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Paper and board recycling in 2020: Overview of world statistics
© ASK-EU (23.08.2022)
New BIR report corroborates fundamental importance of recovered fibre and free trade

BIR Barcelona Convention: Plastics Committee: Supply challenges temper talk of boom time for recyclers
© ASK-EU (27.05.2022)
Although plastics recyclers are enjoying the benefits of massive demand and extremely high prices”, they are struggling to source sufficient feedstock to enable them to cope with this undoubted boom time, lamented board member Max Craipeau of Hong Kong-based Greencore Resources Ltd in chairing the latest meeting of the BIR Plastics Committee.

BIR Barcelona Convention: E-Scrap Committee: EPR “the only solution for anticipated tidal wave of lithium-ion batteries
© ASK-EU (27.05.2022)
Traditional lead-acid batteries used in vehicles could be recycled viably and in an environmentally sound manner, but it was “a completely different story for spent lithium-ion batteries which were expected to flood into the market over the coming decades, stated Dr Alvaro Rodríguez de Sanabria, Senior Public Policy Manager Spain for e-bike and e-scooter start-up VOI Technology, in his guest presentation to the BIR E-Scrap Committee meeting in Barcelona on May 24.

Composting of packaging and products made from compostable or biodegradable plastics is no recycling
© DGAW - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Abfallwirtschaft e.V. (10.05.2022)
The terms “biodegradable” or “compostable” describe the property of plastics to degrade under biological action and controlled conditions during composting, respectively. Packaging or Products labeled with these terms must meet certain requirements that are specified in standards such as EN 13432:2000 or EN 14995:2006

Global Recycling Foundation: Why is Recycling Neglected in the fight to preserve the Planets Green Capital?
© ASK-EU (17.02.2022)
The Global Recycling Foundation is calling for recycling to be recognised as an essential weapon in preserving the planets green capital.

Countries agree on decisive and urgent actions to restore marine world to health as Ocean Conference concludes
© United Nations (09.06.2017)
The 193 Member States of the United Nations unanimously agreed to a set of measures that will begin the reversal of the decline of the ocean’s health as the five-day Ocean Conference concluded today. The outcome document, together with more than 1,300 commitments to action, marks a breakthrough in the global approach to the management and conservation of the ocean.

Trump's decision will not stop climate action
© Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz, nukleare Sicherheit und Verbraucherschutz (01.06.2017)
Barbara Hendricks regrets Trumps' decision, but makes it clear that international climate protection will continue. Hendricks is optimistic about the implementation of the Paris agreement, as the rest of the world is behind the agreement.

The world’s first mall for recycled goods
© ASK-EU (09.05.2017)
ReTuna Aterbruksgalleria is a mall dedicated entirely to repaired and upcycled goods. It combines a traditional municipal recycling centre with a shopping centre, so that people can drop off goods that they no longer need, and then browse for something new – perhaps stopping off at the cafe in between. It’s the first mall of its kind in Sweden, and as far as they know, the first in the world.

Everbright International Nanjing Waste-to-energy Project Phase II Completes Construction and Commences Operation
© ASK-EU (29.03.2017)
China Everbright International Limited ("Everbright International" or the "Group") (HKSE: 00257) is pleased to announce that the Group's Nanjing Waste-to-energy Project ("Nanjing Project" or the "Project") Phase II has completed construction three months ahead of schedule and commenced commercial operation.

Gatwick and DHL open new waste management plant – becoming the first airport in the world to turn Category 1 airline waste into energy onsite
© ASK-EU (23.03.2017)
Gatwick Airport and DHL Supply Chain today formally open a new waste management plant, becoming the first airport in the world to turn airport waste, such as food and packaging, into energy onsite. The new £3.8million waste plant not only disposes of Category 1 waste safely onsite, but converts it and other organic waste into energy to heat Gatwick’s waste management site and power the site's water recovery system. The plant is set to save £1,000 in energy and waste management costs for every day it operates.

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