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More scrap grades added to China’s hit list

The import of eight grades of non-ferrous and ferrous scrap into China is being stopped from 1 July with analysts…

SABIC looks to crack waste plastic

Chemical manufacturer SABIC is planning a demonstration plant in the Netherlands to test the use of low quality, contaminated mixed…

Concrete ideas about sustainable buildings

Insights into a sustainable strategy by the authorities in the German city of Heidelberg was one of the highlights of…

New technology boosts phosphorus recycling

Three plants recovering phosphorus from incinerated sewage sludge are being planned for Germany, Denmark and Sweden. Danish engineering specialist COWI…

Ban on selected single-use plastics proposed for UK

The UK Government has announced plans to ban the distribution and sale of plastic straws, drinks stirrers and cotton buds….

Energy-from-waste technology spotlighted at Pollutec

Vecoplan is to showcase its environmental and recycling technologies at the upcoming Pollutec trade show in November, which this year…

Ferrous steady in face of trade disputes

Ferrous scrap markets around the world are holding up despite the uncertainty caused by trade disputes involving the US, China…

RWM highlights: UK has a ‘pretty comprehensive’ strategy

The UK’s upcoming strategy for recycling and resource efficiency is expected to stimulate stronger markets for secondary materials, including more…

UK waste exports pivotal for European waste markets

Exports of waste from the UK to continental Europe in recent years have soared. The additional volumes have been a…

China’s import ban triggers diversion of plastic scrap flows

Over recent years, ‘all roads have been leading to China’ for exporters of plastics scrap. But while the Asian giant…

China slashes its recovered fibre imports in early 2018

OCC pricing has dropped sharply from the high levels scaled in 2017 ‘owing to the failure to find new markets…