Dubai to Build the World’s Largest WtE-Plant

Dubai will have the largest plant in the Middle East to convert waste-to-energy, the official portal of the UAE (United Arab Emirates) Government had announced some time ago. Dubai Municipality has selected Swiss company Hitachi Zosen Inova in a joint venture with Belgium’s largest construction company BESIX Group to build the world’s largest energy-from-waste facility, […]

Chinese Company Finalist in the Award for Circular Economy Multinationals

Chinese Company GEM Co. Ltd. was awarded runner-up in the Award for Circular Economy Multinationals at the World Economic Forum in Davos (Switzerland), Chinese news agency Xinhua reported in January this year. In 2016, the company processed three million tons of waste, recycled 37 kinds of resources, and recovered 58 kinds of products. “At present, […]

EU to Support Northvolt’s European Battery Project

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved a loan request from Swedish company Nothvolt AB for the construction and operation of a first-of-a-kind demonstration plant in Västerås, Sweden, for the manufacturing of Lithium-Ion batteries. The loan of up to 52.5 million Euro is set to be supported by the European Commission through InnovFin under the […]

Tiger Depack by Cesaro Mac. Import: Separating Organic Waste

Tiger Depack by Cesaro Mac. Import: Designed to remove all types of packaging. Product manager Adrea Piccioni answered questions from GLOBAL RECYCLING. According to Cesaro Mac. Import, 2018 will be the “year of the Tiger”, when your company announced, that it will present a new Tiger Depack product range at IFAT. Which new features do […]

Dell Turns E-Waste into New Treasures

In January this year, the USA-based multinational computer technology company Dell and actress, entrepreneur and activist Nikki Reed were announcing a new limited-edition jewelry collection made in the USA and sourced from gold recovered from Dell’s recycling programs. According to the information, the collection includes 14- and 18-carat gold rings, earrings and cufflinks. It was […]

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 […]