COEXPAN is committed to increasing the recycled content of its PET products to 70% by 2025

COEXPAN endorses the commitment announced by PET Sheet Europe, the association that brings together Europe’s leading PET sheet producers, to guarantee that their products will have a mean recycled content of 70% by the year 2025. This ambitious undertaking aims to meet the goals laid down in the EU Plastics Strategy while also calling upon […]

Waste Management in Accordance with Environmental Protection

The production of machinery, the conversion of solid waste into secondary raw materials as well as the transformation of organic waste into ecological fertilizers, and production of RDF fuel from waste residues are part of the main tasks Croatian-based company Tehnix performs. In order to obtain an overview of the company’s technology in the service […]

New Recycling Plant for Contaminated Steel Scrap

Dutch Purified Metal Company (PMC) starts the construction of the plant in Delfzijl, The Netherlands. In July this year, Purified Metal Company has completed the financing for the construction of a large-scale state-of-the-art processing plant that is to recycle contaminated steel scrap (for example asbestos and other toxic materials). According to Berlin-based EIT RawMaterials (initiated […]

A German-Hungarian Strategic Partnership for Plastic Recycling

German APK AG and Hungarian MOL Group have signed a strategic cooperation agreement in August this year. As a first step, the Hungarian partner will support the completion of APK’s plant located in Merseburg, which will serve as a pilot for the German company’s solvent-based process called Newcycling. As reported, this technique enables the recovery […]

Apple’s New Robot Disassembles iPhone to Reclaim Precious Materials

According to Apple Inc., as part of its recycling effort, the producer of computers, smartphones and software has created Daisy, “a robot that can more efficiently disassemble iPhone to recover valuable materials”. The company expressed the conviction that its newest disassembly robot, Daisy, “is the most efficient way to reclaim more of the valuable materials […]

National Sword – No Need for Fear!

Norway-based Tomra Sorting Recycling has published an e-book to help recycling companies to meet China’s National Sword standard. The People’s Republic of China had sent shock waves through the recycling industry by requiring much recyclable material arriving in the country to have purity levels greater than 99.5 percent. According to Tomra Sorting Recycling, the e-book […]

Obstacles to Plastics Trade in Asia

The international scenario of the plastic scrap market due to China’s import ban was the subject of the BIR Plastics Committee. China’s “unprecedented” move to stop plastics scrap imports had “surprised the whole world”, according to Dr. Steve Wong of Fukutomi Co. Ltd and the China Scrap Plastics Association. And in response, many recyclers had […]

A Notable Anniversary

In Barcelona, around 1,100 delegates from 63 countries celebrated the 70th anniversary of the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR). The global federation has “accomplished a great journey during the last 70 years, growing from a handful of visionary recyclers to a global organization with members in 70 countries across the globe,” BIR World President Ranjit […]

Paper for Recycling: Less Demand in China

Experts believe Chinese imports of recovered fiber could drop to between 15 and 17 million tons in 2018 after having reached almost 29 million tons as recently as 2015, delegates were informed during the BIR’s latest Paper Division meeting, held in Barcelona. One reason for this is the increased amount of used paper in the […]

USA: Goal Is to Increase Residential Recovery of Old Corrugated Containers

Corrugated packaging and recycling industry groups recently met to review recommendations for increasing residential recovery of old corrugated containers (OCC), the Fibre Box Association (FBA) reported in June. The recommendations are a result of research for the Fibre Box Association (FBA), a non-profit trade association that represents North American corrugated packaging manufacturers. In this research, […]