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U.S. Gold Exports Declined 25% Through February

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The U.S. exports of gold dropped significantly by nearly 25% through the month of February this year. The trade data released by the U.S. Census Bureau indicates that the country’s gold exports totaled $2.91 billion during Jan-Feb ’19, down 24.54% when matched with the exports of $3.86 billion during the corresponding two-month period in 2018. […]

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World Scrap Trade Demonstrated Mixed Trend in January

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The government trade statistics published by various countries suggest mixed trend in scrap imports and exports trade during the opening month of the current year. The Russian scrap exports totaled nearly 237,000 tons in January. The monthly exports recorded drastic decline by 30.4% over the previous year. The largest export destination was Belarus, which received […]

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WGC: Gold-Backed ETPs Touched Record Highs in Europe

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The latest market update report published by the World Gold Council (WGC) indicates that holdings in gold-backed exchange traded products (ETPs) hit record highs in Europe during the initial quarter of the current year. The assets in European gold-backed ETFs reached 1,121.4t in Q1 2019, accounting for nearly 45% of the world gold-backed ETP market. […]

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Dublin, Ireland, WTE Facility Accepts One Millionth Tonne of Waste

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Dublin, Ireland’s waste-to-energy (WTE) facility announced that it just accepted its one millionth tonne of residual waste. The facility, which is located at Poolbeg in Dublin Port and run by Covanta Holding Corp., provides the Dublin region with a long-term sustainable waste management solution. The facility enables the area to divert post-recycled waste from landfills […]

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Smurfit Kappa, Plastic Soup Foundation Partner to Tackle Packaging Waste and Litter

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Smurfit Kappa Group plc- Europe’s leading corrugated packaging company has joined hands with the Plastic Soup Foundation in efforts to tackle the challenge of packaging waste and litter, by changing the future of packaging. Saverio Mayer, CEO of Smurfit Kappa Europe stated that the collaboration with new partners like the Plastic Soup Foundation is an […]

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China Says it Will Not Relax Ban on Solid Waste Imports

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China announced it will not relax its ban on recovered material imports but instead will “carry it forward,” said Qiu Qiwen, head of the solid waste and chemical management department of China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment, during a recent press conference. Last week, China issued its latest round of recovered paper import permits, approving […]

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Closed Loop Partners Spotlight Innovative Plastic Waste Reduction Technologies

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The recent report published by Closed Loop Partners provides detailed analysis of transformational techniques in plastics processing which could result in significant reduction of plastic waste. The report titled “Accelerating Circular Supply Chains for Plastics” narrates innovative technologies with potential to transform rising plastic waste volumes into useful products. According to the report, current recycling […]

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Recovered Fiber Import Permits Declined 13%: China Customs

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The Chinese permits for recovered paper imports till date 2019 are down significantly when compared with 2018. The permits issued so far this year totaled 8.6 million short tons, which is 13% lower upon comparison with the permits of 9.9 million short tons during the same period last year. The country’s Ministry of Ecology and […]

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SERI Publishes Draft of Revision to R2 Certification Standard

The Sustainable Electronics Recycling International (SERI) has announced release of draft of Reuse and Recycling (R2) certification standard. The draft has been released for public to submit their reviews. The new standard will be finalized after considering public inputs during the comment periods. Until then, the current edition, R2:2013, will remain in effect. The public […]

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United Steelworkers Testifies Before Steel Caucus Hearing

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Leo Gerard, International President, United Steelworkers testified before the Congressional Steel Caucus Hearing on the state of U.S. steel industry and section 232 tariffs. Gerard noted that the American steel industry is on track of recovery. However, the industry is under constant threat from off-shore competitors. The demands by a certain section of the Congress […]

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