Constellium Extended Recycling Capacities

The Netherlands-based provider of aluminum products and solutions, Constellium N.V., has installed a new recycling furnace at its Muscle Shoals (Alabama) facility in an effort to expand recycling capabilities in North America. According to the company, the furnace is expected to increase the total recycling output by 170 million pounds, or about 5.2 billion additional […]

Avery Dennison pioneers first-of-its kind Labelexpo booth made from label waste

Oegstgeest, the Netherlands — To drive home its Labelexpo theme of “Pioneering Change,” Avery Dennison decided showing was better than telling: The global label-maker will present at the industry-leading trade show with a booth made in part from recycled label waste – the first ever at Labelexpo. Renae Kezar, Avery Dennison’s global senior director of […]

Packaging Producer Opened New Production Facilities in France

Mauser Group has opened new IBC (Intermediate Bulk Containers) production and reconditioning facilities together with its subsidiary National Container Group (NCG) and its joint venture partner Janus Vaten B.V. at its French site of St Priest. According to Mauser Group, the NCG site in St Priest (South of France) is directly connected to the new […]

Maine Woods Pellet Co. Chose ORC Technology Instead of Traditional Steam

Italian company supplied its largest biomass solution – a biomass ORC unit to produce 8 MWe – to the largest pellet manufacturer in Maine (USA). Turboden – a group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) – has delivered an ORC system to Maine Woods Pellet, a leading pellet manufacturer based in Athens, Maine (USA). According […]

BIR warns of the devastating effect of Chinese ban on the Global Recycling Industry

BIR expresses serious concerns over news on China’s intention to implement an import ban on a number of scrap materials, including certain types of scrap plastics, mixed paper, slags and drosses, waste wool, ash, cotton and yarn. Yesterday 18 July, China has notified the World Trade Organisation (WTO) that it will stop accepting certain imports […]

Qatar Opened Tire Recycling Plant

Qatar’s Modern Recycling Factory (MRF), based in Mesaieed Industrial City, came on stream in February. The development is part of Qatar’s aim to develop sustainability and support green technology under its National Vision 2030 campaign. At 20,000 square meters, MRF is one of the largest Greenfield recycling projects in the country. The plant, supplied by […]

South Africa: PET Recycling Rate Increased

PETCO, the organization responsible for fulfilling the South African PET plastic industry’s role of Extended Producer Responsibility, has announced their 2016 recycling figures which indicate an increase in their annual PET recycling rate from 52 percent of post-consumer bottles PET in 2015 to 55 percent in 2016. The organization recycled 90,749 tons of post-consumer bottles […]

In and Out: ISRI Unveils International Scrap Trade Database

The US-based Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) has launched a new International Scrap Trade Database providing information on international scrap trade flows. The data tables illustrate the trade of recyclables across the globe by major commodity and importing/exporting economies, and show the total amount of scrap traded globally. The initial offering of international scrap […]

Investing in Water Security = High Return on Investment

With less than one year to go before the 8th World Water Forum takes place in Brasilia in March 2018, the World Water Council (WWC) calls on all governments to focus on water issues and prioritize water resources and management. “This is in accordance with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals to make water and sanitation […]

Switzerland: Upgrade Program for Waste Water Treatment Plants

According to analysis, micro-pollutants from treated waste water affect the function of river ecosystems. In Switzerland, more than 30,000 different substances are used on a daily basis in innumerable products – pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, cleaning agents or industrial chemicals. Many of these substances find their way – via waste water treatment plants (WWTPs) – into surface […]