Arrow Value Recovery Opens Sales Office in China

In May this year U.S.-based Arrow Electronics, Inc. opened a new Arrow Value Recovery sales office in Shenzhen, China. According to the company, it will support the full value recovery portfolio, including all IT asset disposition and reverse logistics services, and will work closely with Arrow’s new facility in Singapore. The facility in Singapore “provides […]

Latest Version of National Inventory of Hazardous Wastes Released

In the People’s Republic of China, the 2016 National Inventory of Hazardous Wastes was enforced as of August 1, 2016. “Since the original version was prepared in 2008, the National Inventory of Hazardous Wastes has played an essential role in supporting the hazardous waste management in China,” the Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) reported. […]

USA: Glass Recycling Coalition Launched

The Glass Recycling Coalition (GRC) is a group of organizations that will collaborate on efforts to make glass recycling work in the country. The Glass Packaging Institute (GPI), along with beverage companies including Diageo and New Belgium Brewing, and the glass processing and recycling industry, are joining forces to create the U.S. Glass Recycling Coalition. […]

Circular Economy for Paper: Better Design and Management Guidelines

There is a new publication on paper recycling, compiled in collaboration with the European paper industry. The Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI) was invited to collaborate with the World Economic Forum, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and the McKinsey Center for Business and Environment on Circular Economy to produce a white paper with guidelines on […]

EBRD Acquires Stake in Şişecam’s Turkish Glass Recycling Arm

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is stepping up its cooperation with Turkish glass producer Şişecam in a move to help Turkey increase its glass recycling rate and boost its circular economy. The Bank is acquiring a minority stake in Şişecam Çevre Sistemleri A.Ş., a newly established recycling arm of Şişecam. EBRD is […]

Australia: Solar Panel Recycling is an Emerging Business

The Australian solar panel recycling company Reclaim PV is looking to scale up production as the number of broken and end of life systems mounts.  As reported by Australian media, the Adelaide-based company has teamed up with major solar panel manufacturers who distribute in Australia and is refining its processes as well as lobbying for […]

USA: Austin-based Company to Build a Magnet Recycling Plant

Urban Mining Company – developers of the proprietary Magnet-to-Magnet recycling process – have completed a 25 million US-Dollar “Series A financing” for the construction and operation of a magnet recycling and manufacturing facility at its headquarters in Austin, Texas. “The first step towards commercializing our technology is capital intensive”,  commented Scott Dunn, CEO of the […]

New Electronic Waste Processing Plant for Qatar

By the end of this year, modern technique will ensure that worn out electric and electronic devices will be recycled without harming the environment in the emirate of Qatar. In April, the German-based Sicon GmbH received an order for the delivery of a two-staged processing plant of the model “SICON-e” for electric and electronic waste […]

New Logistics Model Developed

The German-based Deutsche Post DHL Group has collaborated with Cranfield University and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Circular Economy 100 initiative to develop a new logistics model to support efforts to expand the circular economy. In a new report published in April – “Waste not, want not. Capturing the value of the circular economy through reverse […]

Second life for electric vehicle batteries: Hong Kong asks for innovative ideas

The Hong Kong Environment Bureau (ENB) has launched an International Competition on Second Life for Retired Batteries from Electric Vehicles (EV) to help identify innovative and practical ideas for second-life applications of retired EV batteries. In Hong Kong, the Government’s promotion of EV has led to an almost 60-fold increase in the EV population in […]

Global Recycled Plastic and Plastic Waste to Oil Market

According to a new report, published by Transparency Market Research (TMR), the global recycled plastic and plastic waste to oil market is primarily driven by the rising need to find sustainable unconventional sources of oil. “Since plastics are derived from petroleum, they can be reconstituted to obtain oil. This process has become vital in today‘s […]

Malaysia: Exports from Automotive Recycling Industry Will Grow

According to Malaysian Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Ahmad Maslan, the country‘s export of components from the automotive recycling industry is expected to reach more than 511 million US-Dollar (or two billion Malaysian Ringgit) in 2020 through the involvement of 200 remanufacturing companies. The export of such products to Africa, Pakistan and the […]

Solvay Realizes Airbag Recycling

Recycling used car airbags is for sure a business opportunity. In Europe alone, there is up to 10,000 tons of post-industrial airbag waste per year. Worldwide, more than 125,000 tons of end-of-life waste ends up being land filled. In the view of the fact that over 70 percent of car airbags are made of silicon-coated […]

Vehicle Airbags: Shredder Operators Have to Be Careful

During the BIR World Recycling Convention & Exhibition in Berlin, organized by the Bureau of International Recycling, the Shredder Committee recommended to improve work safety in shredder plants. According to board member George Adams Jr. of the US-based SA Recycling, vehicle airbags constituted “a big issue for the shredder industry to worry about” and merited […]

Latin America: A Market with Great Potential

At the recent World Recycling Convention in Berlin, the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) staged another meeting of its Latin America Committee (LAC). The gathering provided an opportunity to foster relationships between people already active in the Latin American market and those interested in developing trading links with a region which – according to LAC […]