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Rowe Nuremberg opens new paper sorting plant

| The REDWAVE Process Monitoring and Control System (PMCS) allows maximum automation of systems as well as optimisation of the entire sorting process.
Jean-Marc Boursier

Jean-Marc Boursier new FEAD president

| At its General Assembly on 21 June 2017 in Paris, FEAD appointed Jean-Marc Boursier as its new President taking over from David Palmer-Jones who chaired the European Federation of waste and resource management for three years.
McGrath Waste

McGrath Waste officially launches €2.5million Mayo facility

| McGrath Waste, Connaught’s largest waste stream collection, transportation and recovery firm, recently marked the launch of their new €2.5million state of the art waste facility plant in Moneenbradagh, Mayo with a visit from then prime minister, Enda Kenny.
DDR Forum & Expo

DDR Forum & Expo 2017 held in Brussels

| Held in Brussels, Belgium, from 14th to 16th of June, this event meant the first one able to gather the demolition, decontamination and recycling trades.
Martin Kummer;

Waste-to-Energy plant demonstrates potential of heating from waste

| In the context of the European Sustainable Energy Week CEWEP organised a guided zour of Brussels waste-to-energy plant.

Copper: Preliminary Data for March 2017

| World mine production is estimated to have declined by around 3.5% in the first quarter of 2017 and world refined production is estimated to have remained essentially unchanged in the first quarter of 2017.

May 2017 crude steel production slightly higher than 2016

| World crude steel production for the 67 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 143.3 million tonnes (Mt) in May 2017, a 2.0% increase compared to May 2016.

EU environment ministers should show more support for EU waste laws, says the EEB

| Despite a disappointing Council position, a number of EU governments still support higher targets for waste management and prevention, a meeting between EU environment ministers revealed yesterday.
Plastics Recyclers Europe

Marketing & design crucial for advancing circularity of plastics

| Professionals from the plastics recycling sector and its value chain have gathered at the Annual Meeting 2017 in Barcelona on the 15th of June at the conference that featured high-level speakers including European Commission, Waste Agency of Catalonia and brand owners.

The Plastics Recycling Show Europe Returns to Amsterdam for 2018

| Following its highly successful launch in March this year, organisers of the Plastics Recycling Show (PRS) Europe, the first pan-European exhibition and conference solely dedicated to plastics recycling, have announced that the event will return to the RAI Amsterdam in The Netherlands on 24-25 April 2018.

Recoup’s plea – don’t slow us down!

| Member based plastics recycling organisation RECOUP continues to go from strength to strength with growth in member numbers, expanding initiatives and increased stakeholder engagement.

Bulk bag discharging, pneumatic conveying boost plastic recycling productivity

| A Spanish plastics company collects, sorts and recycles plastic scrap, which involves compounding and pelletising of resins using a mineral additive in powder form.

ILZSG – preliminary data published

| The International Lead and Zinc Study Group (ILZSG) released preliminary data for world lead and zinc supply and demand during the first four months of 2017.

Amut Group: Booming Sales in South East Asia

| Over 10 million euros is the turnover amount achieved with confirmed deals during and immediately after the Chinaplas in May.

EuPC launches European survey on the use of recycled plastics materials

| In the light of the latest developments in the field of the EU circular economy and the approaching European strategy on plastics, the European Plastics Converters Association (EuPC) has launched a European survey on the current and future use of recycled plastics materials (RPM) in Europe’s plastics converting industry.