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Time to rethink hazardous plastic scrap export rules

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development countries want to update the rules regarding the export of hazardous plastic waste for recycling…

Recyclers urged to act over ‘hazardous’ plastic scrap

The Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) is calling on recycling associations and businesses to lobby their Governments over proposed changes…

Hazardous or not? Rubber recyclers fighting negative media claims

The American market for rubber infill saw a reduction of nearly 30% over the last few years because of negative…

Recyclers worried about ‘hazardous’ plastic

A move to bring plastic scrap within the scope of the Basel Convention on hazardous waste would discourage recycling and…

Hazardous puzzle: Rubic’s Cube inherits toxics from e-scrap plastics

Global – Almost 90% of the samples of children’s toys recently tested for toxic substances in 26 different countries were…

Colombian firm claims hazardous waste breakthrough

Columbia – Ingerecuperar has developed a new process that can transform hazardous waste into raw materials for cement, aluminium and…

Hazardous waste debate flares in Taiwan

Asia – As Taiwan’s Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) prepares to change its definition of hazardous industrial waste, a group of…

Basel vote tightens rules on hazardous waste in end-of-life ships

Switserland – The Basel Convention must continue setting the rules for recycling and disposal of end-of-life ships, African countries attending…

Growth in hazardous waste management services

Archiv – The European hazardous waste management services market is currently in a period of change. The expanded definition of…

‘Textile recyclers: rethink your business’

With the EU preparing to publish a dedicated roadmap for achieving circularity in textiles, the recycling landscape is changing and…

Growing fears of global recycling infrastructure ‘collapse’

Increased scrap trade restrictions continuing to cause headaches among metal recyclers worldwide has been highlighted at the latest BIR Convention.   …