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An integrated recycling industry for sustainability

August 27, 2019 | 9:41 pm
Thinking Beyond Politics
By Vanessa Pepino


Recycling’s problem

By Mitch Perry -August 27, 2019

Veolia’s plastics recycling business to hit EUR 1 billion by 2025

Business, Plastics – Martijn Reintjes – August 27, 2019

USAs president kjører som alle vet sitt eget løp når det gjelder klima- og miljøspørsmål, men nå er han under økende press også fra egne rekker...

Number of young Republicans concerned about environment jumps in last five years

Published: Aug 29, 2019 5:18 p.m. ET

Quinnipiac shows majority considers climate change an emergency


More young Republicans worried about human damage to planet. A new report by Amsterdam-based Glocalities, which canvassed views worldwide, showed the number of U.S. Republicans who said they “agreed” or “strongly agreed” with the statement “I worry about the damage humans cause the planet” rose by 11 percentage points to 58% between 2014 and 2019.

The number of Republican voters aged 18-34 who are worried about the issue rose by 18 percentage points to 67%, said the poll, which also showed a 10-percentage-point increase among all U.S. Republicans who said they tried “to live eco-consciously.”

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One Area of the Industrial Economy Is Doing Great: Robots

By Al Root
Sept. 2, 2019 8:00 am ET

Industrial production peaked in late 2017 and industrial stocks are flat over the past year. The U.S.-China trade war along with slowing global economic activity are causing industrial investors to sweat. But one area of the industrial economy is still growing like gangbusters: robots.

Robotic automation is penetrating new processes in different industries, such as logistics and health care, so the outlook for robots continues to be bright, even as the economy slows. That’s good news for Teradyne (ticker: TER) as well as a handful of companies that manufacture robotic automation equipment.

Kina har skapt kaos i den rike verdens avfallshåndtering etter at man stanset importen av avfall fra verdens rike nasjoner 01.01.2018. I denne artikkelen får vi vi vite at kinesiske interesser oppsiktsvekkende nok nå faktisk investerer i amerikansk resirkuleringsindustri, for å skaffe seg selv resirkulert plast av god nok kvalitet. Følger man linken, finner man også en podcast om tematikken.

China's recycling revolution: How the National Sword policy caused global disruption

* How China caused a global disruption to domestic recycling programmes and inspired Southeast Asian nations to reject Western waste

* Chinese companies invest millions in American facilities to secure recycled cardboard and plastic supplies

Jarrod Watt

Published: 3:25pm, 30 Sep, 2019

New Year’s Day in 2018 was the first day of a new policy introduced in China, called National Sword. Its impact would be felt by households across the US and Australia, by local, state and national governments and by entire industries that would be left teetering on the brink of collapse.
The shock to domestic kerbside recycling programmes continues to reverberate - but it’s not all bad news. It’s led to innovation, investment and a serious rethink of what we throw into the recycling bin.

In this first episode we unpack why China changed its rules for accepting exports of mixed waste from other countries and how it revealed to the US and Australia that their ‘recycling’ programmes were really just a system of shipping most of it to China. We also look at how Chinese companies are now quietly investing millions of dollars into American pulp mills to source recycled cardboard and plastic.

There’s a lot we can learn from history, too. Chaz Miller is a 40-year veteran of recycling and sustainability, having worked with the Environmental Protection Agency in the US in the 1970s and continuing as a consultant in the field since then. He looks at how our recycling systems evolved, smashes the contemporary media myth that ‘recycling is broken’ and explains China’s huge appetite for recycled American cardboard. Historian Susan Strasser reveals the deep traditions of recycling in the late 1900s and at the turn of the century.

Harry Wang explains how he saw the change in China’s recycling rules coming and decided to build a plastics recycling plant in Melbourne, Australia. Within 18 months of the policy’s enactment his factory is now responsible for half the entire state’s discarded plastic waste and is the nation’s only supplier of recycled plastic flakes.

Meanwhile in Southeast Asia, China’s policy change led to a sudden surge in shipments of contaminated recyclables from the western world, as well as a concerted push back against them.

From the Philippines to Indonesia and Malaysia, community groups began working to identify and reject these shipments. In May this year hundreds of tonnes of waste from Canada and Australia were sent back.

Beau Bacongais explains how a significant amendment of the international Basel treaty earlier this year has empowered these nations to reject shipments of waste from Western nations, as well as how the US sought to derail and deter the amendment.

Sources and c redits
Chaz Miller; National Waste & Recycling Association
Susan Strasser; historian and author of Waste and Want; a Social History of Trash
Joe Pickin; Blue Environment
Harry Wang; Advanced Circular Polymers Australia
CC Cheah; Malaysian Manufacturers Plastics Association
Beau Bacongais; Break Free From Plastic / Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives
Presenter: Laurie Chen
Voiceovers: Albert Han, Ryan Swift, Gigi Choy, Chad Bray
Malaysia field producer: Tashny Sukamaran
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Veldig interessant fra Malaysia som jo har vært en av "dumpingplassene"' for avfall fra den rike verden, men som i det siste har satt foten ned og, som andre nasjoner, returnert ulovlig importert avfall til avsenderlandene. Nå vurderer man imidlertid å oppruste landets resirkuleringsindustri når det gjelder plast for å skape arbeidsplasser og generere økonomiske inntekter. Da må det også investerers i ny teknologi og infrastruktur, som man kan lese her. Det går (heldigvis) rett vei overalt når plast nå omdefineres fra brysomt søppel til verdifull råvare.


Gov't mulls new policy to strengthen plastics industry - Zuraida

Bernama | Published: 1 Oct 2019, 4:55 pm

The Housing and Local Government Ministry is considering introducing a new policy to strengthen the country's plastics industry, including more comprehensive guidelines on the import and recycling of plastic materials.

Its Minister, Zuraida Kamaruddin said the ministry is currently studying and refining the mechanism and aimed for the new policy to be introduced by next year to help generate national revenue.

“The global plastic recycling market is worth US$600 billion, and Malaysia should take this opportunity and capitalise on the industry's potential.

“We can take input from this white paper to create more comprehensive guidelines for strengthening the plastic industry," she told a press conference after launching the Malaysian Plastics Recycling Industry White Paper in Subang Jaya today.

The white paper, published by Malaysian Plastics Manufacturers Association (MPMA) and Malaysian Plastics Recyclers Association (MPRA), is the plastics recycling industry’s first step in articulating views with stakeholders in order to quickly advance Malaysia’s plastics recycling industry and the importance of properly managing plastic waste streams and waste management infrastructure to develop a viable and sustainable economy.

Meanwhile, MPMA vice-president CC Cheah said the plastics recycling industry currently contributed RM4.5 billion to the Malaysian economy and could potentially grow up to RM20 billion annually with increased investment in better technology, infrastructure and upgrading capacity.

“We alone cannot solve the issue of plastic pollution, but by working together with the plastics industry stakeholders, we can build an advanced plastics recycling industry and catalyse the development of a circular economy,” he said.

Redigert: Skrev ved en feiltakelse at denne artikkelen handler om Indonesia da jeg postet. Som alle kan lese, handler den om Malaysia.
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Mye interessant, men hvorfor faller/stuper TOM den seneste uke?