Energy Recovery of Non-Recyclable Urban Waste

According to researchers of the Spanish University of Seville, the use of urban waste for energy creation, especially the use of technologies based in gasification, is a more sustainable alternative than controlled dumping. As reported, data from the European agency Eurostat show that 13 of the 28 countries in the European Union (mainly member states […]

UNIDO and BIR to Intensify their Cooperation

In June this year, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) have signed a joint declaration on their intention to cooperate closely. They aim to promote inclusive and sustainable industrial development by supporting sustainable recycling practices and industries and better use of resources, the UN organization reported. The […]

Canada: New Integrated Producer Responsibility Organization

Ryse Solutions Inc. is Canada’s first fully integrated producer responsibility organization offering compliance services and material recovery solutions as well as advice under one umbrella, according to the company’s information. As reported, Ryse Solutions Inc. is already up and running to deliver integrated solutions to producers, manufacturers, packaging suppliers, importers, distributors and retailers of products […]

India to Ban Single-Use Plastic by 2022

India announced to eliminate all single-use plastics from the country by 2022, media in India, Europe and America reported. Presumably, in India the annual average per capita consumption of plastic is at 11 kilograms – the global average amounts to 28 kilograms per person. The country generates about 25,000 tons of plastic waste every day. […]

Ikea and Neste Are Working on Fossil-Free Plastics

Swedish-founded furniture retailer Ikea wants to have a positive impact on people and the planet while growing the business, which includes using more renewable and recycled materials and explore new materials for its products. As part of this journey, the company is working to change all of the plastic used in Ikea products to plastic […]

Investments in Tunisia

The European Union, the Union for the Mediterranean, the European Investment Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development have launched a project for the environmental clean-up of Lake Bizerte in northern Tunisia and the depollution of the Mediterranean. With a total budget of more than 90 million Euro over a five-year period (starting […]

Aircraft Recycling in China

According to the Chinese state news agency Xinhua, aircraft now can be recycled at a new facility that became operational in June this year. It is located in Harbin, capital of northeast China’s Heilongjiang province. The recycling and building base can handle 20 aircraft per year and the Aircraft Recycling International (ARI), a company headquartered […]

New Dutch Company Bofar B.V.

In February this year, the new Dutch company Bofar B.V. was established by the Dutch provider of recycling machines and solutions, Machinefabriek M. Bronneberg BV (MBH), and Faron van Lieshout, an expert who has been with the company for over five years. According to Bofar, the company will specialize in tailor-made 3D-design of parts, components […]

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 […]