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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…

New Pratt mill gets Trump seal of approval

US President Donald Trump has formally opened a large new containerboard mill in Ohio that is due to start production…

Recycle cars as much as cans

The UK’s largest network of authorised treatment facilities for end-of-life vehicles says the country’s national Recycle Week was ‘a great…

Leaders call for end to tariff war

Four leading finance ministers have called on the US and China to resolve their tariff war differences, saying: ‘Uncertainty over…

Ferrous scrap market slumps in the UK

UK scrap dealers are being hit by a significant fall in ferrous prices that is being attributed to lower demand…

Viridor to end plastic scrap exports

One of Britain’s biggest management companies has pledged to recycle and process all of the plastic waste it handles within…

Trafficking conspiracy shakes UK recycling sector

A former senior police officer who helped smash a criminal gang making millions from modern slavery at recycling facilities in…