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The ferrous market is still waiting for an upturn

| The ferrous metals industry seems to have hit rock bottom – this is something most experts agree on. But there is still no coherent tendency as to where the markets are heading. The current BIR report provides an overview of the different regions.

Electronics & Cars Recycling Conference in Macau

| The next conference in electronics and cars recycling will take place from November 15 - 18, 2016 in Macau.

Mineworx’s new organic, recyclable HM X-leach formula expedites extraction process of precious metals from...

| Extracting precious metals such as gold, silver, platinum, or palladium, from electronic waste has never been an easy procedure; moreover, the process becomes more dangerous with the inclusion of solutions that primarily contain cyanide which eventually affects the environment.
Christine Becker,

Establishment of commercial waste collection zones recommended in New York City

| A study by the New York City Department of Sanitation and the city’s Business Integrity Commission has highlighted benefits of establishing commercial waste collection zones. The study said that setting up such zones for private waste collection firms would reduce truck traffic and greenhouse gas emissions associated with waste collection. The study said that the zones could reduce truck traffic by 49-68% and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 42-64%.
Martin Kummer;

First waste-to-energy plant for the Philippines

| Hitachi Zosen will construct the plant in the Manila metropolitan area.

Municipal recycling programs can turn cities into hubs for circular economy

| Municipal recycling programs "are the hubs of the reverse logistics needed to return valuable packaging to the supply chain,” said The Recycling Partnership’s director of corporate partnerships Jeff Meyers.

Japan aims at foreign waste

| According to the Nikkei Asian Review, various Japanese non-ferrous metals companies are trying to make a business out of e-waste other countries want to get rid of.
Thüringer Landhaus Ilmenau,

Mineworx develops nontoxic leach formula to extract precious metals from e-waste

| Mineral processing company Mineworx said that it has developed a nontoxic leaching method that extracts precious metals from ores and e-waste. Mineworx said that this is safer for the environment than existing cyanide-based formulas.

IBM Researchers identify new catalyst that creates cheaper, biodegradable plastics from plants

| IBM researchers said that they have identified a chemical catalyst that creates cheaper, biodegradable plastics from plants that can be used to make products such as eating utensils and medical devices. The researchers said that while biodegradable forks and spoons already exist on store shelves, consumers often choose inexpensive petroleum-based alternatives.
Jürgen Nießen,

US steel scrap exports down significantly in June

| Data by the US International Trade Commission shows that the nation's steel scrap exports decreased significantly June.

Waste generation to rise in GCC

| Frost & Sullivan has said in a report that rise in waste is expected to become a major reason for concern for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in the future. The report said that total waste generated in GCC would increase from 94 million MT in 2015 to about 120 million MT per annum by 2020. Saudi Arabia and the United Arab emirates will predominantly lead the increase in waste generation in the region.

UK Recycling facts & figures

| Uk-based Forge Skip Hirehas put together a graphic, showing how far the UK has come in the years as a recycling nation, and also a handful of bitesize facts that helps put things into perspective.
Dieter Schütz,

Mahindra Intertrade, MSTC sign JV agreement to set up India’s first auto-shredding/recycling unit

| India's Mahindra Intertrade Ltd. and metal scrap trading firm MSTC have entered into a joint venture agreement to set up the nation's first greenfield auto-shredding and recycling unit. The first plant under this joint venture will be established in Maharashtra or Gujarat. Mahindra Intertrade hopes to set up various plants under the JV.

Total launches new range of recycled compounds that outperform virgin materials

| Petrochemical firm Total has launched a new range of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) Circular Compounds that contain high levels of recycled content, targeted at the packaging sector. Total said that the Circular Compounds offer performance equal to or exceeding that of virgin resins.

Mattress recycling: reactor instead of landfill

| H&S Anlagentechnik wants to transform PU foam out of post-consumer mattresses into high quality polyols.