Cardboard Box Manufacturer Invests in Riverside Compactor

Greyhound Box Ltd has invested in a waste compactor from Riverside Waste Machinery, as the packaging company prepares for 5% growth over the next 12 months. Safely installed during UK lockdown, the RWM compactor – with 1100 litre bin lifter and a number of wheelie bins – has been a crucial next step in the […]

USA: Waste Management in the Cities has announced the release of the report „Opportunity Assessment of Waste Management in US Cities – by Waste Management Outlook, Key Initiatives and Cities – Forecast to 2023“. According to the information, there is an increasing focus on waste recycling and energy generation and adoption of smart waste management systems – based on Internet […]

European Cooperation for Improving Waste Management

The new OptiWaMag project – launched by six partners – is made possible by the financial support from the European Union – the Interreg Europe program and European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). According to the information, Europe faces major challenges in waste management due to the high population density and growth in waste generation. Moreover, […]

Russia: 25 Waste-to-Energy Facilities

The Russian state development corporation Vnesheconombank (VEB.RF) as well as the state corporations Rostec and Rosatom have signed an agreement to build at least 25 municipal solid waste-to-energy plants. The total cost of the project is estimated at 600 billion Russian Rubles (more than eight billion US-Dollar); one-third of the amount will be contributed by […]

Jamaica Begins with Measures for Green Covid-19 Recovery

Jamaica has overhauled its energy policy to create a post-pandemic recovery package anchored in higher carbon emissions targets for farms and forestry. As reported by non-for-profit organization Sci.Dev.Net in July this year, the island country in the Caribbean Sea hopes to cut emissions by almost one third over the next decade, by optimizing water and […]

The Potential of Recycling

According to Circle Economy, an impact organization dedicated to accelerating the transition to a closed loop, the world is only 8.6 percent circular. This is the finding of the “Circularity Gap Report 2020”, which was presented at the World Economic Forum in January in Davos. Of all the minerals, fossil fuels, metals and biomass that […]

Fluorescent Markers Poised to Address Sorting Challenges

A recent Greenpeace report claiming that some US companies are incorrectly labeling plastic products as recyclable reinforces the urgent need for improved sorting and identification solutions. As the report points out, many MRFs (Materials Recovery Facility) only accept PET and HDPE due to insufficient processing capabilities, a situation for which there now is a ground-breaking […]

PUR-Recycling towards a Smart Circular Economy

The European PUReSmart project, which started in January 2019 and will end in December 2022, explores new methods, technologies and approaches in order to transform polyurethane (PU) into a circular material. The project consortium consists of nine partners and develops smart sorting technologies to separate a diverse range of PU materials into dedicated feedstocks; these […]

Indonesia’s Multistakeholder Action Plan

In April this year the national strategy document “Radically Reducing Plastic Pollution in Indonesia: A Multistakeholder Action Plan” was published. As reported by World Economic Forum, the plan lays out an evidence-based roadmap towards reducing the amount of plastic leakage into the country’s coastal waters by 70 percent by 2025, as well as achieving near-zero […]

Decreasing Lithium-Ion Battery Prices Presents Opportunities

The Irish company Research and Markets has added the report “Global Battery Recycling Market 2020-2028” to its offering. According to the analysis, this global market is predicted to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.10 percent from 2020 to 2028. It is boosted by increasing concerns among countries on battery waste disposal […]