New Recycling Plant for Contaminated Steel Scrap

Dutch Purified Metal Company (PMC) starts the construction of the plant in Delfzijl, The Netherlands. In July this year, Purified Metal Company has completed the financing for the construction of a large-scale state-of-the-art processing plant that is to recycle contaminated steel scrap (for example asbestos and other toxic materials). According to Berlin-based EIT RawMaterials (initiated […]

A German-Hungarian Strategic Partnership for Plastic Recycling

German APK AG and Hungarian MOL Group have signed a strategic cooperation agreement in August this year. As a first step, the Hungarian partner will support the completion of APK’s plant located in Merseburg, which will serve as a pilot for the German company’s solvent-based process called Newcycling. As reported, this technique enables the recovery […]

Patented Aerosol Recycling Technology also in Australia and New Zealand

The Netherlands-based company Despray B.V. has announced that it has officially appointed the Australian JDM Aust Pty Ltd as its exclusive sales and service representative for Despray patented Aerosol recycling technology in Australia and New Zealand. According to Despray, the company’s technology allows safe recycling of aerosol cans in a non-explosive atmosphere. The closed system […]

Firm Raised Money to Install Recycling Machines in China

As reported by media, the Chinese online smart recycling platform Xiaohuanggou has raised money (converted in about 164 million US-Dollar) from Beijing-headquartered asset management firm Zhongzhi Enterprise Group. The company, established in 2017, belongs to Paithink Group, an investment company, and intends to place one million recycling stations across the People’s Republic of China in […]

Joined Forces for the Australian Waste Equipment Market

Superior Pak, Australia’s largest manufacturer and servicer of mobile waste equipment, has announced a joint venture with German Faun Group. The Australian company works with vehicle suppliers such as Iveco, Dennis Eagle, Mercedes-Benz, Scania, Isuzu Trucks, Hino, Fuso, Volvo and DAF. The head office is located in Brisbane, with its manufacturing center based in Bundaberg […]

Exide Industries Erects New Battery Recycling Plant in India

Exide Industries Ltd, India‘s largest manufacturer of lead-acid storage batteries and power storage solutions provider, invests in building a battery recycling plant in Haldia (West Bengal) and expands its existing facility to manufacture Nickel-Cadmium batteries. As reported by Indian media in August this year, the greenfield battery recycling plant will be equipped with European technology. […]

Mongolia Considers Tax Reductions on Recycling Plants

As reported by Chinese news agency Xinhua, Mongolia considers reducing the tax on waste recycling plants by 50 percent. In this way the country wants to fight against climate change, pollution and environmental degradation, Mongolian Environment and Tourism Minister Namsrai Tserenbat was cited. According to the information, to tackle environmental issues caused by a build-up […]

Global Trends of Biomass and Waste-to-Energy Sector

The proportion of renewable energy generated by wind, solar, biomass and waste-to-energy, geo-thermal, marine and small hydro rose from 11 percent in 2016 to 12.1 percent in 2017, says a new comprehensive study by Frankfurt School/UNEP Centre/BNEF on “Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2018”. The upwards trend does not correspond to the development of […]

The Market for Energy from Waste Remains Dynamic

Even last year the number of garbage incinerators has been further increased. Since the beginning of 2015 more than 200 new facilities with a treatment capacity of more than 50 million tons per year have gone into operation. Around 70 percent of those capacities accounted for new building projects in China. Another ten percent accounted […]

Global Waste Recycling Market Outlook 2018

The analysis, conducted by global research and consulting firm Frost & Sullivan, revealed that IoT (Internet of Things), 3D printing, predictive analytics, and China’s ban on imported waste are to alter the state of the market worth 300.71 billion US-Dollar. According to its Global Waste Recycling Market Outlook 2018, last year close to 48.2 million […]

Finding Partners

There will be international matchmaking at the “Recycling-Technik” (recycling technology) exhibition, taking place in Dortmund on November 7 and 8, 2018. Promoting international co-opera­tion, strengthening of the domestic recycling industry as well as the strengthening of industry and research – these are the goals that the Zenit GmbH is pursuing by WFZruhr and the Enterprise […]

Logistics as Key Enabler for a Circular Economy

Future challenges in logistics and supply chain management: A whitepaper, published by Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics, introduces logistical trends supporting the transformation towards a Circular Economy. The principle of the Circular Economy is to keep raw materials as long as possible within the economic cycle generally free from waste and emission. To […]

Connecting Business and Investment Possibilities

There are several business platforms operating on the African continent, which help investors. One of them is “Invest Africa”, a result of the coming together of two organizations under this name in 2018: the “Business Council for Africa” (BCA) and “Invest Africa”. According to the organization’s homepage, the BCA was established in 1956 as the […]

Wind of Change in Africa

The African Union – the organization represents all sovereign states on the continent – has the vision that African countries will be recycling at least 50 percent of the urban waste they generate by 2023 and grow urban waste recycling industries. With an area of about 30,000,000 square kilometers and a growing population of more […]

Tremendous Business Opportunities in Africa

There are many reasons to invest in the countries of the African continent. According to the report “Africa Waste Management Outlook“, published this year by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the waste management practices on the continent are far from ideal: Backlogs in waste collection coverage and disposal to open dumps or unsanitary landfills […]