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The Original from SWB with new formula

| At IFAT, Stahlwerke Bochum GmbH informed about the longer lifetime and optimised stress resistance of its CSNG shredder hammers.

Crude steel production increases year-to-year

| World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (Worldsteel) was 148.3 million tonnes (Mt) in April 2018, a 4.1% increase compared to April 2017.

OECD: Governments need to act to encourage plastic recycling markets

| Plastic recycling is failing to reach its full potential as low recovery rates of plastic waste, poor quality of recycled plastic and a lack of price incentives are holding back secondary plastic markets, according to a new OECD report. Given rising public concern over plastic pollution, governments should act urgently to encourage more and better recycling, it says.

EuRIC welcomes the adoption of Revised Waste Framework Legislation

| Circular economy is part of the DNA of the recycling industry whose daily business is to turn waste into new raw materials. The adoption of revised waste rules is a key element to speed up this much needed transition”, said Emmanuel Katrakis, Secretary General of EuRIC.

It’s time to make the EU Circular Economy Package work

| It’s time now for the 28 EU Member States to start delivering on reducing landfill of household waste to maximum 10% by 2035, measuring real recycling after the final sorting phase and promoting the use of materials which are reusable or multiple recyclable.

Aluminium packaging: recycling, of course!

| Recycling topped the agenda at this year’s GDA Sustainable Aluminium Packaging Summit in Dusseldorf.

Increased interest in sorting technologies

| Tougher new regulations and consumer concerns are reflected in enquiries received at IFAT, Tomra reports.

Recycled plastic market to be worth over US$ 30 billion by 2025

| Persistence Market Research (PMR) in its upcoming report titled ‘Recycled Plastic Market: Global Industry Analysis 2012 – 2016 and Forecast 2017 – 2025’, projects the recycled plastic market to be worth just over US$ 30 billion by 2025.

China: high-grade PET does not need license

| BIR has received information that the Chinese Ministry of Ecology and Environment has officially replied to the General Office of the General Administration of Customs, confirming that the import of high-grade PET as ordinary goods is allowed and in accordance with general trade regulation.

Record-setting IFAT: Environmental Technologies Booming

| According to Messe München, more than 141,000 expert visitors from more than 160 countries came to this year’s trade show, compared to 136,885 visitors two years ago.

Single-shaft preliminary chipper for RDF

| The VEZ 3200 was developed on the basis of the successful VEZ 2500 TV, with the goal of developing still stronger, more powerful and...

Dry fermentation for organic residues

| Through the use of nature’s cycle principle, the Pöttinger Fermenter combines biogas recovery and composting in a single solution that addresses both ecological and economic criteria.

New COO and CFO for Weitsman Recycling

| Upstate Shredding – Weitsman Recycling CEO Adam Weitsman has announced the hiring of Jack Canty as Chief Operating Officer and Timothy Rake as Chief Financial Officer.

Fead event at IFAT

| On 15 May 2018, Fead President Jean-Marc Boursier, and Anne Baum-Rudischhauser, Managing Director of BDE Brussels, Fead German member association, welcomed participants to a Fead ’s event in Munich.

New global report to help cities manage their food waste

| The report, titled ‘Global Food Waste Management: An Implementation Guide for Cities’, has been written by the World Biogas Association (WBA) in collaboration with the C40 Cities Food, Water & Waste Programme.