Second life for electric vehicle batteries: Hong Kong asks for innovative ideas

The Hong Kong Environment Bureau (ENB) has launched an International Competition on Second Life for Retired Batteries from Electric Vehicles (EV) to help identify innovative and practical ideas for second-life applications of retired EV batteries. In Hong Kong, the Government’s promotion of EV has led to an almost 60-fold increase in the EV population in […]

Latin America: A Market with Great Potential

At the recent World Recycling Convention in Berlin, the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) staged another meeting of its Latin America Committee (LAC). The gathering provided an opportunity to foster relationships between people already active in the Latin American market and those interested in developing trading links with a region which – according to LAC […]

Colombia Plans Major Projects

Colombia’s environmental sector has made strong progress, but recycling rarely occurs. The lion’s share of the Colombian waste lands on authorized disposal sites and waste management facilities. The size of the amount can only be estimated. “According to information of the supervisory authority Superintendencia de Servicios Públicos Domiciliarios (SSPD), Colombia’s waste generation reached 26,528 tons […]

Brazil: New Guidelines Highlight Trade and Investment

After the suspension of the Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff for an impeachment trial, the new interim government of the country intends to revive the stalled economy. With this in mind, the politicians worked out a new foreign policy guideline, which underlines trade and investment. As is reported by the Montevideo-based online news agency MercoPress, new […]

Austin (Texas): New Industrial Park for Recycling and Reuse Industry

Interested companies should hurry: Until 19 October 2015 the City of Austin is accepting letters of interest from potential recycling and reuse industry tenants interested in locating at Austin‘s [re]Manufacturing Hub. This new industrial park, located on redeveloped land owned by Austin Resource Recovery, is positioned to become a home for the local circular economy […]

Lagos State Government Seeks Collaboration on Its E-Waste Initiative

The new General Manager of Lagos Waste Management Authority (Lawma), Abdul Wahab Ogunbiyi, has called for stakeholders’ support for the Lagos indigenous initiative on Sustainable E-Waste Management process in the State. According to the governmental agency, he stated this at the International Workshop on Enhancing Capacities for Environmentally sound Management of Waste Electrical and Electronic […]

Investment Opportunities in Georgia

The Caucasus republic Georgia is on its way to build up a sustainable waste management. With the support of foreign donors the country plans to establish modern regional landfills, build up environmentally friendly transfer stations for waste, invest in new waste containers and refuse vehicles as well as implement projects regarding waste separation, treatment, conditioning […]

Global Electronic Scrap Recycling Market Expected to Reach 34.32 Billion US-Dollar

According to a new report published by market intelligence company Transparency Market Research, the global electronic scrap recycling market is growing rapidly. In 2014 this segment was worth 11.03 billion US-Dollar, and the prospects for the future are even better. The report “Electronic Scrap Recycling Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and […]

Opportunities in India

In February this year, the “Make in India“ week was a flagship event that was aimed at propelling the Indian economy by forging foreign engagement with Indian industry in the form of partnerships and investments. During this advertising campaign by the Indian government hundreds of posters placed in strategic locations across the main cities in […]

China Has Plenty of Opportunities

According to China’s “Medium and Long-Term Development Plan for Renewable Resources Recycling Systems (2015 – 2020)”, the investment of all types of domestic and foreign capital in the recovery, sorting, and processing of renewable resources is encouraged. As reported, the concept was issued by the Chinese Ministry of Commerce along with the National Development and […]