Ocean Polymers plans to develop land-based recycling solutions in Saudi-Arabia

| Ocean Polymers has announced that the Company has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) with an undisclosed Saudi Arabian conglomerate which is a leading corporation within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia pursuant to which the Company intends to cooperate in the fields of new and renewable energy technologies such as, but not restricted to, waste-to-energy and efficient energy technologies.

Batteries: Recycling capacities exceed quantities collected

| Dr.Ir Alain Vassart, General Secretary of the European Battery Recycling Association EBRA, will be a panel member at this year’s ICBR. He has already given some advance insights into how he assesses the current market situation.

AMCS wins new contract in Norway

| AMCS, a global supplier of integrated software and vehicle technology for the waste, recycling and logistical industries, has announced a new 5- year contract with Franzefoss, one of Norway’s largest waste management companies.

German Aluminium industry expects marginal production growth

| So far this year, the development of business activity in the German aluminium sector has been mainly positive, says the German association of the aluminium industry (GDA).

Pack2Go Europe complains to EU Ombudsman about Commission management of plastics law

| Pack2Go Europe has officially complained to the European Ombudsman, Emily O’Reilly, about the way the Commission prepared the EU Plastic Strategy (released 16 January 2018) and then drafted the proposal for a Directive on single use plastic items (released 28 May 2018).
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Trade finance and recycling – a booming industry?

| We spoke to Deepesh Patel at Trade Finance Global about the growth of trade finance in the recycling industry.

UNESCO Biosphere Reserve benefits from avoiding organic waste going to landfill

| Assured Renewables Solutions (“Assured”) and The Federated Co-operatives Ltd. Canada. (“Co-op”) are eliminating wasteful trucking and landfilling of organic waste from sites in Clayoquot Sound, UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

From farmer to pharma

| Agricultural waste and products deemed not worthy of the supermarket shelf will be used to make a range of value added products including pharmaceuticals, food additives and cosmetics.

July 2018 crude steel production

| World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (Worldsteel) was 154.6 million tonnes (Mt) in July 2018, a 5.8% increase compared to July 2017.

Umicore appoints An Steegen as Chief Technology Officer

| Umicore announced today that it has appointed An Steegen as its new Chief Technology Officer and as a member of its Executive Committee, succeeding Denis Goffaux who was appointed Executive Vice President, Energy & Surface Technologies earlier this year.

Avery Dennison launches recycled PET liners in Europe

| The company says it will be the first pressure sensitive labelling material supplier to introduce liner made from recycled PET (rPET) commercially in Europe.

Environmental factors influence food purchase

| With food waste and plastic packaging waste hot topics of debate in recent months, it is perhaps unsurprising that they are having a key influence on consumers’ purchasing choices, according to GlobalData.

RPC bpi recycled products sharpens its focus on sustainability

| RPC bpi recycled products has given a major boost to UK recycling and sustainability by acquiring the nation's leading recycler of rigid plastics, PLASgran Ltd.

Andusia Promote General Manager, Mark Terrell, to Director

| Over the past year, Andusia has experienced a surge in growth into other markets and different types of recovered fuels, resulting in the growth of the team and particularly with this promotion of Mark to Director.

Recycled Metal Market is forecast to Surpass USD 125 billion by 2024

| According to Global Market Insights this ist driven by the extensive consumption of recycled metal across myriad industry verticals such as automotive, construction, aerospace, construction, F&B, consumer electronics, and packaging.