All-time high for steel packaging recycling in Europe

| Recycling of steel packaging in Europe has reached a new all-time high of 76%, announces APEAL, the Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging.

Converting marble waste into high-quality paper

| Taiwan Lung Meng Technology Company Ltd. has developed a process to convert marble waste into high-quality paper. The resultant stone paper is recyclable. Its manufacturing process is also eco-friendly as the paper does not come from the trees.

New machine size scores big on manpower savings, energy efficiency

| Starlinger recycling technology unveiled its new plastics recycling line Recostar dynamic 215 for a select group of prospective customers on June 7, 2016 at the Starlinger factory in Weissenbach an der Triesting, Austria.

Geesinknorba Spain showcases six new products at Tem Tecma 2016

| On 15–17 June 2016, Geesinknorba Spain participated in the Spanish environmental exhibition – Tem Tecma – which was held at the Fira de Madrid Ifema exhibition centre in Madrid. The company had a large stand at the exhibition which showcased six new products.

BIR expresses concern over Brexit impact on trade

| The Bureau of International Recycling expresses concern with regards to the UK leaving the European Union.

High speed aerobic waste processing machine installed in India’s Bengaluru

| JERS Environment Technologies Pvt. Ltd. has installed a high speed aerobic waste processing machine that can process wet municipal waste in about two to four hours in India's Bengaluru city. JERS has installed the machine in cooperation with the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike.

Recycling Post-consumer Waste and Film Waste

| For the production of high-quality regrind Herbold Meckesheim has installed a model line for Rodepa in the Netherlands that was launched at the beginning of the year. High-quality granulate for film thicknesses beneath 30 my is produced from a mix of plastic waste.

Slovenia inching towards circular economy

| Slovenia is gradually moving towards circular economy. The country's capital Ljubljana, which holds the coveted title of European Green Capital 2016, is hosting many activities promoting sustainable development.

Higher recycling rates can be achieved with quality sorting

| Plastics Recyclers Europe was celebrating its 20th birthday during the Annual Meeting which took place on 16 and 17 June in Cascais, Portugal. The event gathered over 150 participants from all over Europe who were debating on improving plastic waste sorting.

Copper market with production deficit

| According to preliminary International Copper Study Group (ICSG) data, the refined copper market for March 2016 (excluding the adjustment for changes in China’s bonded stocks) showed an apparent production deficit of around 40,000 metric tonnes (t). When making seasonal adjustments for world refined production and usage, March showed a similar production deficit.

Researchers discover new way to recycle plastic waste into liquid fuel

| Researchers from China's Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry and the University of California, Irvine have devised a new way of recycling millions of tons of plastic garbage into liquid fuel.

Ifat 2016: Höcker Polytechnik separates the wheat from the chaff

| Höcker Polytechnik GmbH made waves again at IFAT 2016 in Munich. This leading manufacturer of extraction and filtration systems for recycling, disposal and environmental technology, based in Hilter, Lower Saxony, presented their latest innovations in dust-free recycling operations, automated waste separation and pleasant sorting cabin atmosphere.

65% of plastics recycling professionals vote to remain in the EU

| Recoup, the plastics recycling member based organisation, asked visitors and exhibitors and Plastics Recycling Expo (held last week in Telford), whether the UK should remain or brexit from the EU by recycling their empty plastic drink bottles through the voting bins.

Irish government mulls regulator for waste industry

| The government of Ireland is looking to set up a regulator for the domestic waste industry. This is being considered as one of the options to prevent increases in household collection charges.

BIR flags up potential of Latin American market

| BIR staged another meeting of its Latin America Committee (LAC) at its recent World Recycling Convention in Berlin.