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Paper recycling with quality issues

| China’s proposed import restrictions on lower grades of recovered fibre will require major investments by suppliers in quality control processes and technology, according to Andreas Uriel.

Aluminium recycling in India has a great future

| India’s demand for secondary aluminium will increase by 8-10% per year, mainly boosted by the country’s rapidly-growing automotive industry, according to Akshay Agarwal.
BIR

Textiles recycling: Rising pressure on India’s recyclers

| India’s textiles recycling sector employs more than one million people and, each year, turns over around US$ 2 billion in processing some 5 million tonnes of material
BIR

Uncertainties persist despite improved market conditions

| India ranks as the world’s number one importer and consumer of stainless steel scrap not only because of the amount of stainless steel produced in India (it is second only to China) but also because of the very high proportion of scrap to primary use in its production mix, it was underlined at the latest meeting of the BIR Stainless Steel & Special Alloys Committee.

Exporters catch “pneumonia” over China import ban

| The plastics recycling industry had become “insanely dependent” on China and so its recently-announced import ban has left suppliers in other parts of the world not so much with a cold but rather with “pneumonia”, argued BIR Plastics Committee Chairman Surendra Borad Patawari of Gemini Corporation at its latest meeting, held in New Delhi.

Electronics recycling in China

| One of the main topics at Electronics & Cars Recycling WRF 2017 conference in Macau (China) will be the import restrictions currently imposed by the Chinese government. Beijing apparently plans to extend these restrictions to include e-waste.
Jürgen Nießen, pixelio.de

More balanced market expected for ferrous metals

| Overall, scrap demand is still healthy and volatility is now expected to be lower than in previous months, it was reported to the latest BIR Ferrous Division meeting by board member Tom Bird of UK-based Liberty Steel.

European Construction Material Recycling Award 2018

| The European Quality Association for Recycling (EQAR) for the third time offers the European innovation award for construction material recycling in Europe.

Broad support for Global Recycling Day

| ‘Do your best to make 18/3/2018 a very special day.’ With these words, BIR President Ranjit Singh Baxi addressed the World Council of Recycling Associations (WCRA) which had gathered at the latest BIR World Recycling Convention, held in New Delhi, India.

Worldsteel elects new officers and welcomes new members

| The Board of Directors of the World Steel Association (worldsteel) yesterday elected new officers for 2017/2018 at the worldsteel General Assembly in Brussels. The new officers are elected for a one-year period. Worldsteel also welcomed new members.

Paper remains a recycling leader

| Every two years the EPRC rewards the most innovative paper recycling projects from across the continent with the prestigious European Paper Recycling Award.

ESWET publishes Position Paper

| The European Union’s commitment to the Paris Agreement needs to be translated into ambitious targets and practical measures that will help mitigate climate change. However, the transition needs to be executed in a manner that will ensure security of energy supply.

Biodegradable plastics boost organic recycling

| Biodegradable plastics offer innovative solutions to improve recycling quality by facilitating the means for more efficient separate waste collection.
Thüringer Landhaus Ilmenau, pixelio.de

Samsung, Huawei and Amazon failing Greenpeace’s ‘green’ electronics guide

| Fairphone and Apple are ahead of brands such as Samsung, Huawei and Amazon, which are failing to take responsibility for their environmental footprint, according to Greenpeace USA's latest Guide to Greener Electronics.
BIR

Leading role for recycling sector in India

| The Indian government aims to set up scrap-based steel mills in the north and west of the country, it was announced at the BIR World Recycling Convention in New Delhi on October 14 by India’s Minister of Steel, Dr Chaudhary Birender Singh.