The circular economy must remain global: BIR

The European Commission revealed proposed changes to its 2013 EU Waste Shipment Regulation on Nov 17. The regulation controls both imports and exports, of both hazardous and non-hazardous wastes, within the EU and to third countries outside the EU.   The Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) indicated in a note to its members today that the […]

ISRI leads Capitol Hill panel on Design for Recycling

(Washington, DC) – On Capitol Hill today for the fourth annual State of Recycling, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) and the Congressional Recycling Caucus emphasized the importance of Design for Recycling® to a sustainable future. The State of Recycling, hosted by the Congressional Recycling Caucus, is held every year in conjunction with America […]

Canada’s ITT starts second exclusions inquiry

Canada’s International Trade Tribunal (ITT) commenced a second inquiry on exclusion requests from the country’s steel safeguard measures on imports of heavy steel plate and stainless steel wire products.    The ITT said that it would provide or deny exclusions based on whether the domestic industry produces, actively supplies, or is capable of producing the product, […]

A sustainable future for steel

Partnerships between governments and the steel industry are fundamental to a sustainable future according to the latest position paper published by worldsteel. The steel industry has made significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions in the past decades by improving energy efficiency and deploying new technologies and practices resulting in benefits to the environment and economies. […]

CBSA initiates review of steel rebar imports

On December 9, 2019, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT), pursuant to the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA) rules, initiated an expiry review of its finding from a Jan 9, 2015, inquiry of dumping of hot-rolled deformed steel concrete reinforcing bar (rebar). This included rebars in straight lengths or coils, in various diameters up to […]

Good news and black swans in metals: Shapiro

By Bruce Shapiro   USMCA and Phase 1 of the tariffs have passed, which should lead to reduced trade conflicts and tariffs. China has agreed to buy $200bn in products from the US. However, $360bn in tariffs still exist, which amounts to about a 15pc tariff on many Chinese imports.   U.S. consumers will mainly […]

Using AI to classify e-waste categories: Pfane

By Steven Bathori   The gold (or silver, or palladium) rush of the e-waste processing industry, cue the 1960-2000 era, is all but done and dusted; literally.   Components recycled today contain fewer precious metals than ever before. This, despite the overall number of electronic devices tripling since the turn of the century.   Extinction is […]

Davis Index: A disruptor in scrap metals market intelligence

Davis Index has launched the world’s only market intelligence publication built solely for the metals recycling industry. The service was made available to the public in late February. The service includes more than 900 proprietary price indexes for 80 countries, as well as metals futures prices and other reference data. It is the only platform […]

ISRI offers a way forward for residential recycling

Billy Johnson, chief lobbyist, ISRI, testifying in front of the House Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) testified this week in front of the House Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change of the Committee on Energy and Commerce to share solutions to the complex challenges facing the residential […]

Specialized incinerators for recycling metals

The CORE students team at the Technical University of Eindhoven might have found a way to recycle metals to their purest form and hence provide a solution to the rising shortage of metals.   Left to natural elements, it can take as much as 35 million years to recycle waste, especially metals. For example, waste […]