India to Ban Single-Use Plastic by 2022

India announced to eliminate all single-use plastics from the country by 2022, media in India, Europe and America reported. Presumably, in India the annual average per capita consumption of plastic is at 11 kilograms – the global average amounts to 28 kilograms per person. The country generates about 25,000 tons of plastic waste every day. […]

Ikea and Neste Are Working on Fossil-Free Plastics

Swedish-founded furniture retailer Ikea wants to have a positive impact on people and the planet while growing the business, which includes using more renewable and recycled materials and explore new materials for its products. As part of this journey, the company is working to change all of the plastic used in Ikea products to plastic […]

Investments in Tunisia

The European Union, the Union for the Mediterranean, the European Investment Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development have launched a project for the environmental clean-up of Lake Bizerte in northern Tunisia and the depollution of the Mediterranean. With a total budget of more than 90 million Euro over a five-year period (starting […]

Aircraft Recycling in China

According to the Chinese state news agency Xinhua, aircraft now can be recycled at a new facility that became operational in June this year. It is located in Harbin, capital of northeast China’s Heilongjiang province. The recycling and building base can handle 20 aircraft per year and the Aircraft Recycling International (ARI), a company headquartered […]

Digitalization Trends and the Global Waste Recycling Market

According to the international research and consulting company Frost & Sullivan, smart bins, robotic sorting, mobile applications, smart trucks, and analytical tools as well as optimization software solutions are creating new growth opportunities. Frost & Sullivan’s analysis, titled “The Impact of Digital Transformation on the Waste Recycling Industry”, finds that the adoption of advanced technologies, […]

The Green Bond Opportunity

According to the Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (BNY Mellon), the global green bond market continues to see significant growth; it is also attracting a larger and wider issuer base. This progression reflects 155.5 billion US-Dollar in labeled green bonds, “incorporated into a larger 895 billion US-Dollar universe of climate-aligned bonds that contribute to […]

Germany: GreenTech for Sustainable Development

The German Federal Environment Ministry presented the “GreenTech Atlas 2018”. In the view of the ministry, this publication confirms that green products and services are on the rise with a global market volume of 3,200 billion euros in 2016. This share is likely to increase by 6.9 percent annually to amount to 5,900 billion euros […]

New Statistics on Global E-Scrap Quantities: A Big Business

The Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) commissioned a new report, which was published at the world recycling organization’s latest convention, held in Barcelona in May this year. End-of-Life electrical and electronic equipment (EoL-EEE) is currently considered to be one of the fastest growing waste streams worldwide, growing at three to five percent per year, especially […]

The Sector and the Investment Plan for Europe

The Investment Plan for Europe, the so-called Juncker Plan, has three objectives: to remove obstacles to investment; to provide visibility and technical assistance to investment projects; and to make smarter use of financial resources. The three elements of the plan are: ■ First, the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), which provides an EU guarantee […]

Fully Recyclable, Enormously Energy Efficient and Ready for Carsharing: Noah

The circular economy was a leading concept during his design process: According to his developers at the Eindhoven University of Technology, Noah now represents the world’s first circular and fully recyclable car. The two-seater is running entirely on electricity; his chassis, body panels and interior are made from a bio-composite with flax as the main […]

Plastics Recycling Awards Europe Honor Successful Recycling Innovations

Plastics Recyclers Europe has announced the winners of the first Plastics Recycling Awards Europe on 25th of April in Amsterdam. “The very high standard and number of entries we received for each category is a testament to the growing range of consumer and industrial applications in which recycled plastics and recycling technology are being used. […]

Thailand Hit by the Coming Tidal Wave of Western Waste

South and Southeast Asian nations could become the next after Thailand to be hit by a tidal wave of electronic and plastic wastes, the Basel Action Network has warned. The BAN warning follows the dramatic decision by China to block imports of waste. Even before this decision, Chinese waste traders, facing increasing import restrictions, moved […]

Metso Reported Growth in Global Market Share

Finland-based Metso Corporation experienced substantial growth in orders for its metal recycling solutions during 2017. As reported, the orders further expand Metso‘s installed base globally, including major orders for China and Europe. The customers range from large, multinational scrapyards and leading players in the steel industry, to local, family-run metal waste scrap processors. According to […]

Nestro Introduces Important Components for the Recycling Industry

On the IFAT Nestro Lufttechnik GmbH presents itself in hall B5 on booth 153. Due to the worldwide growing consumption of raw materials and the increase of waste at the same time emphasizes the enourmous importance recycling continues to have. On the other hand, overcapacities in this sector is leading to cut-throat competition, which can […]

New Drum Screen with Retrofitting Possibilities

With the drum screen Basic 518, German-based company Doppstadt places a basic solution for small and medium municipal environmental services and recycling plants on the market. For enterprises looking for an efficient basic solution for the screening of medium quantities of light materials, the Doppstadt product range now includes a machine solution with retrofitting possibilities […]