Sustainability is Increasingly Core to Business Strategy

State of Green Business 2017: New assessment of the progress by companies around the world in addressing their energy, waste, water, greenhouse gas and other impacts. According to British company Trucost, enterprises and investors increasingly understand the fundamental importance of sustainable business and are taking action to reduce their environmental impacts. This is the message […]

Industry Backs Plan to Recycle 70 Percent of Plastic Packaging Waste Globally

More than 40 industry leaders have endorsed a new action plan to tackle global plastic issues, and have begun working together to create a more effective global system for plastics. The action plan is presented in “The New Plastics Economy: Catalysing Action”, a new study by the World Economic Forum and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation […]

Rockster Demo Show in China

On 11 January 2017, the first Rockster Demo Show in China has been organized in Chengdu at the Rockster-customers location, a beautiful place in South West China. A total of around 80 dealers and target customers coming from all over Chinese provinces and areas joined this event in Chengdu. The Austrian company Kormann Rockster Recycler […]

3. German-Chinese Congress on the Mid-Sized Sector

The German-Chinese Congress on the mid-sized sector is back for the third time. The Chinese ministry for industry and information technology (MIIT), the city administration and the association of metal entrepreneurs Jieyang extend an invitation to come to the million metropolis Jieyang on the 12th to the 13th  of June 2017. The dialog between German […]

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 […]