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Unlocking the value of electronics

United States – Arguing that today’s copyright laws make the USA ‘the only country where recyclers do not have the…

EU invests in innovative recycling projects

Europe – The European Commission has approved funding of Euro 40 million (US$ 54 million) for 14 new research projects…

US PET recycling tops previous record

United States – The volume of post-consumer PET bottles collected in the USA in 2012 was ‘€˜the highest reported figure…

Golden recognition for Carpet Recycling UK

United Kingdom – Carpet Recycling UK (CRUK) has won a Gold Zero Waste Award in the partnership category of the…

TRR Forum to tackle ELT issues

Belgium – ‘Rubber recycling is a contentious and often unspoken issue,’ according to the ‘European Rubber Journal’. Therefore, it says,…

Versalite boost for to-go cup recycling

United States – US plastic consumer packaging and engineered materials specialist Berry Plastics has introduced Versalite – a fully-recyclable thermal…

Plastics experts assess ‘Green Fence’ impact

United States – China’s widely-discussed ‘Operation Green Fence’ saw the rejection of 55 scrap transactions and 7600 tonnes of materials…

New Aurubis facility ‘largest of its kind’

Germany – German copper recycler Aurubis has opened a new facility – said to be the largest of its kind…

Mike Biddle leads ‘Waste Free Oceans’ Americas

Global – MBA Polymers’ founder Dr Mike Biddle has been elected president of the newly-formed ‘Waste Free Oceans’ Americas, a…

Decline in UK e-scrap collection volumes

United Kingdom – The total volume of electronic scrap collected in the UK during the first quarter of 2013 was…

Major recycled plastic content for electric BMW

Global – BMW has launched the series version of its i3 electric car – with 25% of the plastic used…