BIR

UN receives last ratification from Croatia for Basel ban amendmen

| The Basel Ban Amendment prohibits the export of hazardous wastes for ‘final disposal’ from Annex VII Countries to non-Annex VII Countries.
C. Nöhren, pixelio.de

Sustainability in the print industry

| When we think of sustainability, we don’t often think of the print industry and its abundance of paper.

EuPC launces 3rd edition of recycling survey

| Based on the findings of the first two surveys, and backed up by their success and the signature of the Circular Plastics Alliance Declaration, EuPC decided to conduct the third edition of its survey on the use of recycled polymers by plastics converters in Europe in cooperation with Polymer Comply Europe Sarl. (PCE).

Specialist seals for best selling recycling tool

| Apex Hydraulics were recently requested to manufacture a number of bespoke cylinders for a business specialising in the production of recycling plant equipment. The company uses cutting edge technology to remain at the top of their sector, providing market leading recycling tools and machinery.

CDEnviro makes its first appearance at Ecomondo

| Waste management company CDEnviro will share its expertise in landfill diversion, technologies, methodologies and circular economy practices at its first visit to the green expo during 5-8 November 2019.

Axion welcomes ‘all-in’ Deposit Return Scheme proposal

| Proposals for an ‘all-in’ deposit return scheme (DRS) for drinks containers have been welcomed by Axion as a positive move to encourage people to recycle more and associate a value with waste plastic and other materials.

Second International E-Waste Day gathers pace

| So far, nearly 60 organisations in 35 countries have registered to be part of the 2nd International E-Waste Day on October 14th.

Circular economy for big bags at K 2019

| At K 2019 in Düsseldorf Starlinger wants to present a closed loop system for big bags made from woven polypropylene.

Andritz supplies complete sludge handling system

| Andritz has received an order from Papierfabrik Palm GmbH & Co KG to supply the complete reject treatment and sludge handling system for their new paper mill in Aalen, Germany.

ERPA concerned about state of European paper recycling sector

| ERPA, the recovered paper branch of Euric, has issued a statement to express its concern about the developments on the global recovered paper market which negatively impacts paper recycling in Europe.
Tim Reckmann, pixelio.de

Zero Waste Europe publishes study on chemical recycling

| The study looks into the information available as well as the state of implementation of such technologies in the European context. It closes with policy recommendations to ensure CR complements, rather than jeopardises, a real Circular Economy.

Crude steel production still increases

| World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 156.7 million tonnes (Mt) in July 2019, a 1.7% increase compared to July 2018.
BIR

BIR announces first speaker for Budapest convetion

| On Tuesday, 15 October at 10.15, the plenary session of the BIR Ferrous Division will feature a keynote presentation by Ms Becky E. Hites from Steel-Insights LLC (USA).

German aluminium industry expecting slight economic downturn

| According to the Gesamtverband der Aluminiumindustrie (GDA), the federation of the german aluminium industry, the German aluminium industry is cutting back production in many areas. The expectations are subdued while the risk situation remains unchanged.

New handheld analyzer from Thermo Scientific

| Thermo Scientific Niton Apollo handheld LIBS analyzer provides mobility and enhances productivity for material verification.