PV Cycle partners with Sens in Switzerland

| PV CYCLE announced that an agreement has been signed under which the Swiss take-back system SENS eRecycling will be responsible for the return, taking back and recycling of photovoltaic modules.

World Steel in Figures 2014 available

| The World Steel Association has published the 2014 edition of World Steel in Figures. It is now available on worldsteel.org.

Plastics Industry in Poland is Growing Steadily

| During the Conference Opportunities for the Polish plastics Industry in Poland that took place on 22 May in Warsaw Tadeusz Nowicki, president of the Polish Union of Plastics Converters, confirmed that the plastics production in Poland is growing steadily.

Crude steel production increases in April

| World crude steel production for the 65 countries reporting to the World Steel Association was 137 million tonnes (Mt) in April 2014, an increase of 1.7% compared to April 2013.

New energy recovery facility in Staffordshire, UK

| The 26 MW waste to energy facility was built by Sita, UK iand is expected to divert 300.000 tonnes of local waste from landfill yearly.

Genan opens world’s largest tyre recycling facility

| The facility is based in Houston, Texas and has the capacity to recycle 100,000 tonnes of used tyres a year, about a third of all the used tyres in Texas.

ALBA SE: Restructuring shows first successes

| While the company’s earnings in the steel and metals recycling segment increased noticeable despite the fall in sales revenues, the sustained loss provisions in the dual system had a negative impact on earnings in the services segment.

More than 440,000 tonnes of recycled PVC

| VinylPlus, the sustainable development programme of the European PVC industry, registered a record 444,468 tonnes of recycled PVC last year.

Bin-attachable Solar-powered Rubbish Fill Level Monitoring Solution

| Ecube Labs will launch Clean Cap, the world’s first rubbish fill level monitoring device entirely powered by solar energy, at Ifat.

Bollegraaf and Lubo at Ifat2014

| During the IFAT show, both production companies of the Bollegraaf Group - Bollegraaf Recycling Machinery B.V. and Lubo Systems B.V. - will present a selection of their latest developments.

Sorting smallest pieces

| Steinert Elektromagnetbau has launched a Fines all-metal recovery system.

Outlook: Steel market balance will remain fragile

| Strengthening indicators and evidence of improving dynamics suggest that the EU economy is well on track for recovery this year and into 2015.

First step to combat illegal shipments

| During last week’s plenary session, MEPs approved Bart Staes’ report on shipments of waste in first reading. The European Federation of Waste Management and Environmental Services (FEAD) welcomes the revision of the Waste Shipments Regulation, which aims to strengthen and harmonise inspection standards throughout the EU.

Alba Group reduces its Board of Directors

| With effect from 30 April 2014, Joachim Wagner (47) is stepping down from the top management level of the Alba Group and its subsidiary, Alba SE for personal reasons.

FEAD opposes promotion of bio-degradable plastics

| The federation argues that bio-degradable plastics will contaminate the recycling chain.