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The end of plastic waste? China is cleaning out its closet

China produces more than 60 million tonnes of plastic waste every year but the government is hoping to reduce the…

More zorba processing coming to Houston

US scrap processing company Levitated Metals plans to start operations at a heavy media flotation plant near Houston, Texas in…

Special crime unit battles UK’s illegal waste activities

The UK has set up a new taskforce to tackle serious and organised waste crime. The Joint Unit for Waste…

Recovering vital metals by recycling more car batteries

‘Battery costs are falling by half every five years as the scale of manufacturing increases,’ Berenberg bank analyst Asad Farid…

Is Australian innovation the answer to complex plastics?

Australia consumes 3.4 million tonnes of plastic each year, of which only 9% is recycled. This low rate inspired technology…

Plastic vision: seeking game-changers around the world

The global plastics industry will be worth upwards of US$ 650 billion this year, according to analysts at Grand View…

Low demand hinders switch to European processing

Import restrictions on plastic scrap in South East Asia has encouraged greater recycling capacity in the EU but prevailing prices…

What will drive the automotive market in 2020?

Nearly 80 million vehicles were sold worldwide last year, according to market analysts. This is a slight dip compared to…

How to sort, how not to sort?

The market for the robotic sorting of waste is expected to grow by nearly 16.5% growth every year until 2024,…

Recovering precious metals from the urban mine

‘Approximately 350 000 mobile phones are disposed of in the US every day — that is worth US$ 200 million…

Highlights of 2019, what’s waiting in 2020?

The holiday season is at the door. Recycling International wishes all readers a merry Christmas and a very happy New…