BIR Non-Ferrous Metals Division: India will increase aluminium scrap imports

Brussels — India’s demand for secondary aluminium will increase by 8 – 10 percent per year, mainly boosted by the country’s rapidly-growing automotive industry, according to Akshay Agarwal. The Executive Director of Century Metal Recycling, a major producer of aluminium and zinc die-casting alloys and India’s largest aluminium scrap importer, told delegates at the October […]

BIR Plastics Committee: Exporters catch “pneumonia” over China import ban

Brussels – The plastics recycling industry had become “insanely dependent” on China and so its recently-announced import ban has left suppliers in other parts of the world not so much with a cold but rather with “pneumonia”, argued BIR Plastics Committee Chairman Surendra Borad Patawari of Gemini Corporation at its latest meeting, held in New […]

BIR Textiles Division: Rising pressure on India’s textile recyclers

Brussels – India’s textiles recycling sector employs more than one million people and, each year, turns over around US-$ 2 billion in processing some 5 million tonnes of material. But despite these “astounding numbers” in terms of social and economic contribution, the sector is under pressure from increasing labour costs, a freight cost disadvantage, ageing […]

BIR Tyres & Rubber Committee: Still discussions on alleged health risk from crumb rubber

Brussels – “Extremely negative” publicity continues to surround the use of tyre-derived crumb rubber in synthetic turf despite all studies worldwide having arrived at the conclusion that there is no risk to human health. At the BIR Tyres & Rubber Committee meeting in New Delhi on October 15, its Chairman Barend Ten Bruggencate of Dutch […]

Stainless steel: Uncertainties persist despite improved market conditions, BIR was told

Brussels – India ranks as the world’s number one importer and consumer of stainless steel scrap not only because of the amount of stainless steel produced in India – it is second only to China – but also because of the very high proportion of scrap to primary use in its production mix. This was […]

WasteMET Asia Symposium

The WasteMET Asia Symposium will take place from October 19 to 20, 2017 at the MAX Atria in Singapore. The conference will be joined by business leaders and owners, policymakers, technology developers, solution providers and young entrepreneurs from the waste management and recycling industries. Themed “REINVENT: Transform the Industry”, the 4th edition of WasteMET Asia […]

Veolia Plans First Waste to Energy Facility in Latin America

Veolia will design, build, and operate the first Waste to Energy facility in Latin America in Mexico City. With a capacity twice that of the largest facility in France, this unit will treat around 1.6 million metric tons of household waste a year. The inhabitants of Mexico City generate 13,000 metric tons of waste of […]

Global Investment Firm Completes Acquisition of Recycling and Waste Business

In the beginning of September, Atar Capital has completed the acquisition of Recycling and Waste Solutions (RWS), a division of the HAVI Group. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “RWS was launched in 2012 with the goal of providing true ‘closed loop’ solutions and complementing HAVI’s global supply chain offerings,” the buyer informed. […]

Global Plastic Decking Market

Indian company Market Research Future has published a new report on “Global Plastic Decking Market Research Report – Forecast to 2022“. According to the provided information, it contains company information, geographical data and market segmentation by material (HDPE, PP, PVC and LDPE), by composite, by end-use and by region. The global plastic decking market size […]

Tenova to Deliver a New Consteel System

Tenova Inc. (USA) has been contracted by Charter Steel – one of the leading American suppliers of carbon and alloy steel bar, rod and wire products – to design and supply a Consteel system to integrate with their existing EAF (Electric Arc Furnace) at its Saukville, Wisconsin works. According to the provider, the system increases […]