China Bets on Circular Economy

From the Chinese ministry of economy‘s viewpoint, the national recycling industry has achieved progresses – in parallel to the country‘s emerging rebuilding towards a resource saving and environmentally friendly society. “Presently, there are a total of more than 100,000 recycle enterprises in China, recycling iron and steel scrap, waste plastics, nonferrous metal scrap, waste paper, […]

Green Fence Recycling Corporation Invests in South Carolina

Green Fence Recycling Corporation, a startup recycling firm established in 2014, is investing 2.5 million US-Dollar in a new facility. It is planned that the enterprise will create 40 jobs in Mullins (Marion County, South Carolina) over the next five years. The 65,000-square-foot facility was expected to be fully operational in February 2016. Green Fence […]

Ethiopian Cement Company Gets Energy from Waste

The Egyptian Company for Solid Waste Recycling (ECARU), a subsidiary of Qalaa Holdings’ Tawazon, will supply Ethiopia’s Messebo Cement Company with a waste to thermal energy solution. As reported, it has signed a five-year contract with Ethiopia’s Messebo Cement to supply Biomass which will be used as a source of energy to replace coal gradually. […]

Averda with Operations in the Republic of Congo

This year, the Lebanon-based waste management group Averda has launched its operations in the Republic of Congo, which started in August 2015, during a formal reception attended by representatives of the Congolese Government and Brazzaville Municipality. Since April the company is responsible for the cleanliness of the capital’s nine districts. “In January 2016, Averda has […]

Hong Kong: Suez Renews Contract with Shatin Transfer Station

The Paris headquartered Suez environnement SAS has renewed the contract to design, modify and operate the Shatin Transfer Station in Hong Kong. The new contract covers an operational period of ten years with a contract value of about 54 million Euro. As reported by the French-based company, the Shatin Transfer Station currently has a design […]

The Chinese Way to Recycle Carbon Fiber Waste

According to Chinese media reports, a team of researchers from Shanghai Jiao Tong University has developed a new technology and equipment for recycling carbon fiber composite waste material. The total amount of carbon fiber composite waste material in the world is expected to reach 50,000 metric tons by 2020. As reported, the amount of carbon […]

PV Module Take-Back and Recycling in Japan

Since March this year, PV CYCLE’s take-back and recycling solution for electronic and electrical solar energy equipment is also available in Japan. The Belgium headquartered industrial association offers its waste management service for production and post-consumer waste to Japanese companies and commercial owners. “The Japanese PV market is the natural fit for our expansion to […]

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 […]