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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...
In March, China’s crude steel output entered uncharted territory in reaching 71.995 million tonnes - the highest for any single month. The country’s production amounted to more than 201...
Two reverse vending machines, which accept post-consumer PET bottles and pay the user a fee, will be installed at the school campus, and the school management will encourage their use by teachers,...
The innovative mass-producible, bead-milling method yields nanoflakes with an ‘extremely small thickness’ of 15-17 nm and a diameter of 0.2-1 μm, according to researchers....
China’s steelmaking capacity closures have been ‘more aggressive than anyone may have anticipated’ and have included the move to close all induction furnaces, said to represent an...
For the whole year 2016, some 25 000 units have been taken in. At the same time, in general, ELV generation in Japan is likely to decline in the mid-to-long-term due to sluggish new car sales and...
The value of the global e-scrap recycling market will climb to US$ 34.32 billion by 2022. On a side note, as much as 50 million tonnes of e-scrap is generated annually around the world. International...
Japan’s flag carrier has partnered with recycling firm Japan Environmental Planning - better known as Jeplan - and Tokyo’s Green Earth Institute to establish a collaborative council to...
An estimated 800 000 tons of solar panel waste is expected to make its way on to the market each year between 2034 and 2040. The projected peak is equivalent to 40.5 million panels, meaning that the...
LME copper rallied from US$ 4700 to US$ 5800 per tonne in a very short space of time while lead and zinc recorded, respectively, five- and nine-year highs before undergoing corrections. According to...
Capacity utilisation among the countries reporting to the World Steel Association (WSA) was 69.6% compared to 68.2% in October last year but 70.2% this September. The overall production increase in...
Paper recycling industry majors need to take responsibility in managing quality in order to keep Europe's recovered paper at the top table of international trade. So says Wade Schuetzeberg, managing...
Growth momentum is expected to ‘remain weak for the time being’ owing to ‘the continued rebalancing in China and weak recovery in the developed economies’. Steel demand in...
However, he goes on to welcome the 'mega merger' between Chinese steelmakers Baosteel and Wuhan as 'a positive step' and a possible sign of a resolve within Beijing to rationalise steel production....
A proposal to recycle used electronics into gold, silver and bronze medals has been discussed at a meeting of Olympics officials and government/industry representatives. The meeting was organised by...
China produced 66.807 million tonnes of crude steel in July for a year-on-year increase of 2.6% while a considerable 8.1% hike to 8.082 million tonnes was recorded by India. Japan and South Korea...
The ‘Waste reduction through waste separation, waste diversion and recycling project’ aims to reduce the high volume of plastic waste, mostly polyethylene bottles. Waste management...
And the countries’ combined crude steel production total of 794.849 million tonnes for the first half of this year was 1.9% lower than the 809.895 million tonnes for last year’s...
According to MMC, which has a 90% equity stake in the new entity and Hanwa 10%, the new centre ‘will significantly shorten the period for valuation of e-scrap’ to the benefit of customers...
That said, this April's crude steel production for the 66 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (WSA) was only a slender 0.5% short of the tally for the same month last year at 134.906...
Scrap was selling for around Yen 25 000 per tonne (US$ 220) in January last year but had fallen to around Yen 14 000 (US$ 123) by November. Despite a rebound in some regions to Yen 16 000 per tonne (...
‘The new ARENNA system can detect many metals like copper, iron, lithium, manganese, magnesium and zinc,’ entrepreneur Matoko Harita told delegates at last week’s biannual Sensor-...
The trial will take place 23 km off the coast of the Netherlands, with the main objective being to monitor the effects of real-life sea conditions using cameras and sensors. ‘The North Sea test...
In China alone, approximately 230 million mobile phones are replaced annually but the country still has no official definition of ‘e-scrap’, leaving many business owners confused, Murthy...
'PaperLab promises to revolutionise office recycling by securely destroying documents and turning them into office paper using a dry process - in about three minutes,' the company says. The new...
According to China Customs statistics for the first nine months of this year, meanwhile, the country's refined copper imports suffered a 4% year-on-year decline to 2.55 million tonnes owing to weak...
Iwamoto took the first ride in his bio-car on the auspicious date of October 21 2015 - when Doc and Marty start their time travel adventure in the film series. He won't disclose the purchase price...
The recycling bin, which was built initially for Kamiya's science project, features the normal two compartments; however, the slot for inserting the cans is over one of the compartments instead of...
The envisaged facility would undertake 'scientific scrapping' of Toyota vehicles that have reached their end-of-life stage. This would be the first such initiative by a vehicle company in India and...
Several units will be delivered in late 2015 - claimed to be 'the first of their kind' in Japan. 'The systems will be installed at various locations and they will be operated by forerunning Japanese...

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