Avery Dennison won the Environmental and Sustainability Award for its recycled PET (rPET) liner at the 2019 Label Industry Global Awards ceremony held in Brussels, Belgium.

Rope manufacturer Marlow announced the introduction of “Blue Ocean Dockline”, a rope made using 100% recycled plastic bottle yarn. The rope will be made available pre-spliced and on reels.

Andusia has announced they have partnered up with a new SRF supplier, Mid UK Recycling. They plan to ship 20,000 tonnes a year of SRF to be recovered at two cement plants in the Mediterranean.

Saudi Arabia’s Alfanar Group has announced that it will set up a renewable energy office in the UK, through its subsidiary ‘Alfanar Energy UK Ltd.’. The office will oversee Alfanar’s investments in the UK, including a £1bn investment into six waste-to-energy projects.


Umicore has reported a fire today at a peripheral installation of the smelter at Umicore’s Hoboken plant. No casualties are reported. The fire brigade extinguished the fire. The impacted installation is currently shut down while the rest of the plant remains in operation.

Cepi, the European association representing the forest fibre and paper industry, announces that Jori Ringman has unanimously been appointed by the Cepi Board as successor to Sylvain Lhôte at the helm of the Brussels-based organisation.

The third Plastics Recycling Show Europe (PRSE) exhibition and conference held recently in Amsterdam, The Netherlands attracted many more visitors and exhibitors from across Europe and beyond. The annual event had a total attendance of more than 3,250 over two days, an increase of 34.5 per cent compared to last year. It also attracted over 120 exhibiting companies, a 20 per cent increase.

Valmet and Uni Viridas have signed a ten-year operation and maintenance agreement for the biomass power plant in Babina Greda, Croatia. The order is included in Valmet’s first quarter of 2019 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed.


The Global Recycling Foundation has announced that Sims Metal Management has continued as Founding Sponsor of Global Recycling Day for the second year running.

As part of the company’s 2019 initiative to help organizations in need throughout Upstate New York, Upstate Shredding – Weitsman Recycling has announced a $10,000 donation to the American Cancer Society. The donation has been made in support of Nucor Steel of the North Jefferson Relay For Life, an American Cancer Society fundraising event that gives a chance for communities to recognize and celebrate those who have overcome cancer or are undergoing treatment, as well as the people who care for them.

Metso has signed a service partner agreement for M&J waste recycling equipment with Core Industrial Solutions in the United Kingdom.

APEAL, the Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging, has appointed Tony Waite, Sales Director Packaging at Tata Steel Europe, as the association’s new President.

Andusia Recovered Fuels and Lowmac have formed a partnership in order to supply RDF waste material to EfW plants in Europe. The waste will be recovered and used to create energy and electricity, therefore avoiding UK landfill.

CARBIOS has announced the appointment of Ian Hudson as Chairman of Carbios’ Board of Directors.

Umincorp, a Dutch sorting technology provider just announced an investment by Ingka Group. The investment enables them to take the next step in making their sorting solution for post-consumer mixed plastics available to a wider market, while continuing developments on complementary sorting technologies.

Andusia Recovered Fuels Ltd has announced to move into the hazardous waste market in addition to the RDF market.

Metso has received orders to supply a total of seven M&J 4000S waste shedders to three waste incineration customers in China. The new shredders will operate in the Zhejihang, Jiangsu and Xinjiang provinces.

Ditto Sustainability has been chosen to transform the re-use of products for NHS Scotland and help stimulate the Scottish circular economy by reducing waste, providing cost savings and developing skilled jobs.

The Board of Directors of the World Steel Association (Worldsteel) has elected André Johannpeter as new Chairman. Yu Yong and Kosei Shindo where elected as Vice Chairmen, Sijjan Jindal as treasurer.

Herbold Meckesheim GmbH was hit by a devastating fire during the night to Monday 10/09/2018. Affected are the central warehouse and the shipping department. The damage is estimated to run into the millions. The office space, the test centre and the production halls are not affected. The production will continue with certain restrictions and compensated by existing structures. The company together with the insurance company has already started the repair work. Herbold will try to avoid serious delivery bottlenecks. The low in-house production depth and a high quantity of supplies from subcontractors will enable a quick restart of machine and spare parts deliveries as soon as logistics have been put back on track. Luckily, there were no casualties.