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World news round-up 22 October 2014

EfW project in China; Malaysia plans to implement EVL policy; Jordan gets environmental grant; US tyre and rubber recycling industry; Aluminium smelter to close down in Brazil

EfW project in China

China-based Everbright International has signed an agreement with the Urban Administration Committee of Hangzhou to invest and build a household energy-from-waste plant in the Yuhang area. The CNY1.8bn (£182m) facility will be constructed through a joint investment by Everbright International, Hangzhou Environmental Group and Hangzhou Yuhang City Construction Group.

Press Release

MRF modernised in Canada

Quebec has modernised its material recovery facility (MRF) in collaboration with MRF operator Société VIA and equipment maker Machinex . The facility began operating last spring and processes 35 metric tonnes of recyclables per hour. The initial modernisation phase has allowed Société VIA to double its capacity.

Recycling Today

Malaysia eyes ELV policy

The Malaysian government intends to implement and end-of-life vehicle policy by 2016 with the initial target of scrapping vehicles of 20 years or older. The relevant authorities plan to visit Japan to get the latest knowledge in the automotive recycling industry.

The Sun Daily

Jordanian support from Germany

The German Organisation for Technical Cooperation has given €6.5m (£5m) to Jordan to tackle issues such as solid waste management, climate change, and the protection of local ecosystems. The agreement will focus on the challenges faced by the increasing pressure on solid waste collection and management in certain area affected by the influx of Syrian refugees.


Beijing waste levels rise

Beijing generated 6.72 million tonnes of waste in 2013, the highest since the capital city held the Olympics in 2008.The abandoned TVs totalled 24,000 tonnes last year alone. After the city became the host for 2008 Olympics, it upgraded its waste management systems to recycle 30% of materials.

Want China Times

US tyre recycling industry to grow

Tyre and rubber recycling industry revenue in the US is anticipated to grow 3.3% to $959.2m (£595m) this year, according to a study by IBISWorld. The country generates hundreds of millions of scrap tyres every year, representing the country’s largest source of rubber waste. The state and local government programmes provide direct funding through subsidies and indirect funding through measures such as landfill fees.

Scrap Register

Brazilian smelter to close

Novelis is planning to shut its aluminium smelter at Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais in Brazil. The company’s corporate strategy is to concentrate its operations in the country on aluminium rolling and recycling. The plant presently employs approximately 350 people and produces 18,000 metric tonnes of aluminium a year.



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