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World news round-up 21 November 2014

rPET legislation in France; End-of-waste ‘no hindrance’ to aluminium scrap business; Ghana to enforce ban on export of scrap metals

France legislates over rPET

The French trade body Syndicat National des Boissons Rafraichissantes (SNBR) has signed an agreement with the French Agriculture Ministry, which includes the use of 25% recycled PET (rPET) in all PET bottles. SNBR will help increase the recycling rate by providing French consumers with instructions about recycling their bottles.

Knowledge Share

Aluminium unaffected by end-of-waste law

Oakdene Hollins’s senior economist Peter Willis has said that the European end-of-waste legislation is not hindering the aluminium scrap market and some companies feel they are getting a business advantage from it. Speaking at a recycled aluminium conference in Berlin, Willis said the new regulations are being increasingly adopted.

Metal Bulletin

Ban likely on Ghana’s scrap metal exports

The government of Ghana is working to ensure that the ban on the scrap metal exports is enforced to ensure ferrous metals are available to the domestic industry. In spite of the law forbidding exports, a market for them flourishes. The country’s ferrous metal monitoring committee is expected to visit yards to inspect facilities and to educate on best practice.


Technology sought to convert waste plastics into fuels

Polyolefin polymers manufacturer Gail India is reportedly seeking proposals from companies, who have the technology to convert plastic waste obtained from municipal solid waste into fuel. According to the terms laid down by the company, the technology should have at least one operating plant with a feed waste plastics processing capacity of a minimum five tonnes per day operating on continuous basis in India or abroad.

Business Standard

  • UPDATE - the final item wrongly said five million tonnes in an earlier version

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