Commission adopts new proposal to innovate sustainable waste management

| Under the revised Regulation on waste shipments, the Commission delivers on the circular economy and zero pollution ambitions by proposing stronger rules on waste exports, a more efficient system for the circulation of waste as a resource and determined action against waste trafficking.

Euric comments on the revision of the Waste Shipment Regulation

| The Waste Shipment Regulation (WSR) is a key piece of legislation in the move towards circular value chains.

New report underpins CO2 reduction benefit of aluminium recycling

| A new report by the industry association European Aluminium shows that the European aluminium refining industry is an excellent example of a modern circular economy business model thanks to its ability to recycle aluminium from multiple scrap streams efficiently.

Tomra: Deep learning application for wood sorting

| Tomra Recycling has developed a solution that uses deep learning, a subset of artificial intelligence, in wood recycling applications.

Commission takes action to improve waste management

| Annual waste generation from all economic activities in the EU amounts to 2.5 billion tonnes, or 5 tonnes per capita a year, and each citizen produces on average nearly half a tonne of municipal waste.

IERC 2022 programme is online

| The International Electronics Recycling Congress returns to Salzburg from 18 to 21 January 2022.

Higher climate benefits thanks to European waste management sector

| A new European study to be published in December 2021 will show that the achievement of EU recycling and landfill diversion targets by 2035 will result in a major contribution from the UK and EU Member States towards the Paris Climate Agreement.

Aurubis to Open Recycling Facility in Georgia

| Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that Aurubis will invest $ 340 million (€ 300 million) in a state-of-the-art recycling and secondary smelting facility for multi-metal recycling in Augusta.

New president for BIR paper division

| The board of the BIR Paper Division has appointed Mr Francisco Donoso as new divisional President.

New President for BIR Ferrous Division

| The board of the BIR Ferrous Division has appointed Mr Denis Reuter as new divisional President.
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Higher-performance recyclates with new digital service

| A new digital service developed by plastship in cooperation with Kraton, Chemetall and Baerlocher provides an overview of the interaction between recyclates and additives. With the additives being offered, the properties of recycled plastics can be improved.

Winners of Plastics Recycling Awards Europe announced

| The winners of the Plastics Recycling Awards Europe 2021 were announced last at the Plastics Recycling Show Europe in Amsterdam.

Stadler renovates waste management facility managed by FCC Medio Ambiente

| FCC Medio Ambiente has completed the renovation of the CITR (Centro Integral de Tratamiento) waste management facility located in Las Marinas, El Campello, in the Alicante province, which it has been managing since April 2009.
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“Large opportunity” to increase scrap share of steelmaking mix

| China led the world in consuming around 240 million tonnes of steel scrap in 2020.

BIR shares EuRIC’s concern over impact of export restrictions on Circular Economy

| BIR supports the recent initiative of its European member federation EuRIC regarding the potential impact of the upcoming European Waste Shipment Regulation on global free and fair trade of “raw materials from recycling”.