Vietnam: Free Take-Back Program for Used or Defective Electronics

The recycling of e-waste in Vietnam is on the rise: After having been introduced to Ho Chi Minh City in April last year, “Vietnam Recycles”, the free take-back program for end-of-life electronic equipment, was launched also in Hanoi. The program aims to call for public participation in building a greener Vietnam through conducting safe and […]

Effective Fire Protection with Flexible Elements

Fire prevention and fire control are a hot topic in the Waste Industry these days. A fire can cause a lot of damage to properties and harm to people and the environment. The Legioblock construction system is an excellent solution for fire-proof site partitioning, the Dutch provider A. Jansen B.V. underlines.  The firewalls “segregate waste […]

Building Work on Metal Recovery Facility in Singapore

The German-based Remex Mineralstoff GmbH recently completed the construction of a state-of-the-art recycling facility in Singapore to process incinerator bottom ash (IBA) and recover the metals contained in the material. The plant was opened by Masagos Zulkifli, Minister for the Environment, and Norbert Rethmann, honorary chairman of the supervisory board of the German Rethmann Group. […]

European Union Opens up 24 Billion Euro of Existing Finance to Circular Economy Businesses

The European Commission and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have announced changes to EU financial tools to help circular economy projects and businesses secure funding and support the realization of EU climate goals. The changes build on the EU’s Circular Economy Strategy launched in December last year and result from EIB recommendations published at the […]

US-Company Acquires Multiple Biogas Facilities in Italy

In December last year, the North Carolina based Blue Sphere Corp., a clean energy company that develops, manages and owns waste-to-energy projects, has completed the acquisition of four operating biogas facilities in Italy. The company has acquired 100 percent of the stock of Agricerere S.r.l., Agrielektra S.r.l., Agrisorse, S.r.l. and Gefa S.r.l. “Individually, each fully […]

Buhler Sortex and NRT Joined Forces on Plastics Recycling Sorting

As the demand for plastic sorting solutions continues to soar, the London-based Buhler Sortex, a member of Swiss Bühler Group, and US firm National Recovery Technologies (NRT), headquartered in Nashville (Tennessee), have entered a strategic commercial agreement. The objective is to offer plastics recyclers a complete solution for plastic bottle and flake sorting. According to […]

Apollo Tyres Ltd Increases Its Focus on Retreading in India

According to Indian-based Apollo Tyres Ltd, there is a large demand for quality retread in India, which is not widely available in the country. Therefore, the company intends to spread its Indian network for branded retreading outlets and plans to have 20 Apollo Retread Zones (ARZ) by this financial year ending on March 31, 2016. […]

Croatian Firm Recognized for Its Technology

At a conference about “Sustainable Technologies for Mixed Municipal Waste Management”, held in Brussels (Belgium) from 26 to 27 January this year, the MBT-T Technology of the Croatian Company Tehnix was accepted as an economically and ecologically sustainable procedure for achieving the goals of the circular economy, the company reported.  On this occasion the Croatia-based […]

Hong Kong Will Soon Get Its First WEEE Treatment Facility

The construction of the main building started in January 2016 and the facility is expected to be operational by mid-2017. Key partners of this joint venture include Alba, a recycling company in Germany, and IWS, a recyclable collector rooted in Hong Kong. On 21 January 2016 Alba Integrated Waste Solutions Hong Kong Ltd. (Alba IWS), […]

Taiwan’s E-Waste Recycling

Taiwan’s progress achieved in e-waste recycling reflects a documentary, which was jointly produced by the National Geographic Channel and the Taiwanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA). Since its debut in October last year, the film has been shown in more than 40 countries, Taiwan Today reported. According to the information, the documentary titled “Megastructures: Urban […]