circular economy

In this case, which has been initiated by Müller-Guttenbrunn GmbH and HKS Metals, public and private sector experts from Flanders, France, the UK and the Netherlands are being joined by Austrian...
The recycled sunglasses are 3-D printed and assembled by hand in Antwerp, in a process that is said to produce zero waste. The 'sturdy' glasses are designed for disassembly and feature premium...
'The recycling, repair and refurbishing community is not unified enough to push back against manufacturers on the standards boards,' writes Schaffer, who runs Schaffer Environmental LLC. He points...
According to organisers, delegates will find all the major technological innovations to help them improve their management and handling of scrap - from the latest products in the solid and liquid...
Some 5.5 million packets of chewing gum are sold in the Netherlands each year, a lot of which ends up on the floor or stuck to park furniture where it can remain for up to 25 years before degrading....
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...
The result was ‘driven primarily by good raw material markets, particularly in the recycling area’, states the Germany-based group, adding that higher metal prices led to a ‘very...
Run by the European Paper Recycling Council (EPRC), the competition is open to any Europe-based entity, including schools, universities, NGOs, national and regional authorities, companies and...
Chris Slijkhuis of Austria-based electronics and car recycler Müller- Guttenbrunn made a strong plea for a ‘better interface’ between EU waste and chemical legislation which forms a major...
Leung and Moucachen formed a partnership last summer to acquire the assets of Entropex including a 180 000-square foot recycling facility located in Sarnia, Ontario. ReVital Polymers Inc recovers...
In 2016, consumer products rated to have the ''best environmental performance'' accounted for 20% of total units sold and 28% of gross profit, according to Electrolux. The company also claims that it...
‘Measuring recycling targets at the input of production processes runs against the objective of accurate and uniform statistics across the EU,’ EuRIC insists in the wake of the European...
Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have also proposed: an 80% target for 2030 for packaging materials such as paper and cardboard, plastics, glass, metal and wood; and a reduction in the...
Speaking about the future of steel recycling, APEAL stresses it has welcomed the European Parliament plenary vote on the Circular Economy Package (CEP). The vote gives a ‘strong mandate’...
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 completion process ahead of the unveiling of the combined group will take around two weeks. The merger is expected to deliver Euro 40 million of cost synergies. ‘We will be launching a...
‘One critical part of the transition towards a circular economy, particularly in relation to plastics, is that of innovation and the need to rethink the way we design products,’ said...
The roadmap takes into account the material's entire life-cycle and 'paves the way for an actual EU Strategy by the Commission foreseen end of the year', according to EuPC. 'We acknowledge the low...
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...
ECOR green building materials emerged on to the Dutch market about a year ago from a regional subsidiary of Noble Environmental Technologies in Venlo. The ECOR panels represent an alternative to...
MBA took the accolade ahead of seven other companies and organisations including Patagonia Clothing, Nike and the Scottish Government. The Circulars Awards are an initiative of the World Economic...
The ENVI Committee 'failed' in correctly framing the definition of municipal waste by deleting the 'quantity' criterion and including waste from 'small businesses, office buildings and institutions'...
The Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI) is among the organisations to welcome the environment committee vote, claiming that it will 'strengthen the foundation of a truly circular...
‘Without fundamental redesign and innovation, about 30% of plastic packaging will never be reused or recycled,’ the report says. This waste stream consists of four segments: small-format...
In order for society to move gradually towards a more circular economy, waste must be considered as a resource and zero-waste valorisation schemes have to become the norm, especially for rare...
Led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the initiative brings together businesses, governments, scientists and citizens to accelerate the transition towards a more effective global system for plastics...
The Circulars is claimed to be the world's premier circular economy award program, offering recognition to individuals and organisations from businesses and civil society across the globe that have...
The new research project will explore: the impacts of adopting eco-design principles, incentivised return, leasing and take-back models; shifting production towards greater use of secondary materials...
The tyre recycling industry is 'facing a number of challenges in the drive towards taking its place in the circular economy', says ETRA. The conference will focus on exploring these challenges and...
More than 10 billion pounds of plastic healthcare packaging were placed in the market in 2013, the project partners state. On a global basis, only 14% of plastic packaging is collected for recycling...

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