OECD: Raw Materials Will Double by 2060

The expansion of global economy and the rise of living standards is set to force the world’s consumption of raw material to nearly double by 2060. The global materials use will increase to 167 Gigatons (Gt) in 2060 from 90 Gt today, according to a new report preview on the Global Material Resources Outlook to […]

Potential Business Options through Recycling

Can an emerging asset class stem Indonesia’s tide of plastic waste? Ever since pictures and videos of a polluted ocean at Nusa Lembongan in Bali went viral across social media, Indonesia’s negative role as the world’s second largest ocean polluter has been in the global spotlight. In 2017 the government pledged as much as one […]

India’s Waste Treatment Market to 2025

Irish market research store Research and Markets is offering a new report on the “Waste to Energy and Waste Management Market in India – 2019”. According to the information, the Indian garbage will offer a business opportunity of 14 billion US-Dollar by 2025 for the waste treatment industry. The growing economies across the globe are […]

Indian Scrap Cars: “Rust in Peace”

End-of-Live Vehicle recycling in India is ripe for improvement. According to figures of the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers, the domestic sales increased between 2012/13 and 2017/18 from 17.7 to 24.9 million vehicles. However, the rising number of end-of-life vehicles does not correspondent to a quantitative or qualitative increase of scrap car treatment. Dr. Lakshmi […]

Global Tire Material Market Will Grow

According to USA-based Zion Market Research, the global tire material market is expected to generate revenue of around 98.56 billion US-Dollar by the end of 2024. In 2017, the market was valued at approximately 73.9 billion US-Dollar. The CAGR (compound annual growth rate) was projected to increase by about 4.2 percent between 2018 and 2024, […]

New Foreign Investment Screening Regulation in Europe

The new EU framework for the screening of foreign direct investments has officially entered into force on 10 April 2019. It is based on a proposal tabled by the European Commission in September 2017 and will be instrumental in safeguarding Europe’s security and public order in relation to foreign direct investments into the Union. “This […]

Tire Recycling Riding On

The materials of end-of-life tires are useful for nearly endless applications. The way these tires are collected (or disposed of), recycled (or burnt) and brought to market (or stored), are not endless, but differ widely from country to country. However, the global progress of recovering the material can hardly be stopped. European Union: Recycling increased […]

Thailand Investment Year 2019

The Kingdom of Thailand is stimulating big investments in targeted industries that will drive economic transformation and support investors’ success, the national Board of Investment (BOI) expects. At the annual seminar themed “Thailand Investment Year – What’s New?” which took place in March this year, Thailand’s Prime Minister, Prayut Chan-ocha, and five key government agencies […]

USA: National League of Cities Recommends Circular Economy

To improve municipal waste management practices, boost local green jobs and help address climate change, the National League of Cities (NLC) – in partnership with the American coffee company Starbucks – has released the new action guide “Recycling Reimagined”. According to the organization, the guide provides cities with the tools they need to establish a […]

Ecological Technologies Made in Finland

The Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT) and the Town of Nokia are to study the use of bio-based carbon dioxide as a raw material in the ECO3 business park, which is dedicated to bio-economy and circular economy. The aim of VTT’s and Nokia’s joint venture is to study the financial viability of various carbon […]