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With primary refined production dropping 2% year on year to 15.915 million tonnes, the increase in scrap-based production from 3.181 million tonnes to 3.481 million tonnes brought about a small gain...
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...
World refined copper production climbed 0.5% to 17.495 million tonnes in the first nine months of 2017, with a 1.3% decline in primary production to 14.378 million tonnes more than offset by a...
ELG has been named technical supplier to the America's Cup racing team and will process all carbon fibre manufacturing waste and end-of use parts – such as boat hulls and foils – to...
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...
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...
‘Recycling plastics containing toxic flame retardant chemicals found in electronic waste results in contamination of new plastic children’s toys and related products,’ INEP insists...
Over 60% of plastic packaging is recycled in Norway, mostly thanks to the 120 nationwide collection points operated by Grønt Punkt Norge (Green Dot Norway). The take-back organisation is also one of...
‘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...
Poland’s economical performance is ‘epitomised’ by polymer consumption, which surged more than 3.5% between 2009 and 2014, according to a new study by UK research firm Applied...
The EU Commission will have until August 2017 to decide what it will do with the recommendations made by these studies and whether this advice will lead to changes in ELV legislation. In other news,...
Forum PET also notes that the amount of PET being reused in new bottles increased from 24% in 2013 to 26% in 2015. Such developments are described as ‘impressive’ given the tough market...
Referring to recycling inputs and outputs, PCI Wood Mackenzie speaks of ‘a strong growth’ in 2015, with average operating rates improving from 2014. Clear bottles accounted for less than...
Engineering plastics are used in an increasing number of markets, with popular markets including electronics, automotive, building & construction, as well as sports & leisure. ‘...
As of 2015, an average Danish household owns at least 27 end-of-life electronics, while an estimated 33 million units are currently in use across the country. The national collection target of 4 kg...
The new approach is said to involve safer chemical steps, converting zinc waste into a high-value zinc salt using simple leaching and hydrothermal stages, according to the Indian research team. The...
Entitled ‘Automotive Aluminum Recycling at End of Life: A Grave-to-Gate Analysis’, this peer-reviewed study was funded by the Aluminum Association and examines how much of the aluminium...
Inevitably, this substantial hike will result in more waste. ‘End-of-life waste for carbon fibre reinforced polymers (CFRP) is still small,’ researchers say. Production waste can be 30-50...
Annually, up to 1 million ELTs travel downstream from California to Mexico, according to Wildcoast. These are frequently dislodged by heavy winds and rainfall, becoming scattered across the river...
Worldwide demand for rare earths is projected to increase 3.5 percent per annum to 149 500 tonnes in 2019, valued at US$4.5 billion, the study says. In terms of consumption, China accounted for...
  Approximately EUR 27 million worth of gold ended up on the rubbish heap, points out the report entitled 'Green Growth in the Netherlands 2015'. Meanwhile, plastics accounted for 29% of the...
Hannah Zhao, senior economist of global recovered paper at RISI and lead study author, elaborates: 'According to our latest forecasts, OCC demand will continue to grow. The global OCC recovery rate...
At the top of the rankings were Sweden and Norway who respectively collected and recycled 83% and 89% of their e-scrap. These data are set against a backdrop of 9.45 million tonnes of e-scrap...
Globally, some 30-50 million tonnes of e-scrap are disposed of each year, says the paper entitled 'Recycling of WEEEs: an economic assessment of present and future e-waste streams'. The study defines...
The current PRN system requires voluntary accreditation by reprocessors and exporters, and yet many choose not to become accredited so their tonnages are not captured, according to Alupro. These '...
A member of the US House of Representatives introduced a bill that would generate $100 million in grants for zero waste efforts across the country. Recycling advocates and groups applauded the...
Over recent years, most nations with significant leisure yacht ownership have been turning their attention to the economic and environmental challenges created by the boom years of the 1970s and...
Despite ongoing efforts to foster a recycling culture, 'less than 18% of product waste is collected separately through an EPR (extended producer responsibility) scheme', it is suggested. Forbidding...
The research evaluated five material recovery facilities (MRFs) of various sizes and streams to obtain a clearer picture of post-consumer packaging recycling; across all five, approximately 20% of...
An advocacy association representing the majority of the 3170 companies along the value chain, the CPIA's ongoing support to municipal programmes across Canada - both kerbside and depot - have...

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