| The latest EU customs statistics show that third country imports remained on a rising trend in July and August: finished steel imports rose 32 percent year-on-year, compared with a 6 percent rise in Q1 and 33 percent rise in Q2.
| The European Federation of Waste Management and Environmental Services (FEAD) has launched its Strategy for 2014 to 2020, “Driving the Circular Economy”.
| The World Steel Association has released its Short Range Outlook (SRO) for 2014 and 2015. Worldsteel forecasts that global apparent steel use will increase by 2.0% to 1,562 Mt in 2014 following growth of 3.8% in 2013. In 2015, it is forecast that world steel demand will grow by another 2.0% and will reach 1,594 Mt.
| Three fridge demanufacturing companies from Luxembourg, Switzerland and Austria are the first to use the certificate.
| DS Smith has confirmed its acquisition of the Recycling Division of Middleton Paper for an undisclosed sum. The Recycling Division currently generates circa 9,000 tonnes a year of fibre, and deals with a wide range of paper and cardboard grades.
| The aluminium company has invested €200 million in Saxony-Anhalt.
| The French chemistry company Carbios, who is specializing in technologies dedicated to the recovery of plastic waste and the production of bio-polymers, has presented its first half results for 2014
| World crude steel production for the 65 countries was 135 million tonnes in August 2014, an increase of 1.4% compared to August 2013.
| At RWM, EMS Limited has unveiled its newest addition to its product portfolio: a high-efficiency, low-speed industrial shredder capable of handling a variety of solid waste recycling and shredding applications which has been designed to deliver maximum output and performance.
| An eddy current separator (ECS), which has a very high separation capability, was the centrepiece of the Magnapower stand at RWM.
| Hako Machines Ltd expanded their range of outdoor cleaning equipment with the introduction of the Citymaster 1600 at RWM.
| Eriez Magnetics Europe Ltd has demonstrated new developments with its range of eddy current separators (ECS) RevX-E at RWM.
| RWM was the first time to see Untha’s new XR waste shredder for RDF and alternative fuel production in the UK.
| The new STS line of single rotor shredders are now available in several sizes ranging from a 600 MM wide rotor up to 3,000 MM wide with numerous drive options from 25 Hp up to 600 Hp.
| Toyota Material Handling UK has showcased its range of quality forklifts and warehouse trucks in Birmingham.