Footfall Increases by over 70% at PRSE

| In its second year, the Plastics Recycling Show Europe (PRSE) exhibition and conference attracted many more visitors, exhibitors and speakers from across Europe and beyond.

New ash and metals recycling plant from Meldgaard

| In March 2018, Meldgaard has opened their newest Ash Recycling and Heavy Metal processing plant in Kolding (Denmark) which provides ‘State of the Art Cutting Edge Solutions to handle ever growing International requirements.
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Applied Materials purchases former Sunny D manufacturing plant

| The 8-ACRE compound with 60,000 sq. ft. building will provide six new plastic recycling jobs.

EEB: EU budget lacks ambition to address climate challenges and sustainability

| The European Environmental Bureau (EEB) warns that the EU budget proposal does not go far enough to bring down carbon emissions, reverse biodiversity loss or mainstream sustainability.

Alderney renews baler investment with Middleton

| Alderney’s States Works Department has contracted Somerset-based recycling machinery specialist Middleton Engineering, to supply and install a new closed-end, semi-automatic baler at its Glacis recycling centre to bale a full range of waste streams prior to shipment off island for processing.

EucoLight reconfirms commitment to Circular Economy

| The third EucoLight Conference at Sassenheim, the Netherlands, gathered 70 delegates from the community of producers’ responsibility organisations for lighting.

First winners of Plastics Recycling Awards Europe announced

| The winners of the first Plastics Recycling Awards Europe were announced today at the Plastics Recycling Show Europe, held at the RAI Amsterdam in The Netherlands.

Crude steel production increases because of Asia

| World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (Worldsteel) was 148.3 million tonnes (Mt) in March 2018, a 4.0% increase compared to March 2017.

Stadler calls for collection uniformity

| Local authorities need to agree a uniform approach to waste collection and agree the end of co-mingled recycling if ambitious new EU targets are to be met. That’s the view of international sorting system specialist, Stadler Engineering, after the European Parliament voted in favour of revised of recycling targets for EU countries.

Sesotec: New sorting systems for plastics and glass

| At the IFAT Sesotec wants to present the Flake Purifier+ multi-sensor sorting system that now as standard is equipped with a 3.2mm nozzle and valve grid, allows a higher throughput capacity, and is easy to operate with the "SesoDesk" operating software.
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FEAD: Voluntary industry agreements not sufficient

| FEAD members welcome the publication of the draft own-initiative report on a European strategy for plastics in a circular economy by rapporteur MEP Mark Demesmaeker as a step forward for designing a new vision for plastics as part of the transition to a circular economy.

Sharp-eye technology separates single-layer PET trays from bottles

| The new technology enhances the previous capability of Tomra’s Autosort machine to separate multi-layer trays.

ZenRobotics expands its line of waste sorting robots

| The company has announced ZenRobotics Fast Picker for light material as the latest addition to the line of intelligent waste sorting robots.

Daisy recycles iPhones

| Apple has announced “Daisy”, a new robot to disassemble iPhones.

VTN Europe introduces new scrap shear

| The CI series of scrap shears from Italian hydraulic attachment manufacturer VTN Europe have been re-invented and remodelled with the introduction of the new CI-R range.