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MRAI warns: ‘Don’t turn India into a dumping ground like China’

China’s scrap import restrictions have led to an increase in low-quality materials being shipped to India, according to the Material…

Krestin: precious metals play crucial role

Oliver Krestin, one of the managing directors of Germany’s Hensel Recycling, has become president of the international precious metals association….

Will microbes be the new e-scrap gold diggers?

New Zealand’s Mint Innovation has unveiled what it describes as ‘the world’s first e-scrap bio-refinery’, a facility using micro-organisms to…

Sweden invests in 19 near infrared sorters

The city of Motala in south Sweden is celebrating what is claimed to be Europe’s most modern recycling facility for…

‘Severe lack of investment’ frustrates plastics recyclers

‘Sometime soon there will be no export markets for plastics,’ warns e-scrap plastics expert Craig Thompson. It will be two…

Fashion industry must ‘embrace’ design for recycling

Recent months have brought higher-than-normal collection volumes, but quality is declining owing to the combination of ‘fast fashion’ and ‘an…

‘Recycling is a chain, it’s teamwork’

Certain public media have targeted the recycling industry with unfounded criticism, according to Michael Lion of China-based Everwell Resources Ltd….

Tracking containers as easy as ordering a pizza

The Port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands has launched a trial of a ‘smart’ container. Over the next two years,…

‘Garbage is traded under the pretext of recycling’

It has been all over the news this week: Malaysia’s announcement to send back 3 000 tonnes of low quality…

Artificial grass recycling facility to open in 2020

TenCate Grass Group of the Netherlands has invested in a new company so that municipalities and sports clubs can have…