Kenya: Collaboration to Manage Plastic Waste

After the launch of the Kenya Plastic Action Plan, which aims at enabling a circular economy for environmentally sustainable use and recycling of plastics in the country, the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) has partnered with Clever Green Kenya (CGK). The goal is to manage post-consumer plastic waste in the country through the formation and […]

Substantial Investments in New Projects Spur Growth

The South African waste management industry is depicting continual growth, the market research store Research and Markets ( informed as it introduced its new report “Middle East And Africa Waste-To-Energy (WTE) Market 2019-2027”. According to the information, the industry in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region would grow with a CAGR (compound annual growth […]

“Circulytics”: A New Circularity Measurement Tool

Since January the Ellen MacArthur Foundation offers “Circulytics”, the “digital measuring tool which gives companies a fully comprehensive picture of their circularity across all operations”. The new tool permits companies to track their progress. “Developed and tested by more than 30 companies from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s network, ‘Circulytics’ informs strategy, allows users to see […]

Ghost Nets: What Happens to the Spirits the Fishery Invoked?

The number of abandoned, lost or otherwise discarded fishing gear (ALDFG) left in the oceans is unknown. The most mentioned figure is 640.000 tons each year, deriving from a joint report by FAO (United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation) and UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme). Other estimations indicate that 46 to 70 percent of microplastic […]

Initiatives to Intensify Recycling

In November last year, politicians introduced two legislation acts. As reported, the United States Senators Rob Portman and Debbie Stabenow introduced a new legislation – the Recycling Enhancements to Collection and Yield through Consumer Learning and Education Act (RECYCLE Act) – to create a new federal grant program through the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to […]

USA: National Framework for Advancing the Recycling System

The National Framework for Advancing the U.S. Recycling System, released in November 2019, is the product of a multi-stakeholder collaborative effort that began one year earlier. As reported, in November 2018 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hosted the first America Recycles Day Summit, which brought together stakeholders from across the U.S. recycling system to join […]

Russia: Plans to Intensify Recycling Activities

The country intends to increase the volume of domestic waste recycling during the next years. Russia plans to significantly increase the volume of waste recycling during the next several years and to raise the level of profitability of this business, according to recent statements of the Russian Minister of Natural Resources, Dmitry Kobylkin, who is […]

Report: The Future of Plastic Recycling

Lux Research analyzed in a report the economic forces driving growth across the four main plastic recycling technologies. Titled “The Future of Plastic Recycling,” the report looks at four of the main plastic waste recycling processes – mechanical recycling, depolymerization, pyrolysis, and solvent-based recycling – and analyzes the factors impacting the economic viability of each. […]

Seven European Cities Pilot Solutions to Be more Circular

“CityLoops” is a new EU-funded project focusing on organic as well as construction and demolition waste. Høje-Taastrup and Roskilde (Denmark), Mikkeli (Finland), Apeldoorn (the Netherlands), Bodø (Norway), Porto (Portugal) and Seville (Spain) are the seven European cities that will pilot a series of demonstration actions on these types of waste to achieve material circularity. According […]

Saudi Arabia: New Integrated Waste Management Plan with Eastern Province Municipality

The goal is to recycle 81 percent of municipal solid waste and 60 percent of construction and demolition waste by 2035. In January, the Saudi Arabian National Waste Management Center, Eastern Province Municipality and the Saudi Investment Recycling Company (SIRC) – a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Public Investment Fund (PIF) – signed a tripartite memorandum […]