Politics

Can the UK meet its zero waste target?

| It’s been one year since the first international rebellion was staged by Extinction Rebellion. This movement gained momentum until the May international rebellion drove Members of Parliament to declare a climate emergency in the UK.

Euroslag calls for fair treatment of ferrous slags

| The message of the 10th Euroslag conference from 8th to 11th October 2019 in Thessaloniki was clear: the increased use of building materials and fertilisers produced from ferrous slags would further promote the circular economy and conserve more natural resources.

“No way back” following transformation in scrap trade flows

| According to David Chiao of US-based Uni-All Group Ltd, the main issues affecting non-ferrous scrap businesses at present are the US/China trade war, political instability around the world and a widespread decline in manufacturing, with some countries’ automotive industries recording 10% production drops over the recent period.
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“Misrepresented” recycling industry is telling “the right story”

| Despite the multiple challenges engulfing the recycling industry, there are also many reasons to be optimistic about its prospects.
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BIR’s new President places emphasis on education

| In his first Convention welcome address as President of BIR, Tom Bird set out the key priorities for his term in office, including membership expansion and a close working relationship with the media to promote the vast environmental, economic and social contribution of the recycling industry.

New president for European Electronics Recycling Association

| Managing Director of Ireland’s leading metals and electronics recycling company, KMK Metals Recycling Ltd, Mr. Kurt Kyck, has been announced at the new president of the European Electronics Recycling Association (EERA).

Is taxing the plastics industry in Europe the push into a recession?

| The European Commission is still proposing to EU Member States the introduction of a national contribution based on unrecycled plastics packaging for the period 2021 – 2027.

EU plastics projects join forces

| Twenty innovation projects have joined forces to boost European Union efforts towards a circular economy for plastics.

Ghana first African nation to join Global Plastic Action Partnership

| The Government of Ghana formally joined the Global Plastic Action Partnership (GPAP) today, becoming the first African nation to combine forces with this new initiative dedicated to eradicating plastic waste and pollution worldwide.

EU to pull plug on wasteful, unrepairable products

| Newly adopted EU laws will make several products easier to repair and more energy efficient, saving people money while reducing pollution, NGOs in the Coolproducts campaign said.

CEWEP presents sustainability roadmap 2035

| On 24th September 2019 CEWEP launched the first ever Waste-to-Energy Sustainability Roadmap.

UPM is one of the 36 Global Compact LEAD participants

| UPM will today be recognised as a Global Compact LEAD participant for its strong commitment to the United Nations Global Compact and its Ten Principles for responsible business. The recognition will be addressed to only 36 global companies at the Global Compact Leaders Summit in New York.

EuRIC signs Circular Plastics Alliance declaration

| Today EuRIC, the European Recycling Industries’ Confederation has co-signed the Circular Plastics Alliance (CPA) Declaration during the High-level event organized by the European Commission.
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FEAD signs Circular Plastics Alliance’s declaration

| FEAD joins the Circular Plastics Alliance & yet highlights the importance of a stronger policy to significantly improve plastic waste recycling and reincorporation of recycled polymers into new products.