Demand for Copper Could Increase by 213 to 341 Percent

Global demand for copper could increase by up to 341 percent by 2050, and energy use is likely to increase with it – rising to a possible 2.4 percent of global energy demand in 2050, according to new researches. Policy actions to avoid such drastic changes could include improving copper recycling and using renewable technologies. […]

Cuba’s Recycling Industry: Slowly Requested by Foreign Investors

In 2007, the comprehensive “Study on Integrated Management Plan Final Report of Municipal Solid Waste in Havana City“ put it to the point: “The recycling activity in Cuba is being fully managed and controlled by UERMP (Association of Enter­prises for the Recovery of Raw Materials) […]. The recyclables are presently collected and sold to markets […]

Sustainable Phosphorus Use

Recycling waste from farming and mining could help improve the sustainable use of phosphorus, a recent study suggests. The researches traced the stocks and flows of phosphorus over a 50 year period to reveal changing patterns of global phosphorus use. The study evaluated the past global supply, demand and depletion of phosphorus resources and modelled […]

Russia: There Will Be a Change

In 2017 the planned ecology duty will become payable. According to the opinion of Russia’s president Vladimir Putin, the money could help to construct waste recycling plants, the Russian news agency TASS reported some months ago. According to the provided information, he has ordered the organization called “All-Russia People’s Front”*) to control the situation with […]

Waste to Energy Market size worth $35.5bn by 2024

Waste to Energy Market size is expected to reach USD 35.5 billion by 2024; according to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc. Increasing municipal solid waste (MSW) adoption as a fuel to generate renewable energy via thermal and biological techniques will drive industry growth. Thermal technology dominated the total share in 2015. In […]

Global Solid Waste Management Market: Strong Growth up to 2023

US-based market research and consulting service provider Global Market Insights Inc. predicts that the world­wide solid waste management market will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of over 8.5 percent and hit 300 billion US-Dollar by 2023. The solid waste management industry is characterized by stringent government regulations pertaining to MSW management and […]

Ghana Gets Support to Recycle E-Waste

On the occasion of the 5th edition of the West African Clean Energy & Environment Exhibition & Conference (WACEE), which took place from 13 to 15 September this year at the Accra International Conference Center in Ghana, there was good news for the recycling sector of the country. Germany has earmarked 20 million Euro to […]

A Waste-Schengen Zone: Rather a Dream Than Reality

The European Commission has published its final report on “The efficient functioning of waste markets in the European Union – legislative and policy options“. The report focuses on the extent of obstacles and regulatory failures affecting the functioning of waste markets for recovery and recycling in the EU. Among the proposals for possible solutions, the […]

An Efficient Solution for Mixed Waste

“It completely fulfills the Brussels policy related to a promotion and achieving of circular economy,” the company underlines. “The decisions of the European Commission for the environment are going to order new technologies.“ Due to 20 years of research and development, the company Tehnix has generated an eco-technology which is able to deliver mixed municipal […]

“We are relying on Methods, which are no longer contemporary“

A plea for a restart of the European recycling economy by Dr. Heribert Gisch, former managing director of the waste disposal association Saar (EVS). It has been a story of success so far: The first initiatives to reform waste management began in the late 1980s and since then it has changed fundamentally, specifically in Middle […]