Better raw material sourcing to reduce GHG emissions

| Climate-friendly practices for sourcing raw materials hold significant potential to cut greenhouse gas emissions in Europe and globally.

Mono-material for high recyclability

| Rieke, part of the Trimas Packaging group, has advanced its commitment to providing customers innovative solutions in the area of sustainability with the commercialization of its patented MonoTM-2e pump, a dispenser pump that is ready to be recycled.

Battery recycling with zero-carbon collection service

| A new battery collection service, cited as the world’s first that is zero-carbon, has powered into Brighton, collecting more than two tonnes of batteries for recycling since March. The service is free for businesses, small and large.

EU stays within air pollutant emission limits

| The EU as a whole respected emission ceilings for four key pollutants in 2019, including nitrogen oxides, non-methane volatile organic compounds, sulphur dioxide and ammonia, according to a new European Environment Agency briefing.

First PCR Styrenics Solutions for the Automotive Industry

| Ineos Styrolution will present the latest styrenics based automotive applications at the “Plastics in Automotive Engineering Conference” in Mannheim, Germany. Exhibits will include the first tests with recycled specialty styrenics materials.

Valmet’s climate program targets approved by SBTi

| Valmet introduced its climate program in March 2021 with CO2 emission reduction targets for its entire value chain. Now Valmet has got its climate program targets approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).

Jelenia Plast and ML Polyolefins intensify cooperation

| At the beginning of August, representatives of Jelenia Plast and ML Polyolefins companies met in Jelenia Góra to contract the supply of polypropylene recyclate in the next step of co-operation. The contract was signed by the presidents of the companies.

Holywell invests in Kiverco waste recycling plant

| Holywell Haulage has chosen Kiverco to design, build and install a static waste processing system for their site in Hemel Hempstead (UK). The new plant will process Construction, Demolition, Commercial, and Industrial waste as part of an investment that underlines Holywell’s commitment to sustainability by diverting all waste away from landfill.

Crude steel production increases in July

| World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association was 161.7 million tonnes (Mt) in July 2021, a 3.3% increase compared to July 2020.

Re-Gen Waste in export deal with Fortum

| Irish recycling company Re-Gen Waste has signed a contract which will see the Northern Ireland company supplying 100,000 tonnes of refuse derived fuel to Oslo. The three-year contract with Fortum is for its combined heat and power facility at Klemestrud in the Norwegian capital.

Recycled Textiles as a Solution to Overfilling Landfills

| What are the recent trends, dynamics, and strategies of the recycled textile industry? Allied Market Research takes a look at the current scenario and also the post-Covid-19 impact for the industry.

APK receives EuCertPlast certification

| In April 2021, the renowned recyclability certifier ARGE cyclos / HTP audited APK’s recycling facility in Merseburg for conformance with the EuCertPlast certification scheme.

Calling all battery recycling professionals

| ICBR 2021 will take place in Geneva from 22nd to 24th September 2021.

Dry recyclables and light packaging: the sorting challenge

| The varying and constantly changing composition of waste materials poses a challenge for designers of sorting plants, which need to deliver consistently high purity rates while managing an increasing degree of complexity.

European recycling industry prepares for larger volumes of post-use flexible polyolefin films

| A new report from AMI Consulting presents a comprehensive analysis of the state of play and future outlook for the recycling of flexible polyolefin films in Europe.