Waste management companies must act on HSE report about health dangers

| Re-Gen Waste has reacted to the Health & Safety Executive’s (HSE) latest report analysing manual handling practices and recommendations in kerbside collection of recyclable waste.

Geocycle Mexico declares war on landfills

| To achieve this ambitious goal in a country that produces around 100,000 tonnes of waste a day, the affiliate of the cement giant Lafarge Holcim is relying on Lindner’s proven shredding technology.

The E-Waste crisis and how right to repair (and recycling) can fix it

| Here’s one shocking statistic to remind us why recycling matters more than ever: We are producing 50 million tons of electronic waste (“e-waste”) each...
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From spark test to smart tech—how and why scrap metal sorting has changed

| Today’s metal recycling yards are processing a higher volume and greater variety of scrap metals than ever before. That means efficient and accurate sorting—down to the specific alloy and grade of the material—is business-critical.
Plastics Recyclers Europe

Plastic Recyclers confirm first speakers for annual meeting

| The first day of the Annual Meeting will feature the PRE Working Group meetings, where PET, HDPE/PP and LDPE sessions will be open to the public.

Crude steel production continues to increase

| World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (Worldsteel) was 162.7 million tonnes (Mt) in May 2019, a 5.4% increase compared to May 2018.

Steel packaging meets industry target 3 years earlier

| Recycling of steel packaging in Europe has hit an all-time high of 80.5%, according to figures issued by APEAL, the Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging.

CO2 emissions from new cars increased in 2018

| According to provisional data published today by the European Environment Agency, the average CO2 emissions from new passenger cars registered in the European Union in 2018 increased for the second consecutive year, reaching 120.4 grammes of CO2 per kilometre.

Strabag: Digitalisation at board level

| Klemens Haselsteiner will be new member of Strabag's Management Board from 1 January 2020. Then, “Digitalisation, Enterprise Development and Innovation” will be at board level. The Size of Management Board is thus increased from five to six people.

WEEE Forum appoints Global Ambassador

| In order to continue to share and enhance its e-waste operational know-how throughout the world, the WEEE Forum* appoints Philip Morton, its former President, as ‘global ambassador’, tasked with encouraging start-up e-waste take back organisations across the globe to join the WEEE Forum family.

ISO technical committee for circular economy formed

| While standards and initiatives abound for components of this, such as recycling, there is no current agreed global vision on how an organization can complete the circle. A new ISO technical committee for the circular economy has just been formed to do just that.

High demand for waste management equipment expected

| According to Persistence Market Research, the global waste management equipment market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 4.4% during the forecast period.
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Ways the hospitality sector is reducing its waste

| We've all seen the pictures of disgusting islands of plastic floating in the ocean. Of wildlife ensnared by litter, and landfills growing to grotesque proportions. Now more than ever we seem to have realised that our current approach to dealing with waste can't go on.

New chairman for BIR Tyres & Rubber Committee

| BIR has announced that Mr Max Craipeau, CEO of Greencore Resources in Hong Kong, has been appointed as new Chairman of the organisation’s Tyres and Rubber Committee.
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Significant growth expexted for metal recycling equipment market

| Metal recycling equipment is gaining significant attention, owing to the rising problems associated with the disposal of metal waste that is being generated across the globe.