Unilever wants all industry’s plastic packaging to be fully circular

Unilever has committed to ensuring that all of its plastic packaging is fully reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025 as it called on the entire fast-moving consumer goods industry to accelerate progress towards the circular economy. In fact, the company is calling on the entire fast-moving consumer goods industry to accelerate its progress towards the […]

New Textile Sorting Plant in United Arab Emirates

The German Soex Group, a company in the field of used textile marketing and recycling, has announced that it will build a new sorting facility in the United Arab Emirates. The operation of the plant (investment: 5 million Euro) located in Hamriyah Free Zone is scheduled for the middle of 2017. According to the company, […]

Veolia Joins New Plastics Economy Initiative

French-based corporate group Veolia Environnement S.A. has joined the New Plastics Economy initiative, which is led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, as a core partner. According to the information, “the New Plastics Economy is an ambitious, three-year initiative to build a momentum towards a plastics system that works. Applying the principles of the circular economy, […]

Best Practices in Recycled Plastics

Brussels-based association Digitaleurope*1) has published a paper with selected best practices in recycled plastics of the European information and communications technologies (ICT) industries. It was developed to showcase current best practices of early adopters, highlight the challenges ahead to policy-makers and inspire other sectors and producers. It contains an initial assessment of the market size […]

Rapid Growth: Global E-Waste Management Market

According to a report, offered by US-based Market Research Store, the global demand for e-waste management is expected to reach 58.0 billion US-Dollar in 2021. In 2015, the global e-waste management market was valued at 17.0 billion US-Dollar. In terms of volume, it stood at 86.40 million tons in 2015. As reported, North America accounted […]

Malaysian Company Ordered Recycling Plant for Electrical/Electronic Scrap

Malaysian company Shan Poornam Green Tech has ordered an automatic recycling plant for refrigerators and electrical/electronic waste and recovery of chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) and equivalent. The facility will be provided by Andritz MeWa. As from mid-2017, the plant – located in Seberang Perai in the state of Penang – is intended to process annually around 300,000 […]

DSM-Niaga ready for commercial scale production of 100%-recyclable carpets

DSM-Niaga, a joint venture of DSM and start-up company Niaga, announces that its Niaga technology is ready for commercial-scale production of recyclable carpets. All carpets made with this technology can be 100% recycled and made into new carpets of the same volume and quality, again and again. To boost innovation and collaboration with the carpet […]

USA: GM Recycles Water Bottles to Make Car Parts

In former times, only a few producers had the courage to admit that they use recycled materials in their brand new cars. But now recycling is a good selling point. US-based car manufacturer General Motors Co. has underlined in a press release that the company is turning its employees’ recycled water bottles into noise-reducing fabric […]

US Automotive Aluminum Recycling at a Very High Rate

The overall recycling rate for automotive aluminum in the USA is 91 percent. The weighted average material collection rate for end-of-life vehicles that flow through a dismantling operation and a downstream separation system is 99.7 percent. When a heavy gauge scrap class is charged – referred to as a heavy recovery process – a metal […]

Enviro’s new patent strengthens its international position

Environmental technology company Enviro has received approval for a new patented technology for recycling used tyres. The new patent updates and reinforces the previous EHD patent which makes possible the processing of extracted carbon black and oil products. “The patent has major market value because it reinforces our long-term and international competitive position. It also […]