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New specifications to streamline plastics buying and selling

United States – The US recycling body Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) released new specifications to modernise, standardise and…

UPM unveils major MRF

United Kingdom – Finland-based paper processor UPM has officially launched its £17 million (US$ 27.2 million) material recycling facility (MRF)…

Europe sees rising PET collections – but challenges too

EU – European post-sorting PET collection volumes climbed to 1.45 million tonnes in 2010 – an increase of 6.5% when…

ETRMA: almost all European tyres are recycled

EU – The positive trend in Europe’s management of used tyres continued in 2010 with a recovery rate of 96%,…

Chinese government underwrites 18 recycling projects

China – China’s Ministry of Commerce has announced that 18 recycling projects, including recycling bins, sorting and processing centres and…

Capital injection for French mobile phone collector

France – Now in its second year, Mister Recycle – a French venture to collect, reuse and recycle mobile phones…

Major facility for Bulgarian household refuse

Bulgaria – A domestic refuse recycling plant costing around Euro 25.5 million has been formally opened in Bulgaria by the…

Metso secures Holzmag technology

Germany / Switzerland – Leading recycling equipment manufacturer Metso and Swiss counterpart Holzmag GmbH have signed a contract under which…

South-west China’s largest recycling centre

China – Timed to coincide with World Environment Day on June 5, south-west China’s largest recycling base has been unveiled…

Panasonic establishes first recycling facility in Chinese market

China/Japan – A consortium of prominent companies in the Far East are to establish an advanced electronics recycling firm based…

First Estonian low-grade plastics recycling centre unveiled

Estonia – The first facility for recycling low-grade plastics waste in Estonia has opened in Järva County thanks to a…