Recyclers Call for a Waste Shipment Regulation that Promotes Plastics Circularity in Europe

In view of starting trialogue negotiations on the Waste Shipment Regulation, the European Recycling Industries’ Confederation (EuRIC) recalls main messages for achieving coherence between the Waste Shipment Regulation (WSR) and the future Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR) for facilitating plastics circularity and plastics free trade within the EU, as outlined in EuRIC’s position paper. […]

General Assembly: Susie Burrage OBE “Smashes the Glass Ceiling” to Become BIR’s First Female President

On the occasion of its 75th anniversary, BIR broke new ground during its General Assembly in Amsterdam on May 23 by electing Susie Burrage OBE as its 23rd President – the first woman to be appointed to the highest office within the world recycling federation. She succeeds Tom Bird who had completed his four-year term […]

Non-Ferrous Metals Division: Environmental Issues Are Global and so Require a Collective Solution

“Over the last two or three years, more and more countries have begun to look at raw material security,” observed BIR Non-Ferrous Metals Division President Dhawal Shah of India-based Metco Ventures LLP in addressing the body’s latest meeting, held in Amsterdam on May 22. However, he argued, sustainability and climate change were global issues and […]

Waste-to-Energy to the Service of EU Cities

An ESWET and Committee of the Regions event discussed the role of Waste-to-Energy in replying to challenges of the EU green transition by fostering the circular economy and energy security. Policymakers and experts from across the European Union and beyond came together yesterday in Brussels, at the European Committee of the Regions, for the Conference […]

USA: Rumpke to Build new Recycling Facility in Ohio

In February, the American company Rumpke Waste & Recycling broke ground on its recycling campus and shared updates for the new facility in Columbus (Ohio). Andrew Rumpke, Columbus Area President of the company, announced that its initial 50 million US-Dollar private investment to build the new recycling campus has increased to more than 90 million […]

RWM Launches National Environmental Services Survey

RWM announces a landmark moment in environmental services with the launch of the National Environmental Services Survey. The Survey, a key highlight of the Expo, signifies an ambitious effort to understand and address the most pressing environmental concerns at a national scale. The survey’s findings will guide the conversation at RWM and the wider ESS […]

Finland: Kuusakoski to Expand the Processing Capacity for Non-Ferrous Metals

Finnish recycling company Kuusakoski will invest 25 million Euro in a major new production line that is being built at the company’s recycling plant in Heinola. The aim is to increase the recycling efficiency and the processing capacity for non-ferrous metals, including aluminum. As underlined by the company, the demand for recycled raw materials is […]

Winners of the Plastics Recycling Awards Europe 2023 Announced in Amsterdam

The winners of the Plastics Recycling Awards Europe 2023 were announced at the Plastics Recycling Show Europe in Amsterdam. The seven category winners exemplify the advances in the circular use of plastics in today’s products, as well as the recycling innovation and technology that are enabling this progress. They are: Automotive, Electrical & Electronic Product: […]

Co-Host OMV Invites Downstream Industry Colleagues to Visit PRC: Europe 2023

OMV is co-hosting the Petrochemical and Refining Congress: Europe 2023 in Austria on May 22-24. Within the Day 3 of the event, OMV and BGS Group invited a limited number of delegates to visit one of the largest and most modern inland refineries in Europe – OMV Schwechat Refinery. OMV is Austria’s largest listed industrial […]

New Project to Develop a Recycling Solution for Acrylic Glass

The acrylic glass recycling company Pekutherm Kunststoffe GmbH – together with Polysecure GmbH, Pforz­heim University of Applied Sciences and an acrylic glass supplier – is developing an innovative recycling solution to be able to recognize high-quality transparent plastics and recycle them according to their specification. The Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU) is funding the approach with […]