| The World Steel Association has published the 2014 edition of World Steel in Figures. It is now available on worldsteel.org.
| During the Conference Opportunities for the Polish plastics Industry in Poland that took place on 22 May in Warsaw Tadeusz Nowicki, president of the Polish Union of Plastics Converters, confirmed that the plastics production in Poland is growing steadily.
| World crude steel production for the 65 countries reporting to the World Steel Association was 137 million tonnes (Mt) in April 2014, an increase of 1.7% compared to April 2013.
| The 26 MW waste to energy facility was built by Sita, UK iand is expected to divert 300.000 tonnes of local waste from landfill yearly.
| The facility is based in Houston, Texas and has the capacity to recycle 100,000 tonnes of used tyres a year, about a third of all the used tyres in Texas.
| While the company’s earnings in the steel and metals recycling segment increased noticeable despite the fall in sales revenues, the sustained loss provisions in the dual system had a negative impact on earnings in the services segment.
| VinylPlus, the sustainable development programme of the European PVC industry, registered a record 444,468 tonnes of recycled PVC last year.
| Ecube Labs will launch Clean Cap, the world’s first rubbish fill level monitoring device entirely powered by solar energy, at Ifat.
| During the IFAT show, both production companies of the Bollegraaf Group - Bollegraaf Recycling Machinery B.V. and Lubo Systems B.V. - will present a selection of their latest developments.
| Steinert Elektromagnetbau has launched a Fines all-metal recovery system.
| Strengthening indicators and evidence of improving dynamics suggest that the EU economy is well on track for recovery this year and into 2015.
| During last week’s plenary session, MEPs approved Bart Staes’ report on shipments of waste in first reading. The European Federation of Waste Management and Environmental Services (FEAD) welcomes the revision of the Waste Shipments Regulation, which aims to strengthen and harmonise inspection standards throughout the EU.
| With effect from 30 April 2014, Joachim Wagner (47) is stepping down from the top management level of the Alba Group and its subsidiary, Alba SE for personal reasons.
| The federation argues that bio-degradable plastics will contaminate the recycling chain.
| In the 2013 fiscal year, Oryx Stainless has been able to maintain its global market position despite market-related low turnovers and tonnage. The low expectations of the previous financial year were undercut in the process. The group's customers report on the most difficult environment for stainless steel in years.