Thailand Hit by the Coming Tidal Wave of Western Waste

South and Southeast Asian nations could become the next after Thailand to be hit by a tidal wave of electronic and plastic wastes, the Basel Action Network has warned. The BAN warning follows the dramatic decision by China to block imports of waste. Even before this decision, Chinese waste traders, facing increasing import restrictions, moved […]

China‘s Import Ban: A Drama for the Recycling Branch?

Several times China has complained about the quality of imported waste. However, the lately implemented ban seems to be a surprise to the waste exporting businesses. Surendra Patawari Borad, Chairman of plastics committee at the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR), once said about Europe and the U.S.: “If China gets a cold, we get a […]

Plastic Recycling on the Rise in Ghana

The Dow Chemical Company officially launched a coalition – named the Ghana Recycling Initiative by Private Enterprises (GRIPE) – in an event held in Accra, Republic of Ghana. The aim is to improve plastic waste management in the country in collaboration with Coca-Cola, Fan Milk, Guinness, PZ Cussons, Unilever, and Voltic under the auspices of […]

Bulgaria: “All Beginnings Are Hard“

In Bulgaria, recycling of municipal waste including composting remains relatively low with 25 percent compared to the European average of 44 percent. In 2014 the recycling rate actually decreased in comparison to 2013 by 3 percent. Composting remains at a very low level of two percent. And the country still has one of the highest […]

Singapore: Heading for Zero Waste

In October last year, several trade associations and chambers (TACs) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to contribute to a more sustainable living environment and further Singapore’s goal of becoming a zero-waste nation. The signing of the agreement took place at the presence of Singapore’s Senior Minister of State for Environment and Water Resources, Amy […]

Solid Waste Management Market to Grow

Solid Waste Management Market will exceed 340 billion US-Dollar by 2024, as reported in the latest study by Global Market Insights, Inc. According to the information, ongoing adoption of optimized treatment techniques coupled with rising environmental concerns will drive the solid waste management market size. Increasing generation of municipal solid waste owing to large scale […]

Which waste management companies plan to extend their market in SE Europe?

Composting, waste-to-energy, recycling industrial, agriculture, construction and e-waste, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, modernization of waste collection sites – these are some of the priorities of the national programs for more sustainable and professional waste management in the countries of South-East Europe. For 9th year in a row one event gives an opportunity to the internationally […]

Ecomondo 2017: The circular economy in the spotlight

The priority commitments for the Green and Circular economy of the European Commission were the highlights of expo contents and events at Ecomondo and Key Energy, which ended yesterday at Rimini Expo Centre. The event organized by Italian Exhibition Group, ended after being attended by more than 116,000 visitors – a plus of 10 percent […]

IFAT 2018: New recycling legislation brings new impetus to the market

With the amended Commercial Waste Ordinance (Gewerbeabfallverordnung) and the law on packaging (Verpackungsgesetz), German industry is facing new challenges. Companies in the waste-disposal and recycling sector are now asking what impetus can be expected in the market and in technology as a result of this new framework. The perfect platform to explore answers to this […]

New Ways of Consuming Feature New Ways of Waste Behavior

The volume and composition of post-consumer and business wastes has changed beyond recognition through the post-war era, and continues to change in response to the growing shift towards online shopping, increasingly sophisticated home delivery options, smart domestic appliances, and even tailored, ready-to-cook meals delivered to the door. These new ways of consuming, caused by advances […]