| This week CuRe has been launched by Cumapol, DSM-Niaga and Morssinkhof. The goal is to recycle used polyester waste streams in polyester suitable for high demanding applications like carpets, textile and food packaging.
| Out of 3.308.300 tonnes of PET bottles placed in the European market in 2017, 58.2% - in total 1.923.100 tonnes (+2.9 % compared to 2016) - were collected. This conclusion comes from the Annual Survey on the European PET Recycle Industry, conducted by ICIS and commissioned by Petcore Europe.
| In view of its commitment to achieving a 74% paper recycling rate across Europe by 2020, the European Paper Recycling Council (EPRC) today confirmed its latest recycling figure of 72.3% in its 2017 monitoring report.
| A waste and resource management specialist from within the UK government’s Department for International Trade has expressed confidence that a Brexit agreement will be reached between the UK and the rest of the EU.
| CEPI today unveils a dynamic ‘live’ sustainability platform which demonstrates, amongst other things, industry’s sustainability achievements.
| Tomra Sorting Recycling has published an e-book providing advice for businesses who sort paper and cardboard for deinking and recycling.
| A new analysis by Future Markets Insights gives an outlook on the paper recycling market for the next 10 years.
| CEPI released its annual market and industry review for 2017 which confirms, despite a challenging global environment, the strong performance of industry in Europe.
| Two Untha XR waste shredders are now in operation for VPK Packaging Group in continental Europe, shredding pulped ropes as part of a closed loop paper production process.
| According to Future Market Insights, the demand for recycled paper is increasing at a CAGR of more than 7-8% annually in the developing countries.
| The Ingram Micro Distribution GmbH company in Straubing makes a summary: For two years now the ITK distributor has disposed of 840 tons of cardboard every year with the BaleTainer - a fully automatic baling press.
| ISRI’s Scrap Specifications Circular now includes zero tolerance guidelines.
| A trend towards the “unilateral imposition of regulations” was bemoaned by BIR World President Ranjit Singh Baxi of J&H Sales International during the world recycling organisation’s latest Paper Division meeting, held in Barcelona on May 28.
| Paper Recycling is a success: 72.5% (60 million tonnes) of all paper consumed in Europe is collected for recycling and 83% (50 million tonnes) of this recycling is made in the European paper mills.