Meet the Whole Downstream Chain at PRC Europe 2023

The questions of green energy availability in Europe, recycling technologies to improve recycling capabilities, and alternative fuels in transportation are brought up for discussions at the Petrochemical and Refining Congress: Europe 2023. The representatives from O&G major companies, EPCs, refineries and petrochemical plants, licensors, chemical companies, equipment manufacturers, and service providers attend the PRC Europe […]

Moves to Ban a Range of Single-Use Plastics Have Been Welcomed by One of the Country’s Leading Recycling Associations

The British Metals Recycling Association (BMRA) said the Government’s recent announcement is a “welcome step”, and that they hoped it would spark activity to encourage individuals and companies to use items that are 100% recyclable such as metal. From October 2023, new rules will be implemented aiming to reduce the use of plastic plates, trays, […]

BIR Concerned by Outcome of WSR Vote in EU Parliament

Following yesterday’s plenary vote in the European Parliament regarding the revision of the Waste Shipment Regulation (WSR), BIR is very concerned regarding its potential impact on the global circular economy. While intra-European movements are clearly facilitated, exports to countries outside the EU-industrialized (OECD) countries and developing (non-OECD) countries – will be considerably burdened by intergovernmental […]

Clothing Reuse Has a 70 Times Lower Environmental Impact Reveals New Study

A new life-cycle assessment (LCA) commissioned by the European textile reuse and recycling industry has confirmed the significant CO2 and water savings of reusing textiles compared to producing new clothing. The environmental impact of reusing textilesis 70 times lower, even when accounting for global exports for reuse including transport emissions. More specifically, the study revealed […]

European Parliament Backs Waste Shipment Restrictions Undermining Certainty for Recyclers

Europe’s recycling industries expressed dismay at the European Parliament’s adoption of current waste shipment proposals citing major inconsistencies undermining the trade of recycled materials. While the establishment of mandatory recycled content targets for plastics should be applauded, the failure to consider targets for metals and paper is a significant omission that will erode demand and […]

New Court of Auditors Review Highlights Challenges and Opportunities in Dealing with Hazardous Waste in the EU

Improved recycling technologies and capacities essential to tackle increasing amounts of hazardous waste and to support the EU’s strategic autonomy The European Court of Auditors (ECA) has released a Review on the EU actions to address the increasing amount of hazardous waste. The Review sheds light on existing and future challenges in dealing with hazardous […]

Susie Burrage Awarded OBE in King’s Inaugural New Year Honours List 2023

Doyenne of metal recycling recognised for her contribution to recycling and to the environment. Susie Burrage, Managing Director of Buckinghamshire-based Recycled Products Ltd, has been awarded an OBE in the King’s inaugural New Year Honours in recognition of her services to recycling and to the environment. Susie, 50, from Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire said she now […]

Meet the Whole Downstream Chain at PRC Europe 2023

The questions of green energy availability in Europe, recycling technologies to improve recycling capabilities, and alternative fuels in transportation are brought up for discussions at the Petrochemical and Refining Congress: Europe 2023. The representatives from O&G major companies, EPCs, refineries and petrochemical plants, licensors, chemical companies, equipment manufacturers, and service providers attend the PRC Europe […]

ENVI to dangerously Damage European Recycling with Report on Waste Shipment Regulation

European recyclers warn of major incoherencies that remain after the ENVI report on the Waste Shipment Regulation was adopted on 1 December. While the report alleviates some of the administrative burdens that impede trade of recycled materials within the EU and sets mandatory recycled content targets for plastics, it completely turns a blind eye on […]

Eco Expo Asia Opens Next Week with Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bus as Key Highlight

As part of the show’s overall focus on “Green Innovations for Carbon Neutrality”, hydrogen technologies will be highlighted throughout next week’s Eco Expo Asia, including a hydrogen fuel cell bus on display to the public. The fair will take place from 14 – 17 December at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, with the […]

Innovation – The theme for Recycling Heroes 2023 Time to Be Creative

Creative Innovation is the theme for the Global Recycling Day’s new competition in the search for Recycling Heroes. The Global Recycling Foundation is now looking for nominations for the award of Recycling Heroes 2023 from individuals to business leaders, sole traders to multinational businesses, and towns and cities that have continued actively to recycle during […]

Development Begins On Re-building the World with Recycled Plastics

Archwey and EDPR Sunseap join forces to explore opportunities for the usage of recycled plastic in floating solar projects. As the world races to increase its use of renewable energy and end reliance on fossil fuels, PlasticBean (an Archwey company) is today announcing a partnership with EDPR Sunseap, Singapore’s leading clean energy solutions provider, to […]

FEAD Welcomes the Commission’s PPW Regulation: A Clear Recognition of the Role of the Waste Management Industry

FEAD, the European Waste Management Association welcomes the Commission’s proposal on the Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation, as it reaffirms recycling as the core element of circularity. FEAD supports the European Commission’s ambition reflected in the packaging and packaging waste proposal, and strongly believes that the sector must be stimulated through strong, binding measures to […]

A Boost for Recycling but Non-recyclable Packaging Must be Phased out sooner

The proposed Regulation on Packaging and Packaging Waste (PPWR) sets a robust framework to boost packaging recycling. However, European recyclers warn that the phasing out of non-recyclable packaging must be dramatically accelerated if the EU is to live up to its circular economy and climate ambitions. Recyclers also regret the lack of ambition on recyclability […]

Biogenic Emissions from Waste-to-Energy Plants Should Be Part of the Carbon Removal Certification

ESWET welcomes the European Commission’s proposal on the certification of carbon removal and would like to highlight that Waste-to-Energy should be included because of its share of biogenic emissions. The primary function of Waste-to-Energy plants is the safe treatment of nonrecyclable waste, meaning there is no option for the sector to switch fuel. Therefore, the […]