Entries by msv2016

Ecomondo 2017: The circular economy in the spotlight

The priority commitments for the Green and Circular economy of the European Commission were the highlights of expo contents and events at Ecomondo and Key Energy, which ended yesterday at Rimini Expo Centre. The event organized by Italian Exhibition Group, ended after being attended by more than 116,000 visitors – a plus of 10 percent […]

BIR International Environment Council: China needs to understand “we are the good guys”

Brussels – BIR’s International Environment Council (IEC) meeting in New Delhi was devoted almost entirely to the issue that is preoccupying great swathes of the recycling industry: China’s import ban affecting certain secondary raw materials. During a panel discussion moderated by BIR World President Ranjit Singh Baxi in the absence of IEC’s Chairman Olivier François […]

BIR: Latest statistics indicate year-on-year crude steel production increase

Brussels – At the recently finished BIR World Recycling Convention in New Delhi Rolf Willeke, statistics advisor of the BIR Ferrous Division, summarised the main findings on world steel recycling in his January-June 2017 update presentation. Figures for the first six months of 2017 confirm an increase in global crude steel production of around 4.5 […]

BIR Non-Ferrous Metals Division: India will increase aluminium scrap imports

Brussels — India’s demand for secondary aluminium will increase by 8 – 10 percent per year, mainly boosted by the country’s rapidly-growing automotive industry, according to Akshay Agarwal. The Executive Director of Century Metal Recycling, a major producer of aluminium and zinc die-casting alloys and India’s largest aluminium scrap importer, told delegates at the October […]

BIR Plastics Committee: Exporters catch “pneumonia” over China import ban

Brussels – The plastics recycling industry had become “insanely dependent” on China and so its recently-announced import ban has left suppliers in other parts of the world not so much with a cold but rather with “pneumonia”, argued BIR Plastics Committee Chairman Surendra Borad Patawari of Gemini Corporation at its latest meeting, held in New […]

BIR Textiles Division: Rising pressure on India’s textile recyclers

Brussels – India’s textiles recycling sector employs more than one million people and, each year, turns over around US-$ 2 billion in processing some 5 million tonnes of material. But despite these “astounding numbers” in terms of social and economic contribution, the sector is under pressure from increasing labour costs, a freight cost disadvantage, ageing […]