circular economy

Not even 40% of Europe’s e-waste generated in 2012 was recycled through official channels and it is unlikely this has changed much since then, so research by the Countering WEEE Illegal Trade...
Successfully tested by Dutch company CeDo Recycling, BarrierPack is said to be ‘designed for recycling’ while being ‘stronger, lighter and stiffer’ than PET and PE laminate,...
Products that are functional should be given a second chance before being collected as waste, and services that enable this should be made visible and used by more people, so argues Andreas Rehn,...
'We are very pleased to be able to further deploy our knowhow in automotive recycling in Asia,' comments ALBA Group’s ceo Axel Schweitzer. 'Our aim is to establish a model for all of China and...
The largest market (20%) for recyclate was for flexible packaging, with both low and high density polyethylene turned into shopping bags in 2016. The second biggest market (18%) was the market for...
Quality Circular Polymers is capable of processing 35 000 tons of polypropylene and high-density polyethylene per year. The recycling facility, located in the Dutch municipality of Sittard-Geleen,...
Almost 30 billion cans have been recycled across the entire European continent, so the group says. ‘This means that every second an aluminium beverage can is being recycled somewhere in Europe...
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...

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