Recovery of energy and raw materials from Flemish waste water

| Water treatment company Aquafin is to build a sewage sludge processing installation on the ArcelorMittal site in the port of Ghent, to be operational by 2026.

Securing Europe’s Raw Material Supply

| The Future Availability of Secondary Raw Materials (Futuram) project commenced on 1st June 2022 and plans to play a key role in ensuring a secure supply of secondary and critical raw materials from within the European Union.

BASF: Multilayer recycling is possible

| BASF publishes a study by Cyclos-HTP, according to which coextruded PE/PA multilayer films are recyclable. The results and conclusions of the investigations are available in a publication.

Is Waste-To-Energy compatible with Net-Zero?

| On Tuesday 21 June, an event in Brussels to present the potential of CCUS technologies in Waste-to-Energy and the evolution from non-recyclable waste treatment to integrated resource recovery facilities.

Three Telehandlers for Waste Recycling in Poland

| The inter-municipal waste management organization ZZO Włodawa uses three Bobcat telehandlers for their waste recycling in East Poland.

Innovation Program for Packaging Recycling

| Sociedade Ponto Verde and Beta-i seek solutions to innovate waste recycling: Re-Source is a collaborative innovation program for packaging recovery and recycling challenges startups from around the world. Proposals for solutions are open until June 27th.

Increase in Production of Pro-Environment Polyols

| Perstorp is converting polyols produced at their largest production plant in Perstorp (Sweden) to so-called Pro-Environment products. By doing this, the company aims to enable reduced greenhouse gas emissions for its polyol customers and downstream value chains.

Biogas from Cargo Ship Wastewater

| The greywater and sewage generated on cargo ships can be legally discharged into the Baltic Sea. Gasum aims to determine the volume of wastewater ending up in the Baltic Sea and to study the potential to use it in biogas production.

Steel Packaging hits all-time High

| Recycling of steel packaging in Europe has hit another all-time high of 85.5%, according to figures issued by Apeal, the Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging. It is an increase of 1.5% and is the 10th consecutive year in which the overall recycling rate has risen.

Solutions to remove Plastics from the Sea

| Aimplas emphasizes the importance of continuing to remove plastics from the sea on World Oceans Day. The Plastics Technology Centre is working on several projects to recover plastic waste and end-of-life fishing nets and recycle them to manufacture new products, like textiles or furniture.

Sustainable Biowaste Management in Cities

| The European project Valuewaste organizes an exchange trip gathering stakeholders and policy makers of the Murcia Region in Spain to visit the biowaste collection experience carried out in the city of Kalundborg, Denmark.

PreZero: Is the packaging turnaround coming in 2022?

| PreZero discussed the future of the circular economy with experts at IFAT 2022.

Global Plastics Outlook: Policy Scenarios to 2060

| The amount of plastic waste produced globally is on track to almost triple by 2060, with around half ending up in landfill and less than a fifth recycled, according to a new OECD report.

FEAD’s 40th anniversary & biennial conference

| Today, the European Waste Management Association celebrated their 40th anniversary during a successful biennial conference at IFAT in Munich.

Tomra calls for closing the loop on plastics and beyond

| Tomra demands that political framework, bold decisions and smart investments in collecting, sorting and recycling should be used to improve circularity across all material streams and to overcome today’s supply chain bottlenecks.