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Untha XR shredders aid closed loop recycled paper production

| Two Untha XR waste shredders are now in operation for VPK Packaging Group in continental Europe, shredding pulped ropes as part of a closed loop paper production process.

Paper recycling market expected to grow significantly

| According to Future Market Insights, the demand for recycled paper is increasing at a CAGR of more than 7-8% annually in the developing countries.

18 year-old creates company that helps save the world

| Reyuze Cases makes phone cases, in the USA, out of 100% recycled plastic from the streets, canals, and the landfills of Haiti.
Gabi Schoenemann,

Analysis for US waste-to-energy market

| According to a new report by Research and Markets, there are currently 86 facilities in the United States for combustion of municipal solid waste (MSW), with energy recovery. These facilities are located in 25 states, mainly in the Northeast.

Lundstams invests in robotic sorting

| The Swedish waste management company Lundstams Återvinning AB and Mared AB have agreed on a delivery of ZenRobotics waste sorting robots to one of their facilities in Northern Sweden.

FEAD: Plastic strategy still has room for improvement

| In light of the ENVI Committee’s upcoming vote on the Plastics Strategy on July 10, FEAD, the EU private waste and resource management industry, welcomes MEP Mark Demesmaeker’s draft own-initiative report. However, FEAD would like to highlight crucial points that need to be touched upon in order for the Plastics Strategy to be fully effective.
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Follow London’s lead to boost recycling rates, calls expert

| Local authorities across the UK should embrace London’s Environment Strategy if Britain is to meet heightened recycling targets set out in the recently ratified circular economy package.

Bulgaria: good efforts on circular economy

| An assessment of the performance of the Bulgarian Presidency of the EU has found that it failed to prioritise and protect nature in the EU and at home but did perform well on energy, circular economy and chemicals.

Countries show their true colours on Plastic Bag Free Day

| EU countries lag behind in phasing out single-use plastic bags and curbing plastic pollution, warn Surfrider Foundation Europe (SFE) and Zero Waste Europe (ZWE) on the 9th International Plastic Bag Free Day.

PET Recycling industry installed capacity reviewed

| More collected material is needed to pave the way to increased recycling rates.

A new polystyrene recycling channel in France by 2020

| As part of the voluntary commitments for the French government’s Circular Economy Roadmap and in line with French and European Union objectives in the area of plastic recycling, Citeo, Total, Saint-Gobain and the French Union of Fresh Dairy Product Manufacturers (Syndifrais) are joining forces to help lay the groundwork for an industrial-scale polystyrene recycling channel in France and to validate its technical and cost feasibility within 18 months.
Jörg Gruber,

Call for papers for IARC 2019

| Over 250 delegates from industry, authorities and academia will discuss and present news and challenges of the manufacturing and end-of-life vehicle (ELV) business. The...

New plant for recovery of food packaging waste

| In September 2018 the world’s first facility for POAL recycling will be in operation to produce Ecoallene. POAL is a polyethylene + aluminium polycomposite recovered from food packaging.

New technology to recycle waste LCDs

| A partnership of researchers, recyclers and engineers has developed the ALR3000TM machine that processes 60 LCD screens per hour and is modular for scalability.

WCRS welcomes new measures to tackle waste crime

| Waste management company WCRS Ltd has welcomed the Government’s latest proposals to crackdown further on the Organised Crime Groups (OCGs) who profit from waste crime.