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 […]

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 […]