The Global Recovered Paper Market

According to USA-based market intelligence company Beroe Advantage Procurement B.V., the global recovered paper demand, which was predicted to be about 250 million metric tons in 2018, is expected to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of two to three percent until 2021. As reported, Asia – dominated by China and India – […]

Aqua Metals Cooperates with Veolia North America Regeneration Services

Aqua Metals, Inc., which has invented AquaRefining technology, has signed a long-term contract with Veolia North America Regeneration Services LLC to provide operations, maintenance and management services at Aqua Metals’ AquaRefining facility in McCarran, Nevada. Veolia will contribute operational and technological expertise and organizational capabilities in aqueous-based process chemistries and electrolysis along with taking on […]

Lithuania: Scientists Invented Method of Producing Plaster Stones from Waste

In June this year, the Lithuanian Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) reported, that a group of scientists have developed a method of producing increased strength gypsum binding material using only industrial waste products. By combining phosphogypsum (fertilizing production waste), zeolite (a waste product from oil refining industry) and an activator they have cast gypsum stone, […]

Billions to Support the Circular Economy in the EU

The European Investment Bank (EIB) in tandem with Europe’s largest National Promotional Banks and Institutions have launched a 10 billion Euro initiative to accelerate the transition to a sustainable and circular economy. The Joint Initiative on Circular Economy (JICE) is to support the development and implementation of circular economy projects and programs in the European […]

Sorting: Looking for the “Holy Grail”

The “HolyGrail” project was nominated for the Packaging Europe Sustainability Awards 2019 in the “Driving the circular economy” category. In the European project, nearly 30 partners investigated how tagging of plastic packaging could have a drastic impact on more accurate sorting and high-quality recycling. This cross-industry project ran for three years and was driven by […]

“Making More Plastics Recyclable”

A German project aims at increasing the share of recyclable plastics by reducing the number of material components. To date, it is nothing but the wishful thinking of many plastics recyclers: that recyclability is taken into account right from the very beginning of a product’s life cycle, at the product design stage. A new project […]

Global Markets for Plastics Recycling and Recycled Material

There are many opportunities in the sector of plastics recycling. According to the market research store Research and Markets, the global plastic waste management market will record a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of almost three percent from 2019 to 2023. The use of plastic has been rising across industries such as consumer packaging, healthcare, […]

Sewage Reveals Levels of Antimicrobial Resistance Worldwide

Sewage can reveal the occurrence of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria among healthy populations, an international study led by the Technical University of Denmark showed. A comprehensive analysis of sewage collected in 74 cities in 60 countries has yielded the first comparable global data, which show the levels and types of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria that are present in mainly […]

Global water and wastewater treatment market: A Billion Dollar Business

According to a recent study, the global water and wastewater treatment market – valued at 4,950 million US-Dollar in 2018 – is expected to reach 6,520 million US-Dollar by the end of 2025. The market is growing at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 3.5 percent during 2019-2025, Indian predicted in March this […]

OECD: Raw Materials Will Double by 2060

The expansion of global economy and the rise of living standards is set to force the world’s consumption of raw material to nearly double by 2060. The global materials use will increase to 167 Gigatons (Gt) in 2060 from 90 Gt today, according to a new report preview on the Global Material Resources Outlook to […]