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No subsidies for energy from mixed waste

| Zero Waste Europe calls on the European Parliament to exclude subsidies for waste-to-energy from the mixed municipal solid waste currently included in the Commission’s proposal on RED II because they undermine the EU’s Circular Economy.

Waste to Energy Market size worth $35.5bn by 2024

| Waste to Energy (WTE) Market size is expected to reach USD 35.5 billion by 2024; according to a new research report by Global Market Insights.

Waste materials are underused in the construction of Europe’s roads

| Recycled waste material could play a major role in the construction of roads in Europe, bringing both environmental and economic benefits. A new study proposes a scenario where 50% of the asphalt for Europe’s roads consists of recycled materials, leading to significant reductions in costs, energy use and greenhouse gas emissions.

Valmet to supply a biomass-fired boiler to Japan

| Valmet will deliver a biomass-fired CYMIC power boiler and a flue gas cleaning system to Buzen New Energy located in the city of Buzen in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan.

Hitachi Zosen Inova energizes city of Poznan

| Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) has handed over the energy-from-waste (EfW) project in Poznan to the client SUEZ Zielona Energia, a joint venture between SUEZ Polska and the Marguerite Fund.
Robotic recycling technology

Robotic recycling technology comes to Singapore

| ZenRobotics and V8 Environmental have agreed on a delivery of robotic waste separation technology to Singapore. The three-armed ZenRobotics Recycler unit will be installed in a new Material Recovery Facility (MRF) that is expected to be operational by the mid of next year.
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4 weighing scale maintenance tips

| Weighing scales are an integral part of the waste and recycling industry. They help in achieving accuracy and reliability while measuring or weighing different materials, and they help in avoiding over weight fines as well. You use different types of weighing scales in recycling business and maintaining them is essential. Let’s see how you can do that.

Polymark: novel identification technology for high-value plastics

| On 15 March, Petcore Europe and the European Federation of Bottled Waters (EFBW) - on behalf of the Polymark consortium - invited to a Workshop & Training in Brussels.
end-of-life vehicles

Experts present possible solutions for lack of end-of-life vehicles

| At the International Automobile Recycling Congress IARC 2017 in Berlin, sector representatives came up with concrete proposals regarding what needs to be done to get more end-of-life vehicles into the official recycling chain.
Crude steel production

Crude steel production increases again

| World crude steel production for the 67 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (Worldsteel) was 126.6 million tonnes (Mt) in February 2017, a 4.1% increase compared to February 2016.

Polymark project finished

| The "Final Consortium Meeting" of the Polymark project was held at Sesotec on 7th and 8th February 2017. Polymark was a three-year research project funded by the European Commission that focused on a new technology for the identification and sorting of plastics, particularly PET.

Valuable PVC from plastic windows

| In most countries in Europe, PVC windows have meanwhile reached high level of market penetration. They are impressive, with perfect design, universal adaptation to styling requirements, they are easy to maintain and – what is especially important – they can be 100% recycled.
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Turning milk jugs into high-grade material

| Poly-Wood, based in Syracuse, IN/USA, a manufacturer of outdoor furniture made from recycled HDPE, is now also a highly efficient plastics recycler. At its production centre, Poly-Wood operates one of the most modern recycling plants for HDPE with systems from Lindner washTech.

European Aluminium: Legislation falls short on scrap exports

| Although the federation approves the decision for real recycling rates, it wants to see more ambitions on the treatment of scrap exports.

Re-Gen announces contract with High 5 Recycling Group

| Re-Gen Waste has announced signing a £10 million contract that will see the Northern Ireland-based waste management solutions company provide all of its collected glass to the Belgian glass recycling specialists High 5 Recycling Group.