Creating Value from Waste in the Steelmaking Industry

In January this year, the European ZHyRON project was launched in Spain to pioneer a new process for recycling steel-making by-products based on using green hydrogen. As reported by independent non-profit media agency, nine companies and institutions from six European countries collaborate to pioneer a valorization pathway for steel-making by-products rich in iron and […]

Climate Friendly Future Depends on a Successful Circular Transition

Currently, the production, consumption and disposal of products and food are responsible for almost half of global greenhouse gas emissions and up to 90 percent of biodiversity loss, according to the latest Circular Cities Declaration report. This take-make-waste approach is exacerbating the consequences of climate change and, as the demand for strategic resources such as […]

Ghana and its Waste Management

The Republic of Ghana is on the road to circular economy. In 2021, the West African country had more than eight million households. The daily produced quantity of solid waste was estimated at nearly 12,710 tons. Only ten percent of this amount was collected and treated appropriately. As of 2021, over 3.1 million households disposed […]

Waste-to-Energy Boom Takes a Break – but new Markets are on the Horizon

As per a German-based consultant firm and provider of market intelligence ecoprog, the market for thermal waste treatment plants is set to grow further. The company has published the 16th edition of its annual study on the global Waste-to-Energy (WtE) sector. As stated by the market research firm, new project awardings in China and the […]

Cooperation for the Sustainable Production of Silicon Carbide

ESK-SIC GmbH, a market leader in silicon carbide (SiC) materials, and Kyocera, a global technology company specialized in manufacturing technical ceramics and semiconductor technologies, announced that they have entered a strategic partnership. ESK-SIC and Kyocera have defined developing solutions for the sustainable production of silicon carbide and the associated products as the goal of their […]

Waste-To-Energy Technology in Africa is Growing

Africa is hungry for energy. But according to the World Economic Forum, the energy generation capacity of the entire African continent (excluding South Africa) in 2021 was only 28 Gigawatts – equal to the Argentinian potential. Is the waste-to-energy technology able to deliver solutions? In 2018, the African Union set itself the ambition that “African […]

Chinaplas 2024: Packaging and Automotive Sectors Spur Demand

According to the organizers of this year’s trade fair Chinaplas 2024, Indonesia is on its way to a lucrative market for plastics. Their market report can be read here: The industrial sector of Indonesia has been contributing to its overall economic growth, regardless of the upward momentum of its production in terms of volume and […]

IFAT Munich 2024

Municipalities are among the most important users of the products and processes presented at the IFAT Munich 2024 environmental technology trade fair. From May 13 to 17, 2024, IFAT Munich will bring the global environmental technology industry together again in one place, the organizers announced. The exhibitors at the Munich exhibition center would then once […]

Ecomondo 2023

The 26th edition of the international Italian trade fair on technologies for the circular economy, to be held from 7th to 10th November 2023 at Rimi­ni Expo Center, has announced full capacity already in April. According to the organizer Italian Exhibition Group (IEG), this year’s Ecomondo is the first edition occupying the entire trade fairgrounds. […]

International Network to Bring Textile Recycling Pulp to the Market

Renewcell, a Swedish sustain-tech company that developed a patented process, which enables the recycling of cellulosic textile waste, has announced the launch of the CIRCULOSE Supplier Network (CSN). The group currently consists of forty-seven yarn and textile producers helping drive the circular economy forward by enabling a steady supply of CIRCULOSE to the market. The […]