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Novelis invests millions in US recycling plant

Work is underway on expanding and upgrading recycling capacity at Novelis’ facility in Greensboro, Georgia. The aluminium specialist is investing…

Alpla buys into HDPE plants

Plastic packaging specialist Alpla is moving into polyolefin recycling with its acquisition of two Spanish companies. The takeover of Suminco…

WRA anniversary: raising a glass to female recycling leaders

An organisation to boost the role of women in the recycling industry is reporting substantial progress one year after being…

Will leading producers do enough to cut virgin plastics?

Waste concerns and a call for more recycling are gradually inspiring big brands to reduce their plastics production while including…

Indonesia accused of diverting rejected containers

Activists are claiming that officials in Indonesia have re-directed illegal waste consignments from the US to other Asian countries instead…

Raising the standard for textiles and mattresses

New certification schemes for recycling textiles and mattresses are being promoted in the UK – said to be one the…

BASF commits to chemical recycling

Chemical giant BASF is to invest €20 million into a partnership with a Norwegian pyrolysis specialist to boost the chemical…

BIR backs global recycling directory

The Bureau of International Recycling is appealing to national associations in the world’s leading economies to ensure their governments know…

Aluminium alert: Aleris takeover edges nearer

The European Commission has approved Novelis’ proposed acquisition of Aleris Corporation after regulatory scrutiny. Commission approval is dependent on the…

Veolia gives new life to old paint

A partnership between manufacturer AkzoNobel and the waste manager Veolia has developed a new product containing 35% recycled paint. Paint…

Downbeat assessment of paper markets from BIR

Demand for paper is flat and the reel market has failed to mirror its levels of 2018, the Bureau of…