Seychelles: The Islands Aim High Regarding their Waste

Blue lagoons, palm trees and offshore companies: They determined the image of the Seychelles. A few years ago, another central item came into focus: The rising level of prosperity created rising amounts of waste that flooded the local landfill. The archipelago in the Indian Ocean comprising 115 islands had – and has yet – to […]

Indorama Ventures Expands PET Recycling Capabilities

Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited, a global chemical producer headquartered in Thailand, has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Sorepla Industrie S.A., a plastics recycling facility in France. According to the information, Sorepla Industrie is one of the largest recyclers in Europe. The facility consists of three production lines: Recycled Polyethylene […]

Ivory Coast: Waste Management Is still a “Problem Child“

Ivory Coast has put an end to the past violence and political turbulence. According to the World Bank, the African country shows a GDP rate of eight percent last year and offers great opportunities for investment. But its waste management sector still needs help. In 2006, the waste management of the Ivory Coast attained sad […]

Trading Platform for Recovered Paper with Integrated Logistics Solution

Digital commerce is finding its way into recovered paper trading: The B2B-trading-platform merQbiz, launched in 2017 by German international operating engineering company Voith and US-based Boston Consulting Group Digital Ventures, has expanded its range. Since January, merQbiz and the American logistics provider C. H. Robinson cooperate. As a result, the platform includes integrated logistics solutions, […]

Kenya: Much Has to Be Done

The country takes first reliable steps to change its waste management. In 2010, a team of researchers published a paper on the possibilities of solid waste management in Kenya’s capital Nairobi. The description of the situation at the time included that only half of the estimated 3,000 tons of waste generated every day were collected, […]

Avery Dennison Joins the Plasticity Partner Program

USA-based Avery Dennison Corporation – a global company specializing in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of labeling and functional materials – has joined the Plasticity Partner Program. It has entered into a three-year agreement with Ocean Recovery Alliance, founders of Plasticity Forum. Over the three-year period Avery Dennison and Plasticity aim to […]

Cameroon: More Waste Creates More Recycling

The Republic of Cameroon faces the same challenges like many other developing countries. Waste management and recycling are not at the forefront of the Central African country, but they are becoming increasingly important. Economic growth as well as changing consumption and production patterns have resulted in rapid increasements in generation and use of plastics in […]

New Recycling Plant for Contaminated Steel Scrap

Dutch Purified Metal Company (PMC) starts the construction of the plant in Delfzijl, The Netherlands. In July this year, Purified Metal Company has completed the financing for the construction of a large-scale state-of-the-art processing plant that is to recycle contaminated steel scrap (for example asbestos and other toxic materials). According to Berlin-based EIT RawMaterials (initiated […]

A German-Hungarian Strategic Partnership for Plastic Recycling

German APK AG and Hungarian MOL Group have signed a strategic cooperation agreement in August this year. As a first step, the Hungarian partner will support the completion of APK’s plant located in Merseburg, which will serve as a pilot for the German company’s solvent-based process called Newcycling. As reported, this technique enables the recovery […]

Patented Aerosol Recycling Technology also in Australia and New Zealand

The Netherlands-based company Despray B.V. has announced that it has officially appointed the Australian JDM Aust Pty Ltd as its exclusive sales and service representative for Despray patented Aerosol recycling technology in Australia and New Zealand. According to Despray, the company’s technology allows safe recycling of aerosol cans in a non-explosive atmosphere. The closed system […]

Firm Raised Money to Install Recycling Machines in China

As reported by media, the Chinese online smart recycling platform Xiaohuanggou has raised money (converted in about 164 million US-Dollar) from Beijing-headquartered asset management firm Zhongzhi Enterprise Group. The company, established in 2017, belongs to Paithink Group, an investment company, and intends to place one million recycling stations across the People’s Republic of China in […]

Joined Forces for the Australian Waste Equipment Market

Superior Pak, Australia’s largest manufacturer and servicer of mobile waste equipment, has announced a joint venture with German Faun Group. The Australian company works with vehicle suppliers such as Iveco, Dennis Eagle, Mercedes-Benz, Scania, Isuzu Trucks, Hino, Fuso, Volvo and DAF. The head office is located in Brisbane, with its manufacturing center based in Bundaberg […]

Exide Industries Erects New Battery Recycling Plant in India

Exide Industries Ltd, India‘s largest manufacturer of lead-acid storage batteries and power storage solutions provider, invests in building a battery recycling plant in Haldia (West Bengal) and expands its existing facility to manufacture Nickel-Cadmium batteries. As reported by Indian media in August this year, the greenfield battery recycling plant will be equipped with European technology. […]

Mongolia Considers Tax Reductions on Recycling Plants

As reported by Chinese news agency Xinhua, Mongolia considers reducing the tax on waste recycling plants by 50 percent. In this way the country wants to fight against climate change, pollution and environmental degradation, Mongolian Environment and Tourism Minister Namsrai Tserenbat was cited. According to the information, to tackle environmental issues caused by a build-up […]

Global Trends of Biomass and Waste-to-Energy Sector

The proportion of renewable energy generated by wind, solar, biomass and waste-to-energy, geo-thermal, marine and small hydro rose from 11 percent in 2016 to 12.1 percent in 2017, says a new comprehensive study by Frankfurt School/UNEP Centre/BNEF on “Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2018”. The upwards trend does not correspond to the development of […]