Survey: Less than 1 out of 3 young UK consumers recycle

| A new survey commissioned by PlasticsEurope and RECOUP with over 4,100 participants from the UK, Germany and Poland, reveals that there is a lack of awareness about recycling amongst young citizens (18-24 age group).

Ettlinger presents new melt filter

| The newly developed ERF350 boasts high throughputs in combination with ultra-low melt losses.

Waste-Derived Biogas – Global Market Outlook available

| According to MRC, the Global Waste-Derived Biogas market is accounted for $5.79 billion in 2015 and is expected to reach $10.45 billion by 2022 growing at a CAGR of 8.8%. Market growth is due to fastest growth in Renewable energy generation.
Crude steel

Crude steel production keeps on increasing

| World crude steel production for the 66 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 145.3 million tonnes (Mt) in October 2017, a 5.9% increase compared to October 2016.
Rainer Sturm,

Copper: Preliminary Data for August 2017

| The International Copper Study Group (ICSG) released preliminary data for August 2017 world copper supply and demand in its November 2017 Copper Bulletin. The Bulletin is available for sale (single issues €100/€150, annual subscription €500/€750 for orders originating from/outside institutions based in ICSG member countries).

Plastics value chain restates its commitment to Circular Economy Package

| The European plastics industries are reaffirming their support to the Circular Economy Package.
Dieter Schütz,

China will only import highest quality

| On 15 November 2017, China officially notified WTO of its intent to adopt a number of Environmental Protection Control standards for imported solid wastes as raw materials.
Dieter Schütz,

New contaminants thresholds for China confirmed

| BIR has been informed that China has officially notified the WTO of its intent to adopt the GB 16487 Environmental Protection Control standards for a certain number of wastes.

Recoup warn of critical opportunities missed

| At a time when the politicians and media are looking for industry led voluntary interventions to encourage the consumer to deal with their plastics packaging responsibly; opportunities for positive, effective and consistent consumer communications are being lost.

Starlinger inaugurates new recycling headquarters

| At this year’s edition of the “dynamic days” held October 23-24, 2017 in Weissenbach, Lower Austria, Starlinger inaugurated the new headquarters of its division recycling technology. The building is located in close proximity to the existing Starlinger factory.

First recycling initiative from blockchain

| The Blockchain Development Company (BCDC) – a member of the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance – has announced the launch of RecycleToCoin, a recycling initiative for plastic bottles and aluminium cans, using blockchain technology.

New process recycles both cotton and polyester

| The process is called Blend Re:wind and generates three circular outgoing product streams.

Recylex: strong sales growth

| The Recylex Group has today reported its sales for the nine-month period to September 30, 2017 and for the third quarter of 2017.

Importance of Quality is Focus of MRF Council Forum at the ISRI Board Meeting

| The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries’ (ISRI) MRF Council held a forum this week on the potential recyclability of several consumer products packaging items. The meeting brought together a large cross section of the industry with different vantage points.

Europe must design economic incentives fit for a circular economy

| According to Zero Waste Europe the current European economic incentives to reduce, reuse and recycle plastic packaging in Europe need to be re-thought.