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 […]

Chinese Company Treats Kitchen Waste with New Shredders

Austrian manufacturer Andritz has delivered two shredders for kitchen waste treatment to Grandblue Bioenvironment Co., Ltd., which is operating at its mills in Jinjiang City, Fujian Province, and Xiaogan City, Hubei Province, China. The two new ADuro QZ1600-BIO shredders process kitchen waste at a design capacity of 15 tons per hour each and pulp the […]

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 […]

Innovation Update for Recycling Applications

Doosan Infracore Europe, a global industry leader in engineering and manufacturing compact and heavy construction equipment, has launched a new Waste and Recycling Kit for the company’s DL-7 range of wheel loaders. As reported, it is the first kit of its type for Doosan wheel loaders and is designed to help operators work safely in […]

Eriez’ Shred1 Achieves Ultra-High Purity Steel From Scrap

At present, vehicles are tightly regulated to limit environmental impact when they are scrapped. This is done through various measures to encourage the recovery, reuse and recycling of metals, plastics and rubber to reduce the amount of waste created. However, beyond the considerations of environmental impact lies huge value for recyclers with the right tools […]

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: […]

Hammel Recyclingtechnik: End-of-Life Vehicle Recycling – “from Trash to Gold”

What happens to old cars at the end of their useful life? A car consists of valuable raw materials, 75% metal (steel, copper, light metals, precious metals), besides glass, tires and other plastics. With an unladen weight of one ton, a vehicle consists of approximately 600 kg of steel, 10 kg of cast iron and […]

Bunting Builds Monster Stainless Steel Separator

The latest Stainless Steel Separation Conveyor (SSSC) leaving Bunting’s manufacturing facility in Kansas, USA is the largest built so far. The model SSSC 12-24-462 may only be 0.61-metres wide, but sits at the end of an 11.6-metre long conveyor. The high-intensity magnetic separator is destined for installation in an automotive recycling plant in North Carolina. […]

Recycling to Create New Value: The Potential of Aluminum and the Innovative Solutions for its Processing

The increasing consumption of resources and the rapid technological change are contributing to a rising need for investment in advanced and material-specific recycling systems. One of the most valuable materials that can be recycled is aluminum. Indeed, thanks to its characteristics, aluminum is considered a circular material, capable of being recycled multiple times without losing […]

Recycleye Secures Funding from DCVC

Recycleye, provider of an AI-driven solution for sorting dry mixed recycling, has announced a 17 million US-Dollar Series A financing round led by deep-tech venture capital firm DCVC. The company with head offices in UK and France uses AI-powered waste-picking robots to lower the cost of sorting materials. “This ground-breaking technology is turning the world’s […]