Appointment of New Convention Committee Chairman: Brian Henesey Joins BIR’s Leadership Team

BIR President Susie Burrage OBE has appointed Brian Henesey as new Chairman of the organisation’s Convention Committee. Brian Henesey brings a wealth of experience and passion for the recycling industry to this crucial role, with over 30 years of experience in the recycled materials industry. Currently, he is Vice President and General Manager at Rocky […]

ESWET Welcomes Landmark EU Parliament Vote on Net Zero Industry Act (NZIA)

On April 25, the European Parliament passed the Net Zero Industry Act (NZIA), recognising and strengthening Waste-to-Energy’s role towards a greener Europe. ESWET* welcomes the EU’s ambition that led to this bold move and acknowledges the cooperation of the European institutions to get this legislation over the line. NZIA will accelerate the deployment of technology […]

Mechanical Recycling Must Take Priority and Be Incentivized

Chemical recycling needs careful consideration and well-informed, market-based policies to ensure that it complements rather than competes with traditional recycling methods, it has been stressed by the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) in its latest position paper. Mechanical recycling must remain the preferred method on a large scale whereas chemical recycling should be used only […]

EuRIC Tyre Recycling Event Sends Strong Message to EU Policymakers by Bringing Together the Entire Value Chain

On 15 April, EuRIC’s tyre recycling event “Reinventing the Wheel: Advancing tyre recycling”, brought together all the value chain stakeholders to address tyre circularity challenges and collaborate on opportunities for increased material recovery in the EU. Held in Brussels, the event emphasised the significant untapped potential for tyre circularity. Key requirements include improved ecodesign of […]

EuRIC Hails ENVI’s Call to Reconsider Mass Balance Method for Recycled Content Calculation in SUPD

EuRIC hails today’s vote in the Parliament’s ENVI committee, in favor of a motion for a resolution opposing the European Commission’s flawed recycled content calculation mass balance method in the Single-Use Plastics Directive (SUPD). The motion, submitted by rapporteur Jutta Paulus (Greens/EFA), was approved with 26 to 24 votes, paving its way to next week’s […]

Eriez Strengthens its Capabilities with Cardiff University Collaboration

Eriez has announced the inauguration of its Research and Development hub, Eriez at sbarc, located at Cardiff University in Wales. According to the company, this strategic partnership with Cardiff Innovations would underscore its dedication to fostering innovation and expanding its research and development initiatives. In the meantime, Eriez’ Wales-based R&D team operates primarily from this […]

ISCC PLUS Certification for Greenback’s Operations in Cuautla

Greenback Recycling Technologies has received the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification ISCC (International Sustainability and Carbon Certification) PLUS for its recycling facility in Cuautla, Mexico, and its final product. This recognition is granted to companies voluntarily committed to global sustainability objectives. According to Greenback, the company’s adherence to the rigorous ISCC PLUS criteria would signify […]

New Partner in Eastern Europe

German-based company Hellweg Maschinenbau, a global manufacturer of digitally controlled grinders for effective, energy-saving plastics recycling, has a new sales partner in Poland. FLEXAL Group Sp. z o. o. in Posnan will be responsible for sales, maintenance and technical advice for Hellweg grinders; the portfolio ranges from small units for grinding sprues to high-performance systems […]

Mobile Application for Recycling in Lebanon

As reported by the Lebanese platform Berytech in January this year, “ReList” was launched, “the first mobile application in Lebanon for recyclables trading”. Lebanese municipalities would face mounting difficulty in managing the growing volumes of unsorted waste with little to no funding, as many were looking to recycling as a sustainable solution for waste management, […]

E-Commerce Boom and Sustainable Packaging Needs Let the Containerboard Market Grow

According to, the containerboard market is forecasted to grow by 27.08 billion US-Dollar during 2023-2028, accelerating at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 3.12 percent during the forecast period. “The market is driven by a booming e-commerce industry, increasing need for sustainable packaging solutions, and increasing rate of urbanization,” the Ireland-based market research […]