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Global steel production up 16.5%

World crude steel production in May was 174.4 million tonnes (Mt), a 16.5% increase compared to May 2020. This is…

Russia to tax metal exports from August

Russia is introducing export duties on ferrous and non-ferrous metals from 1 August 1 until the end of the year…

Consumer awareness the focus of International E-Waste Day

International E-Waste Day 2021 will be focussing on the role consumers can play in boosting circularity for electrical and electronic…

Chemical recycling appeals to Koreans

South Korea is backing the benefits of pyrolysis and is looking to achieve 10% of the nation’s plastic waste converted…

Bangladesh cotton waste worth US$ 100 million

New research suggests that cotton waste produced by the major clothing sector in Bangladesh could be worth up to US$…

PET scrap is converted into vanilla flavouring

Researchers have discovered that a common bacteria can be used in a sustainable way to convert post-consumer plastic into vanilla flavouring….

Global steel production nudges up despite pandemic

Crude steel production grew in Asia and the Middle East last year despite the Covid-19 pandemic. According to the World…

‘15% of plastics sustainable by 2030’ says report

A future for plastic recycling in which the US will catch up the EU on the mechanical recycling of PET…

Shredder safety under the spotlight

A new global survey into shredder safety has been launched by the Bureau of International Recycling, building on earlier research…

‘It’s not enough just to use a magnet to recover the metal’

A complex environment, new products and changing consumer preferences are all part of the challenge of recycling electronic and electrical…

China’s stainless steel recovery masks wider decline in 2020

The rebounding of China’s economy after the pandemic has ensured the contraction in contraction in global stainless steel consumption last…