Aluminium Cycle: Machining, Briquetting, Melting

High quality briquetting systems increase efficiency and yield. Aluminum‘s recycling cycle begins and ends in melting plants. In between, this light metal is machined in many different industrial operations of diverse branches and ideally is then pressed into a compact briquette using a briquetting system from German provider RUF. But where exactly are chips produced […]

Analyzing Shredded Scrap with Sicon’s EcoScan Online

Shredded scrap is widely common input material in the steel making process. Generally, shredded scrap is of a homogenous quality in terms of physical characteristics as well as chemical composition. Steel plants can optimize loading intervals and reduce tap-to-tap times by using shredded scrap which results in a better production performance while reducing specific energy […]

New Ash and Metal Recycling Plant in Denmark

In March this year, Danish company Meldgaard has opened its newest facility for the recycling of incineration ash and heavy metal processing in Kolding, Denmark. According to the information, the plant is the “newest of its kind in the world” and consolidates the company, which is processing more than 1.2 million tons of waste-to-energy ash […]

E-Waste: Collection and Shredding Alone Are Insufficient

Why is e-waste recyclate quality still being overlooked, and what is the answer to best practice? The recycling of e-waste is dominating the waste industry’s headlines at present, not least because updated legislation is continually coming into force. But there is more to e-waste (or WEEE) recycling progress than recovery rates alone. Marcus Brew, managing […]

Lead Recycling: Substantial Investment Is Needed

Lead has one of the highest recycling rates in the world and is also the most recycled of commonly used metals. According to the International Lead Association, the recycling rate in Europe and the USA reached 99 percent. But not so in Africa, Asia and Latin America: The Blacksmith Institute ranked the unsound recycling of […]

USA: Tetra Tech Reports Record Revenue

US-based global provider of consulting and engineering services Tetra Tech, Inc. has announced results for the third quarter ended on July 1, 2018. For the period from April to June, Tetra Tech achieved revenue of 765 million US-Dollar, up 12 percent year-over-year. For ongoing (1) operations, revenue totaled 761 million US-Dollar, and the revenue – […]

Hindalco to Aquire Aleris

India-based Hindalco’s wholly owned subsidiary Novelis Inc. – one of the world’s leaders in aluminum rolling and recycling – intends to purchase Aleris Corporation, a global aluminium rolled products provider headquartered in the USA, for 2.58 billion US-Dollar in a debt finance deal. According to Kumar Mangalam Birla, Chairman of Hindalco, the Novelis acquisition more […]

New York City’s Struggle Against Waste

In April this year, the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) released its “2017 NYC Residential, School, and NYCHA Waste Characterization Study” – according to the information, the latest look at what New Yorkers put in their trash, recycling, and organic bins. The major finding of the study, conducted over spring, summer and fall […]

Seychelles: The Islands Aim High Regarding their Waste

Blue lagoons, palm trees and offshore companies: They determined the image of the Seychelles. A few years ago, another central item came into focus: The rising level of prosperity created rising amounts of waste that flooded the local landfill. The archipelago in the Indian Ocean comprising 115 islands had – and has yet – to […]

Indorama Ventures Expands PET Recycling Capabilities

Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited, a global chemical producer headquartered in Thailand, has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Sorepla Industrie S.A., a plastics recycling facility in France. According to the information, Sorepla Industrie is one of the largest recyclers in Europe. The facility consists of three production lines: Recycled Polyethylene […]

Ivory Coast: Waste Management Is still a “Problem Child“

Ivory Coast has put an end to the past violence and political turbulence. According to the World Bank, the African country shows a GDP rate of eight percent last year and offers great opportunities for investment. But its waste management sector still needs help. In 2006, the waste management of the Ivory Coast attained sad […]

Trading Platform for Recovered Paper with Integrated Logistics Solution

Digital commerce is finding its way into recovered paper trading: The B2B-trading-platform merQbiz, launched in 2017 by German international operating engineering company Voith and US-based Boston Consulting Group Digital Ventures, has expanded its range. Since January, merQbiz and the American logistics provider C. H. Robinson cooperate. As a result, the platform includes integrated logistics solutions, […]

Kenya: Much Has to Be Done

The country takes first reliable steps to change its waste management. In 2010, a team of researchers published a paper on the possibilities of solid waste management in Kenya’s capital Nairobi. The description of the situation at the time included that only half of the estimated 3,000 tons of waste generated every day were collected, […]

Avery Dennison Joins the Plasticity Partner Program

USA-based Avery Dennison Corporation – a global company specializing in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of labeling and functional materials – has joined the Plasticity Partner Program. It has entered into a three-year agreement with Ocean Recovery Alliance, founders of Plasticity Forum. Over the three-year period Avery Dennison and Plasticity aim to […]

Cameroon: More Waste Creates More Recycling

The Republic of Cameroon faces the same challenges like many other developing countries. Waste management and recycling are not at the forefront of the Central African country, but they are becoming increasingly important. Economic growth as well as changing consumption and production patterns have resulted in rapid increasements in generation and use of plastics in […]