Tunisia: Demand for Wastewater Treatment Technology Is Rising

Tunisia has limited water reserves, estimated at 4.880 billion cubic meters per year. Of these reserves, around 4.660 billion cubic meters can be mobilized. At this point 3.680 billion cubic meters are used (86 percent). Approximately 56 percent of the water deposits consist of surface waters and are therefore dependent on the rainfall. Tunisia consists […]

Will China’s National Sword Initiative Have an Adverse Effect?

During the recent world convention of the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) in Hong Kong, there was an important topic for the future: China’s reform of its scrap import regime and the potential adverse impact on the recycling business. As was reported by the world recycling association, this issue was discussed in several sessions. In […]

Who Really Leads the MSW Recycling World?

Around the world, recycling rates are widely reported – but not in ways that can be easily compared. Some eye-catching recycling rates claim need to be treated with caution. Sweden, for instance, has achieved a 99 percent rate – but only by counting combined heat and power energy recovery as a form of recycling. A […]

Consumption of Recycled Metal to Grow in Automotive Industry

According to a study provided by Market Research Reports Search Engine (MRRSE), revenues from recycled metal will reach 476.2 billion US-Dollar by the end of 2024. Using recycled metal has also proven to be an effective measure in reducing the carbon footprint of an industrial or commercial facility, furthering the demand for metal recycling services. […]

Malaysia: Toward A Sustainable Waste Management

Population growth has led to an increase in generation of solid waste in Malaysia. According to the government, it has become a crucial issue to be solved. In 2005, the waste generated in Malaysia amounted to 19,000 tons per day (recycling rate: 5 percent). Eleven years later, 2016, the quantity was 38,200 tons/day (recycling rate: […]

Canada‘s Waste Management Policy: Coming in Parts but Winning Together

The balance of the Conference Board of Canada based on figures from 2009 was poor: Canada ranked in last place out of 17 countries and got a “D” grade on the municipal waste generation report card. Canada produced 777 kilogram per capita of municipal waste in 2008, which was twice as much as the best […]

The Plastic Bottle Recycling Market is Growing

Global Plastic Bottle Recycling Market Research Report – Forecast to 2022. According to a market report, published by the Indian company Market Research Future, the global plastic bottle recycling market is growing rapidly owing to factors such as positive prospects for recycled products, and growing environmental concerns among others. “Currently North America is dominating the […]

USA: New Online Marketplace to Trade Recovered Paper

German-based technology provider Voith has joined forces with the Boston Consulting Group Digital Ventures – a subsidiary of the Boston Consulting Group – to establish a digital marketplace for paper industry. The joint venture has been named “merQbiz” after Mercury, the Roman god of trade. The new company has its headquarters in Manhattan Beach, California. […]

USA: Paper Recovery Rate Reached 67.2 Percent in 2016

According to the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA), a record 67.2 percent of paper consumed in the U.S. was recovered for recycling in 2016. As reported, the annual paper recovery rate has doubled since 1990 and U.S. paper recovery has met or exceeded 63 percent for the past eight years. The industry has a […]

Landfilling in the USA: Less and Less an Acceptable Option

For the future, landfilling is no option. Not even if – as the new government pronounced – the budget of the Environment Protection Agency would be cut by 30 percent and possible funding reduced. In Billings in Montana by incident, the winds are blowing trash from the local dumpsite through the town. For the landfill […]