Exploring the Changes in Scrap Metal Sorting

According to a 2017 report from the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), the United States recycles 150 million metric tons of scrap materials annually. This volume includes 85 million tons of iron and steel, 5.5 million tons of aluminum, 1.8 million tons of copper, two million tons of stainless steel, 1.2 million tons of […]

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 […]

Hong Kong: Government Considers Plastic Bottles Deposit Scheme

According to “South China Morning Post”, a deposit scheme is considered to boost the incentive for Hong Kong citizens to recycle plastic bottles. As reported, the government is also considering “actively collecting waste plastic bottles” from the community, “instead of relying on contractors who have long been reluctant to handle such waste due to its […]

EPS-SURE: European Project to Recycle Fish Boxes

The project, which was started in 2017, counts a budget of 1.5 million Euro and has obtained a grant of the European Commission through the European LIFE+ Program. As reported by Coexpan, a Spanish company specialized in the manufacturing of rigid plastic sheets and thermoformed products for the food industry, the “LIFE EPS-SURE 2017-2020” Project […]

Singapore: Researchers Turn Fashion Waste into Multifunctional Material

A research team from the National University of Singapore (NUS) Faculty of Engineering has developed a method to convert cotton-based fabric waste, such as unwanted clothing, into highly compressible and ultralight cotton aerogels. According to the information provided by the university, aerogels are among the lightest materials in the world and are highly porous with […]

New Catalysts for Fuel Cells

Catalysts for anion exchange membrane fuel cells do not have to be expensive. Scientists from the University of Surrey (located in the South East of England) – in cooperation with colleagues from Queen Mary University of London – have produced non-metal electro-catalysts for anion exchange membrane fuel cells by using a cheap clay material called […]

Big Business Opportunities for Recycling of Nutrients Possible

When the inputs of fertilizers to soil exceed the off-take of nutrient, the resulting surplus represents a potential risk to the environment. Not a decade ago, the surplus of nitrogen in agricultural land in the EU 27 amounted to 49 – 80 kg per hectare, whereas the surplus of phosphorus reached 1.8 – 8 kg […]

Bulgaria Is Progressing in Waste Management

As reported by Serbian-based online platform Balkan Green Energy News in November last year, Bulgaria’s environment ministry intends to build two waste treatment plants in the Sandanski municipality. According to the information, the project (worth a total of 4.75 million Euro) involves the construction of a composting plant (capacity: 2,623 tons per year) and an […]

Food Waste Management Market: Food Processing Waste to Grow

According to a report published by Future Market Insights (FMI), food processing waste – by waste generation type – is anticipated to retain its dominance by securing 35 billion US-Dollar by the end of the forecast period in 2027. This reflects a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.8 percent. The recent report on global […]

Singapore Offers Many Opportunities

Companies wanting to invest in the Republic of Singapore face favorable conditions. As reported by the online edition of Singapore-based newspaper “The Straits Time”, the city-state‘s economy performed in 2017 much better than expected. Therefore, the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) upgraded its 2017 full-year gross domestic product (GDP) forecast to three or 3.5 […]

Metalface is joining individuals and businesses across the world to celebrate Global Recycling Day

Metalface – the world’s largest online network of metal recyclers, will be joining individuals, communities and businesses across the world on March 18th, to showcase the importance recycling plays in preserving the future of our planet. On this day, people around the world will come together for the first ever Global Recycling Day. Global Recycling […]

Global Recycling Day: Cities across the world are announcing their plans

Cities across the world are announcing their plans to celebrate Global Recycling Day with just two weeks until the inaugural event. The initiative from the Bureau for International Recycling (BIR) will call on the world to think “resource” not “waste” when it comes to recycling and encourage people to think of recycling in a new […]

Solid Waste Management Market to Grow

Solid Waste Management Market will exceed 340 billion US-Dollar by 2024, as reported in the latest study by Global Market Insights, Inc. According to the information, ongoing adoption of optimized treatment techniques coupled with rising environmental concerns will drive the solid waste management market size. Increasing generation of municipal solid waste owing to large scale […]

Which waste management companies plan to extend their market in SE Europe?

Composting, waste-to-energy, recycling industrial, agriculture, construction and e-waste, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, modernization of waste collection sites – these are some of the priorities of the national programs for more sustainable and professional waste management in the countries of South-East Europe. For 9th year in a row one event gives an opportunity to the internationally […]