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From a 2017 peak of almost 76 000 tonnes in February, volumes slumped to 13 864 tonnes in November - the last month for which figures are currently available. The sharpest decline was from August to...
So far, 'only 9.3 tonnes' of plastic scrap have been approved to enter China this month, states Dr Wong in an email to CSPA members. It is stressed that this is more than a 99% reduction compared...
‘Over the first six years of the programme, New York state has successfully diverted hundreds of millions of pounds of e-waste destined for landfills and combustion facilities to e-waste...
The committee, whose remit is to consider how far policies and programmes of UK government departments and non-departmental public bodies contribute to environmental protection and sustainable...
In his New Year message to BIR members, Brunet describes developments in China as 'a real game-changer'. He states: 'My feeling is that there will be no real way back, that our industry has to comply...
The Earth has six primary natural resources - water, air, oil, natural gas, coal and minerals - but they are rapidly running out, BIR laments. ‘The Seventh Resource’ is the phrase coined...
The government has taken ‘the path of least resistance, thereby ignoring the pleas by the many victims of crime to strengthen the Act’, the BMRA complains. The trade body had called for:...
Tracing the origin of gold and where it eventually ends up can be quite difficult, Sims Recycling Solutions (SRS) observes. Transparency among all who handle gold products and by products, as well as...
India's Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari declared that plans are underway to implement sustainable shipbreaking practices in the country. India has introduced Shipbreaking Code 2013, he pointed out....
Stakeholders are being asked to comment on how any taxpayer-funded initiative ‘could be designed so that it complements existing schemes, represents value for money, is deliverable without...
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...
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...
Speaking at EuRIC’s first European Recycling Conference held recently in Milan, Van de Nes said that, in the short term, ‘we will continue to see disrupted recovered paper markets’ owing to China’s...
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...
Although this information has appeared in the media, ISRI stresses that ‘it cannot be confirmed until the Chinese government issues the final regulation’ and that the timeline for...
The new plant will process annually around 200 000 tonnes of lightweight packaging materials sourced from some 6.4 million people. ‘With our new plant, we are not just a leader in terms of...
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...
China and Hong Kong together imported 10.2 million tons of plastics scrap in 2016 - but this figure is likely to nosedive next year, he warned. According to a report submitted by Dr Steve Wong,...
The new grants will help businesses and corporations upgrade waste management practices and support projects that will deliver almost 1MW of renewable energy capacity per annum, D’ambrosio has...
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’,...
Initially, metal thefts were driven down by funded interventions and by the fact that ‘metal prices were crashing all around us’. Now, however, ‘metal prices are on the rise and so...
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...
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...
ISRI now suggests that any claims relating to 'bio-degradable', 'oxo-degradable' or 'photo-degradable' materials should be supported by independent third-party research and testing using accepted...
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...
The signing ceremony has taken place at a meeting in Berlin between Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel and China’s prime minister Li Keqiang. The 3.3-square-kilometre Deyang Resource...
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...
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...
Total mine supply hit 1,330 koz, which represents a decrease of 6.3% year-on-year, thus marking the lowest result since the third quarter of 2014. Recycling is projected to fall by 6% year-on-year to...
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...

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