Bornholm Turning Away From Incineration: Forming the Spearhead for Denmark?

“Bornholm will become the world’s first industrialized community to achieve 100 percent waste recycling and reuse”, news agency BusinessWire emphasized at the end of January. Within 13 years, citizens, businesses and tourists on the Danish island want to improve waste handling, sorting and treatment, so that by 2032 all regionally produced waste will be reused […]

Better Waste Management to Combat Climate Change

In March this year, the Thai Public Broadcasting Service reported that Thailand’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment would propose to the cabinet a total ban on the import of plastic waste into the country. According to the information, the imports of plastic waste are to end at the beginning of 2020. At the same […]

Spanish Ecotic Utilizes Sourcing Platform to Manage WEEE Materials

Ecotic, a private Spanish non-profit Waste Electronic and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) management organization, has processed more than 97,000 tons of waste in 2018, leveraging the sourcing platform of USA based management company Jaggaer. The organization collects and recycles – in response to the legal requirements on producers and distributors of electrical and electronic equipment – […]

INGEDE: Successful for Deinking Issues

In 1989, leading European paper manufacturers founded the “International Association of the Deinking Industry”. Deinking is a key process in paper recycling and means the removal of printing ink. The association, which celebrated its 30th anniversary, supports research in the field of deinking utilizing the work of well-known research institutes to fulfill the needs of […]

Canadian Company Intends to Increase Rare Metal Recycling

Canada-based company GéoMégA has developed a rare earth separation technology, ISR, and is securing a supply of feed material, among others magnet waste from Europe. Its subsidiary company Innord Inc. has entered into a non-binding Letter of Intent with Rocklink GmbH, German-based rare earth, cobalt, and minor metals recycling company to acquire up to 100 […]

Peru: New Steel Mill

The Peruvian Corporación Aceros Arequipa S.A. (CAASA) has awarded German-based SMS group an order covering the supply of mechatronic equipment for a new steel mill and a billet caster with six strands for its Pisco site in Peru. The plant is designed for an annual capacity of 1.2 million tons and will produce billets with […]

Songwon Partnered with German Company

South Korean Songwon Industrial Co., Ltd. announced that it is able to package its products in 20 kilogram PE-bags made with 50 percent recycled Polyethylene (PE). The chemical company and manufacturer has collaborated with the German packaging specialists, RPC bpi Nordfolien, to develop PE-bags for packaging 20 kilograms of product “using recycled materials originating from […]

Award-Winning Sustainable Recycling

Austrian-based company Saubermacher won the TRIGOS Steiermark 2019 award in the category of climate protection. The price has been awarded to the High-Tech-Recycling Facility – which has been opened the previous year – for the recycling of lithium-ion batteries. The environmental pioneer has received the award during a gala in the old university in Graz. […]

Focus on Customers, Quality and Service: Tailor-Made Crushers “Made in Ellerau” by bomatic

bomatic GmbH based in Ellerau near Hamburg supplies the recycling branch with customized shredders for more than 20 years. One company focus are machines for the shredding of car and truck tires as well as technical rubber. bomatic manufactures machines for the complete process from the pre-crushing through to the granulates. For a long time, […]

Kenya: Plastic Bottle Recycling Initiative at Schools

In Kenya an initiative to engage schools in safe disposal and recycling of plastic bottles was launched by the national Ministry of Environment and Forestry and the industry, businessdailyafrica.com reported. Students in Nairobi schools would be trained in the best practice of plastic waste management. Plastic waste bins would also be distributed in homes and […]

New Pilot Facilities Planned

Swedish mining company Luossavaara-Kiirunavaara Aktiebolag (LKAB) intends to invest in pilot plants for phosphorus and rare earth metals. The company will invest 45 million Swedish kronor (converted into US-Dollar: nearly five million) in pilot plants as part of a pre-feasibility study “to define a process that enables recycling of mine waste through innovative processing, producing […]

New Stainless Steel Recycling Site in Thailand

In April, Oryx Stainless (Thailand) Co., Ltd., a market leader in stainless steel recycling in Thailand and South East Asia, celebrated the opening of its new site in Bangpakong (Chachoengsao province, Thailand). More than 200 guests from Thailand, all over Asia and Overseas traveled to Bangpakong to congratulate staff, management and shareholders of Oryx Stainless […]

Pacific Region: Programs for Waste Management and Climate Change Adaptation

Two programs amounting to almost 32 million Euro were signed by the European Union (EU) Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, on the occasion of his visit to the Pacific. The goal is to promote sustainable waste management and support adaptation efforts to the effects of climate change. “They underline the EU’s strong […]

OECD: Raw Materials Will Double by 2060

The expansion of global economy and the rise of living standards is set to force the world’s consumption of raw material to nearly double by 2060. The global materials use will increase to 167 Gigatons (Gt) in 2060 from 90 Gt today, according to a new report preview on the Global Material Resources Outlook to […]

Potential Business Options through Recycling

Can an emerging asset class stem Indonesia’s tide of plastic waste? Ever since pictures and videos of a polluted ocean at Nusa Lembongan in Bali went viral across social media, Indonesia’s negative role as the world’s second largest ocean polluter has been in the global spotlight. In 2017 the government pledged as much as one […]