| The Silver Institute has released “Silver Scrap: The Forgotten Fundamental,” a report produced by Metals Focus on behalf of the Silver Institute. The study provides detailed information on recycling broken down by region and by five sectors: industrial end uses, photography, jewelry, silverware and coins. This analysis then forms the bedrock for the forecast in scrap volumes out to 2017 and how those volumes might vary with price.
| The fifteenth edition of the Sardinia Symposium (5-9 October, S. Margherita di Pula, CA, Italy) will last 5 days and will include more than 500 presentations selected according to quality by the Programme Committee from over 750 offers of papers received.
| With the new sorter Unisort Film, the originally developed for fine-product sorting Active Object Control-System (AOC) can be utilized for larger particle sizes.
| The 16th International Automobile Recycling Congress IARC 2016 organized by ICM AG will be held from March 16 – 18, 2016 in the Hotel Palace in Berlin, Germany.
| Brady, a global provider of trading, processing and risk management solutions for metals, recycling, energy and soft commodities, has acquired the assets and goodwill of the ScrapRunner product, from Enaptive Inc (“Scraprunner”). Enaptive is a US-based company providing dispatch systems designed specifically for the scrap metal and recycling industry markets.
| With the acquisition of the Dutch company AKG Kunststof Groep, a leading European recycling and polypropylene (PP) production company, Veolia confirms its ambition to further develop in the strategic circular economy sector.
| Trina Solar, SunPower, Solar Frontier, JinkoSolar, Conergy, aleo solar and Producer compliance and waste management scheme PV Cycle have expressed their concern about companies’ negligence to comply with legal requirements of EU-wide WEEE legislations.
| The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing two new hazardous waste rules to strengthen environmental protection while reducing regulatory burden on businesses. One of the proposed rules will protect waterways, including drinking and surface water, by preventing the flushing of hazardous waste pharmaceuticals and simplify the requirements for healthcare workers. The other rule will provide greater flexibility to industry while requiring new safeguards to protect the public from mismanagement of hazardous waste.
| The sales figures for the first half of 2015 were 10 per cent lower than the year before. The net income was -8.8 million Euro, also worse than in 2015.
| ZenRobotics has appointed Sun Earth Co., based in Yokohama, Japan, as the distributor for their waste sorting systems in Japan. Several units will be delivered in late 2015 and will be the first of their kind in Japan.
| Germany’s track record for recycling scrapped cars is set to further improve after Tetronics International announces its plasma arc technology has gone live at Duesmann & Hensel Recycling’s plant near Frankfurt. Duesmann & Hensel Recycling is currently responsible for circa 10% of the global recycled automotive catalytic converter market.
| Current Prisident of Terex China will be the successor of Tom Ford.
| Especially Europe Metals and global E-Recycling delivered good results in the last year.
| Europe’s Circular Economy Package should be ambitious in maximising waste prevention and use of waste as a resource while minimising landfilling of recyclable and recoverable waste, the Waste-to-Energy umbrella association CEWEP points out in its statement in response to the European Commission’s consultation on the circular economy currently underway.
| The new company will be called Konecranes Terex Plc.