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World news round-up 7 November 2014

Tough time for German PET recyclers; EfW plant in Philippines; First light recycling plant in South Africa; Europe leads in paper recycling

German PET recyclers face grim future

German PET recycling industry is facing gloomy outlook and immense pressure due to falling primary resin prices. Reportedly, regranulates have become more expensive than primary PET. Converters are calling for recyclers to reduce flake prices markedly, or are withholding orders. Some recycling companies report that customers have ordered barely a third of the normal volume for November. One recycler will shut down this month for at least three weeks, while other companies may scale back output in view of the difficult market conditions, reports said. Virtually all market players have demanded cuts to PET bottle bale prices.


EfW plant in Philippines’ La Trinidad

Australian company G-20 is to construct a PHP50m (£700,000) energy-from-waste facility at Barangay Alno in La Trinidad, Philippines. Under the proposed public-private partnership, G-20 and the local government unit will work out a revenue sharing scheme from the sale of electricity to the grid or to the local power co-operative. The project would end the removal of waste to the landfill in Urdaneta City, Pangasinan.

Manilia Today

First light bulb recycling plant in South Africa

Lamp recycling technology firm Balcan Engineering has installed South Africa’s first light bulb recycling facility, its first contract in the country with E-Waste Africa. The system offers the capability to recycle fluorescent lighting and almost all other types of crushed and whole lamps.

Recycling International

Europe leads in paper recycling

The European Tissue Symposium (ETS), representing Europe’s leading tissue producers, says paper fibre is collected and recycled on average 3.5 times, compared with 2.4 times worldwide. ETS supports the use of fibres from sustainably managed forests and encourages the use of third party certification as one of the best ways to ensure that suppliers meet these requirements.

European Cleaning Journal

EfW plant planned in Kolkata

India’s Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has identified a five-acre plot in Rajarhat to set up an energy-from-waste plant in a joint venture with a private body. KMC will provide 600 metric tonnes of waste daily to the plant for power generation. The private partner will bear the entire cost of setting up the power plant.

Niti Central

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