The consequences elsewhere

| For years, the EU has been working to become more sustainable. The circular economy principle plays an essential role in this endeavour.

SWB: Change in the executive board

| After more than 35 years of leading Stahlwerke Bochum GmbH, Bruno Mayer hands over the sole management of the company to his son Stephan O. Mayer on 01 October 2023.

Aluminium recycling in Brasil

| Latasa Reciclagem, part of the ReciclaBR Group, is recognized as a pioneer and point of reference for aluminium recycling in Brazil.

Research project: recycling paper from mixed waste

| The world produces and consumes vast amounts of paper for a wide variety of uses.

BioICEP Project turns non-biodegradable plastics into new biobased materials

| Aimplas has carried out chemical and biotechnological pretreatments to turn synthetic plastics into biodegradable bioplastics.

EMR and Northvolt establish electric vehicle battery recycling facility in Hamburg

| Northvolt and EMR have built and commenced operations at a battery recycling facility in Hamburg.

July 2023 crude steel production

| World crude steel production for the 63 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 158.5 million tonnes (Mt) in July 2023, a 6.6% increase compared to July 2022.

Turning non-biodegradable plastics into new materials

| AIMPLAS has carried out chemical and biotechnological pretreatments to turn synthetic plastics into biodegradable bioplastics. The Plastics Technology Centre has applied methods based on microwaves and reactive extrusion that accelerate biodegradation of conventional plastics.

Unlocking the Potential of AI

| The world has come a long way regarding awareness about our carbon footprints' lasting impact over the years. Global warming and the climate crisis...

Making WEEE circular everywhere

| E-waste is one of the fastest growing waste streams. While many industrialised countries have developed appropriate systems for dealing with this waste, there is still a lot of catching up to do, especially in lower-income countries

Good for environment and economy

| Although reuse is second in the waste hierarchy, in many cases manufacturers still rely on disposable products. One of the reasons given time and again is cost.

From PET bottle to high-tech fibre

| Unifi collects used plastics, including PET bottles, especially near the coasts of developing countries and regions, ensuring that plastics do not end up in the ocean in the first place.

Geminor reports record tonnage

| The group experienced significant growth in Europe in the first two quarters of 2023, and the UK has for the first time become Geminor’s biggest market.

Bobcat mini track loader in Spanish glass recycling plant

| Founded in 1946, Santos Jorge has two facilities in the towns of Mollet del Valles (Barcelona) and Montblanc (Tarragona), where domestic glass and industrial glass are treated and recycled.

Lindner & Erema found joint company

| With the jointly founded holding company Blueone Solutions, the companies want to bundle their expertise and create industry standards in plastics recycling through joint research projects.