RECYCLING magazine

EuRIC: Julia Blees becomes new Secretary General

Under Emmanuel Katrakis’ leadership, EuRIC has experienced remarkable growth, becoming an indispensable partner in advancing the circular economy and sustainability initiatives across Europe, the association stated in a press release. His vision, commitment, and tireless dedication have positioned EuRIC as a key contributor to Europe’s green transition and an indispensable interlocutor of European institutions. Reflecting on his decision to step… 

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Geminor delivered waste volume record in 2023

In 2023, Geminor handled 2,403,820 tonnes of waste fractions in Europe for material recycling and energy recovery. This sets a new group tonnage record and marks a single-year growth of 31 percent, surpassing the 2022 total of 1,815,281 tonnes. Kjetil Vikingstad, CEO of Geminor, is delighted as the Group surpasses the milestone of handling over 2 million tonnes of waste… 

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Growth in UK export for plastic packaging recycling in 2023 shows need for rethink on use of non-OECD

Year-on-year, despite increases in material being recycled in the UK, quantities of plastic waste exported for recycling from England have increased by more than 10% to just over 600,000 tonnes. Of this, more than 25% was sent to Turkey, 25,000 tonnes more than in 2022. This also means that just short of 1 million tonnes of plastic has been sent… 

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Biomethane facility scaled back to boost performance

The facility processes the digester gas produced in the digestion tower by bacterial decomposition of the sewage sludge into biomethane, which is fed into the Regio Energie Solothurn grid as renewable methane. In addition to a service contract going back almost a decade, ZASE has now also commissioned the Zurich-based green tech company to convert the plant to increase its… 

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Plastic contributes more emissions than aviation and shipping Industries

Here are the key findings: Plastics contribute 3.4% (1.8 billion tonnes) of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions every year — more than either the Aviation (1.9%) and Shipping (1.7%) industries 93% of plastics are made with fossil fuels — 14% of all extracted oil goes towards it 60% of plastic emissions come from its production, 29% from distribution, 11% from… 

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Austria is preparing for Deposit Return System

The central body of Austrian DRS, EWP Recycling Pfand Österreich gGmbH, has chosen Sensoneo in the public tender to deploy the IT solution, which will serve as the central infrastructure for the entire DRS system. Currently, only 70% of single-use beverage packaging is being collected in Austria for recycling purposes. The main goal of the country is to reach 80%… 

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Five innovative future recycling strategies that could save our earth

One element causing concern is reducing the amount of waste that ends up in 240L wheelie bins and improving recycling processes. The UK government has even pledged to reach zero avoidable waste by 2050, ridding the country of avoidable plastic waste by 2042 as a key date on the roadmap. Reaching these targets may require some innovation in how recycling strategies are built, and we’ll… 

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Tanrıkulu enters PET bottle-to-bottle market

The PET bottle-to-bottle line is the second plastics recycling system from Starlinger that Tanrıkulu has installed. It is in operation at Tanrıkulu’s post-consumer PET processing plant in Akyazı, Sakarya Province, in Türkiye’s Marmara Region. The recycling system processes post-consumer PET bottle flakes and has a production output of 2.4 tons per hour. Tanrıkulu supplies the bottle-grade rPET pellets to customers… 

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SA Recycling relies on Steinert sensor sorting technology

In a recent conversation, George Adams, CEO of SA Recycling, shared insights into the company’s growth, sustainability efforts, and the significant role of Steinert technology in their operations. Omar Bravo, General Manager of the Anaheim plant in California, highlights the ground-level innovations driving the company’s success. Adams, who has been in the recycling field since he was 17, humbly stated,… 

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EU exported 32 million tonnes of waste in 2022

This information comes from annual data on trade in waste released by Eurostat. Türkiye was the largest destination for waste exported from the EU in 2022. With a volume of 12.4 million tonnes, it accounted for 39% of the total exports of waste. The second-largest destination was India, which received 3.5 million tonnes of waste from the EU in 2022,… 

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Happy holidays and a successful new year

Dear readers, for this year everything is said. We would like to thank you for your interest and your support and hope that you come back to our site in 2023. We take a short break and will be back on January 8 with news and interesting stories. We wish you happy holidays and a good start into 2023. Michael… 

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Geminor launches new waste treatment company for the offshore industry

“The company will develop new processes for the treatment of drilling waste from offshore companies and other industries,” says Bjorn Haaland, General Manager of Risavika Gjenvinning. Bjorn Haaland, who is also the director of hazardous waste at Geminor, leads the development of Risavika Gjenvinning AS. The company was established in collaboration with R&D Manager Henry Magne Haakstad, and will form… 

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