NEW LIFE: From a Throwaway Society to a Circular Economy

Around 584,000 tons of used tires are generated every year in Germany – tires are an innovative product with valuable materials. But usually, they have a lifespan of between one to six years, depending on how much they are driven.

That creates a mountain of used tires every year. In about a third of the cases, used tires are simply incinerated. However, this is not in line with the principle of achieving a functioning recycling economy, the aim of which is to use and process raw materials in a resource-conserving way. Accordingly, ideally, old tires are shredded and broken down into their parts to produce high-quality products, which can often be used much longer than tires. Just think of fall protection floors on playgrounds or artificial turf pitches for professional football. Thus, the original product is returned to the recyclable material cycle and has properties superior to other products when used in this way. The nine partner companies of the NEW LIFE initiative have set themselves the goal to use recycled material from end-of-life tires as a sustainable raw material for high-quality products with a long-term lifespan and to raise people’s awareness to consume consciously.

ISM – Institute for Scrap and Metals GmbH

ISM organizes further training courses for the entire steel recycling industry. We provide training in commercial, legal and industrial areas.

As a subsidiary of the BDSV, we are continuing our decades of educational work and are continually expanding our range of courses.

Located in Southern Germany we are THE specialists in Europe for the simple, fast and inexpensive cleaning of scrap yards, recycling yards in the sectors of paper / cardboard, glass, wood / biomass and recycling yards / disposal centers / waste transfer stations in cities and districts as well as cargo holds of vessels.

Special solutions on customer request are ours, give us a call!

recyfy – WR Wertstoffbörse Recycling GmbH & Co. KG

recyfy develops and operates the leading digital platform for efficient end-to-end management of material flows in the recycling industry.

As an industry-specific joint venture of GreenCycle and WEIG, recyfy platform combines three digitalizing products for the waste paper industry:

  • recyfy marketplace: the marketplace provides efficient and secure trading of recovered paper with a focus on buying and selling.
  • recyfy connect integrates the recyfy marketplace into IT systems and automates upstream and downstream processes of the material flow.
  • Quick-Check: shows potentials in downstream trading processes – the decision basis for the use of recyfy connect.

Currently, 180 companies with more than 350 members are represented on the marketplace. More than 33,000 tons of recovered paper are traded per month.

IST-Studieninstitut & IST-Hochschule für Management

According to the idea of “education that has an impact”, the IST-Studieninstitut has been offering extra-occupational further education in the form of state-approved correspondence courses for more than 30 years.

Students can choose from different professional qualifications for positions in the following sectors: sport, fitness, health, tourism and the hotel industry or events, media, communication and business. In combination with the degrees, the Institut also offers certificates such as “Resilience Training” and “Digital Marketing Manager”, various IST diplomas, e.g. ” Health Business Administrator”, as well as public IHK degrees, e.g. “Company Health Management” and “Certified Business Administrator”.

Besides, it is possible to obtain officially approved academic degrees such as “Business Administration (B.A.)” and “Business Transformation Management (M.A.)” from the state-recognized IST University of Management. The Bachelor’s and Master’s correspondence courses combine high academic quality with great flexibility and a strong practical orientation. Additionally, the Insitute offers further training such as “Human Resource Management”, “Digitalisation Management” and “Business Psychology”.

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Metso Outotec Waste Recycling

Metso Outotec’s Recycling – your no. 1 waste shredder expert.

We specialise in the design and manufacture of shredders to reduce the size of ALL materials effectively and reliably. With more than 1000 installations worldwide and with our continued focus on R&D, we are one of the world’s leading suppliers of shredders

We make recycling easy.
All Pre and FineShredders share superior features and exceptionally robust construction. They can tackle any recycling task and can handle a wide range of different materials in bales, rolls, bricks, or in a loose state. The basis of our success lies in an in-depth understanding of our customers’ requirements and a respect for individual preferences. We know for a fact that close cooperation with customers and suppliers leads to the best results.