COLOMBIAPLAST Re-scheduled for September 2022

The next edition of COLOMBIAPLAST will take place from September 26 – 30, 2022, concurrently with the XXXIII BOGOTA INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIAL FAIR (FIB), at Corferias in Bogota, Colombia. COLOMBIAPLAST was originally scheduled for June 2021 but after talks with exhibitors and partners, the organizers decided to postpone the event due to the worldwide COVID-19 related […]

Salam Al Sharif: Speaker at the 9th Mena Billet & Flats Conference

Salam Al Sharif, Chairman of Sharif Metals Group, BIR – Chairman of Ambassador, Honorary Chairman of BMR was a Speaker at the 9th MENA Billet & Flats Conference which was the first physical conference since pandemic began which showed there is upward momentum in economy in the region and it has set as a forerunner […]

Carbon-neutral Recycled PET

Austria-based ALPLA Group, is offering “the world’s first carbon-neutral recycled PET”. The firm switched its PET Recycling Team plants in Wöllersdorf (Austria) and Radomsko (Poland) to a mix of electricity from renewable sources to produce climate-friendly rPET (= recycled polyethylene terephthalate). “This step has already had a big impact on the carbon footprint of our […]

Waiting to Be Recovered: Wind Turbine Rotor Blades

At a campaign rally in late February 2020 in Colorado Springs, former President Donald Trump declared that “after a period of time, wind turbines get tired, they get old, they get rusty, and a lot of guys say hey, their useful life is gone, let‘s get the hell out of here”. However, the reality is […]

AMCS Group: Software Solution for the Paper Recycling Industry

Irish headquartered AMCS Group has created an enterprise grade cloud and software platform, which is inspired by global market trends, driving automation and delivering end-to-end standardi­zation and optimization of all business processes. The AMCS platform is for all lines of business, the Irish group emphasizes. “It suits single waste stream companies but also scales to […]

Outlook: Global Paper Recycling Market

According to BIR Paper Division President Jean-Luc Petithuguenin (Paprec, France), the recovered paper market had a good start in 2021. Many experts agreed this would be a positive year for raw materials, Jean-Luc Petithuguenin wrote in the “World Mirror”, published in January by the Bureau of International Recycling, the sole global recycling federation. However, the […]

Malta Upgrades the Infrastructure

In December last year, the Ministry for the Environment, Climate Change and Planning (MECP) of Malta had launched a public consul­tation addressing the Waste Management Plan for the Maltese Islands 2021-2030, which is mandated under the European Union Waste Framework Directive and to be transposed in local legislation. As reported by the ministry, Malta’s annual […]

Samoa: Circular Economy in Progress

The Independent State of Samoa aims at minimizing the volume of wastes generated on the islands. Moreover, the goal is to divert more materials away from disposal sites with limited capacity. The Polynesian island country, consisting of two main islands (Savaii and Upolu), two smaller inhabited islands (Manono and Apolima), and several small uninhabited islands, […]

Taiwan: Counting firmly on Circular Economy

Taiwan was once known as „Garbage Island“. In several steps, the island managed the transition from an agricultural to a high-tech industrial economy. If it is already a „Recycling Leader“ too, as media announced, remains to be seen. Taiwan, evolving from an agricultural economy to a nation focusing on the “development of foundational designs and […]

COP 26 – Recycling Is the Key

The Global Recycling Foundation is calling for Recycling to be at the forefront of discussions when World leaders gather for the COP26 meeting in the UK in November 2021. Recycling, known as the Seventh Resource, is today having an effect, but is too often overlooked for its ability to help preserve our forests, oceans, and […]