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At the event, Spain’s environment minister Isabel García Tejerina praised the efforts made in recent years by a ‘highly specialised’ paper business sector, adding that the...
Only 7 tonnes of gold out of the 24 000 tonnes estimated to be available was collected via the cash for gold recycling scheme that was launched ‘with much fanfare’ in November 2015 by...
In the 12 months to September 2016, Wales recorded a 62% recycling rate. Across the 22 local authorities, Ceredigion achieved the highest recycling rate (70%) and Blaenau Gwent the lowest (52%)....
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...
The 'foreign waste' smuggling activities of concern to the Chinese authorities cover, for example, industrial, electronic, household and plastic waste. As part of this clampdown, Chinese customs...
The strategy essentially renews commitment to work with country-wide stakeholders to explore opportunities to reduce raw material demand and waste, and to promote well-functioning markets for...
The incident follows an explosion in November last year at another Gadani yard involving an oil tanker beached for recycling and in which 27 workers were killed. Furthermore, a man died recently in...
According to a project overview document, a primary goal will be to develop technologies that allow recycled feedstock to be cheaper to use than virgin materials. To that end, research will explore...
The ministry’s secretary Dr Sandip Chatterjee received a proposal detailing how to implement the eco-parks during a recent recycling workshop, jointly organised by parties such as the Nasscom...
UK government officials have argued that legislation banning cash payments for scrap metal is ‘proving to be effective’. Extensive media coverage, combined with low scrap prices and a ban...
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...
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...
Contributing to the Materials Recycling World magazine, he points out that a large proportion of the UK’s business is conducted with EU member states, with free trade having helped to support...
The Circular Economy Investment Fund is part of a wider £70 million (US$ 99 million) programme, supported through European Regional Development Funds, which aims to improve business...
Two brothers and a third man – who fled the scene of the crime and is still missing – planned a bomb at Brussels airport as well as a metro station. There are 32 victims confirmed dead,...
The BPF has suggested a recycling target of 48% for this year, with subsequent 1% increases annually to 2020. Such a standard would allow for proper review of the producer responsibility system in...
According to an article in the global edition of Remanufacturing Today, the Circular Economy Investment Fund and Service will be delivered by Zero Waste Scotland and Scottish Enterprise. It will be...
The ministry of environment and urban planning has started fining paper recyclers 140 000 lira (US$ 47 000) for purchasing material from street collectors, but the move has received so much criticism...
British Columbia officials argue that the plan ‘does not adequately ensure’ that producers will pay the full costs of collecting and managing 75% of their produced packaging and printed...
A feasibility study from Zero Waste Scotland has detailed what a Scottish system could look like while also assessing systems already operating in Denmark, Sweden and Australia. A total of 63...
The new approach will include a three-stream recycling system, which will include one container for glass, one for paper and card, and one for metals and plastics, together with existing food waste...
Operation Cuproso METO 23 began when the French National Gendarmerie learnt of metal thieves reputedly stealing 'significant amounts' of copper from various sites in the south of the country, Europol...
The unit processes 1800 tonnes of ash per day, with approaching 14 000 tonnes of metal recovered to date. Considerably less waste is being landfilled as a result of the facility coming on stream - an...
For a typical truck tyre of 60 kg, materials cost approximately £1.16 per kg for an overall total of £70. Asian tyres are retailing in the market at around £73, leaving an ‘...
Addressing the BIR world recycling body's recent ferrous division meeting in Prague this week, he said India's steel industry was expected to boost its scrap consumption over the next 10 years from...
All provincial offices of China's Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) have been charged with the responsibility of undertaking spot inspections of scrap plastic users. This also includes...
The ministry has also announced that it will reduce the import duty on offset, calendered and coated papers to 5% in an effort to make magazine and book publishers 'more competitive'. The reduced...
Although this 'unjustifiable negative publicity' amounted to nothing but 'a red herring', Wheeler emphasised the importance of challenging it. The East African Community (EAC) intergovernmental...
According to the Mirror daily newspaper, the Jordanian army agreed to pay US$ 380 000, of which the recycler would receive more than a third. The Ministry of Defence, however, intercepted the 60...
The Indian government is to keep the new rules in abeyance while considering changes, and may consult with industry representatives on its proposals over the coming days. For now, this decision...
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