CW Dewiring: Improves Working Safety and Lowers Labor Costs

The beginning of Cross Wrap dates back to 1992 when the founder of the Finland-based company had the vision for an innovative way of wrapping square bales and other rectangular end products. Two years later the first Cross Wrap machine was built. Nowadays, the company has installed machines in over 50 countries. Nevertheless, in all […]

Intelligent Management Systems by ECOVE

Taiwan-based company ECOVE boosts “resource cycling efficiency” of Energy-from-Waste (EfW) plants by iO&M (intelligent operation and maintenance systems). Once dubbed “garbage island” for its overflowing landfills and filthy streets, Taiwan now has Asia’s highest rate of recycling and is a role model for the region. As the leading company of the resource recycling industry in […]

Eldan Launches the Twin Shaft Clean-Cut Tire Shredder

Eldan Recycling, Danish manufacturer of recycling equipment, has launched their new Twin Shaft Clean-Cut Shredder for production of clean-cut tire chips from car or truck tires. Two frequency converters ensure a very flexible operation, i.e. individual setting of rpm, overload protection, auto reverse at overload and high torque from zero RPM. And they offer up […]

Chemical Recycling of Plastic – Waste No More?

When it comes to the circular economy transition, plastics recycling is as much of a challenge as an opportunity. Today, around 25.8 million tons of plastic waste are generated in Europe every year, with less than 30 percent of it getting collected for recycling. This is a huge loss of valuable resources to the economy, […]

USA: Research on Enhanced Biological Phosphorus Removal

The Water Research Foundation (WRF) in the USA has selected a team of utilities, consulting firms and universities to promote standard use of sustainable enhanced biological phosphorus removal solution. As phosphorus limits permitted in wastewater effluent shrink to protect drinking water sources, a nationwide research effort has started work “to advance implementation of a leading-edge […]

Chinese Textile Recycling: The Night Is Darkest Just Before Sunrise

Fashion is the second most polluting industry worldwide. The states contributing to the fiber production mostly export, landfill or incinerate the amounts of used textiles. China does not make an exception but has perhaps found a recycling solution. In the United States, more than 15 million tons of used textile waste are generated each year, […]

European Recovered Paper: Million Tons Need a New Destination

ERPA, the recovered paper branch of the European Recycling Industries’ Confederation (EuRIC), is concerned about the developments on the global recovered paper market, which negatively impacts paper recycling in Europe. In its statement, ERPA (European Recovered Paper Association) emphasized that the European recycling industry collects and recovers waste paper into standardized quality grade recovered paper […]

SABIC Realizes Certified Circular Polymers

The chemical company is using feedstock made from mixed plastic waste to produce certified circular polymers at its Geleen production site in The Netherlands. SABIC (Saudi Basic Industries Corporation) – a global leader in the chemical industry – is to highlight its initiative for the production of certified circular polymers at Europe’s leading plastics exhibition […]

Saudi Investment Recycling Company Expands

In April this year, the Saudi Investment Recycling Company (SIRC) has announced that it has signed definitive agreements to acquire 100 percent of the shares of Global Environmental Management Services (GEMS). GEMS, owned by Jadwa Waste Management Opportunities Fund, is active in the industrial waste management sector in Saudi Arabia, providing hazardous waste-management, industrial and […]

Saudi Arabia: Integrated Waste Management and Recycling Plan for Riyadh

It is planned to recycle 81 percent of municipal solid waste and 47 percent of construction and demolition waste by 2035. The initiative, which was launched in July this year, aims to improve the collection and recycling of the waste in the city of Riyadh as part of Saudi Vision 2030 goals to preserve and […]

Cambodia Refuses to Be a “Waste Bin”

In July this year, Asian channel CNA reported that the Kingdom of Cambodia would send back 1,600 tons of plastic waste found in shipping containers to the USA and Canada. The Southeast Asian country does not consider itself as a bin for “out-of-date technology to be dumped in”, a spokesman of the Cambodian environment ministry […]

How the Plastics Value Chain Can Reduce Plastic Waste

The existential threat to oceans and marine life is a good enough reason to cut plastics waste, profitable new business opportunities are another, the company Tomra Sorting Recycling says. In June, the Norwegian-based company has published a new eBook, which shares transformational ideas for reducing plastic waste throughout the plastics value chain. The free-to-download publication […]

South Korea: The Aim Is a Resource-Circulating Society

By the time China banned the import of several types of waste due to the “National Sword Policy”, South Korea had to deal with a waste problem, in particular regarding used plastics and recovered paper. In April 2018, nearly 50 recycling companies in Seoul and the surrounding region had stopped collecting plastic waste, and the […]

Molinari: Shredders and Granulator “Made in Italy”

At Ecomondo 2019, which takes place in Rimini (Italy) from 5th to 8th November, the Italian manufacturer of recycling machinery, Molinari, will present its portfolio. The company provides a complete range of shredders and granulators, “able to face any challenge of shredding”. According to the manufacturer, these machines “have been designed to treat various types […]

Indian Circular Economy Award for Saahas

Indian non-profit company Saahas has won the Indian Circular Economy Award 2019 under the category “Not for Profit“. The Indian Circular Economy Award, which was launched by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), is India’s exclusive awards program on Circular Economy to identify and reward organizations and individuals in India that […]