November crude steel production higher than last year

| World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (Worldsteel) was 148.6 million tonnes (Mt) in November 2018, a 5.8% increase compared to November 2017.

Beverage carton companies launch platform to boost recycling

| The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE) has announced that it has launched a new platform to drive the industry’s engagement in carton recycling across Europe.

58.2 % of PET bottles collected

| Out of 3.308.300 tonnes of PET bottles placed in the European market in 2017, 58.2% - in total 1.923.100 tonnes (+2.9 % compared to 2016) - were collected. This conclusion comes from the Annual Survey on the European PET Recycle Industry, conducted by ICIS and commissioned by Petcore Europe.

Kobelco strengthens demolition and vehicle dismantling range

| Following the introduction of the SK210D in 2016 and the recent unveiling of the SK350DLC-10, Kobelco Construction Machinery Europe (KCME) has announce the launch of the SK140SRD – the manufacturer’s smallest machine designed for the demolition and recycling sector.

Mick George increase recycling capacity

| Mick George Recycling has further enhanced its Waste Management provision courtesy of a comprehensive new waste segregation station that has been installed at the firms Recycling Centre at Dogsthorpe, Peterborough.

Euric applauds binding recycled content target in plastic bottles

| The European Recycling Industries’ Confederation (EuRIC) welcomes the provisional agreement on the Single Use Plastics Directive (SUP) setting a binding target of at least 25% of recycled plastic for PET beverage bottles from 2025 onwards and a target of 30% of recycled content by 2030 for all plastic bottles.
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Mandatory recycled content in plastic bottles wins

| FEAD rejoices as the final trilogue on the Single-Use Plastic Directive yields a positive vote for a 30 % mandatory recycled content in all beverage bottles by 2030, with an intermediary target of 25% in 2025 for PET bottles.
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FEAD: Position paper on proposal to Basel Convention

| In a bid to combat marine litter, Norway has submitted a proposal to restrict exports of plastic waste, by amending the Basel Convention.

How to solve Asia’s waste crisis

| If there’s one item that epitomizes our modern world, it’s plastic. It’s easy to make and use but does untold damage, especially in Asia where rivers, lakes and oceans are literally choking on it.

EU governments support first set of laws for more repairable products

| EU governments have supported first-ever repairability measures for fridges despite opposition from manufacturers and hesitation from the European Commission. The same progressive approach may now also be applied to other popular products, NGOs understand.

London keeping plastic beverage kegs out of landfill

| Most plastic beverage kegs in the UK are not recycled and often end up in landfill. To overcome this problem, First Mile have teamed up with KeyKeg and OneCircle to create a circular programme which recycles plastic kegs, turning them into new, useable plastic kegs.

Wacker Neuson opens production plant in China

| The official opening ceremony for the new Wacker Neuson production plant and R&D center in Pinghu, near Shanghai, took place at the end of November, two years after the initial groundbreaking ceremony.

Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative launches new platform

| Industry leaders and non-profit the Sustainable Shipping Initiative today announced the launch of the Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative’s (SRTI) online platform, a tool for sharing information on ship recycling to drive responsible practice.

Styrenics Circular Solutions incorporates as independent organisation

| Styrenics Circular Solutions (SCS), the joint industry initiative to drive the shift to a more circular economy for styrenics, has announced its incorporation as an independent organisation and collaboration platform.

Tomra introduces Autosort Color for separating glass from MSW

| According to Tomra, Autosort Color, which works in combination with Autosort Laser, achieves purity rates greater than 95% at high throughput rates, even when input materials are wet, dusty or dirty.