Industrial Recycling Solution for Detergent Bottles Made of HDPE

German company Technology has presented a technology solution for the bottle-to-bottle recycling of detergent bottles made of high-density polyethylene (HDPE). According to the company, it was able to reprocess – almost entirely – used shampoo and shower gel bottles without any loss of quality in a water-saving process at the technical facility in […]

Mobile Network Equipment: GSMA Presented Strategy Paper for Circular Economy

The GSM Association (also referred to as ‘the GSMA’ or Global System for Mobile Communications) has published a strategy paper that analyzes how the network equipment used within the telecommunications system could evolve towards a circular business model. The planet and its people need to reduce resource use and move to more sustainable business models, […]

Waste Management Market to Grow Over the Next Five Years

According to a new market research report published by MarketsandMarkets, the size of the international waste management market is expected to grow from an estimated 423.4 billion US-Dollar in 2021 to 542.7 billion US-Dollar by 2026. The key drivers for this global market include stringent regulations of governments worldwide for better management of waste and […]

Rwanda – Forerunner in E-Waste Recycling

“Rwanda has a bold vision to become a carbon-neutral and climate resilient economy by the middle of the century”, Rwanda’s National Fund for Environment prophesized in February 2022. Regarding circular economy or at least recycling, it will still be a long way to go. There are no official data available on Rwanda’s total waste production. […]

Vietnam: On the Way to Circular Economy

Vietnam’s revised Law on Environmental Protection (LEP), which came into effect in January this year, aims to reinforce the extended producer responsibility of manufacturers and importers through recycling. Back in 2020, Vietnam was considered one of the five countries that generate most solid waste accounting for about 13 million tons per year, ReportLinker – a […]

New Partnership to Advance Circularity in Battery Raw Material Supply Chains

Li-Cycle and Glencore want to create an integrated network to supply primary and secondary lithium-ion battery materials. According to the press releases of Switzerland-based Glencore International AG and Canadian Li-Cycle Holdings Corp., the strategic partnership will better serve the EV battery supply chain by providing customers with an integrated approach for their metal needs. The […]

K 2022: Trend Report Asia

On the occasion of the international trade fair K 2022, exhibition corporation Messe Düsseldorf provided a report on the ASEAN region. According to the Düsseldorf trade show corporation, the world has experienced economic disruptions in the last two years, owing in part to Covid-19 pandemic-related containment measures that hampered mobility and resulted in reduced spending […]

Poland: Aim to Triple the Recycling Capacity of Beverage Cartons

The investment in a complete recycling solution is set to improve recycling throughout Central and Eastern Europe, Tetra Pak and Stora Enso informed in a joined press release. Stora Enso will invest 17 million Euro into a new repulping line at Stora Enso’s Ostrołęka production unit in Poland. As reported, the line will triple the […]

PolyAl: A Twitter Forges Ahead

The recycling of used beverage containers like TetraPak is difficult. Parts of these liquid food cartons are compounds, arduous to separate and to recover sorted. Even after recovering 75 percent of cardboard, a foil mixture of polyethylene (PE) and aluminum (AL), as well as high-density polyethylene (HDPE) originating from the caps, remains. Is this mixture […]

“Evolution Series” of Coating Products for Enhanced Recycling

Flint Group Narrow Web has introduced two new UV-flexo coatings, which improve the recyclability for shrink sleeves and pressure-sensitive labels. According to the company, the two new coating products, only available in North America, would soon be available in Europe and other regions. Using different chemistries, the “Evolution Deinking Primer” for shrink sleeves, and the […]