Epson‘s PaperLab Turns Waste Paper Into New Paper

The Seiko Epson Corporation has developed what it believes to be the world‘s first compact office papermaking system capable of producing new paper from securely shredded waste paper without use of water. Businesses and government offices that install a PaperLab in a backyard area will be able to produce paper of various sizes, thicknesses, and […]

ROAR: Joint Project to Develop a Robot for Refuse-Handling

The Volvo Group is working on a joint venture together with Chalmers University of Technology and Mälardalen University in Sweden, Penn State University in the United States, and the waste recycling company Renova to develop a robot that interacts with the refuse truck and its driver to accomplish the work. This activity will continue until […]

New SRF Production Capabilities in South Korea

A new Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) production facility is now fully operational in Wonju city, South Korea. Korean waste management specialist Zion has built the alternative fuel manufacturing plant to make smarter use of its residual materials. Now, with the new system in place, pre-sorted C&D and C&I waste is being shredded to produce a […]

Good Prospects for Waste Paper Management

According to a new report*), published by the Indian-based company MarketsandMarkets, the worldwide waste paper management market has been growing proportionally with the increasing environmental concerns among people and enforcement of stringent environmental laws and regulations. The paper industry has been dominated by North America for more than a century now. As reported, North America […]

Netherlands: ARN’s Solution for Automotive Shredder Residue

According to Dutch-based ARN, it is the first company to operate the new CCM20RT delamination mill which makes a big step forward in power and size.  As an experienced processor of Automotive Shredder Residue (ASR) in the Netherlands, ARN is producing non-ferrous metal concentrates using sinkfloat techniques. The metal products separated by these systems typically […]

Namibia: Long-term Market Opportunities Ahead

15 years ago, the waste management sector in Namibia employed approximately 900 people, half of them in Windhoek alone. Recycling in one form or another took place in 24 of 35 local authorities, most carried out by scavengers; eight of 35 local authorities took materials to recycling enterprises. The State of Environment Report estimated a […]

Plastic Recycling in the Gulf Region

The new Gulf Packaging and Polymers Show (GPPS) in Abu Dhabi, which took place from February 1 to 3 this year,  was launched for the packaging industry in the Middle East to serve a market worth billions of US-Dollar. According to a market research by Smithers Pira, headquartered in Surrey (United Kingdom), the packaging sector […]

Qatar Intends to Increase Waste Management Plant Capacity

Among the member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Qatar is one of the rapidly growing nations. The country is generating a total of 1.6 to 1.8 kilogram per day and per person of solid waste; this number is predicted to reach 19,000 tons per day in 2032. With an annual growth rate of […]

Waste Management: Arab Countries Are Looking for Solutions

Currently, the most likely interest in the Arab countries is to produce energy from waste. For most of these countries (not all of them profit from the rich oil reserves) it is a long way to go before a functioning waste management concept is fully operational. The political turmoil and military struggles in North Africa […]

Metal Recycling Market – Forecast to 2020

According to the US-based online aggregator and distributor of market research and business information Fast Market Research, the global metal recycling market size will grow from 277.12 billion US-Dollar in 2015 to 406.16 billion US-Dollar by 2020, at a projected Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 7.95 percent. The metal recycling market is driven by […]

Nigeria Has Many Business Prospects to Offer

The Federal Republic of Nigeria is considered to be an emerging market by the World Bank and has been identified as a regional power on the African continent. The country in the western part of Africa consists of 36 States and a Federal Capital Territory, where the capital Abuja is located. According to the World […]

New Project Aims to Reduce Textile Waste

The European Clothing Action Plan (ECAP), a new project led by UK-based Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP), a charity limited company, is about embedding a circular economy approach for the clothing sector. Furthermore, it aims to increase environmental and economic benefits by reducing the carbon, water and waste footprints of clothing in the European […]

“The Benefits of Recycling Are still Under-Acknowledged”

Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) World President Ranjit Baxi is tireless in explaining the environmental benefits and huge potential of recycling. He underlined the importance of recycling in the fight against climate change also in the margins of the COP21 meetings in Paris. In his speech during an event organized by the French recycling association […]

Alba Group Plans to Boost Business and Service Activities

Berlin headquartered German Alba Group has delineated its strategy within the investor recruitment drive to step up the expansion of its China business and domestic market growth. “We want to strengthen our key growth areas of China and the ‘4 R’s – reduce, reuse, recycle and rethink’ – with additional equity investors,” Dr. Axel Schweitzer, […]

Erema Founds Subsidiary in Russia

The Austrian-based Erema GmbH has founded a new company in Russia. Besides Erema China and Erema North America “OOO Erema” is the third subsidiary of the producer of plastic recycling systems. The official presentation of the newly founded subsidiary company took place at Interplastica Moscow from 28th to 31th January 2016. The 268 million inhabitants […]