Major Investments in U.S. Recycling Infrastructure Necessary

The recycling rate in the United States has been stagnating at 34 percent for several years. There is a particular pent-up demand in the reutilization of plastics, electronic scrap and construction waste. New concepts are already being tested for this. This is accompanied by an increasing demand for modern treatment and processing facilities and equipment. […]

Good Prospects for Waste Paper Management

According to a new report*), published by the Indian-based company MarketsandMarkets, the worldwide waste paper management market has been growing proportionally with the increasing environmental concerns among people and enforcement of stringent environmental laws and regulations. The paper industry has been dominated by North America for more than a century now. As reported, North America […]

Namibia: Long-term Market Opportunities Ahead

15 years ago, the waste management sector in Namibia employed approximately 900 people, half of them in Windhoek alone. Recycling in one form or another took place in 24 of 35 local authorities, most carried out by scavengers; eight of 35 local authorities took materials to recycling enterprises. The State of Environment Report estimated a […]

Plastic Recycling in the Gulf Region

The new Gulf Packaging and Polymers Show (GPPS) in Abu Dhabi, which took place from February 1 to 3 this year,  was launched for the packaging industry in the Middle East to serve a market worth billions of US-Dollar. According to a market research by Smithers Pira, headquartered in Surrey (United Kingdom), the packaging sector […]

Qatar Intends to Increase Waste Management Plant Capacity

Among the member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Qatar is one of the rapidly growing nations. The country is generating a total of 1.6 to 1.8 kilogram per day and per person of solid waste; this number is predicted to reach 19,000 tons per day in 2032. With an annual growth rate of […]

Waste Management: Arab Countries Are Looking for Solutions

Currently, the most likely interest in the Arab countries is to produce energy from waste. For most of these countries (not all of them profit from the rich oil reserves) it is a long way to go before a functioning waste management concept is fully operational. The political turmoil and military struggles in North Africa […]

Metal Recycling Market – Forecast to 2020

According to the US-based online aggregator and distributor of market research and business information Fast Market Research, the global metal recycling market size will grow from 277.12 billion US-Dollar in 2015 to 406.16 billion US-Dollar by 2020, at a projected Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 7.95 percent. The metal recycling market is driven by […]

Nigeria Has Many Business Prospects to Offer

The Federal Republic of Nigeria is considered to be an emerging market by the World Bank and has been identified as a regional power on the African continent. The country in the western part of Africa consists of 36 States and a Federal Capital Territory, where the capital Abuja is located. According to the World […]

New Project Aims to Reduce Textile Waste

The European Clothing Action Plan (ECAP), a new project led by UK-based Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP), a charity limited company, is about embedding a circular economy approach for the clothing sector. Furthermore, it aims to increase environmental and economic benefits by reducing the carbon, water and waste footprints of clothing in the European […]

“The Benefits of Recycling Are still Under-Acknowledged”

Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) World President Ranjit Baxi is tireless in explaining the environmental benefits and huge potential of recycling. He underlined the importance of recycling in the fight against climate change also in the margins of the COP21 meetings in Paris. In his speech during an event organized by the French recycling association […]