First Kompogas Plant in the US to be Built in California

The signing of the financing agreement between Japan Bank for International Cooperation and the operating company Kompogas SLO LLC on March 23, 2017 gave the official green light to the construction of a Kompogas plant. The dry anaerobic digestion plant in San Luis Obispo County (California) marks the first project of this kind for Hitachi […]

USA: Memphis Region Recycling Gap Analysis

A new report provides an overview of a recent collaborative effort called CART – the Coalition to Advance Recovery in Tennessee. According to the company’s own information, beverage carton producer Tetra Pak is committed to supporting local partnerships and projects to help increase recycling rates. For this purpose the company published a report, which also […]

Global Trade Data Visualizer

In February, the International Aluminium Institute (IAI) has launched a new web-based tool to visualize the aluminium value chain, from bauxite to scrap, including inter-regional trade flows. “In a fast changing sector, which has seen new regions of production and consumption – led by China –, grow at unprecedented rates in recent years, understanding inter-regional […]

China to Recycle 350 Million Tons of Waste by 2020

According to the State Council of the People’s Republic, China is expected to recycle 350 million tons of waste resources including steel, nonferrous metals, plastic and paper annually by 2020, according to an official guideline. By 2020, the country plans to develop a sophisticated system for renewable resources: It intends to use 150 million tons […]

Unilever Commits to Recyclable Plastic Packaging

The international company invites collective action from fast-moving consumer goods industry to be fully circular on plastic packaging. In January, the Dutch-British concern Unilever has committed to ensure that all of its plastic packaging is fully reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025. As part of this, it will publish the full range of plastics materials […]

BIR announces 18-3-2018 as the date of the first Global Recycling Day!

Ranjit Baxi, President of the Bureau of International Recycling world body, announces today that the first Global Recycling Day will take place on March 18th 2018. The day also marks the 70th anniversary of the creation of BIR. “I am delighted to be announcing this very important date,” said Mr Baxi.  “We want to use […]

USA: Public Company Boosts Recycling

According to market research of Arizona-based Republic Services, Inc., nine out of ten Americans want recycling services, and they are willing to pay for it. For this reason, the public company has grown its recycling capabilities in several markets across the USA. As reported by special interest media, Republic Services collects and processes roughly 5 […]

Germany Offers Know How for Environmental Protection

In order to encourage projects of German companies and institutions and for the purpose of spreading environmental knowledge, environmental awareness as well as technical know-how in other countries, the German environmental department presented the “export initiative environmental technology“. Furthermore, this initiative plays an important part in encouraging the mediation and application of globally uniform environmental […]

Malaysian Ministry Intends to Promote Recycled Products

The Malaysian Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) intends to promote locally-made recycled or green products for the local market. As reported, not many locals appreciate recycled materials produced by local companies.   “People often talk about pollution  and plastic waste impact, but when we mention recycled products, they do not really value them […]

China-based Steel Producer Invests in Nigeria

According to media reports, Chinese HongXing Steel Company Limited has invested 100 million Dollar to establish two manufacturing plants, located in Aba, Abia State capital (Nigeria). It was intended that the projects are completed by the end of the first quarter of 2017. End of December last year, the project had achieved 70 percent completion, […]