Malaysia declares reported shipments of US plastic wastes to Asia are illegal

| Governments are beginning to react to recent warnings issued by the Basel Action Network (BAN) of likely illegal exports of plastic waste from the US.

Successful test in Ulm with electric waste collection vehicle

| For a whole two weeks, the waste disposal company of the city of Ulm (EBU) was in continuous operation with the Q-Econic, a fully electric waste collection vehicle from the e-mobility specialist Quantron AG.

Distinguishing between HDPE and LDPE at the blink of an eye

| By launching two applications for its mobile NIR spectroscopy solution, trinamiX is improving on-the-spot sorting of the sought-after plastic.

Digital DRS – Has the UK got the bottle?

| The industry calls for Digital DRS to be included in the Deposit Return Scheme.

Nextek announces global participants

| Following eight years extensive research, Nextek Ltd has launched a global multi-participant project (NEXTLOOPP) to address a missing link in the plastics recycling stream - Polypropylene (PP).

Roadmap towards 100% aluminium beverage can recycling by 2030

| European Aluminium and Metal Packaging Europe today launched a joint Roadmap towards achieving 100% aluminium beverage can recycling by 2030.

FEAD event – Batteries’ recycling: energising the EU green transition

| In relation to the European Commission’s proposal for a Regulation on Batteries and Waste Batteries, FEAD held on Monday an online debate to allow a valuable exchange of views among the legislators and the industry.

Crude steel production increases

| World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (Worldsteel) was 150.2 million tonnes (Mt) in February 2021, a 4.1% increase compared to February 2020.

Circular Economy: Are we delivering?

| No time to waste to implement the Circular Economy Agenda was one of the key messages of Recyclers’ Talks #1 organised on 22 March 2021 by EuRIC in cooperation with the EP Intergroup on ‘Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development’. The webinar gathered nearly 400 participants.

Finalists for Green Alley Award 2021 announced

| The finalists of the 2021 Green Alley Award have been announced.

Evonik aims to generate additional sales with solutions for circular plastics

| Evonik is pooling its activities for circular plastics in a global program.

New project to improve recycling of plastics for food and drinks packaging industry

| A European consortium is working on the implementation of Uplift, a Horizon 2020 research and innovation project that kicked off today and which aims to design new de- and repolymerisation routes to upcycle food and drink packaging plastics with better end-of-life characteristics.

Global Recycling Foundation announces the #RecyclingHeroes 2021

| To mark Global Recycling Day (18 March), the Global Recycling Foundation announced the ten #RecyclingHeroes who have each won a $ 500 prize thanks to their dedication and innovation in local recycling.

Advances in plastics recycling processes towards the creation of a circular economy

| The development of a circular economy to address the plastic waste emergency hinges on the creation of demand for high-quality recyclates.

Weltec Biopower builds biogas plant in Finland

| Welten Biopower recently commissioned a biogas plant near Turku in southwestern Finland.