Sustainability is Increasingly Core to Business Strategy

State of Green Business 2017: New assessment of the progress by companies around the world in addressing their energy, waste, water, greenhouse gas and other impacts. According to British company Trucost, enterprises and investors increasingly understand the fundamental importance of sustainable business and are taking action to reduce their environmental impacts. This is the message […]

China to Recycle 350 Million Tons of Waste by 2020

According to the State Council of the People’s Republic, China is expected to recycle 350 million tons of waste resources including steel, nonferrous metals, plastic and paper annually by 2020, according to an official guideline. By 2020, the country plans to develop a sophisticated system for renewable resources: It intends to use 150 million tons […]

Unilever Commits to Recyclable Plastic Packaging

The international company invites collective action from fast-moving consumer goods industry to be fully circular on plastic packaging. In January, the Dutch-British concern Unilever has committed to ensure that all of its plastic packaging is fully reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025. As part of this, it will publish the full range of plastics materials […]

Industry Backs Plan to Recycle 70 Percent of Plastic Packaging Waste Globally

More than 40 industry leaders have endorsed a new action plan to tackle global plastic issues, and have begun working together to create a more effective global system for plastics. The action plan is presented in “The New Plastics Economy: Catalysing Action”, a new study by the World Economic Forum and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation […]

BIR announces 18-3-2018 as the date of the first Global Recycling Day!

Ranjit Baxi, President of the Bureau of International Recycling world body, announces today that the first Global Recycling Day will take place on March 18th 2018. The day also marks the 70th anniversary of the creation of BIR. “I am delighted to be announcing this very important date,” said Mr Baxi.  “We want to use […]

USA: Public Company Boosts Recycling

According to market research of Arizona-based Republic Services, Inc., nine out of ten Americans want recycling services, and they are willing to pay for it. For this reason, the public company has grown its recycling capabilities in several markets across the USA. As reported by special interest media, Republic Services collects and processes roughly 5 […]

Germany Offers Know How for Environmental Protection

In order to encourage projects of German companies and institutions and for the purpose of spreading environmental knowledge, environmental awareness as well as technical know-how in other countries, the German environmental department presented the “export initiative environmental technology“. Furthermore, this initiative plays an important part in encouraging the mediation and application of globally uniform environmental […]

Malaysian Ministry Intends to Promote Recycled Products

The Malaysian Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) intends to promote locally-made recycled or green products for the local market. As reported, not many locals appreciate recycled materials produced by local companies.   “People often talk about pollution  and plastic waste impact, but when we mention recycled products, they do not really value them […]

China-based Steel Producer Invests in Nigeria

According to media reports, Chinese HongXing Steel Company Limited has invested 100 million Dollar to establish two manufacturing plants, located in Aba, Abia State capital (Nigeria). It was intended that the projects are completed by the end of the first quarter of 2017. End of December last year, the project had achieved 70 percent completion, […]

Spanish Company Expands Its Biomass Power Plants

The Spanish firm Ence – Energía y Celulosa intends to purchase the stake of Endesa – a leading operator in the Spanish electricity sector – in the renewable energy generation plants with biomass of Enemasa (Ciudad Real) and La Loma (Jaén), in which the company held 68.4 percent and 64.1 percent, respectively. According to the […]

British Company is Looking for Investors

MacRebur Limited is a company that holds the United Kingdom and European patent on the method and recipe of mixing waste plastics with bitumen, and a “magic formula”, to produce a new asphalt road material. Its first creation is called Plasmac. According to the company’s homepage, compared to current British standard asphalt (sometimes called tar) […]

Investment in Circular Economy in India Creates Benefits for All

A circular economy development path in India could create annual value of rupee 14 lakh crore (US-Dollar 218 billion) in 2030 and rupee 40 lakh crore (US-Dollar 624 billion) in 2050 compared with the current development scenario. By adopting circular economy approaches, businesses could achieve material cost savings and increase their profits by lowering virgin […]

Investment Plan for Europe

There are opportunities for investors in the EU and aboard: The Plan is intended to trigger 315 billion Euro in investment by 2018. It also applies to investments in the Circular Economy. The European Commission and the European Investment Bank (EIB) proposed the Investment Plan for Europe in November 2014 as an initiative to fight […]

Rockster Demo Show in China

On 11 January 2017, the first Rockster Demo Show in China has been organized in Chengdu at the Rockster-customers location, a beautiful place in South West China. A total of around 80 dealers and target customers coming from all over Chinese provinces and areas joined this event in Chengdu. The Austrian company Kormann Rockster Recycler […]

Enviro Receives EU Trademark Approval

The Swedish company Scandinavian Enviro Systems AB has received approval of the brand EnviroCB by the EU’s intellectual property authority EUIPO. As a valid EU trademark, the brand is protected in all 28 EU countries. According to the Swedish firm, “Enviro is so far the only company in the world we know of that supplies […]