/ 08.10.2020

The plastic crisis has long since reached the economy. Whether critical inquiries from customers or demands from the political side - manufacturers today have to take a very different look at the subject of packaging. The measures proposed by the EU Commission for the circular economy package are an important point of reference here. "Avoid, reduce, recycle" is the motto in the field of packaging. More recycling (also of used plastic from the post-consumer area) is one of the key concepts for reducing the use of resources and...

general, recycling / 02.10.2020

The start-up FZ-Recycling GmbH & Co. KG celebrates its first system in operation today. The small, decentralized EPS extrusion plant is built into a container and is used on a large construction site in Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler. Used EPS insulation material, i.e. styrofoam, otherwise an expensive waste to dispose of, is cleanly processed into compressed EPS directly on site....

Circular Economy, Uncategorized / 24.04.2020

Outdated association structures and fear of investments prevent environmental protection in the hot-dip galvanizing industry The Corona crisis is currently changing the way we see our lives. What is really important for the survival of industrial societies? In her Circular Economy Package, EU Commissioner Ursula von der Leyen has explicitly provided that all rules of the game that are being reinvented are based on the “best available technologies”. With the presentation of the “Masterplan for a competitive transformation of the energy intensive industries, enabling a climate neutral Circular Economy...

Circular Economy, highlights, Uncategorized / 10.03.2020

Dr. Bettina Hoffmann, MdB, spokeswoman for environmental policy and environmental health for the parliamentary group of BÜNDNIS 90 / DIE GRÜNEN, has a concept: a resource-effective, non-toxic and climate-neutral circular economy. Materials, fluids and substances must be kept in economic lifecycles and  increasing waste and growing landfills must come to an end. She describes the concept in her discussion paper published in February 2020....

Circular Economy / 05.03.2020

If every second truck would use retreaded tires, each year we could save 1,006,720 = one Million Tons CO2. Can we miss out on it? This question is one of the main issues discussed between some of the most powerful politicians of the European Union and the most powerful players of the European Retreading Industry, which are invited to come together at the Global Retreading Conference (GRC) on 9th June 2020 at Cologne....