Restriction of the plastic waste import in China affects the waste importers in Asia

Saleng group (Tri-cycle collectors or individual collectors) protested at customs department in order to object the import of illegal plastic scaps and asked them to cancel all import of the illegal plastic due to that fact that the import significantly decreases the price of plastic scaps in Thailand. Deputy Director-General of the Customs Department came …

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What is the difference between recycling and upcycling?

When we look at the overall process of recycle and upcycle, they are very similar, but when looking into the deep details, the two processes are clearly different. Recycling is to convert unused materials back into the cycle of use again by passing through various processes such as melting to become new raw materials for …

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Edible cup and straw

In the previous article, we talked about the biodegradable plastic food containers which can be decomposed over time in landfills. Besides the eco-food containers, there are edible cup and straw which are not cause the waste as well. In Japan, “Edible Cup” or “Mogu Cup” was developed by a major Japanese beverage manufacturer and distributor, …

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Biodegradable Food Containers

Environmental-friendly or Go green has played an important role for livelihood, both advertising and the campaign that are promoted through the various media. So, there has been an awakening in terms of public awareness. As a result, many restaurants begin to use environmental-friendly food packaging or containers. It becomes easily degradable after use, or some …

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Trends Transforming of Waste Management Industry in 2021

Photo by Volodymyr Hryshchenko on Unsplash “Solid Waste tends to be evolutionary, not revolutionary, this year, however, there is nothing like a pandemic to shake up our thinking.” Michael E. Hoffman, Greenwich associate award winning and MD of Env Svcs & Waste at Stifel Financial Corp notes.   Michael E. Hoffman, Copyright © 2021 Stifel …

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Pulp and paper business in Russia is still growing up even though the COVID-19 epidemic

Regarding the recorded data from the Russian Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat), pulp production during 2020 grew up around 6.7%, when compared with the similar period of last year, and still continue growing up until now. Rosstat also reported that the volume of wood pulp production industry and pulp, made from other types of fiber …

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Bagasse and its application

What is bagasse? Bagasse is the remnant of sugar cane trunks. Their characteristic of bagasse is the fiber that can be extracted from the sugarcane and are agricultural residues from the sugar industry. The applications of bagasse are shown as follows: Used as a fuel for generating electricity       Bagasse is a by-product …

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South Korea to phase out industrial waste imports in 2030

South Korea plans to restrict or phase out its imports of 10 kinds of industrial waste to increase the recycling of domestic waste. The ministry said the importation of half of the 10 waste items, including plastic waste, mixed waste paper and coal ash, will be banned between 2022 and 2023. According to the ministry’s …

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