Steelanol: Converting Carbon-Containing Gas into Fuel

In January this year, the first foundation pile of the ArcelorMittal’s Steelanol plant in Belgium has been driven into the ground, the first of 1,800 piles that will support the future installations of the plant. In June last year, the international steel and mining company ArcelorMittal has begun construction of new premises at its site […]

Brazil: Rio Gets a Pilot Plant to Explore Energy from Waste

A national technology to process and explore energy from organic waste started being tested in the city of Rio de Janeiro. As reported, the pilot plant is installed in a processing facility of the City Company of Urban Cleaning (Comlurb) in the Caju neighborhood and has in January completed a month in operation. According to […]

Global Recycling Day 2019 takes places in cities around the world

Global Recycling Day 2019 took place in cities across the world a few days ago, with every corner of the globe uniting to celebrate the importance of recycling. The initiative, from the Global Recycling Foundation, is dedicated to celebrating the importance of recycling and making the world think resource not waste. This year’s event focused […]

Joint Global Operation of Custom Administrations

Operation “Demeter IV” targeted illegal trafficking of waste. As reported by Belgium-based World Customs Organization, in total 75 customs administrations participated in the joint global operation last year, which yielded over 326,133 tons and 54,782 pieces of different types of waste. Throughout the operation – conducted between 4 June and 8 July 2018 – customs […]

Bureau of Middle East Recycling: Business Factor with far-reaching Connections

The Bureau of Middle East Recycling (BMR), founded as the association of the recycling industry in this part of the world, aims at expanding the course of the sector in the region and strengthening the cooperation with worldwide traders and consumers. BMR is a non-profit, non-religious and non-political organization to represent its members and provide […]

National Waste Masterplan for the Emirate of Kuwait

The State of Kuwait has taken action and commissioned a draft of a waste management plan for the country issued by the Kuwaiti Environment Public Authority. The assignment went to the Recycling Management Department of the Germany-based Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology (UMSICHT). According to the information, the project (volume: 18 million […]

Kuwait: More Additional Waste Management Facilities Needed

In April 2017, the Kuwait official environmental portal Beatona announced that “Kuwait pushed towards ‘zero landfills‘ by creating recycling plants. Efforts are still underway as three landfills are remaining. Experts expect Kuwait to reach ‚zero landfills‘ over the next few years”. This assessment seems to be slightly too optimistic. There can be no doubt, that […]

British Metals Recycling Association launches ‘Support your local scrap yard, support your local community’

The British Metals Recycling Association (BMRA), the trade association representing metals recycling and scrap yards, has launched a new campaign to encourage members of the public to support their local scrap yard, while raising funds for local schools, community projects and charities. Unlike other forms of recycled material, metal is 100% recyclable and has an […]

Today the world joins together to celebrate Global Recycling Day 2019

Events planned across the globe from Nigeria to South Korea, and Brazil to the UK. Global Recycling Day 2019 has arrived and people around the world are joining in the celebrations to mark the day. With events from beach clean ups to high school litter picks, and football challenges to school visits taking place in […]

United Arab Emirates: On the Road to Zero Waste

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has begun to intensify its recycling efforts. One important goal is to divert 75 percent of waste from landfills by 2021. This strategic objective is part of the country’s Vision 2021, a long-term plan, launched in 2010, “that aims to make the UAE one of the best countries in the […]

Waste Management in the Arab Region: Recycling on Trial

Increasing quantities of waste have become a problem for countries of the North African and Middle East nations, especially for more than half the region’s population living in urban centers and being affected by often seriously inadequate waste management systems. Whether these states are called the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), Gulf Cooperation Council […]

IKEA Holding Invests in Recycling Technology

Ingka Group (Ingka Holding B.V. and its controlled entities) has bought ownership stakes of two recycling technology providers in Europe. The management of Umincorp, a Dutch sorting technology provider, is convinced that the investment by Ingka Group enables them to take the next step in making their sorting solution for post-consumer mixed plastics available to […]

Continuous Development – Interview with Thomas Sörensson, the CEO of Scandinavian Enviro Systems AB.

Nowadays, Scandinavian Enviro Systems AB is best-known for efficient tire recycling as well as recovering valuable resources. Nevertheless, it all started in 2001 when the newly founded company was trying to further develop the CFC technology (Carbonization by Forced Convection) to enable the manufacture of products of very high quality. Since that time the Swedish […]

Taiwan: Heat Recovery ORC Power Plant from Biomass Fuel

After Malaysia, India, South Korea, The Philippines, Singapore, and Japan also Taiwan gets a Turboden ORC heat recovery plant. The new ORC*) plant – according to Turboden the biggest of its kind in Taiwan – will recover saturated steam at low pressure from biomass fuel to produce 10 MW electricity. The high conversion efficiency of […]

United Arab Emirates: Enviroserve Wins Prize for Electronic Recycling

In October last year, the company Enviroserve was among the winners of the Middle East Waste & Recycling Awards (MEWAR Awards), presented by Waste & Recycling Middle East magazine in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). UAE based Enviroserve won the prize for the Electrical & Electronic Equipment Recycling Company of the Year (WEEE Processor). According […]