The UN’s Basel Convention Takes Significant Steps against Marine Plastics, Microplastics and Plastic Littering

BIR Trade & Environment Director Ross Bartley has attended marathon meetings of the Basel Convention in Geneva over the last two weeks. Countries across the world worked together to create a step-change in the Basel Convention itself in order to alleviate the damage plastic does to life in the oceans and on land. The significant […]

Recycled Glass Market to Exceed $4.4bn by 2025 with 7.6% CAGR

According to growth forecast analysis by Global Market Insights, Inc. the size of Recycled Glass Market will hit USD 4.4 billion by 2025. Recycled glass is a sustainable material providing boundless ecological aids including contribution to mitigating climate change and saving valuable natural resources as vitric products can be recycled in close loop endlessly. On […]

Martin Böschen new President of BIR Textiles Division

The board of the BIR Textiles Division has appointed Mr Martin Böschen as new divisional President. Mr Böschen is CEO of TEXAID AG, a charity-private partnership based in Switzerland focused on the collection, sorting and recycling of used textiles, with activities in several European countries. He has been working in this position since 2004 and […]

Global Recycling Day 2019 takes places in cities around the world

Global Recycling Day 2019 took place in cities across the world a few days ago, with every corner of the globe uniting to celebrate the importance of recycling. The initiative, from the Global Recycling Foundation, is dedicated to celebrating the importance of recycling and making the world think resource not waste. This year’s event focused […]

Today the world joins together to celebrate Global Recycling Day 2019

Events planned across the globe from Nigeria to South Korea, and Brazil to the UK. Global Recycling Day 2019 has arrived and people around the world are joining in the celebrations to mark the day. With events from beach clean ups to high school litter picks, and football challenges to school visits taking place in […]

Taiwan: Heat Recovery ORC Power Plant from Biomass Fuel

After Malaysia, India, South Korea, The Philippines, Singapore, and Japan also Taiwan gets a Turboden ORC heat recovery plant. The new ORC*) plant – according to Turboden the biggest of its kind in Taiwan – will recover saturated steam at low pressure from biomass fuel to produce 10 MW electricity. The high conversion efficiency of […]

United Arab Emirates: Enviroserve Wins Prize for Electronic Recycling

In October last year, the company Enviroserve was among the winners of the Middle East Waste & Recycling Awards (MEWAR Awards), presented by Waste & Recycling Middle East magazine in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). UAE based Enviroserve won the prize for the Electrical & Electronic Equipment Recycling Company of the Year (WEEE Processor). According […]

Oman: Novel Glass Recycling Plant

In the Sultanate of Oman, a new glass recycling plant is to be built and is expected to be operational by the end of 2019. The fully-automated facility (capacity: 650 tons/day) is to be built in Sohar. According to the information, it will be the first glass recycling plant in the Cooperation Council for the […]

Canada: New Producer Responsibility Organization

The new organization operates under the name YES Environmental Services & Solutions (YESS) and is run by “female power”. YESS President Sarah Webb, Operations Director Carmelina Macario and Customer Service Representative Megan Chivers have over 35 years of combined experience in developing and running waste management and product stewardship programs for both governments and businesses. […]

New Sustainable Water and Waste Fund

The provider of investment services, Fidelity International has unveiled a Sustainable Water and Waste fund. As reported by special media, the new fund – which is managed from Luxembourg – will look for sustainable investment opportunities within the water and waste management sectors. The aim is to provide investors with long-term capital growth, primarily through […]