EU: Industry Initiative for Increased Recycling

In the European Union the recycling of beverage cartons is growing and reached 48 percent in 2017, the total recovery rate achieved 76 percent. ACE – the Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment – has very much welcomed the revised Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive and the introduction of a mandatory separate collection of […]

Circular Economy Challenge Aims to Find New Applications for Waste Materials in the Soda Production Process

Ennomotive, the leading open innovation platform for engineering challenges, just launched a competition to find new applications for “post soda-lime”, such as marketable solutions or products. Despite its high efficiency and effectiveness, Solvay soda production is burdened with large amounts of waste and by-products from the process, which account for approximately 40 % of the […]

European Union: Trade in Recyclable Raw Materials

In 2018, exports from the EU member states to non-EU countries amounted to 36.8 million tons. According to the statistical figures of Eurostat (the statistical office of the European Union), this volume represented an increase of 69 percent compared with the end of 2004. The value of these exported recyclable materials, which included plastics, paper […]

Recyclable Fiber Is Finalist for Belgian Innovation Award

Belgian producer of polyolefin fibers Beaulieu Fibres International was nominated for the 2019 essenscia Innovation Award, the most prestigious prize for industrial innovation in Belgium. The company was named for its recently introduced UltraBond fiber. Formally introduced in early 2019, it is a patented polyolefin bonding staple fiber “that eliminates the need for latex or […]

Songwon Partnered with German Company

South Korean Songwon Industrial Co., Ltd. announced that it is able to package its products in 20 kilogram PE-bags made with 50 percent recycled Polyethylene (PE). The chemical company and manufacturer has collaborated with the German packaging specialists, RPC bpi Nordfolien, to develop PE-bags for packaging 20 kilograms of product “using recycled materials originating from […]

Kenya: Plastic Bottle Recycling Initiative at Schools

In Kenya an initiative to engage schools in safe disposal and recycling of plastic bottles was launched by the national Ministry of Environment and Forestry and the industry, reported. Students in Nairobi schools would be trained in the best practice of plastic waste management. Plastic waste bins would also be distributed in homes and […]

New Pilot Facilities Planned

Swedish mining company Luossavaara-Kiirunavaara Aktiebolag (LKAB) intends to invest in pilot plants for phosphorus and rare earth metals. The company will invest 45 million Swedish kronor (converted into US-Dollar: nearly five million) in pilot plants as part of a pre-feasibility study “to define a process that enables recycling of mine waste through innovative processing, producing […]

New Stainless Steel Recycling Site in Thailand

In April, Oryx Stainless (Thailand) Co., Ltd., a market leader in stainless steel recycling in Thailand and South East Asia, celebrated the opening of its new site in Bangpakong (Chachoengsao province, Thailand). More than 200 guests from Thailand, all over Asia and Overseas traveled to Bangpakong to congratulate staff, management and shareholders of Oryx Stainless […]

Pacific Region: Programs for Waste Management and Climate Change Adaptation

Two programs amounting to almost 32 million Euro were signed by the European Union (EU) Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, on the occasion of his visit to the Pacific. The goal is to promote sustainable waste management and support adaptation efforts to the effects of climate change. “They underline the EU’s strong […]

Trelleborg Lanka Places Serial Order for EnviroCB – Annual Value of Approximately 180,000 EUR

After successful production tests, Trelleborg Lanka (Pvt) Limited has today placed three initial orders for serial delivery of Enviro’s recovered carbon black (EnviroCB) for production of solid tires. The three orders consist of deliveries up until October 2019, forecast for the remainder of 2019 and 2020 is established by Trelleborg Lanka at a later stage. […]