USA: Recycling Market Development Platform

The company More Recycling has launched a Recycling Market Development Platform, which will be available through www.CircularityIn­ The purpose is to illuminate circularity in action and to connect people with tools and resources. “The recycling and composting rate is only 35.2 percent of the total material waste generated in the U.S., according to the latest […]

Furniture Upholstery from Recycled Waste

Tessutica, which belongs to Belgium-based Beaulieu International Group (B.I.G.), has announced a new product line: “Greencare” is the company’s new collection with 100 percent recycled and recyclable upholstery fabrics. After use, the fabrics can be recycled into pellets again. According to the information, “Greencare” is certified under the Global Recycle Standard (GRS) label. The fabrics […]

New Member

Portugal-based company Intraplás, Indústria Transformadora de Plásticos, S.A. has joined the organization Styrenics Circular Solutions (SCS). As reported, Intraplás has over 50 years of experience in extrusion, thermoforming and printing in the packaging sector for the food industry, specialized in the dairy sector. They join fellow SCS members, including COEXPAN, ELIX Polymers, Exiba, Greiner Packaging, […]

Wrap Film Made from Recycled Material

Polish company FOL-GOS is offering ecological stretch films suitable for wrapping waste, which are made of recycled materials and are recyclable as well. As reported, the multilayer structure of the products (stretch-ability: 50 to 70 percent) ensures high barrier properties. Furthermore, the films are dedicated to all types of wrappers available on the market. FOL-GOS […]

Even amid the Chaos, We Must Act Responsibly

We cannot prevent natural disasters. But we can keep a cool head and ensure that the clean-up work focuses on recycling the materials. Every day, a natural disaster of some magnitude strikes somewhere on Earth. In just moments, hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis or volcanic eruptions can destroy what has taken decades to build. In addition, the […]

BIR Global eForum – Shredder Committee: BIR Survey to Shed Light on Top Safety Hazards within Shredder Operations

The BIR Shredder Committee was “very excited” about its first-ever membership survey into shredder-related incidents and injuries, reported its Chairman Alton Scott Newell III of Newell Recycling Equipment in the USA. The questionnaire, the launch of which coincided with the committee’s first-ever eForum session on June 9, would be conducted at the start of every […]

BIR Global eForum – Plastics: Demand-Pull Measures Crucial to Recycling Industry’s Survival

Demand for recycled plastics has been “very weak”, “huge” stocks are overhanging the market and many companies are struggling with “a lack of liquidity”, while at the same time low oil values have driven down prime plastic prices. The end result, according to BIR Plastics Committee Chairman Henk Alssema of Vita Plastics in the Netherlands, […]

BIR Global eForum – Tyres and Rubber: Renewed Threat to Crumb Rubber Use as Infill in Sports Pitches

With impeccable timing, the BIR Tyres & Rubber Committee hosted its first-ever eForum on the day after a high-level committee called for use of crumb rubber as infill for sports pitches to be prohibited. On June 10, the European Chemicals Agency’s Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) recommended a complete ban on the use of microplastics […]

BIR Global eForum – Paper: Paper Recycling Sector Needs to Be “Supported and Grown”

The paper recycling industry is little more than 20 weeks away from a turning point. China has established itself over recent years as the dominant export outlet for recovered fibre surpluses arising in other parts of the world, but the country will be closing its doors from the end of this year and so final […]

BIR Ferrous Division: 11th Edition of “World Steel Recycling in Figures”

The BIR 2020 May Convention in Istanbul has been postponed to October 2020 owing to the Coronavirus pandemic. That’s why the BIR Ferrous Board today announces the publication of the 11th edition of “World Steel Recycling in Figures” during a meeting via video conference. Divisional President Greg Schnitzer emphasizes his great pleasure in unveiling the […]