Development of Technology to Regenerate Single-use Plastics into High Strength Reinforced Plastics

Furukawa Electric has announced a new technology to regenerate single-use plastics and waste paper into high strength reinforced plastics using a unique single process. Collected post-consumer plastic is often mixed with paper and various types of plastic, resulting in low mechanical strength, and is unsuitable for material recycling. Due to this, majority of the collected […]

Powerful Drive for Recycling: EMZ Modernizes Shredder Plant for Metal Scrap with Special Motor

Metal recycling is one of the most important raw materials sources in Europe. Specifically shredder plants at scrap yards that shred whole cars, white goods or metal profiles are operating in this field. They ultimately prepare these parts for further processing. Availability and a good performance are decisive factors: Decons SAS, a successful and privately […]

Entsorga Starting Production of High Quality Alternative Fuel with 120,000 Tons per Year Plant in Martinsburg

Completing a path initiated several years ago, the plant is demonstrating for the first time in North America  a new more sustainable circular model for the waste and recycling industry in the US. By allowing to maximize recycling and recovery of a substantial portion of the municipal and commercial / industrial waste produced in Berkeley […]

Ranjit Baxi Sets 1 Billion Outreach Goal for Next Year’s Global Recycling Day

Dubbed the “United Nations of Recycling”, the World Council of Recycling Associations (WCRA) convened in Singapore on May 21 to hear about a hugely successful Global Recycling Day 2019. The event held on March 18 this year registered at least 275 media hits and racked up an outreach exceeding 687 million people around the world, […]

International Environment Council: New Listings for Plastics Waste

New listings agreed at the United Nations’ recent Basel Convention meeting in Geneva will effectively re-categorise non-hazardous plastic waste that is not recyclable or is difficult to recycle as requiring special consideration. This is almost certain to lead to a reduction in transboundary movements of these materials, it was reported by BIR’s Trade & Environment […]

International Trade Council: “We need to educate people that we are the solution,” insists outgoing BIR President

Recycling makes an annual contribution of US$ 350 billion to global GDP and this figure is forecast to rise to US$ 500 billion by 2025. By that same year, the recycling industry is likely to be responsible for the annual saving of a billion tonnes of carbon emissions. “This industry has a brilliant future,” declared […]

Tom Bird Carries “Great Optimism” into his Role as BIR’s Latest World President

With recycling representing “a major solution” to the problems of the environment, the recycling industry must strive to show the important role it is playing in safeguarding the future of the planet. So said the BIR’s new World President Tom Bird, Chief Operating Officer of Hong Kong-based Chiho Environmental Group. His initial two-year term was […]

General Assembly: Andy Wahl Appointed as Interim BIR Treasurer

Andreas “Andy” Wahl, President of TAV Holdings Inc. (USA), has been appointed as interim BIR Treasurer following the election of previous Treasurer Tom Bird as the global federation’s World President. Mr Wahl will fill this position until the end of the Treasurer’s mandate in May 2020. A familiar figure within BIR for many years, Andy […]

General Assembly: Tom Bird Elected New BIR President

At the 2019 General Assembly of the Bureau of International Recycling on Tuesday, 21 May 2019 in Singapore, the world recycling body elected its new President, the British national William T. Bird of Chiho Environmental Group. A long-standing and very active member of the organisation, Mr Bird was approved by the General Assembly for a […]

The UN’s Basel Convention Takes Significant Steps against Marine Plastics, Microplastics and Plastic Littering

BIR Trade & Environment Director Ross Bartley has attended marathon meetings of the Basel Convention in Geneva over the last two weeks. Countries across the world worked together to create a step-change in the Basel Convention itself in order to alleviate the damage plastic does to life in the oceans and on land. The significant […]

American Manganese Inc. Applies for Recycling Patents in Seven Countries

Larry W. Reaugh, President and Chief Executive Officer of American Manganese Inc. (“American Manganese” or “AMY” or the “Company”), is pleased to report the Company has filed National Phase Patent Applications for the Company’s flagship technology on recycling lithium-ion battery cathode materials.  Seven additional countries have been selected for National Phase Applications for the Company’s […]

Rulmeca Introduces New Generation of TM400 Motorized Pulleys: Even More Energy-Efficient, Service-Friendly and Safe

Rulmeca Germany presented its completely renewed TM400 motorized pulley generation at bauma 2019. Thanks to optimized components, the new motorized pulleys with a diameter of 400 millimeters are significantly more energy-efficient and service-friendly while offering even greater robustness and therefore plant uptime. Designed for the transport of bulk materials, the new motorized pulleys suit applications […]

LOACKER Swiss Recycling Has Taken Delivery of a REFLEX650 from COPEX

COPEX has just started a REFLEX mobile scrap shear with a cutting force of 650 tons on a customer’s site at which the Swiss recycler, a subsidiary of the Austrian LOACKER Group has won a major contract for the processing of railway material. At the request of its customer, COPEX has delivered and started the […]

Meet Metso at IFAT China: Growing Waste Recycling Requirements Call for Efficient and Reliable Shredding Solutions

Metso will present its wide waste recycling equipment and service offering at IFAT China 2019 taking place in Shanghai New International Expo Centre, on April 15-17. Metso experts at the event will showcase the M&J pre-shredding and fine-shredding solutions backed with an extensive range of support services that enable customers to achieve their production targets […]

World’s First 1 Tonne Electric Mini-Excavator from Bobcat

Bobcat has launched the world’s first 1 tonne electric mini-excavator at Bauma 2019. Combining zero emissions, low noise and a width of just 71 cm, Bobcat’s new E10e battery-powered, zero tail swing (ZTS) mini-excavator can easily pass through standard doors and in and out of lifts, making it ideal for indoor applications such as demolition […]