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BIR Members Can Help China Deliver on its Eco-Goals

Another important step was taken in developing a closer relationship and a better understanding between the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) and the important Chinese market. In addressing the 5th China International Eco-City Forum in Tianjin, which was organized in conjunction with CRRA’s China International Recycling Conference & Exhibition, BIR’s Director General Alexandre Delacoux explained […]

“The most important thing to promote bioplastics development is support”

Relevant regulations and supportive measures for the bioplastics industry in China – an Interview with Janice Li, JinHui Group, a leading Chinese coal mining company. Mrs. Li, could you give us a short overview of the China‘s bioplastics market – in particular which materials are being produced and how is the market developing? Bioplastic materials […]

Shipbreaking Sales to South Asia

According to NGO Shipbreaking Platform, out of 286 vessels broken during the second quarter of 2014 almost two thirds ended up on the beaches of South Asia. Fifty three of the ships broken in South Asia were owned by European ship owners, ten were also sailing under the flags of EU Member States when they […]

Biowaste Collection in Sweden

A new report by the Swedish Excellence Center Waste Refinery prepared for the Swedish government recently analysed biowaste collection in Sweden and different options for increasing its efficiency. An interview with Linda Zellner of the Swedish chemical company Perstorp about the potential contribution of compostable plastics. Ms Zellner, could you give a short overview of […]

Active against Illegal Scrap Metal Purchasing

Estonian Minister of the Environment Keit Pentus-Rosimannus has sent an amendment to the various ministries for approval, which, in the future, will permit officials from the Environmental Inspectorate and the Police and Border Guard Board to conduct control sales at scrap metal purchasing sites while dressed in plainclothes. (Photo: Gabi Eder/pixelio.de) “It is prohibited to […]

Poland’s Plastics Industry is Growing Steadily, but Recycling Stays Difficult

62 per cent of the plastics waste in the country is landfilled. More focus is needed on the actual design of the plastics products in order to increase their recyclability. During the conference “Opportunities for the Polish plastics Industry in Poland” on 22 May in Warsaw, President of the Polish Union of Plastics Converters Tadeusz […]

Bundesregierung ändert ElektroStoffV

Eine entsprechende Verordnung war notwendig geworden, nachdem die EU-Kommission im Oktober 2013 delegierte Richtlinien zur Änderung der Anhänge III und IV beschlossen hatte. Die Frist zur Umsetzung in nationales Recht verstreicht am 16. Juli 2014. Die ElektroStoffV hat zum Ziel, den Schadstoffgehalt in Elektro- und Elektronikgeräten zu reduzieren und damit einen Beitrag zum Schutz der […]

Österreich: Novellierte Deponieverordnung in Kraft getreten

Unter anderem wurden in Paragraf 3 neue Begriffsbestimmungen (Abfallcharge, Analyseergebnis, Aushubbereich, nicht verunreinigtes Bodenaushubmaterial) eingeführt und bestehende Definitionen (Abfallstrom, Bodenaushubmaterial, Untersuchungsergebnis, wiederkehrend anfallender Abfall) geändert. (Foto: Engelbert Hosner /  pixelio.de) Die Novelle weist des Weiteren folgende Inhalte auf: In §10a wird eine neue Bestimmung eingeführt, die festlegt, unter welchen Bedingungen teerhaltiger Straßenausbruch auf Reststoffdeponien ohne […]

Gergen Fahrzeugbau: Detailneuerungen in der Transportlogistik

Im Mittelpunkt des Messeauftritts auf der IFAT stand die Absetzkipperbaureihe Adonis: Der TAK Adonis zeigt sich mit einem neuen Vorbaumodul. Die Konstruktion ermöglicht es, das ausziehbare Vorbaumodul mit integrierter Stauwanne oder Staukasten in Abhängigkeit zum Lkw-Chassis variabel in der Länge zu bestimmen. Dadurch wird der Raum zwischen Kipperbrücke und Fahrerhaus optimal ausgenutzt, so die Gergen […]