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China tightens grip on imports of recycled plastics

Chinese customs authorities are tightening the enforcement of existing regulations regarding the importof recycled plastics pellets. They are said to be imposing penalties of between EUR 65 000 and EUR 650 000 for…

Face-to-face is still not an option, says BIR

It comes as no surprise that the Bureau of International Recycling has followed practically all other organisations in cancelling events…

Stena gives second life to Volvo bus batteries

Volvo and Stena Recycling subsidiary Batteryloop of Sweden are working together to refurbish batteries from electric buses. After the batteries…

Food and construction among Suez’ fast-growing markets

With new contracts worth EUR 860 million, waste management and recycling major Suez hopes to boost its global growth in…

Stadler acquires majority share in Swiss e-scrap tech provider

Plastics recycling technology expert Stadler has announced the acquisition of a majority stake in weeeSwiss Technology AG, which specialises in…

EU and US steel production falls as China’s rises

World crude steel production was 153 million tonnes (Mt) in July, a 2.5% decrease compared to July 2019, according to…

German state grant to boost battery production… and recycling

The German government is to invest more than EUR 1.5 billion in battery cell research and production, starting with a…

New facility triples Steinert’s test capacity

It’s countdown for smart sorting technology expert Steinert. On 22 September, the company will unveil a new test centre to…

ARA to showcase US car recycling sector ‘at its best’

The US Automotive Recyclers Association’s upcoming annual convention and expo, initially scheduled to take place in Reno, Nevada will be…

High hopes for PET recycling in South Africa – despite lost capacity

In 2019, no less than 62% of all plastic bottles produced in South Africa were collected for recycling – 2%…

‘Hundreds of recyclers packed together? Sector would collapse’

The 2021 gathering of Dutch/German/Belgian metal recyclers in Aachen, Germany, has been called off due to Covid-19 restrictions. ‘The risk…