Global: The European plastic scrap market embarked on "a roller-coaster ride" in the second and third quarters of this year as confidence ebbed and flowed "very quickly" with any slight change in factors relating to plastic scrap, according to Surendra Patawari Borad of Belgium-based Gemini Corporation, the chairman of BIR´s plastics committee.
United States: Autistic, disabled, punk rockers, Latinos: Good Point Recycling of Middlebury in the US state of Vermont creates jobs for those who face some of the highest barriers to employment. And for its approach to disabled people in particular, the electronics recycler will receive the "Spirit of the ADA" award, given by the state to employers who honour the Americans with Disabilities Act in their employment practices.
United Kingdom: The general public does not fully appreciate the technological sophistication of the metals recycling sector, the recently-installed chief executive of the British Metals Recycling Association (BMRA) has said in an interview with industry magazine Materials Recycling World.
Germany: Strategic closed-loop management of recyclables can be a key driver in changing both raw material and energy use, concludes a study conducted by Germany´s Fraunhofer UMSICHT Institute on behalf of the ALBA Group.