Non-ferrous metal recyclers not well understood

| BIR Non-Ferrous Metals Division President Robert Stein of Alter Trading, USA, complained about nations creating false internal markets.

Stainless steel: Dramatic period for Europe and the USA

| Two leading experts in the field of stainless steel scrap highlighted fundamental developments on both sides of the Atlantic at the latest BIR Stainless Steel & Special Alloys Committee meeting.

BIR publishes 5th Edition of “World Steel Recycling in Figures”

| The report covers the five-year period from 2009 to 2013.

PV Cycle elects new Board

| Luis Torres from Sunpower was confirmed new President of the European take-back and recycling association.

Umicore builds catalyst facility in Poland

| The production facility in Nowa Ruda, Poland, for emission control catalysts used in cars and trucks, will be Umicore's first industrial operation in Poland and complements Umicore's existing European automotive catalyst production capabilities in Germany, France and Sweden.

Sennebogen Crawler in demanding port implementation

| At Turkey's second-largest harbor, a 835 R crawler helps increasing productivity by handling up to 5000 tonnes per day.

PV Cycle partners with Sens in Switzerland

| PV CYCLE announced that an agreement has been signed under which the Swiss take-back system SENS eRecycling will be responsible for the return, taking back and recycling of photovoltaic modules.

World Steel in Figures 2014 available

| The World Steel Association has published the 2014 edition of World Steel in Figures. It is now available on

Plastics Industry in Poland is Growing Steadily

| During the Conference Opportunities for the Polish plastics Industry in Poland that took place on 22 May in Warsaw Tadeusz Nowicki, president of the Polish Union of Plastics Converters, confirmed that the plastics production in Poland is growing steadily.

Crude steel production increases in April

| World crude steel production for the 65 countries reporting to the World Steel Association was 137 million tonnes (Mt) in April 2014, an increase of 1.7% compared to April 2013.

New energy recovery facility in Staffordshire, UK

| The 26 MW waste to energy facility was built by Sita, UK iand is expected to divert 300.000 tonnes of local waste from landfill yearly.

Genan opens world’s largest tyre recycling facility

| The facility is based in Houston, Texas and has the capacity to recycle 100,000 tonnes of used tyres a year, about a third of all the used tyres in Texas.

ALBA SE: Restructuring shows first successes

| While the company’s earnings in the steel and metals recycling segment increased noticeable despite the fall in sales revenues, the sustained loss provisions in the dual system had a negative impact on earnings in the services segment.

More than 440,000 tonnes of recycled PVC

| VinylPlus, the sustainable development programme of the European PVC industry, registered a record 444,468 tonnes of recycled PVC last year.

Bin-attachable Solar-powered Rubbish Fill Level Monitoring Solution

| Ecube Labs will launch Clean Cap, the world’s first rubbish fill level monitoring device entirely powered by solar energy, at Ifat.