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Over recent weeks, scrap buyers in Turkey have steered clear of the deep-sea market for long periods following the USA’s announcement of a 25% tariff on steel imports and a subsequent drop-off...
Officially, the Chinese steel industry’s scrap use sky-rocketed more than 64% year on year to 147.9 million tonnes in 2017, prompting a dramatic increase in the proportion of steel scrap used...
The Fraunhofer researchers confirm 'the positive environmental impact' of the reconditioning and reuse of IT devices offered by Interseroh compared with buying a new product. In addition to...
Total exports from America surged almost 20% from a little over 11.5 million tonnes in January-November 2016 to approaching 13.78 million tonnes in the corresponding months of 2017, according to...
The comprehensive report of 800-plus pages, entitled ‘Critical Mineral Resources of the United States - Economic and Environmental Geology and Prospects for Future Supply’ - is said to...
Demand for paper packaging will continue to grow in large part thanks to the manufacturing economies of China and of other emerging countries. Smithers Pira analysts estimate that annual demand for...
The increasing application of rare earth metals in several key end-use industries is expected to fuel their demand over the next few years. Major sectors such as energy and automotive are exhibiting...
The 'staggering' global total of 44.7 million tonnes is equivalent per capita to 6.1 kg of discarded electronics in 2016 or, as the United Nations points out, to almost 4500 Eiffel Towers. The figure...
Plastic bottle recycling in the US ‘remained strong’ in 2016, but declined slightly, slipping 2.4% compared to the previous year. This means that the overall recycling rate for plastic...
By 2025, recycled lithium will represent 9% of the world’s total lithium battery supply. More than 66% of lithium-ion batteries, or 191 000 tonnes, are expected to be recycled in China by that...
Flexible packaging makes up more than 21% of the entire packaging industry. Asia counts as the largest market (40%) and growth in the region is projected to be 5% between 2015 and 2020 as compared to...
Refined copper supply has been bolstered by rising secondary production from scrap, with the eight-month total of 2.771 million tonnes representing an increase of 10% from last year’s 2.515...
After a tough 2017, industrial demand is expected to rebound by 9% in 2018, largely driven by increasing demand from the petroleum and glass sectors. Meanwhile, global automotive demand is expected...
Their joint statement reads: 'A significant body of evidence indicates that oxo-degradable plastics simply fragment into small pieces, including microplastics, with the entire process of...
An additional 30 000 tonnes of cobalt and 81 000 tonnes of lithium will be required annually to meet demand by 2021, so says Data specialist Benchmark Mineral Intelligence. Is has become obvious that...
At present, the global plastics and rubber products manufacturing market is worth US$ 1460 billion, which represents approximately 21% of the total paper, plastics, rubber, wood and textile...
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 quality of recycled plastic materials remains the biggest barrier to a stronger use of recyclates as raw materials,' the survey concludes. Also, only 27% of the European plastics converting...
An estimated 100 tons of plastic waste and 275 tons of glass could be recycled annually by properly collecting waste at McGill University laboratory. This material used to innovative work but will...
Novelis's state-of-the-art facility at Nachterstedt in Germany processes more than 400 000 tonnes of aluminium scrap per annum and the company recycles more than 60 billion post-consumer beverage...
In the coming eight years, companies and consumers alike will have jointly purchased as much as 277 million refurnished and used handhelds. In terms of value, the company owned segment is projected...
Approximately 30% of the historically produced plastics remains in use today. An estimated 9% of the discarded plastic has been recycled, while around 12% has been incinerated and nearly 80% was sent...
According to ‘Rethinking Waste Crime’, illegal waste operators blight local communities, damage the environment, harm legitimate businesses and deprive the government of tax revenue. The...
‘The global PET market has been picking up steam as the demand for recyclable plastic has been growing at an exponential rate,’ analysts assert. They cite ‘soaring demand’ for...
The lead-acid battery chemistry segment led the Battery Recycling Market in 2016 and is projected to be the fastest-growing segment by 2022, according to new data by Markets and Markets. The...
It’s a tall order to create all devices from 100% recycled materials, Apple acknowledges. To get a head start the company is dedicated to ‘inventing better ways to reuse and recycle...
Canada's plastics ‘routinely remain’ in North America to be processed rather than moving to overseas markets, so says the Canadian Plastics Industry Association. It estimates that over 80...
The automotive sector is 'dominating' the metals recycling market as it requires large volumes of metals for vehicle body and parts manufacturing. A noteworthy increase in consumers' purchasing power...
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...
‘Scrap companies lose over US$ 200 million a year because of fraud, contract cancellations and material quality issues,’ says Chris Yerbey, founder and ceo of Scrap Connection. ‘...

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