China’s minister for environment signals tough stance on imports
China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection has this week signalled that it will take a tough line on the new regulations governing the import of “solid waste” into the country under its revised regulations.
Further details have emerged of the proposed revised standard for the export of materials to China for recycling, which could now be set at 0.5% allowable levels of contrary material rather than the originally proposed 0.3%.
BBIA and Ellen MacArthur Foundation call for oxo plastics ban
The Bio-Based and Biodegradable Industries Association (BBIA) has announced it is one of over 150 companies endorsing a call from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation to ban oxo-degradable plastic packaging.
A three-year study of corrugated high density polyethylene pipe used for drainage underneath a commuter rail line in Pennsylvania found "no discernible differences" in performance between the pipe made from virgin resin and one made from recycled material.
Erema launches unit for heavily contaminated recycling streams
Hoping to tap a market for recyclers facing a more contaminated stream of materials, equipment supplier Erema Engineering Recycling Maschinen und Anlagen GmbH is using Fakuma to launch a new business unit to sell its filter systems as individual components.