Uncertain commodities markets led to presentations with as many questions as answers at the 2016 Bureau of International Recycling Convention in Berlin.
With the mining sector having adjusted to China’s meteoric rise as the world’s leading copper consumer, demand-related upward price pressures have subsided.
Positive industrial production activity has helped turn Central and Eastern Europe into a scrap hot spot.
A range of global trends suggest the future economy could be circular, with opportunity awaiting those progressive enough make an early shift.
As it has in previous years, the 2016 IFAT show in Munich attracted one of the world’s largest crowds ever to an environmental and recycling event.
Shanks Waste Management’s new facility in South Kirkby, U.K., is maximising separation technology to extract as much value from fibre and other recyclables as possible.