Bollegraaf and Lubo at Ifat2014

| During the IFAT show, both production companies of the Bollegraaf Group - Bollegraaf Recycling Machinery B.V. and Lubo Systems B.V. - will present a selection of their latest developments.

Sorting smallest pieces

| Steinert Elektromagnetbau has launched a Fines all-metal recovery system.
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Outlook: Steel market balance will remain fragile

| Strengthening indicators and evidence of improving dynamics suggest that the EU economy is well on track for recovery this year and into 2015.

First step to combat illegal shipments

| During last week’s plenary session, MEPs approved Bart Staes’ report on shipments of waste in first reading. The European Federation of Waste Management and Environmental Services (FEAD) welcomes the revision of the Waste Shipments Regulation, which aims to strengthen and harmonise inspection standards throughout the EU.
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Alba Group reduces its Board of Directors

| With effect from 30 April 2014, Joachim Wagner (47) is stepping down from the top management level of the Alba Group and its subsidiary, Alba SE for personal reasons.

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.