Taiwan’s E-Waste Recycling

Taiwan’s progress achieved in e-waste recycling reflects a documentary, which was jointly produced by the National Geographic Channel and the Taiwanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA). Since its debut in October last year, the film has been shown in more than 40 countries, Taiwan Today reported. According to the information, the documentary titled “Megastructures: Urban […]

Taiwan: New Recycling Fee Rate Discount Measures

To encourage manufacturers to design environmentally friendly products, the Taiwanese Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) has tightened the eligibility criteria for discounted recycling fee rates. Since January this year, a 15 percent discount is given to all Green Mark products. As for IT products, only those that carry the Green Mark or the Energy Saving Label […]

Beijing Enterprises Holding Buys German Company

Chinese Beijing Enterprises Holding Limited, controlled by the Beijing Municipal Government, has reached an agreement with EQT Infrastructure II, a fund owned by the global private equity group EQT, to buy the German company EEW Energy from Waste. The agreement is only subject to clearance under the German Foreign Trade and Payments Ordinance. The transaction […]

USA: New Single-Stream Material Recovery Facility for Chicagoland

Since several weeks Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS) operates its new material recovery facility in the village of Forest View, Illinois. Receiving 110,000 tons per year of residential and commercial material from the Chicagoland area, the company also serves all 605 Chicago public schools and eight city colleges. The single stream system, which LRS officially opened […]

Maximum Storage Capacity with Legioblock

Legioblock is a flexible construction system which creates maximum storage capacity for your waste, bulk and recycling materials. Each product has its own specific characteristics, such as density and angle of repose. All these aspects have an effect on the storage height and therefore maximum capacity. “With Legioblock we are able to construct different types […]

Europe: Revised Guidelines on Paper for Recycling Quality Control

According to the Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI), the revised guidelines include also recommendations for Paper for Recycling suppliers and paper mills. “The objective of the guidelines publication is to achieve greater harmonization, to improve the implementation of the EN 643 Standard and to facilitate commercial relationships between paper mills and paper for recycling […]

USA: Paper Mills Prefer Separately Collected Recovered Paper

Paper mills using recovered fiber as feedstock, reject the use of recovered paper sorted from “one-bin programs”, reported the Washington-based Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) in February this year. This is the main result of a survey of paper mill buyers in North America who are responsible for sourcing recovered fiber for their paper […]

Investment Opportunities in Georgia

The Caucasus republic Georgia is on its way to build up a sustainable waste management. With the support of foreign donors the country plans to establish modern regional landfills, build up environmentally friendly transfer stations for waste, invest in new waste containers and refuse vehicles as well as implement projects regarding waste separation, treatment, conditioning […]

Global Electronic Scrap Recycling Market Expected to Reach 34.32 Billion US-Dollar

According to a new report published by market intelligence company Transparency Market Research, the global electronic scrap recycling market is growing rapidly. In 2014 this segment was worth 11.03 billion US-Dollar, and the prospects for the future are even better. The report “Electronic Scrap Recycling Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and […]

Opportunities in India

In February this year, the “Make in India“ week was a flagship event that was aimed at propelling the Indian economy by forging foreign engagement with Indian industry in the form of partnerships and investments. During this advertising campaign by the Indian government hundreds of posters placed in strategic locations across the main cities in […]

China Has Plenty of Opportunities

According to China’s “Medium and Long-Term Development Plan for Renewable Resources Recycling Systems (2015 – 2020)”, the investment of all types of domestic and foreign capital in the recovery, sorting, and processing of renewable resources is encouraged. As reported, the concept was issued by the Chinese Ministry of Commerce along with the National Development and […]