Global Trade Issues a Worry for Europe’s Plastics Industry

Most European regions and sectors in the plastics industry are looking ahead with a cautious outlook, with a majority of companies concerned about the impacts from global trade conflicts on their business, according to a new survey by PIE – Plastics Information Europe. PIE surveyed more than 200 participants from the plastics industry on business […]

Changing Landscape of Recycled Metals Industry and Factors Influencing its Growth

The metal recycling industry is set to witness tremendous growth as people around the world increasingly focus on environment preservation and reversing the impact of global warming. Metal recycling is gaining popularity because it can help easing strain on the environment. Furthermore, these repurposed materials can be used for various other purposes. According to Acumen […]

Recycled Glass Market Value US$ 5,723 Million by 2026

Recycled Glass Market is expected to attain valuation $5,723.6 Mn by 2026 growing at a CAGR of 6.0 % from 2019 to 2026, study by Acumen Research and Consulting The global recycled glass market is gaining substantial growth owing to rapid industrialization, which has resulted in higher amount of industrial waste. In addition to this, […]

Chinese Textile Recycling: The Night Is Darkest Just Before Sunrise

Fashion is the second most polluting industry worldwide. The states contributing to the fiber production mostly export, landfill or incinerate the amounts of used textiles. China does not make an exception but has perhaps found a recycling solution. In the United States, more than 15 million tons of used textile waste are generated each year, […]

European Recovered Paper: Million Tons Need a New Destination

ERPA, the recovered paper branch of the European Recycling Industries’ Confederation (EuRIC), is concerned about the developments on the global recovered paper market, which negatively impacts paper recycling in Europe. In its statement, ERPA (European Recovered Paper Association) emphasized that the European recycling industry collects and recovers waste paper into standardized quality grade recovered paper […]

Saudi Arabia: Integrated Waste Management and Recycling Plan for Riyadh

It is planned to recycle 81 percent of municipal solid waste and 47 percent of construction and demolition waste by 2035. The initiative, which was launched in July this year, aims to improve the collection and recycling of the waste in the city of Riyadh as part of Saudi Vision 2030 goals to preserve and […]

Cambodia Refuses to Be a “Waste Bin”

In July this year, Asian channel CNA reported that the Kingdom of Cambodia would send back 1,600 tons of plastic waste found in shipping containers to the USA and Canada. The Southeast Asian country does not consider itself as a bin for “out-of-date technology to be dumped in”, a spokesman of the Cambodian environment ministry […]

How the Plastics Value Chain Can Reduce Plastic Waste

The existential threat to oceans and marine life is a good enough reason to cut plastics waste, profitable new business opportunities are another, the company Tomra Sorting Recycling says. In June, the Norwegian-based company has published a new eBook, which shares transformational ideas for reducing plastic waste throughout the plastics value chain. The free-to-download publication […]

South Korea: The Aim Is a Resource-Circulating Society

By the time China banned the import of several types of waste due to the “National Sword Policy”, South Korea had to deal with a waste problem, in particular regarding used plastics and recovered paper. In April 2018, nearly 50 recycling companies in Seoul and the surrounding region had stopped collecting plastic waste, and the […]

End-of-life Tires as an Alternative Fuel

According to Tana Oy, a Finnish manufacturer of landfill compactors, waste shredders and waste screening technologies, the future for tire-derived fuel (TDF) looks good. This alternative fuel made from end-of-life tires presents a cost-efficient alternative for fossil fuels and can increase the profits of cement manufacturers, the company said. “Due to rapid urbanization, there is […]