Waste Management in the Arab Region: Recycling on Trial

Increasing quantities of waste have become a problem for countries of the North African and Middle East nations, especially for more than half the region’s population living in urban centers and being affected by often seriously inadequate waste management systems. Whether these states are called the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), Gulf Cooperation Council […]

IKEA Holding Invests in Recycling Technology

Ingka Group (Ingka Holding B.V. and its controlled entities) has bought ownership stakes of two recycling technology providers in Europe. The management of Umincorp, a Dutch sorting technology provider, is convinced that the investment by Ingka Group enables them to take the next step in making their sorting solution for post-consumer mixed plastics available to […]

Continuous Development – Interview with Thomas Sörensson, the CEO of Scandinavian Enviro Systems AB.

Nowadays, Scandinavian Enviro Systems AB is best-known for efficient tire recycling as well as recovering valuable resources. Nevertheless, it all started in 2001 when the newly founded company was trying to further develop the CFC technology (Carbonization by Forced Convection) to enable the manufacture of products of very high quality. Since that time the Swedish […]

Taiwan: Heat Recovery ORC Power Plant from Biomass Fuel

After Malaysia, India, South Korea, The Philippines, Singapore, and Japan also Taiwan gets a Turboden ORC heat recovery plant. The new ORC*) plant – according to Turboden the biggest of its kind in Taiwan – will recover saturated steam at low pressure from biomass fuel to produce 10 MW electricity. The high conversion efficiency of […]

United Arab Emirates: Enviroserve Wins Prize for Electronic Recycling

In October last year, the company Enviroserve was among the winners of the Middle East Waste & Recycling Awards (MEWAR Awards), presented by Waste & Recycling Middle East magazine in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). UAE based Enviroserve won the prize for the Electrical & Electronic Equipment Recycling Company of the Year (WEEE Processor). According […]

Oman: Novel Glass Recycling Plant

In the Sultanate of Oman, a new glass recycling plant is to be built and is expected to be operational by the end of 2019. The fully-automated facility (capacity: 650 tons/day) is to be built in Sohar. According to the information, it will be the first glass recycling plant in the Cooperation Council for the […]

Canada: New Producer Responsibility Organization

The new organization operates under the name YES Environmental Services & Solutions (YESS) and is run by “female power”. YESS President Sarah Webb, Operations Director Carmelina Macario and Customer Service Representative Megan Chivers have over 35 years of combined experience in developing and running waste management and product stewardship programs for both governments and businesses. […]

Global Recycling Foundation confirms support from TOMRA

Global Recycling Foundation is pleased to announce that TOMRA Sorting Recycling, the provider of innovative and cutting-edge solutions for resource productivity, has become a ‘Friend of the Foundation’, as well as a sponsor for Global Recycling Day on 18th March 2019. TOMRA Sorting Recycling designs and manufactures sensor-based sorting technologies for the global recycling and […]

Growing interest for Enviro’s technology in North America

Enviro’s pyrolysis technology is hotter than ever in the North American market. The company currently has active MoU’s (Memorandum of Understanding) with three different actors in the tyre recycling industry, as well as ongoing discussions with additional interested parties. CEO Thomas Sörensson and the Enviro team recently returned home from the US where they visited, […]

USA: National League of Cities Recommends Circular Economy

To improve municipal waste management practices, boost local green jobs and help address climate change, the National League of Cities (NLC) – in partnership with the American coffee company Starbucks – has released the new action guide “Recycling Reimagined”. According to the organization, the guide provides cities with the tools they need to establish a […]

New Sustainable Water and Waste Fund

The provider of investment services, Fidelity International has unveiled a Sustainable Water and Waste fund. As reported by special media, the new fund – which is managed from Luxembourg – will look for sustainable investment opportunities within the water and waste management sectors. The aim is to provide investors with long-term capital growth, primarily through […]

Ecological Technologies Made in Finland

The Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT) and the Town of Nokia are to study the use of bio-based carbon dioxide as a raw material in the ECO3 business park, which is dedicated to bio-economy and circular economy. The aim of VTT’s and Nokia’s joint venture is to study the financial viability of various carbon […]

Paper Mill Sludge Generates Business in Finland

The City of Tampere is looking for a solution for the processing of paper mill sludge. In 2014, the City of Tampere purchased some of the lands and waters previously used by the forest industry to build the future city district of Hiedanranta. The purchased cove in Näsijärvi came with an enormous mass of wood-derived […]

Turning Greenhouse Gases into Chemicals

German Carbon2Chem aims at using emissions from steel production as raw material for chemicals. A pilot plant produces already synthetic fuel methanol and ammonia from steel mill gases. Ammonia is a chemical used to make fertilizers to improve food production. Steel mill gases come from steel production and contain, among other things, CO2. “It is […]

New Global Alliance Launched

In January this year, global companies from the plastics and consumer goods value chain launched a new organization “to advance solutions to eliminate plastic waste in the environment, especially in the ocean”. The “Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW)”, currently made up of nearly thirty member companies, has committed over 1.0 billion US-Dollar with the […]