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Treatment of contaminated industrial plastic waste

| For the past three years an ERF 200 filter built by Ettlinger of Königsbrunn (Bavaria, Germany), installed at Candi Plastic Recycling, an Austrian materials recycler, has been producing high quality regrind nonstop from contaminated plastic waste with high aluminum or paper fractions.

IARC: Electric mobility to shape future

| The topic of electric mobility is having a major impact – not only on the automotive industry, but on the automotive recycling industry, too. This fact was made abundantly clear at the International Automobile Recycling Congress IARC 2018

Waste Free Oceans partners with Henkel

| Waste Free Oceans has announced a new partnership with Henkel to remove plastic waste from oceans and rivers and transform it into over a million bottles used for the Lovables laundry brand.

Recycling plastic pouches needs to be easier to ensure their survival

| After disposable coffee cups and plastic bottles, pouches could be the next target in the waste reduction landscape, due to the difficulty of recycling these packs, says GlobalData.

Study: Plastic carrier bags have lowest environmental impact

| The Danish Environmental Protection Agency has published a study that analyses the life cycle environmental impacts of production, use and disposal of grocery carrier bags currently available in Danish supermarkets.

Today is Global Recycling day

| The first-ever Global Recycling Day has finally arrived – cities across the globe are joining together to encourage people to think of recycling in a new way. The initiative from the Bureau for International Recycling (BIR) calls on the world to think “resource” not “waste” when it comes to recycling.

Global Recycling Day Events around the World

| Official, and unofficial, celebrations are popping up across the world for the first ever Global Recycling Day.

Soex opens sorting centre in Sharjah

| In February, Soex, recycler of used textiles, has opened its new sorting centre in the United Arab Emirates.

Circular Economy: Don’t miss the chance

| After years of stagnation, the European recycling industry is finally experiencing a revival. The main triggers are the EU Circular Economy Package and the planned EU plastics strategy.

ZenRobotics delivers robots to Switzerland

| ZenRobotics Ltd. and Sogetri, part of the Helvetia Environnement Group, have agreed on a delivery of robotic waste sorting systems to a new state-of-the-art waste sorting facility that will be built on Sogetri’s existing site in Satigny, Switzerland.

Metal Recycling Market Growth and Sales Forecast by 2027

| The major factor driving the growth of metal recycling market is attributed to increasing industrialization and urbanization, rising income, and spending capability of people in developing economies such as China, Brazil and India.

Cronimet recycles gas turbines

| With the documented destruction of aircraft turbines in 2016, Cronimet broke new ground in the recycling of finite resources. At the end of last year, the company further recycled its first gas turbine; the second one in January.

Lithium-ion battery recycling market expected to grow rapidly

| According to Esticast Research and consulting in 2017, the automotive battery recycling segment generated the highest revenue share. Among major regions, the U.S. was the highest revenue generating market in 2017.

Umicore announces changes to Executive Committee and Board

| Umicore announced today some changes to the composition of its Executive Committee, that will be effective from 1 April this year, and some changes to the Board of Directors to be approved by the next Ordinary Shareholders' meeting on 26 April.
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Steep increase in China’s steel scrap usage and exports in 2017

| According to figures from China's Association of Metalscrap Utilization (CAMU), China was the world’s biggest steel scrap user in 2017 after recording a steep 64.2% increase in its consumption to 147.9 million tonnes from 90.1 million tonnes in the previous year.