Chinese secondary raw material import decreases in 2013

| With 55 million tonnes, the volume of imported secondary raw materials passing passing through China’s inspection and quarantine agencies was 6.4 percent less than in 2012 and also below the levels of 2009 and 2011.

World Cup Waste Management Programme exceeds expectations

| At all 64 matches 416 tonnes of waste were collected.

ALBA Group realigns the strategy of its Interseroh brand

| The Services segment is to be based on four newly defined columns, where all business activities will be brought together.

Falkenberg opens international recycling & recovery congress

| The event is held in Vienna on the 8th and 9th of September.

Recycling plant development expanding globally

| At one time, recycling was largely to be found in developed nations. But the latest June 2014 research from Waste Industry Sales Monitor indicates that the environmental and cash benefits of materials recovery is taking root across the world.

World crude steel production increases

| World crude steel production for the 65 countries reporting to the World Steel Association was 137 million tonnes in June 2014, an increase of 3.1% compared to June 2013.

SITA UK and Forth Ports announce partnership

| Sita UK and Forth Ports have announced a long-term partnership that will see the creation of a major recycling and resource management hub based at the Port of Tilbury on the River Thames.

Manitou presents growing revenues

| The french material handler company reaches a growth of 10 percent for the second quarter of 2014.

Steel market: EU recovery taking hold

| The forecast expects growth rates at 3 to 3.5 percent for 2014 and 2015.

U.S. waste could power 13.8 million homes

| A report by Columbia University claims that there is great potential to increase energy drawn from waste in the U.S.

New mobile scrap shears from Copex

| According to the manufacturer, the new range named REFLEX is especially developed for the compacting and shearing of welded structures, white goods, car bodies, collected scrap and all kinds of non-ferrous metals.

Recycling for Rare Earths in Michigan

| 3S International claims to be the only company using a Bluebox unit in the US.

Norsk Hydro: Hydro takes control of Søral aluminium plant

| Aluminium company Hydro and Rio Tinto Alcan (RTA) have signed an agreement for Hydro to take over RTA's share of the aluminium smelter Sør-Norge Aluminium AS (Søral) in Norway.

Third Navy ship dismantled in Brownsville

| The Navy awarded a contract to International Shipbreaking Limited of Brownsville, Texas, for the towing, dismantling and recycling of conventionally powered aircraft carrier Constellation.

CEWEP: Waste-to-Energy complementary to quality recycling

| The Confederation of European Waste-to-Energy Plants (CEWEP) embraces the Commission’s ambition to phase out landfilling of recyclable and recoverable waste and urges the decision makers to promote Quality Recycling.