Global Recycling Foundation: combat climate change by championing recycling

| The landmark agreement announced at COP24 in December 2018 has seen governments around the world agree to a robust set of guidelines for implementing the 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement.
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Sabic pioneers first production of certified circular polymers

| Sabic has announced another major milestone in its ground-breaking project to pioneer the production of certified circular polymers using a feedstock from mixed plastic waste.

Eggersmann sells drying system to Iraq

| A newly developed system by Eggersmann for drying of Municipal Solid Waste is being put into service for the first time at a Mechanical- Biological Waste Treatment plant (MBT) in Iraq.

EU moves to ban microplastics in most products

| The EU will use its chemical laws to stop most microplastics and microbeads being added to cosmetics, paints, detergents, some farm, medical and other products, according to a draft law due to be tabled today.

Global Recycling Foundation launches new website and brand identity

| The Global Recycling Foundation, launched in London on 6th October 2018 at the Bureau of International Recycling’s (BIR) World Recycling Convention, has reached a new milestone, launching its new logo, website – – and brand identity to reflect the crucial role recycling plays in preserving our planet’s future

Global crude steel output increases by 4.6% in 2018

| Global crude steel production reached 1,808.6 million tonnes (Mt) for the year 2018, up by 4.6% compared to 2017. Crude steel production increased in all regions in 2018 except in the EU, which saw a 0.3% contraction.

World Resources Forum 2019

| The 2019 World Resources Forum will take place in Antwerp, Belgium from Sunday 24 to Wednesday 27 February. Co-organised by the Public Waste Agency of Flanders(OVAM) and the World Resources Forum (WRF).

Less than two months until Global Recycling Day

| With less than two months to go until the second annual Global Recycling Day on 18thMarch 2019, the Global Recycling Foundation is bringing cities and organisations together from across the world to encourage everyone recognise the role we can all play in improving the circular economy.

Key plastic recycling stakeholders come to Düsseldorf

| With pressure being exerted on the plastics supply chain to recycle more plastics and add value to reclaimed materials, the second Plastics Recycling Technology conference takes place in Düsseldorf this June.

Colin Walsh joins Re-Gen Waste Board

| Re-Gen Waste Limited has announced that Colin Walsh, Chief Executive and founder of Crescent Capital, has been appointed to its board of directors.

BMRA celebrates 100 Years in Scrap

| 2019 is a year of celebration for the British Metals Recycling Associations (BMRA) and its members.

New CEO for ZenRobotics

| The board of waste robot company ZenRobotics has appointed Wolfgang Schiller as the new CEO of ZenRobotics, effective immediately.

Certified circular polymers from mixed plastic waste

| Chemical company Sabic, has announced together with its customers Unilever, Vinventions and Walki Group, the launch of certified circular polymers to be manufactured by Sabic and planned to be used by its customers for packaging solutions for a variety of consumer products that will be introduced into the market in 2019.

More than 7 million pounds of batteries recycled

| U.S. consumers have recycled 7.2 million pounds of batteries in 2018 through the Call2Recycle program, according to the organization.

Market study sees lots of potential for recycled plastic

| Recycling of plastic is broadly defined as collecting waste plastic scraps that are recyclable, processing it with various technologies, and finally treating it with chemicals and additives to produce a newer plastic.