Deere & Company Acquired German Wirtgen Group

In December last year, US-based Deere Company has completed its acquisition of German-based Wirtgen Group, a privately-held manufacturer of road construction equipment. According to Deere & Company, the Wirtgen Group will enhance the size, scale and stature of its construction equipment business and will help to continue its global growth. As reported, the acquisition aligns […]

SCS Global Services Accredited for Biomass Program Certification

US-based SCS Global Services has become the third certification body to be accredited by Accreditation Services Inter­national (ASI) for certification services with regard to Sustainable Biomass Program (SBP). SBP is a certification system designed for woody biomass, mostly in the form of wood pellets and wood chips, used in industrial, large-scale energy production. Its vision […]

Aim: A New Plastic Recycling Concept “Made in Finland”

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and the City of Nokia aim to develop a new type of plastic recycling concept in the ECO3 business park for the bio and circular economy in Nokia. The partners are confident, that this would enable the creation of new business based on the industrial development of plastic recycling […]

Chinese Company Finalist in the Award for Circular Economy Multinationals

Chinese Company GEM Co. Ltd. was awarded runner-up in the Award for Circular Economy Multinationals at the World Economic Forum in Davos (Switzerland), Chinese news agency Xinhua reported in January this year. In 2016, the company processed three million tons of waste, recycled 37 kinds of resources, and recovered 58 kinds of products. “At present, […]

East Africa: Smuggling of Secondhand Clothes Increases

As reported by African media, there is an illegal trade with used clothes and leather products, since member states of the East African Community (EAC) had raised levies on second-hand textiles to protect the clothing industry of Tanzania, Burundi, Kenya Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda. These countries decided in 2016 to restrict the import of such […]

A Multi Million Grant for New Facility in California

US-based company Revolution Plastics LLC awarded a grant of three million US-Dollar from the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) through its Recycled Fiber, Plastic and Glass Grant Program. Revolution Plastics (founded in 2016 by Delta Plastics, a company located in the Mississippi River Delta), provides free pickup of agricultural plastics – mostly […]

Hong Kong: Government Considers Plastic Bottles Deposit Scheme

According to “South China Morning Post”, a deposit scheme is considered to boost the incentive for Hong Kong citizens to recycle plastic bottles. As reported, the government is also considering “actively collecting waste plastic bottles” from the community, “instead of relying on contractors who have long been reluctant to handle such waste due to its […]

EPS-SURE: European Project to Recycle Fish Boxes

The project, which was started in 2017, counts a budget of 1.5 million Euro and has obtained a grant of the European Commission through the European LIFE+ Program. As reported by Coexpan, a Spanish company specialized in the manufacturing of rigid plastic sheets and thermoformed products for the food industry, the “LIFE EPS-SURE 2017-2020” Project […]

Global Recycling Day: Cities across the world are announcing their plans

Cities across the world are announcing their plans to celebrate Global Recycling Day with just two weeks until the inaugural event. The initiative from the Bureau for International Recycling (BIR) will call on the world to think “resource” not “waste” when it comes to recycling and encourage people to think of recycling in a new […]

Team behind Global Recycling Day ask world leaders to put recycling commitments on their New Year’s resolution list

World leaders are being asked to put recycling at the top of their 2018 New Year’s resolution list, by commiting to seven changes to help save the planet. The first ever Global Recycling Day, to be held on March 18, is an international initiative, designed by the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) to raise awareness of […]