First waste company joins new OPRL membership category

| Veolia has become the first company to join On-Pack Recycling Label (OPRL) under the recently introduced waste management company membership category.

APK’s LDPE recyclate integrated into laminated tubes

| Huhtamaki Flexible Packaging Europe uses polyethylene (PE) recyclate by German Recycler APK for laminated tube applications.
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Active prevention of fires with to Lindner’s Fire Prevention System

| To minimise fire hazards caused by lithium batteries, Lindner‘s FPS (Fire Prevention System) detects overheated particles in the material stream, cools them to a safe temperature and makes sure that objects that cannot be cooled can be safely removed by hand.

A novel physical separation process to provide turnkey solutions in LIB recycling

| Today, lithium ion batteries (LIBs) are considered by many as one of the best technologies for sustainable transport since they provide high energy and power per unit of battery weight, allowing them to be lighter and smaller than other rechargeable batteries.
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Mixed market reaction to EU €800/tonne plastics charge

| The EU's €800/tonne plastic packaging waste charge, passed by the EU Council last week and which takes effect from January, sent shockwaves through the market because of both its size and narrow timeframe to implementation.

IARC 2020: Interview with Dr Peter Hodecek

| ICM talked to Dr Peter Hodecek, a leading representative of Scholz Austria GmbH, one of the largest end-of-life vehicle recycling enterprises in Austria.

Eggersmann implements recycling plant in Dubai

| Eggersmann Anlagenbau was commissioned with the engineering planning and construction of a recycling plant for industrial, commercial and household waste in Dubai.

First guide to ecodesign principles for UK bed sector

| The National Bed Federation (NBF) has published a guide to ecodesign principles, specifically for the UK bed sector.

Chemical recycling of polyurethane waste

| “FOAM2FOAM: Circular Economy of Polyurethane Foams Via Chemical Recycling” is a project financed by the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities under the Retos Colaboración (Collaboration Challenges) programme, part of the National Programme for Research Aimed at the Challenges of Society.

Towards harmonized certification of plastics packaging recyclability

| RecyClass welcomes Recoup, SUEZ.Circpack, plastship, Circular Analytics, AIMPLAS, Veolia PET Germany GmbH and REDILO as Certification Bodies who will apply RecyClass method for assessing the recyclability of plastics packaging.

Is the battery recycling industry in Europe ready for its next big challenge?

| Ahead of the 25th International Congress for Battery Recycling (ICBR) in Salzburg, Austria, from 16 – 18 September 2020, ICM talked to Dr Reiner Sojka, Managing Director of Accurec.

Time to ensure sustainable waste shipments

| ESWET welcomes the Commission’s initiative to carry out a revision of the Waste Shipment Regulation as a right step in the path of the European Green Deal. Proper waste management is a key aspect of the green transition.

Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg uses small granulator in research center

| The University TU Bergakademie Freiberg operates a technology center for the coordination project FOREL (research and technology center for resource-efficient lightweight structures in electromobility).

EU Plastic Tax: A danger for EU Single Market & Recovery

| With its latest agreement on the new Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) and coronavirus recovery fund, the European Council has also approved the implementation of the so-called plastic tax as of the 1st of January 2021.

Crude steel production still lower than last year

| World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (Worldsteel) was 148.3 million tonnes (Mt) in June 2020, a 7.0% decrease compared to June 2019.