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  • RWM 2014: showcasing debate and innovation

    RWM 2014: showcasing debate and innovation

    United Kingdom: The UK`s leading show of its type over many decades, the RWM 2014 exhibition will open its doors at the NEC in Birmingham from September 16 to 18. This major recycling event will feature 150 speakers and 750 exhibitors, and is ...

  • China `declares war` on pollution

    China `declares war` on pollution

    Asia: Chinese prime minister Li Keqiang says his country is preparing to `declare war` on pollution. His comments came as China formally strengthened its environmental protection legislation for the first time in 25 years. The Xinhuanet news ...

  • Airbus taking off with composites recycling roadmap

    Airbus taking off with composites recycling roadmap

    United States: Aircraft manufacturer Airbus has set up a advisory board to establish strategic objectives and a `roadmap` for recycling and reusing composite materials. The company says various research and technology projects for recycling ...

  • Argument continues over APR`s true status

    Argument continues over APR`s true status

    Asia: The Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE) has cleared Asia Plastic Recycling (APR) of allegations that the company had `overstated` its financial results, a claim that saw its share price plummet. US research firm Glaucus Research Group alleged ...

  • BIR Ferrous World Mirror May 2014

    BIR Ferrous World Mirror May 2014

    Global: The following article is based on the latest Ferrous World Mirror produced by the BIR world recycling organisation for the benefit of its members. The steel scrap recycling industry `seems to be in the process of restructuring` - which ...

  • BIR Ferrous World Mirror May 2014

    BIR Ferrous World Mirror May 2014

    Global: The following article is based on the latest Ferrous World Mirror produced by the BIR world recycling organisation for the benefit of its members. The steel scrap recycling industry `seems to be in the process of restructuring` - which ...

  • Axion helps launch retail giant`s beach toy

    Axion helps launch retail giant`s beach toy

    United Kingdom: Thanks to support from recycler Axion Polymers, leading British retail chain Marks & Spencer (M&S) has launched Beach Clean Frisbees - flying discs made from recycled plastic, some of which was collected on UK beaches. ...

  • Expert input to BIR Plastics Committee meeting

    Expert input to BIR Plastics Committee meeting

    United States: A wealth of international experience and expertise will be available to the BIR world recycling organisation`s Plastics Committee meeting taking place in the US city of Miami on June 4.The debate will cover challenges and ...

  • New tyre facility claimed to be world`s largest

    New tyre facility claimed to be world`s largest

    Denmark: Danish company Genan has opened a recycling and rubber plant in the USA, claimed to be the largest facility of its kind in the world. The US$ 140 million plant in Houston, Texas, has the capacity to handle up to 10 million tyres per ...

  • `Strong growth` in lead sales for Recylex

    `Strong growth` in lead sales for Recylex

    France: After a difficult 2013, major French metals recycler Recylex now seems to have found a route back towards recovery. The company`s sales for the first quarter of 2014 totalled Euro 114 million, up 19% on the same period last year. The ...

  • EAA calls for `bold measures` to boost recycling

    EAA calls for `bold measures` to boost recycling

    Europe: In light of the forthcoming review of EU waste legislation, the European Aluminium Association (EAA) is advocating higher recycling targets and `phasing out landfilling of end-use recyclable goods`. The organisation`s director general ...

  • Curiosity can `change lives`

    Curiosity can `change lives`

    Spain: Spanish architect Rodrigo García González has invented a new concept that could spell the end of plastic bottle waste: the `edible bottle`. This clever piece of engineering is called the `Ooho!` and has already won the ...

  • China Cosco scrapping to stay afloat

    China Cosco scrapping to stay afloat

    Asia: China Cosco Holdings earned nearly US$ 75 million from the sale of 16 vessels to shipbreakers in the first quarter of this year. Despite scrapping these 12 container vessels and four bulk carriers totalling 803 087 dwt, the company racked ...

  • Packaging `designed for the dump`

    Packaging `designed for the dump`

    Global: The `Make It, Take It` campaign, launched by the US Natural Resources Defense Council and other environmental groups, has shone a merciless spotlight on major drinks brand Capri Sun. The consortium declares that the pouches fusing ...

  • Spectacular growth forecast for C&D recycling

    Spectacular growth forecast for C&D recycling

    Europe: In Europe, the construction and demolition (C&D) waste recycling market is likely to hit Euro 17 billion (US$ 24 billion) by 2020. That would represent a Euro 3 billion increase compared to 2013 revenues, notes a study by Frost ...

  • Reduced buying activity helps dampen prices

    Reduced buying activity helps dampen prices

    Global: Steel scrap prices lost a little ground towards the end of April, not least because of the decision by mills in Turkey to step back from the international market. The early-month flurry of deep-sea ferrous scrap purchases by Turkish ...

  • Steinert `broadens horizons` in tough 2013

    Steinert `broadens horizons` in tough 2013

    Germany: Major sensor-based sorting systems supplier Steinert is reinforcing its global sales activities after a `difficult` year. The company has appointed a head of national sales with responsibility for Germany, Austria and Switzerland as ...

  • Armco in scrap supply deal with Midland Resources

    Armco in scrap supply deal with Midland Resources

    Asia: Chinese recycler and iron ore distributor Armco Metals has entered into a steel scrap supply agreement with Midland Resources Co. The deal will see Armco Metals become a sourcing agent for the Hong Kong-based business to import ferrous ...

  • Top speakers announced for BIR World Convention

    Top speakers announced for BIR World Convention

    United States: Analysts from two internationally-renowned consultancies will provide an insight into steel and scrap market trends and prospects at the BIR Ferrous Division meeting in Miami on June 4, the world recycling organisation has ...

  • Metals recovery JV targets waste-to-energy process

    Metals recovery JV targets waste-to-energy process

    The Netherlands: Dutch metals recovery technology specialist Inashco has established a joint venture with US firm Wheelabrator Technologies Inc. aimed at recycling ferrous and non-ferrous metals from the waste-to-energy process. The new North ...