Unilever wants all industry’s plastic packaging to be fully circular

Unilever has committed to ensuring that all of its plastic packaging is fully reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025 as it called on the entire fast-moving consumer goods industry to accelerate progress towards the circular economy. In fact, the company is calling on the entire fast-moving consumer goods industry to accelerate its progress towards the […]

BIR forces public relations for first Global Recycling Day

In 2016, BIR launched the project of organising a Global Recycling Day. Now BIR presents a brochure to its members attending the 2016 World Recycling Convention (Round-Table Sessions) in Amsterdam. Furthermore a dedicated website will be filled with more information on actions, stakeholders, supporters, campaigns etc. Additionally, a ‘Online Petition’ is aiming to dramatically increase […]

Alternative Energy in Ukraine: New Opportunities for Potential Investors

The feed-in tariffs for electricity from renewable sources – including biomass – are the main attraction. Author: Igor Dykunskyy, LL.M., DLF attorneys-at-law Alternative energy sector in Ukraine is considered by many as one of the most fast-growing and attractive industries for investment. This is explained by the fact of favourable geographical conditions in Ukraine, introduction […]

Colombian Egg Producer Invests in German Energy Plant Technology

The German company Weltec Biopower will build an anaerobic digestion plant for Colombia‘s largest egg producer. The 800-kW biogas plant is to be brought on line in early 2017. In terms of the feedstock input, the operator Incubadora Santander, which produces about 3.5 million eggs a day, plans to make use of the co-digestion of […]

Mexico’s First Commercial Waste to Energy Facility Started Up

The facility which is running in Hermosillo, Sonora, began to take shape two years ago, when the company Promotora Ambiental SAB de CV (PASA) set out to enter the waste to energy (WtE) market. With more than 6,500 employees, a fleet of over 2,000 vehicles and 43 waste management facilities in Mexico, the firm handles […]

New Landfill Compactor

The new Cat 816K landfill compactor builds on the established performance, durability, and reliability that the model 816 has demonstrated since 1972. “The new K Series model, designed with heavy-duty main structures that support multiple life cycles, features a fuel-efficient Cat C7.1 Acert engine, single-lever steering, pressurized cab, and wheel/tip options that provide extended service […]

High-Performance Machinery

On the international scene, and in solid urban and industrial waste treatment in particular, Italian-based company Forrec stands out for its ability to provide its partners with a truly effective solution to their needs: its experience in the sector and the technical expertise of its research and development department guarantee a tailor-made answer to every […]

VacuDry Drilling Mud Treatment Plant Delivered to Baku

The VacuDry by econ industries is a proven and resource-conserving technology. But the delivery of the two VacuDry 2×12,000 plants for drilling mud to Baku, Azerbaijan was a special event. Equipment was stowed right up to the top in no less than 48 standard containers, each 40 feet long. Further system components were packed in […]

Eddy Current Separators “Made in Spain”

Eddy current separators are widely used to recover non ferrous metals in different industries. Felemamg, a Spanish manufacturer of magnetic solutions for over 45 years, has extensive experience in the provision of equipment for waste treatment facilities in Spain and abroad. The company realizes two concepts with regard to eddy current separators. On one side, […]

Chinese Waste to Be Treated with European Technology

A pre-treatment plant for household waste was ordered for the south-east of China from the Austrian-German technology firm Redwave. By using mechanical biological treatment (MBT), it will dry and sort the waste for a local waste-to-energy (WTE) plant. The capacity of the facility will amount to 650,000 tons annually respectively 1,800 tons per day. The […]

IMPACTPapeRec: Project Conference and Informative Meeting

The European project IMPACTPapeRec will organize its “Project Conference and Informative Meeting” to be held on 24 January in Barcelona, Spain. Personnel involved in recycling and sustainability issues working in the paper industry, EU municipalities, waste management companies, policy makers, standardization bodies and citizen associations are invited to join this event to learn more and […]

New System for Fiber and Film Sorting

According to Bulk Handling Systems (BHS), there is a way to get pure fibers and films. An intelligent combination of sensor-based sorting technology and air technology is able to help recycling companies throughout the world “achieve ground-breaking recovery and purity results in some of the most complex and challenging plastics or fiber recycling applications”, the […]

Demand for Copper Could Increase by 213 to 341 Percent

Global demand for copper could increase by up to 341 percent by 2050, and energy use is likely to increase with it – rising to a possible 2.4 percent of global energy demand in 2050, according to new researches. Policy actions to avoid such drastic changes could include improving copper recycling and using renewable technologies. […]

Cuba’s Recycling Industry: Slowly Requested by Foreign Investors

In 2007, the comprehensive “Study on Integrated Management Plan Final Report of Municipal Solid Waste in Havana City“ put it to the point: “The recycling activity in Cuba is being fully managed and controlled by UERMP (Association of Enter­prises for the Recovery of Raw Materials) […]. The recyclables are presently collected and sold to markets […]

Sustainable Phosphorus Use

Recycling waste from farming and mining could help improve the sustainable use of phosphorus, a recent study suggests. The researches traced the stocks and flows of phosphorus over a 50 year period to reveal changing patterns of global phosphorus use. The study evaluated the past global supply, demand and depletion of phosphorus resources and modelled […]