Japan: Meguri – Future Brand for Recycled Plastic Products

Japanese company Sumitomo Chemical has launched “Meguri”, a new brand for plastic products obtained through recycling technology. The brand name “Meguri” means “circularity” in Japanese. Young employees of the company came up with the idea. According to Sumitomo Chemical, it will cover different recycled plastic products, such as acrylic resin (PMMA, poly-methyl-methacrylate), polyethylene and polypropylene […]

United Arab Emirates: Advanced Oil Re-Refinery Plant to Treat Oily Waste and Sludge

In progressively developing economies such as the United Arab Emirates (UAE), sustainability across all sectors is valued as an integral component of development efforts, and waste management is treated as vital. In line with this, the country has seen heavy investment in technology and innovation as it works towards its agenda for sustainability and its […]

Additives for Mechanically Recycled Plastics

BASF has launched IrgaCycle, a new range of additive solutions to address the imminent needs in plastics recycling. The plastics industry is seeking ways to incorporate higher content of recycled polymeric material in all major applications to meet sustainability goals while facing growing consumer concerns and stricter regulatory requirements to reduce plastic waste. According to […]

Global Paper and Pulp Market: Outlook 2026

According to Indian-based company Industry Research, the global paper and pulp market size, which was worth 65,510 million US-Dollar in 2020, is expected to reach 88,150 million US-Dollar by the end of 2026 with a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 4.6 percent during 2021-2026. As underlined by the market research firm, the report is […]

Barrier Technology without Hampering Paper Recycling

According to a study*) commissioned by DS Smith and Aquapak, bio-digestible barrier coatings increase paper recycling rates and fiber yield. DS Smith, an international manufacturer of packaging and recycled paper, and Aquapak, a producer of water-soluble polymers, have been working together to find a solution to the issue of non-recyclable paper packaging. The use of […]

McCloskey International Limited / McCloskey Environmental (MCE): New Brand Identity – Proven Quality

McCloskey International, a globally active manufacturer of industrial machinery, unveiled a new brand identity focused on recycling and environmental solutions. The company, founded in 1985, is recognized as a leading provider of crushers, vibrating screeners, trommels, and stacking conveyors for use in infrastructure projects, mining sectors, waste management and recycling industries. To date it has […]

Veolia Sold “New Suez”

End of January, French-based Veolia Group announced the completion of the sale of the “new Suez” to a consortium of investors. According to the group, this transaction “includes the main remedies approved by the European Commission to preserve competition in environmental services following the combination of Veolia and Suez”. It would allow for creating a […]

BB Engineering GmbH Delivered Melt Filter for PET Recycling to Thai Manufacturer

In 2021 German-based BB Engineering GmbH delivered a melt filter for recycling PET flakes to polyester manufacturer Indorama Polyester Industries (Thailand). The company, which is part of Thai-based Indorama Ventures, will be using the type NSF38 filter in its recently assembled recycling system to produce rPET granulate from flake PET bottle waste. As described by […]

CEMEX Acquired Waste Management Company in Mexico

Mexican multinational building materials firm CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. has announced the acquisition of Broquers Ambiental, a company that focuses on the separation, recovery, and treatment of urban solid waste generated in the city of Queretaro. According to CEMEX, this acquisition is part of its Future in Action program, aimed to achieve carbon neutrality. All […]

Volkswagen Group Establishes European Firm for its Battery Business

The company’s scope will include new business models – and partnerships – based around reusing discarded car batteries and recycling the valuable raw materials they contain. The new European company (Société Européenne) will have to consolidate activities along the value chain for batteries – from processing raw materials to developing a unified Volkswagen battery to […]