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According to the Brussels-based world federation, 'carried wastes' should be defined as wastes which are fit only for landfill or incineration. It also argues against using quality thresholds in the...
The standards state an adoption date of December 31 this year, with entry into force proposed for March 1 2018. The BIR world recycling organisation and the US Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries...
South East Asia has been taking 10-15% of Europe's exports of plastics scrap compared to 55%-plus for China. However, news is emerging of many new planned investments in South East Asia's recycling...
Secondary aluminium accounts for 30% of India’s overall aluminium consumption of 3.3 million tonnes per year. In the past six years, secondary aluminium demand has almost doubled to 1.1 million...
In his presentation on the new European standard for recovered paper quality control, Uriel pointed out that technical possibilities for testing have become ‘more and more extensive’,...
'India represents a big potential market for stainless steel recycling,' stressed guest speaker C. P. Gupta, chairman and managing director of Ambica Steels which is claimed to be the country's...
At the meeting, delegates witnessed the unveiling of a website - www.globalrecyclingday.com - dedicated to next year’s first-ever Global Recycling Day. With this launch and that of the Global...
‘All of stainless steel’s major intrinsic alloys have rallied somewhat during the year in terms of price and so some correction during the fourth quarter would not come as a surprise,...
In the world recycling organisation’s latest ‘World Mirror on Non-Ferrous Metals’, its advisor on Chinese regulatory and policy developments Ma Hongchang points out that revisions...
The initiative was kicked off at the BIR World Recycling Convention in New Delhi with the switch-on of the website and the launch of the Day's social media channels Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and...
During a full-day BIR workshop dedicated to India's recycling potential, Singh confirmed the country's steel production capacity is to increase to 300 million tonnes by 2030. 'Recycling can play a...
For businesses in the EU, meanwhile, the export market has quietened somewhat and prices have retreated - a case of the market ‘taking a deep breath and stepping back’. However,...
As well as a general economic overview of the global non-ferrous scrap market, delegates will be treated to three guest presentations. Deepak Mahendra, former managing director of Chassis Brakes...
In effect, no-one is clear on what will be permitted to enter China and what will be restricted; all plastic scrap - whether production, industrial or consumer waste - falls under the same HS Code,...
'ISRI fully supports the efforts of the Chinese government to improve environmental protection and standards within its domestic recycling infrastructure. However, we disagree that a ban on the...
This 'brief overhang' of scrap in China was caused, the Mirror suggests, by the Beijing government's programme to eliminate induction furnaces. At present, it also notes, basic oxygen furnace...
China notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) on July 18 of its plans to stop accepting imports of certain wastes by the end of 2017 as part of its National Sword campaign. Despite lamenting the...
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...
The appointment was announced by BIR president Ranjit Baxi at the BIR Convention in Hong Kong. Prior to joining the world recycling organisation, Brunet headed Sony Europe Brussels Office, managing...
Writing in the latest World Mirror, Chiao relates how a major Chinese aluminium consumer recently placed an import order for Zorba but was supplied with demolition waste containing no metal value at...
He confesses himself 'appalled' by comments from the Central Pollution Board of India suggesting the recycling of plastics is harmful to humans. ‘I wish I could convey to them that in the UK,...
The more recent reduction in Chinese steel values has also impacted all markets across Asia and ‘prices for finished steel in almost all countries have softened’, it is also noted in the...
The BIR delegation comprised president Ranjit Baxi, non-ferrous metals division president David Chiao and also Ma Hongchang, BIR’s special advisor in China. Baxi told CAMU representatives...
Up to 220 kg of scrap must be used for every tonne of steel produced in the country by 2020, whereas calculations by the China Association of Metal Scrap Utilisation suggest the scrap usage average...
Representing various disciplines from design through to manufacture and recycling, the eight recruits include Alan Wheeler who is director of the UK’s Textile Recycling Association and also...
Immediately following the Chinese New Year celebrations, it is reported that the country’s customs authorities began to step up import inspections in a bid to prevent smuggling of electronic,...
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...
Expectations had been of a ‘very strong’ first quarter in Asia but, instead, softness has afflicted prices of chrome and ferrous scrap. A number of buyers had built their scrap stocks...

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