Promateris Invests in Bioplastic Production Capacity

The Romania-based manufacturer has invested more than ten million Euro in developing a state-of-the-art facility near Bucharest and intends to build another plant. The existing facility in Buftea, dedicated to processing bioplastics derived from renewable resources, increased the company’s production capacity to 15,000 tons/year. Promateris has become “the leading production capacity in Central and Eastern […]

South American Businesses Face Various Challenges

A common denominator in the Latin American markets is the adverse effect from the pandemic, as outlined in the latest World Mirror, published by the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) in May. As described by Alejandro Jaramillo, Chairman of the BIR Latin America Committee, the Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations have been dropping in most Mexican […]

Bratislava Launches Project Using Smart Technology

Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, in cooperation with the technology company Sensoneo, has announced the launch of a project targeted at waste digitalization and efficient waste collection. The European Innovation Council subsidized the project. Sensoneo received the respective grant in the summer of 2020 for the large-scale deployment of its solution to demonstrate its environmental […]

New Mobile Windshifter from Nihot

The SDM windshifter is produced by Dutch companies Nihot and TRS. The new version is an offering from Nihot Recycling Technology B.V. in conjunction with TRS BV. According to the manufacturer, it will enlarge the product range, meeting both market and customers’ needs. “The SDi windshifter, the most reliable and versatile heavy/light separator, is now […]

How to Get a “Green” Ship Recycling

In 2018, in summary, 744 ships were dismantled worldwide, resulting in 18.9 million GT (Gross Tonnage) material. With 253 wrecks, India scrapped a third of all ships by numbers, while Bangladesh, with nearly eight million GT, broke most material in terms of volume, indicating that this country’s yards were the preferred destination for larger vessels. […]

International Environment Council: Revision of EU Shipment Regulations Could Pose Serious Export Threat

The European Commission is considering changes to EU waste shipment regulations that could prove to be of “tremendous importance” and potentially highly damaging to export flows of many recycling materials, including ferrous and non-ferrous metals, recovered paper and plastics, the latest online meeting of the BIR’s International Environment Council (IEC) was warned yesterday by its […]

BIR’s 2020 Annual Report: Quickly Adapting to the Challenge of New Realities

The Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) today releases its 2020 Annual Report that highlights key recycling industry developments and data as well as the organization’s activities on behalf of its membership. The report is launched during the opening address delivered by BIR President Tom Bird at the start of the 2021 online World Recycling Convention […]

Elemental Holding Expands its Position in the US Platinum Group Metals Recycling Market

Elemental Holding Group has finalized the acquisition of Maryland Core Inc., one of the leaders in the platinum group metals (PGM) recycling market on the US east coast. “Thanks to our ambitious investment policy, we are strengthening our position in the global supply chain of economically strategic raw materials,” declares Krzysztof Spyra, Management Board Member […]

Industrial Solid Waste Management Market to Witness Sustained Growth From Mining Activities

Global industrial solid waste management market share has been experiencing exponential growth over the last couple of years owing to initiatives undertaken by authorities to minimize the harmful effects of untreated waste on the environment and public health. Improving purchasing power among people in both developed and developing nations are propelling the demand for upgraded, […]

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 […]