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Waste crime under the microscope

The UK government has announced a review into serious and organised crime in the waste sector in England. It has been…

For scrap traders 2018 is ‘really a crucial year’

2018 is ‘a very challenging year’ for the scrap industry, said BIR Non-Ferrous Metals Division President David Chiao of the…

How to resolve crumb rubber controversy?

Even though some 100 separate studies have declared as safe the use of crumb rubber in playgrounds and sports pitches,…

‘A tremendous future’ predicted for plastics recyclers

China’s ‘unprecedented’ move to stop plastics scrap imports has ‘surprised the whole world’, according to Dr Steve Wong of Fukutomi…

Spectacular growth in shredder and scrap use in China

By the end of 2018, the number of shredders in China will have soared to around 200 from only 70…

Paprec ‘sells more paper to China now than in the past’

Paper recycling operations using the correct equipment have the capability to achieve the quality standard laid down by the Chinese…

BIR delegates queuing up for Dutch waffles

The world recycling organisation’s latest convention & exhibition, held late May in Barcelona, Spain, was attended by more than 1100…

Asia-Pacific to lead growth in e-scrap generation

The world will be generating close to 54 million tonnes of discarded electronics by the year 2025 as compared to…

‘People seem to love what we produce’

Holly Fowler, Lennie Jones and Ming Dawe are Entrepreneurship students at Falmouth University in Cornwall, UK. Using glass they collect…

Calling all engineers, mechanics, sales talents

Recycling equipment sales may be skyrocketing, as became clear during this week’s IFAT trade show in Munich. But at the…

Wanted: pictures that show the true beauty of recycling

WasteAid, a UK-based waste management charity whose objective is to prevent plastics from reaching the oceans, has launched a photography…