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The European plastics scrap market remained virtually silent in March without any improvement in prices. Suppliers are constantly searching for better prices but there is no support from the market...
The 5000-square-metre incineration plant is scheduled to be up and running by 2023 and will be capable of processing 40% of the island nation’s waste. The facility is projected to generate...
The group is focusing on finding the best way to increase the recycling volumes for plastic aerosol products at a time when the household packaging waste stream is becoming ever more complex. Its...
The increase was boosted by accelerated growth of 4.7% in China as compared to 2.9% in the previous year, with strong gains also reported for Brazil and Russia. Japan registered moderate growth and...
The installed capacity for recycling flexible PE has grown approximately from 1.5 million tonnes per year in 2015 to 2.3 million tonnes per year recently. Giving that Europe has an extrusion capacity...
The European Commission has dedicated itself to ensuring that all plastic packaging will be recyclable by 2030 – this makes up almost 60% of the EU plastics waste stream. In its new strategy...
The company aims to create a range of packaging comprising paper and pulp trays along with paper bags ‘which are fully recyclable through domestic waste collection or in-store recycling...
In accordance with French law, Rio Tinto will launch a consultation process with employees, relevant European works councils and other stakeholders in relation to the bid, according to an...
Falling oil values have led to lower virgin plastic prices and to the closure of recycling capacities. Furthermore, China’s newly-announced ban on imports on certain waste streams has already...
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...
Some 26% of those questioned did not know how to delete their personal data while 33% did not think it was necessary. Pointing to ‘a real risk’ that old or unused electronics are being...
The firm has rebranded with the tagline ‘working towards a world where nothing goes to waste’ and launched a new website at www.axiongroup.co.uk. Founding directors Keith Freegard and...
Apparent steel consumption fell slightly across the region in the second quarter of this year but early estimates for the third quarter 'signal a return of EU steel buyers to the market', states...
A global producer of packaging for the luxury and fashion industries, Favini was recognised for its ground-breaking Remake papermaking process whereby 20% of the fibre is provided by scrap from Italy...
The company claims to have invented DEMETO's core technology, which enables an effective process intensification of the depolymerisation reaction (hydrolysis) of plastic - 'from bottles as much as...
In terms of value, the market is expected to record a compound annual growth rate of 22.1% from 2017 to 2025. This is mostly thanks to increasing adoption and government regulations on solar module...
The new tile variant is the result of an innovative process in which bottom ash is processed into FORZ granules. It provides a sustainable sand and gravel substitute and creates a new alternative to...
Upwards of 50 000 tons of tyres are discarded in Finland annually, according to the country’s compliance scheme Finnish Tyre Recycling – which represents 280 tyre producers and 2900...
The improvements are expected to ‘increase the use of recycled material and reduce costs associated with purchasing polypropylene plastics’, says the company.  A large portion of the...
At present, recyclers are obliged to discard more material in order to achieve high quality recycled polyethylene (PET), delegates were told in Spain. The ‘constant’ yield decrease of PET...
Waste PVC-U profiles accounted for 62% of the UK’s recycling achievement in 2016; the equivalent of 5 million window profiles were recycled, said to be enough to renovate more than 420 000...
The 2017 edition of the two-day event will be held in at the Hilton Hotel in the country’s capital Warsaw. Paper & Plastics Recycling Conference Europe event. Industry highlights regarding...
Earlier this year, group subsidiary Vanden Recycling opened its first UK plastics processing facility at Peterborough and has since taken on a number of new clients. ‘What has surprised us is...
This milestone represents a more than 16-fold increase over 2006 levels when just 4% of local authorities collected cartons at the kerbside. This sharp uptrend is said to be the result of ‘...
According to the organisation, the plastics converting industry is ‘essential if we want to reach the ambitious recycling targets, especially as converting companies form by far the biggest...
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...
According to Marionnaud, only around 50% of people in France currently recycle beauty product packaging while just one in five recycles nail varnish or make-up product containers. 'Empty beauty...
The name change also accommodates use of the term ‘paper for recycling’ rather than ‘recovered paper’ in the updated EN 643 European Standard List of Grades of Paper and Board...
In the opening quarter of 2017, Europe’s leading recovered fibre exporter - the UK - saw its OCC export prices to China peak at upwards of £150 per tonne (approaching Euro 180) before...
More than 200 000 tonnes of HBCDD have been used in polystyrene worldwide since the ‘60s. Because the material is mainly being used as an insulation material, it stands to reason that a great...

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