Growth in UK export for plastic packaging recycling in 2023 shows need for rethink...

| Recoup has found that new data reveals an increase in the amount of plastic exported for recycling in 2023. Significant quantities are now going to developing, non-Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries.

Biomethane facility scaled back to boost performance

| Since 2015, ZASE, the organisation in charge of managing wastewater in the Solothurn-Emme area, has been operating a gas treatment plant from Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) on the site of the wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) in Zuchwil.
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Plastic contributes more emissions than aviation and shipping Industries

| A new report from plastic waste prevention startup CleanHub analyses how plastic and the surrounding industry directly contributes to climate change — finding that it produces more greenhouse gasses than the Aviation and Shipping industries.

Austria is preparing for Deposit Return System

| Austria will soon introduce the Deposit Return System (DRS) for single-use beverage containers, starting on January 1, 2025.
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Five innovative future recycling strategies that could save our earth

| The climate crisis is becoming even more of a talking point among businesses and consumers, with recent data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) showing that around 64% of adults in Great Britain have been worried about how climate change is impacting the planet. 

Tanrıkulu enters PET bottle-to-bottle market

| The plastics recycling company based near Istanbul, Türkiye, commissioned its new Starlinger Recostar PET 215 iV+ bottle-to-bottle recycling system in the last quarter of 2023.

SA Recycling relies on Steinert sensor sorting technology

| SA Recycling processes 6 million metric tons of residential and commercial scrap metal every year at more than 140 sites.

EU exported 32 million tonnes of waste in 2022

| This was a slight decrease of 3% compared with 2021. Imports of waste from non-EU countries decreased by 5% since 2021, amounting to 18.7 million tonnes.

Efficient cable recycling at Loacker

| Loacker Recycling based in Wonfurt, Germany, is part of the Loacker Recycling GmbH family business headquartered in Götzis, Austria, and specialises in waste cable recycling.

Europe R-PE continues to face tough trading conditions, although some optimism remains

| The majority of players expect recycled polyethylene's (R-PE) tough trading conditions to continue into 2024 due to ongoing bearish macroeconomic conditions, although many expect this to improve compared with 2023.

New EU law empowers consumers against corporate greenwashing

| The EEB welcomes the restriction of misleading green claims and labels, but urges action against barriers to repair.

EuRIC Unveils EU Recyclers’ Priorities for 2024-2029

| EuRIC has revealed its strategic priorities for 2024-2029, aimed at integrating recycling into Europe's broader industrial and environmental agenda.

Cronimet Group expands management team

| The shareholders and management have decided to expand the management team of Cronimet Holding GmbH with Marijo Zeljko and Leandro Campos, as of January 1, 2024.

Heraeus Precious Metals enters hydrogen business

| Heraeus Precious Metals has announced the establishment of a new dedicated Business Line, Hydrogen Systems, effective 1 January 2024.

Geminor launches new waste treatment company for the offshore industry

| Geminor and its partners are now establishing Risavika Gjenvinning, a company that will develop new technology solutions for the treatment and recovery of waste from the petroleum industry.