastics recycling event opens in Amsterdam next week

| The world’s largest event dedicated to plastics recycling, the Plastics Recycling Show Europe, takes place next week at RAI Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from 19-20 June.

Vecoplan enters into strategic partnership with Technology

| Chemical recycling is an important approach in the circular economy.

Neste, Borealis and Covestro aim at closing the loop for automotive industry

| Neste, Borealis and Covestro have signed a project agreement to enable the recycling of discarded tires into high-quality plastics for automotive applications.

Step up collection, incentivise consumers and link WEEE with ecodesign

| On 3 June, EuRIC’s e-waste recycling event “Plug into sustainability: E-waste recycling”, brought together around 100 participants and various stakeholders to address the challenges in advancing circularity in electronic waste and chart the way forward for increased material recovery in the EU.

Sennebogen expands site in the USA

| Through its subsidiary, Sennebogen has been active in America for almost 25 years.

Austria, Wales & Taiwan leading in recycling rates

| A new study by Eunomia Research and Consulting with Reloop shows who are among the world’s best recyclers and why.

Together towards higher sustainability ambitions

| The 12th VinylPlus Sustainability Forum (VSF2024) which took place on 23 May 2024 reaffirmed that by sharing common objectives for innovation, industry transformation, competitiveness and sustainability, policymakers and industry can achieve faster action and positive change at EU and global level.

CDE encourages quarries to reappraise “waste” by-products

| Washing experts say waste stockpiles are the key to unlocking full potential of an operation.

Veolia implements AI driven robotic at Southwark facility

| Veolia has unveiled an innovative robotic arm at its Southwark Integrated Waste Management Facility (IWMF) to optimise operations and make recycling more effective.

Manipulation of national data described as “paradigmatic” of current EU trends

| A Spanish corporation responsible for managing packaging waste in the beverage industry has been discovered manipulating data. Ecoembes claims a 71% separate collection rate for small plastic bottles (2021), but the reality is a dismal 36%.

$1.5 billion opportunity for fibre-to-fibre recycling in the US

| Fashion for Good launches the Sorting for Circularity USA report, unveiling significant findings from the project.

AI identifies batteries in the waste stream

| Lion Vision has developed a system that combines machine vision systems with machine learning techniques to detect, visualise and remove lithium-ion batteries and other hazardous items from the waste stream.

Most textile waste goes unsorted in Europe

| Starting next year, EU Member States must put separate collection systems in place for textiles.

Ineos Inovyn launches recycling pilot plants

| Across Europe, around 30% of PVC waste is currently mechanically recycled.