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 […]

Potential Business Options through Recycling

Can an emerging asset class stem Indonesia’s tide of plastic waste? Ever since pictures and videos of a polluted ocean at Nusa Lembongan in Bali went viral across social media, Indonesia’s negative role as the world’s second largest ocean polluter has been in the global spotlight. In 2017 the government pledged as much as one […]

India’s Waste Treatment Market to 2025

Irish market research store Research and Markets is offering a new report on the “Waste to Energy and Waste Management Market in India – 2019”. According to the information, the Indian garbage will offer a business opportunity of 14 billion US-Dollar by 2025 for the waste treatment industry. The growing economies across the globe are […]

Indian Scrap Cars: “Rust in Peace”

End-of-Live Vehicle recycling in India is ripe for improvement. According to figures of the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers, the domestic sales increased between 2012/13 and 2017/18 from 17.7 to 24.9 million vehicles. However, the rising number of end-of-life vehicles does not correspondent to a quantitative or qualitative increase of scrap car treatment. Dr. Lakshmi […]

Global Tire Material Market Will Grow

According to USA-based Zion Market Research, the global tire material market is expected to generate revenue of around 98.56 billion US-Dollar by the end of 2024. In 2017, the market was valued at approximately 73.9 billion US-Dollar. The CAGR (compound annual growth rate) was projected to increase by about 4.2 percent between 2018 and 2024, […]