Rainer Sturm, pixelio.de

Recylex presents first-half 2017 sales

| There is a strong growth in consolidated sales (+30%) driven mainly by the increase in lead (+32%) and zinc (+54%) prices by comparison with the first half of 2016.

Komatsu and Trimble Collaborate

| Komatsu Ltd. and Trimble Inc. announced today that they are collaborating to improve their customers' ability to exchange 3D construction site data between Komatsu and Trimble construction software to make managing mixed earthworks fleets easier and allowing for a more holistic view of site operations.

New General Manager for Upstate Shredding’s New Castle operations

| George Ostendorf joins the East Coast’s scrap metal processor with more than 20 years management experience in the metals recycling industry

European Demolition Industry Report 2017 now available

| Until 31st of July, EDA offers a special offer to buy the European Demolition Industry Report 2017 and get online versions of 2016 and 2015 editions for free.

Starlinger processes detergent bottles

| It is hard to imagine packaging without the use of plastics. Whether it is shampoo, shower gels, liquid laundry detergents or household cleaners – everything reaches the supermarket shelves in containers made of PP, HDPE, or PET.

BIR requests extension of deadline for comments on China’s import ban

| BIR Director General Arnaud Brunet has addressed an official letter to the World Trade Organisation via the European Commission to request an extension of the deadline for comments in the aforementioned matter so that all stakeholders are given the opportunity to put forward their concerns.
World steel production

World steel production still increasing

| World crude steel production for the 67 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 141.0 million tonnes (Mt) in June 2017, a 3.2% increase compared to June 2016.
Dieter Schütz, pixelio.de

BIR warns of the devastating effect of Chinese ban on Global Recycling Industry

| BIR expresses serious concerns over news on China's intention to implement an import ban on a number of scrap materials, including certain types of scrap plastics, mixed paper, slags and drosses, waste wool, ash, cotton and yarn.

Plastic packaging: from waste to valuable resources

| The PlastiCircle project aims to improve plastic packaging waste collection, transport, sorting and recycling rates in Europe.

ISRI Statement on China’s Intent to Ban Certain Scrap Imports

| Earlier today, China notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of its intent to ban the import of certain scrap materials by year end. Among the items included on the list are most scrap plastics (“including polymers of ethylene, styrene, vinyl chloride and PET…”), mixed paper and slags and drosses.

Ad Rem introduces a new heavy media plant

| Ad Rem has developed the Vulture, a compact and efficient installation for Zorba and IBA separation.

Preliminary date for world lead and zinc supply and demand released

| Provisional data reported to the ILZSG indicate that world refined lead metal demand exceeded supply by 91kt during the first five months of 2017. Over the same period total reported stock levels increased by 23kt.

PET recyclers suffer lower input qualities

| The average yield of the PET recyclers has decreased from 73% to 68% since 2011. This 5 points decrease has led to substantial and additional cost for the European PET recyclers. Additionally, recyclers are obliged to discard more material in order to achieve good quality of recycled PET.
Whitham Mills

Whitham Mills drafts senior hire

| Waste management machinery designer and manufacturer Whitham Mills has appointed a new Northern Sales Manager to help manage its growing domestic business.

New study presents plan for Circular Economy using existing economic measures

| A new study released today by the Reloop Platform and Zero Waste Europe, and produced by Rezero, demonstrates that existing economic instruments can bring Europe to the next stage of the Circular Economy.