BIR Ferrous Division: 11th Edition of “World Steel Recycling in Figures”

The BIR 2020 May Convention in Istanbul has been postponed to October 2020 owing to the Coronavirus pandemic. That’s why the BIR Ferrous Board today announces the publication of the 11th edition of “World Steel Recycling in Figures” during a meeting via video conference. Divisional President Greg Schnitzer emphasizes his great pleasure in unveiling the […]

eREC – The First Virtual Expo for the Recycling Industry

It is time for a new, digital event. Therefore, eREC will take place from the 31st of August to the 5th of September 2020. It is the perfect opportunity for exhibitors and visitors to enjoy the advantages of digital networking. Currently, the whole world is facing uncertainty and restrictions due to the current Corona-Crisis. Undoubtedly, […]

COVID-19: Update by BIR Member National Associations: The World Moves Tentatively into Reopening Phase

Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, BIR has sought to collate expert feedback on the impact of the virus around the world, with specific regard to how it is affecting the recycling industry. This latest update has been sourced from the world recycling organization’s network of member national associations. Please also check our related […]

Recycling in Vietnam

In Vietnam – like in other Asian countries as well – recycling is handled by the informal sector – either family businesses or small scale enterprises specialized in recycling of waste materials. Jim Selkin, a professional photographer, art director and writer currently working in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), wrote two photo reportages on grassroots […]

Update by BIR Ambassadors: Lockdowns Exert a Stranglehold on Scrap Supply

In the latest of our series of updates on the world’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, BIR Ambassadors have provided a summary of the impact of the virus on their respective countries and regions, and on the recycling sector in particular. The pandemic is now well controlled in both mainland China and Taiwan; however, some […]

Covid-19 Update: Fragmented Picture for Under-Pressure Recycling Industry

BIR continues to gather expert updates on the impact of COVID-19 on international recycling markets. Even though China, the starting point for the pandemic, has passed its peak of infections and is taking tentative steps towards a return to normality, Europe and many other parts of the world are still a long way from that […]

Strategic Partnership: Michelin and Enviro Partner to Develop an Innovative Technology to Transform Used Tires Into Raw Materials

Scandinavian Enviro Systems is conducting a private placement of approximately MSEK 32.5 as part of a strategic partnership with Michelin. The Board of Directors of Scandinavian Enviro Systems (Enviro), has in accordance with a letter of intent regarding a long-term strategic partnership with the French global tyre manufacturer Michelin, today resolved to conduct a private […]

Forrec: The Young History of an Internationally Acknowledged Company

Forrec – a growing and dynamic company that concentrates on the research, design and construction of a range of machinery for various fields of application – will exhibit at this year’s IFAT in Munich. GLOBAL RECYCLING Magazine wanted to get to know the Italian-based company and discussed several topics with Marco Zoccarato, the company’s CEO. […]

New Charger for the Increasing Demand

Eriez Europe has invested in another capacitive charger to keep up with increasing demand to provide magnets with a superior magnetic field and guaranteed performance strength for separation processes. The new charger will be used to magnetize permanent ferrite and rare earth magnetic assemblies, such as Eriez’ range of suspended permanent magnets, which are most […]

A New Shredder for Swedish Kinnarps AB

The international supplier of complete interior design solutions for offices, schools and health care, Kinnarps AB, has bought a Universal Shredder FRP for its furniture production plant in Kinnarp, Sweden, from the international technology group Andritz. The new machine is capable of shredding up to four tons of wood waste per hour from the furniture […]

HSM Automated Balers: 1,000 Tons Cardboard per Month

Recycling plays a crucial role at Sports Direct International’s distribution center in Shirebrook, Nottinghamshire. The company is the UK‘s largest sporting goods retailer and operates a diversified portfolio of sports, fitness, fashion and lifestyle brands. Each month the retailer collects around 800 to 1,000 tons of cardboard, for which they use HSM machines to manage […]

Tomra Sorting ebook: Details the Potential Artificial Intelligence Holds for the Recycling Industry

Imitating human learning, deep learning shows promise to find solutions to sorting challenges where none currently exist. Deep learning is on the rise in the recycling industry, according to the new eBook “Harnessing the Potential of AI” from the global leader in sensor-based sorting, Tomra Sorting Recycling. Dispelling a common misconception about AI, this latest […]

Eldan Super Chopper Reduces the Power Consumed Tremendously

Recent advances in the market of electrical components have made it possible for Eldan to develop a frequency drive for the new versions of the Eldan Super Chopper, with a significantly lower power consumption and at a remarkably lower expense than previous models. For more than 20 years the Eldan Super Chopper has been the […]

Quality Assessment of Recovered Paper

Digital trading platform and logistics partner for buyers and vendors of recovered paper, merQbiz, collaborates with German Papiertechnische Stiftung (PTS) to back the “BaleVision” project in North America – a sector-wide leading quality solution for recovered paper. As reported, merQbiz – which was developed by Germany-based technology provider Voith – uses “BaleVision” intending to enable […]

FELEMAMG: Magnetic Separation

Since the establishment of Felemamg in 1970, a complete technique in the magnetism area has been developed, or more precisely, its application in the magnetic separation area has been evolved. The magnetic separators, the “RS” and “RC” series, remove unwanted ferrous material from the non-magnetic ones in conveyor burdens. Usually, they are suspended over conveyor […]