China‘s Organic Waste Treatment: Still Facing Challenges

Since 2001 China began to install sanitary landfills in large and coastal cities, dumps were to be closed. From 2006 on, small and middle towns as well as developed counties got sanitary landfills and leachate treated plants. The rural areas were neglected. The Five-Year-Plan for 2011 – 2015 defines the development of an circular economy […]

Indonesia: Priority Is on Waste-To-Energy

Approximately 70 percent of the 64 million tons of solid waste generated in Indonesia each year is sent to substantially unsani­tary landfills. According to researchers and media, the recycling rate is about 2 percent (in urban regions: 7.5 percent). This situation is set to change. “Waste management has always posed an issue in the country”, […]

Global E-Waste Management Market

Zion Market Research has published a new report titled “E-Waste Management Market by Type (Trashed and Recycled), by Source (Household Appliances, IT & Telecommunications, Consumer Electronics and Others): Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis and Forecast, 2015 – 2021“. According to the report, distributed by Market Research Store, the global demand for e-waste management was valued […]

East & Southeast Asian E-Waste Monitored

The use and amount of electric and electronic devices is growing steadily, and so does the resulting waste of this equipment. Such as the supply chains of these products, their reverse chains at end-of-life are growing and getting more and more international. East & Southeast Asia is no exemption, but as a key region in […]

Norway Takes the Path to Circular Economy

On the 21st of June 2017, the Norwegian government presented a White Paper on waste policies in a circular economy with an emphasis on increasing reuse and recycling to the Norwegian Parliament. According to the Norwegian Minis­try for Climate and Environment, waste is no longer first and foremost a problem, it is also a resource. […]

The Finnish Road Map to Circular Economy

At the first World Circular Economy Forum 2017 (WCEF) in June this year, the host country Finland shared its own inspiration as there are plans to turn the vision of the country’s circular economy road map into reality and deliver concrete benefits across all sectors of business and society. “Leading the cycle – Finnish road […]

Rwanda: E-Waste Project Is Expected to Create Many Jobs

As reported by the newspaper The New Times, in March this year Rwanda has started an electronic waste dismantling and refurbishing plant in Bugesera Industrial Zone (Eastern Province, Rwanda). “The project is under the national e-waste management strategy that seeks to support the establishment of sustainable recycling industries as part of the country‘s green development […]

Ukraine Waste Management: Yet Dependent on Investments

More than 4,000 landfills, a level of waste processing between 5 and 8 percent, about 15 waste separation lines, 2 waste incineration plants and no waste processing plant: This is how the State Agency for Investment and National Projects of Ukraine (Invest Ukraine) characterized the status of Ukraine`s waste management branch in late December 2011 […]

The World’s First Recycling Mall in Sweden Is a Model of Success

ReTuna Återbruksgalleria is the world‘s first recycling mall, revolutionizing shopping in a climate-smart way. Old items are given a new life through repairing and upcycling. Everything sold is recycled or reused or has been organically or sustainably produced. And the business concept is working: In 2016 the mall had 8.1 million SEK (0.8 million Euro) […]

Australia: A New “Super MRF” Plant for Perth

It is estimated, that Perth’s population will reach 3 million by 2020. Then the city’s households and businesses will be producing more waste than ever before. This is one of the reasons why Australian Cleanaway Waste Management Ltd. has opened a new 50 tons per hour Single Stream Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) in Western Australia. […]

Avoiding System Shutdown – Reduce Costs for Wear Protection

The diversity of recyclable materials is a constant source of high wear and tear costs in recycling plants. An efficient utilization of the system is the objective. Particularly sharp-edged materials, such as metal and iron parts, considerably shorten the service life, in particular of the separation belts. The surface is repeatedly affected. Those results in […]

A New Biogas Plant for Greece

Swiss-based Hitachi Zosen Inova AG will deliver two steel digesters to Greece. The project in the Epirus Region marks an initial step by Greece towards the energetic exploitation of organic waste, the company underlined. As reported, the two PF1500 Kompogas digesters are the core modules of the system and will process 38,700 tons of pre-sorted […]

Northam Diversifies into the Recycling Market

South African Northam Platinum Limited has announced that it has entered into binding transaction agreements pursuant to which it will acquire platinum group metals (PGM) recycling equipment located in Pennsylvania (USA) as well as immoveable property comprising land and buildings for this equipment. As reported, the aggregate consideration payable by Northam in respect of the […]

Global Investment Firm Completes Acquisition of Recycling and Waste Business

In the beginning of September, Atar Capital has completed the acquisition of Recycling and Waste Solutions (RWS), a division of the HAVI Group. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “RWS was launched in 2012 with the goal of providing true ‘closed loop’ solutions and complementing HAVI’s global supply chain offerings,” the buyer informed. […]

United Arab Emirates: Joint Venture to Develop a Waste-To-Energy Plant

Bee’ah, the leading environmental management company in the United Arab Emirates, and Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, have formally established the joint venture Emirates Waste to Energy Company (EWEC) in order to develop waste-to-energy plants across the region. As reported, the first project will be the Sharjah Multi-Fuel Waste-to-Energy Facility. The plant will be […]