Singapore Offers Many Opportunities

Companies wanting to invest in the Republic of Singapore face favorable conditions. As reported by the online edition of Singapore-based newspaper “The Straits Time”, the city-state‘s economy performed in 2017 much better than expected. Therefore, the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) upgraded its 2017 full-year gross domestic product (GDP) forecast to three or 3.5 […]

Metalface is joining individuals and businesses across the world to celebrate Global Recycling Day

Metalface – the world’s largest online network of metal recyclers, will be joining individuals, communities and businesses across the world on March 18th, to showcase the importance recycling plays in preserving the future of our planet. On this day, people around the world will come together for the first ever Global Recycling Day. Global Recycling […]

Global Recycling Day: Cities across the world are announcing their plans

Cities across the world are announcing their plans to celebrate Global Recycling Day with just two weeks until the inaugural event. The initiative from the Bureau for International Recycling (BIR) will call on the world to think “resource” not “waste” when it comes to recycling and encourage people to think of recycling in a new […]

Solid Waste Management Market to Grow

Solid Waste Management Market will exceed 340 billion US-Dollar by 2024, as reported in the latest study by Global Market Insights, Inc. According to the information, ongoing adoption of optimized treatment techniques coupled with rising environmental concerns will drive the solid waste management market size. Increasing generation of municipal solid waste owing to large scale […]

Which waste management companies plan to extend their market in SE Europe?

Composting, waste-to-energy, recycling industrial, agriculture, construction and e-waste, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, modernization of waste collection sites – these are some of the priorities of the national programs for more sustainable and professional waste management in the countries of South-East Europe. For 9th year in a row one event gives an opportunity to the internationally […]

Team behind Global Recycling Day ask world leaders to put recycling commitments on their New Year’s resolution list

World leaders are being asked to put recycling at the top of their 2018 New Year’s resolution list, by commiting to seven changes to help save the planet. The first ever Global Recycling Day, to be held on March 18, is an international initiative, designed by the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) to raise awareness of […]

Ecomondo 2017: The circular economy in the spotlight

The priority commitments for the Green and Circular economy of the European Commission were the highlights of expo contents and events at Ecomondo and Key Energy, which ended yesterday at Rimini Expo Centre. The event organized by Italian Exhibition Group, ended after being attended by more than 116,000 visitors – a plus of 10 percent […]

BIR E-Scrap Committee: 50 percent of the world’s e-scrap will arise in the Asia-Pacific region

Brussels – The BIR E-Scrap Committee’s meta study of reliable generation and flow data is already in draft form and will be published in the coming months to give an opportunity for all interested parties to digest its contents ahead of a full discussion at its May 2018 meeting in Barcelona. So said E-Scrap Committee […]

BIR International Environment Council: China needs to understand “we are the good guys”

Brussels – BIR’s International Environment Council (IEC) meeting in New Delhi was devoted almost entirely to the issue that is preoccupying great swathes of the recycling industry: China’s import ban affecting certain secondary raw materials. During a panel discussion moderated by BIR World President Ranjit Singh Baxi in the absence of IEC’s Chairman Olivier François […]

BIR: Latest statistics indicate year-on-year crude steel production increase

Brussels – At the recently finished BIR World Recycling Convention in New Delhi Rolf Willeke, statistics advisor of the BIR Ferrous Division, summarised the main findings on world steel recycling in his January-June 2017 update presentation. Figures for the first six months of 2017 confirm an increase in global crude steel production of around 4.5 […]

BIR Non-Ferrous Metals Division: India will increase aluminium scrap imports

Brussels — India’s demand for secondary aluminium will increase by 8 – 10 percent per year, mainly boosted by the country’s rapidly-growing automotive industry, according to Akshay Agarwal. The Executive Director of Century Metal Recycling, a major producer of aluminium and zinc die-casting alloys and India’s largest aluminium scrap importer, told delegates at the October […]

BIR Plastics Committee: Exporters catch “pneumonia” over China import ban

Brussels – The plastics recycling industry had become “insanely dependent” on China and so its recently-announced import ban has left suppliers in other parts of the world not so much with a cold but rather with “pneumonia”, argued BIR Plastics Committee Chairman Surendra Borad Patawari of Gemini Corporation at its latest meeting, held in New […]

BIR Textiles Division: Rising pressure on India’s textile recyclers

Brussels – India’s textiles recycling sector employs more than one million people and, each year, turns over around US-$ 2 billion in processing some 5 million tonnes of material. But despite these “astounding numbers” in terms of social and economic contribution, the sector is under pressure from increasing labour costs, a freight cost disadvantage, ageing […]

BIR Tyres & Rubber Committee: Still discussions on alleged health risk from crumb rubber

Brussels – “Extremely negative” publicity continues to surround the use of tyre-derived crumb rubber in synthetic turf despite all studies worldwide having arrived at the conclusion that there is no risk to human health. At the BIR Tyres & Rubber Committee meeting in New Delhi on October 15, its Chairman Barend Ten Bruggencate of Dutch […]

Stainless steel: Uncertainties persist despite improved market conditions, BIR was told

Brussels – India ranks as the world’s number one importer and consumer of stainless steel scrap not only because of the amount of stainless steel produced in India – it is second only to China – but also because of the very high proportion of scrap to primary use in its production mix. This was […]