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Closure of induction furnaces in China has created displaced volumes of scrap, some of which have been dispatched to a number of other Asian countries - including India, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan...
During the very first of 14 meetings, BIR’s advisor on China’s policy and regulatory developments Ma Hongchang warned the world association’s non-ferrous metals division that, under...
Global Recycling Day will present the perfect opportunity to inform the public, governments and policy-makers about the crucial role played by the recycling industry in ‘creating a clean and...
Organised by VinylPlus, the European PVC industry's sustainability programme, this year’s forum was held against the backdrop of major decisions being taken on the European Commission’s...
On 10 and 11 May, experts from diverse industrial fields will meet once again at RECYCLING-TECHNIK, the expert trade show for recycling, environmental technology and urban mining. The 240 exhibitors...
At the ‘Eco Design - More than Recyclability’ forum scheduled to take place on May 5 at the Interpack trade show in the German city of Düsseldorf, experts will highlight and discuss...
‘For 2017, this means we will recycle 30 000 trucks full of PVC, which equals 6 full container ships,’ noted Eingärtner, deputy general manager of the European sustainable development...
‘We need legislative muscle to move forward,’ Gerbrandy urged. ‘We are gathered here the day after Trump decided to destroy the climate plan set up by his predecessor Obama....
Germany achieved a 'record' 74.5% recovered paper utilisation last year. The country was able to meet demand for material by importing a 'significant' 4.4 million tonnes from various other EU...
Speaking at the 6th BMR International Conference held recently in Dubai, the chairman of the UAE-based Sharif Group lamented the harsh impact of global economic trends on the Middle East where the...
Over 200 international experts from industry, authorities and academia will discuss, among other topics: global safety issues relating to lithium primary and lithium rechargeable batteries; energy...
The much anticipated event will welcome over 1500 exhibitors and take up an expanded exhibition space of 25,000m2 in Hall W1-W5/E1-E3 of the SNIEC complex. More than 43000 visitors attended the show...
In Croatia, 82% of waste is still landfilled. ‘There were about 140 active landfill sites in Germany back in 1970; a lot has changed since then, but just imagine how difficult it is for Croatia...
Austria has a plastic recycling rate of just under 30% while some 70% of material is directed into waste-to-energy operations, Holzer quoted from 2014 figures. ‘I cannot stress enough the need...
Such important themes will be the heart of the 20th international annual recovered paper conference, organised by the German bvse association. The event will take place on 23 March at the Maritim...
WEEE Solutions will be held on March 28 – 29, while RUSMET will be held on 28-30 March at the five-star Radisson Royal Hotel Moscow. The high-profile business events will provide an update on...
‘The circular economy poses big challenges to some European Member States in the process of modernising their waste management infrastructure,’ so says PlasticsEurope. That’s why...
Throughout his career, Rowe has done hundreds of jobs, including in recycling. He is best known as the ‘dirtiest man on TV’, a title he earned on the US television hit series Dirty Jobs,...
Our e-gadgets are continuing to shrink in size. Last year, small appliances accounted for 55% by weight (4.9 billion pounds or more than 2.2 million tonnes) of the devices considered ready for end-of...
The two-day event will provide a comprehensive market update regarding relevant ferrous and non-ferrous metal recycling issues in India. This is a ‘big opportunity’ for individuals to...
During the two-day conference, the European Commission's list of approved ship recycling facilities will be discussed in detail, highlighting the effects that it will have on Europe's ship recycling...
Each year, he underlined, the recycling industry prevents at least 700 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions - an estimate based on the findings of an in-depth scientific study published at the...
‘I have spent more than two decades travelling the globe to meet up with key recycling players in Spain, China, India – you name it. Being part of the BIR community has proven integral to...
What I love about North America is the endless space. It is space we lack so much in Western Europe, especially in the Netherlands where I live. With 17 million people packed together on this tiny,...
At the non-ferrous metals division gathering on the first day, a panel of three guest speakers will discuss global copper and aluminium market trends following a short individual presentation....
Around 6.7 billion batteries were sold into US markets in 2014, weighing 242.7 million kilograms, said a new report commissioned by North American battery collection scheme Call2Recycle, which...
According to Stengs, it was still unclear who ought to be 'punished' for failure to meet the EU's mandatory 45% collection target by the end of this year. 'Instead of offering transparency about each...
The two-day event will focus on the expanding opportunities for use of recycled tyre materials in traditional and innovative sectors. ETRA has issued a call for papers and expects that, once again,...
Global production of plastics grew from around 1.5 million tonnes in 1950 to 311 million tonnes in 2014. In that same year, more than 6.5 million tonnes was collected for recycling in Europe, Ton...
The number of cars sold in India is projected to grow from 2.2 million vehicles back in 2010 to 10.6 million units by 2020. Currently, some 28 million vehicles are said to be over 15 years old and...

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