FEAD opposes promotion of bio-degradable plastics

| The federation argues that bio-degradable plastics will contaminate the recycling chain.

Stainless steel will profit in 2014

| In the 2013 fiscal year, Oryx Stainless has been able to maintain its global market position despite market-related low turnovers and tonnage. The low expectations of the previous financial year were undercut in the process. The group's customers report on the most difficult environment for stainless steel in years.

More recycled plastics for computer displays

| Product certification organization TCO Development announced the first products to meet a new certification for computer displays containing a minimum of 85% post consumer recycled plastics.

Solution for Italian Solar module recycling

| Italy becomes the first major PV market to implement the EU recast WEEE Directive (2012/19/EU), to ensure the correct treatment of waste of electrical and electronic equipment.

Alba: Revenue and profit decreasing

| Alba SE today announced its results for 2013. Both revenue and profits were below the previous year's results. The outlook for 2014 also is not very optimistic.

Eurofer complains about high energy prices

| According to the steel association, the Energy and Environmental State Aid offers only limited protection from increases in electricity prices.

Erema expands global trial centres

| The trial centres allow customers to optimise their machine's configuration to produce recycled pellets.

Recycling of plastics increases in Canada

| The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) released the 2012 Post Consumer Plastics Recycling in Canada Report stating that for the third year in a row, the amount of post-consumer plastic packaging being recycled across Canada has increased.

Toyota recycles copper from wiring harnesses

| According to a press release Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) has developed a world-first technology for recycling the copper contained in wiring harnesses, in collaboration with Yazaki Corporation, Toyota Tsusho Corporation, and eight other companies. The newly-developed technology is expected to produce copper with a purity of 99.96 percent.

Seafood for electronics recycling

| Invotec Group, a manufacturer of high technology PCBs, has announced its participation in the Sustainable Treatment Of Waste Using Recycled Chitosans (STOWURC) project which has been set up under the auspices of the Technology Strategy Board.

PV Cycle offers takeback for photovoltaic panels in UK

| PV Cycle has announced that it has received approval from the secretary of state of the UK to operate a DTS (Dstributor Take-back Scheme). The DTS is focussed on the collection of photovoltaic (PV) panels through a network of PV-dedicated collection facilities.

New recycling facility for New York City

| The new plant, build by Sims Metal Management, is expexted to handle all of the cities recyclables.

Reycling in the US slightly decreasing

| According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in 2012 Americans generated about 251 million tons of trash and recycled and composted 86,6 million tons of this material, equivalent to a 34.5 percent recycling rate.

Updated rules for Illegal waste shipments

| Draft EU rules that would require EU member states to clamp down on illegal waste shipments within the EU and to non-EU countries were backed by the Environment Committee on Wednesday. These rules, informally agreed with EU ministers, would close legal loopholes and entail more inspections. Member states would have to include in their inspection plans a minimum number of physical checks, and inspectors would be given more powers.

Joint venture to recover metals from ashes

| Inashco and Wheelabrator Technologies have announced the formation of a North American-based joint venture company dedicated to the recycling of ferrous and nonferrous metals from the waste-to-energy process.