eREC: Virtual, convenient, good!

For the third time, eREC took place from October 4 to 9, 2021. With a total of 5,872 international visitor registrations, 27 exhibitors and partners, and 32 web conferences with 2,646 participants, the virtual expo for the recycling industry proved to be another big success. Thanks to all speakers, exhibitors, sponsors, and our host for their commitment and support!

The presentations in both German and English on current industry topics demonstrated the far-reaching spectrum of the waste management, recycling, and environmental service industry. Once again, we were able to stick to the tight timetable of the supporting program, which proceeded without any problems during the whole week. Especially the subsequent Q&A sessions held together with speakers and visitors were an excellent opportunity to interact and communicate with each other. Participants particularly praised the networking potential for the industry that this format once again offered.

The Recycler’s Talk on ” End-of-waste: Time to Move Forward”, presented by Felix Bott, also gained a lot of positive feedback. We will summarize several of the presentations in the next issue of EU Recycling. You will find all webinars on our YouTube channel.

The raffle winners were drawn on the last day of the expo. “Wow, that’s great news – I’m very happy! I’ve just been dancing through the living room,” the winner of the main prize (1 Apple MacBook Air sponsor by AfB) was quoted.

The next eREC will take place from October 10-15, 2022. We want to make sure that the time until the next expo won’t be too long. That’s why we will surprise you with one or the other “in-between” event. Stay tuned!

Source: MSV GmbH


PROLOGA is an IT company with more than 20 years of experience in the development, implementation and operation of industry solutions.

Our experience in the special areas of the utilities and waste and recycling industry is our advantage in the development of practically oriented, high-performance solutions in a complicated industrial sphere. Based on comprehensive industry know-how, projects are carriet out appropriately within budget and in time. With this expertise we are, in addition, developing and cooperation partner of SAP. Our customers include public institutions as well as mdium-sized enterprises and multi-national corporations. PROLOGA is also operating successfully at the international level, support projects in the US, Brazil, Norway, Austria, Poland, Belgium and the Netherlands, etc.

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.


rekom GmbH

EUREC – Recycling Software by rekom is a business management program for scrap dealers, container services, and waste management companies.

Around twenty years ago, rekom GmbH, a software development company, came up with the idea of EUREC, a standard product for the German-speaking recycling industry. EUREC is constantly being further improved and adapted to market requirements. It is possible to interlink the scales of all well-known manufacturers to the software. EUREC has a DATEV accounting interface. The waste register and the company journal are being automatically generated.

The Next eREC Is Coming Soon!

4,448 registered visitors, 45 webinars/conferences held over five days and 3,053 participants: The first eREC – digital exhibition for the recycling industry from August 31 to September 5, 2020 was a great success. Already while the event was still going on, it was obvious: “We’ll be doing it again next year”. And in 2021 eREC will be held twice: from 3 to 8 May and from 4 to 9 October!

The realization of a new virtual expo and conference format only started in April. The eREC-team put 200 percent of their efforts into this and achieved great results in just five months. Initially, there were still doubts about whether there would be enough participants for the eREC framework program. However, there were no more slots available two weeks before the event’s premiere. Event marketing experts, graphic designers, and technical support were all available 24/7 to help 32 international exhibitors and were highly praised for their efforts. Together, it was possible to realize fantastic digital exhibition stands with high-quality content.

Source: MSV GmbH

A special thanks goes to eREC’s host Felix Bott, who professionally guided through the conference and welcomed all special guests and well-known speakers from business, science, technology, and research. From a technical point of view, all went smoothly. The internet connection was stable the whole week and delivered the required high level of performance. On the morning of September 2, momentary, the server went down because of the high number of visitors, but this was solved quickly. The feedback received for the event was consistently positive.

All webinars are still available on the eREC YouTube channel.

The new virtual expo and conference will never be a replacement for real trade fairs. However, it has turned out that this virtual expo is a realistic and economical alternative to generate new qualified leads and to present oneself as a company in the recycling industry in a new and modern way.

Feedback: eREC 2020

Oliver Kürth, EU-Recycling Magazine editor & publisher / MSV Mediaservice & Verlag GmbH, initiator & organizer of eREC: The realization of the event was a big challenge for our team and an exciting project. The numbers of participants attending the program and registering for the webinars were pleasingly high. The winners of the Solar Power Banks and the EU Recycling Subscriptions have already been informed. “Wow! Thanks a lot! I’ve never won anything before,” said one of the winners.

I hope that we have made a significant contribution to pushing digitalization further in the recycling industry. Due to the positive feedback, we did not spend much time thinking about whether to hold another virtual trade fair. Next year, we will be hosting not just one, but two virtual trade fairs for the recycling industry. I am sure that we were able to convince the companies that were still hesitant about participating in eREC to attend the next trade fairs to benefit from the advantages of a virtual event. Next year, the eREC-team will support you again to optimize your trade show presence and generate leads and B2B contacts.

APK AG: For APK AG, eREC was the first virtual trade fair at which we participated with a virtual stand. In times of Covid-19 and as a medium-sized company in the recycling industry, it became even more essential for us to present our innovative technology Newcycling. The APK team agrees that virtual formats will become significantly more important in the future and, therefore, we attended the expo with great interest. We are very grateful for the Innovation Prize, which emphasizes the relevance of Newcycling for a recycling economy for plastics!

Source: MSV GmbH

UNTHA shredding technology: We were both skeptical and curious before our first participation in a virtual trade fair. However, the concept of eREC positively surprised us for several reasons: Firstly, we were able to generate many new and promising leads. Secondly, the effort and costs were reasonable. And last but not least, it was the interactive design and professional support by Felix Bott that convinced us. UNTHA shredding technology will certainly remain part of the virtual trade fair scenery for a long time to come as it is a perfect addition to live trade fairs.

Barbara Höller, founder & creator of BADALA: The Digital Recycling Expo has proven to be a valuable international platform for the recycling industry. We all know how quickly climate protection must be realized, and that the ecological footprint of the world’s population must be reduced. All the more, it was a wonderful opportunity for us to present our BADALA recycling program at eREC. The diverse interest and feedback of the visitors encouraged us that our actions based on the principle of resource utilization will be the future.

Elias Chairentin, Eggersmann Group: On behalf of the Eggersmann Group, I would like to thank you for your support. I think you did a very good job – a great organization and the concept was also very successful! I can imagine that it was a special week for you too. Many, many thanks – see you at the next show!

Teresa Erben, – Strategy Consulting for Sustainability: We were happy to be part of eREC 2020. Many thanks for the opportunity!

Paul Williams, ERI direct: My colleague John Shegerian was satisfied with all aspects of eREC. John held two webinars and participated in the panel discussion. You all did a great job, and Felix Bott was a fantastic moderator.

Michael Beetz, Hellmann Process Management: Thank you for the innovative and informative expo!

Elena Pack, Interseroh: Great number of people attending our webinar, and it was a fantastic exchange for us too.

Dr. Ralf Leinemann, INEOS Styrolution: Many thanks from our side as well! The cooperation was very pleasant, and the first questions we got from participants allowed us to talk to potential customers – or customers of our customers.

Komptech: eREC was an excellent opportunity for us to present our products and solutions to a broad audience from our industry. The concept, made up of webinars and interactive exhibition stands, attracted a great deal of attention, which is why we can look back on an exceptionally successful week at the fair. Building on this success, we are already looking forward to a new event next year.

Thomas Willeke, Head of Marketing, Doppstadt Umwelttechnik: And suddenly digital trade fairs are the norm – a challenge for companies like us to advertise our product portfolio through new channels. One of them was eREC, where we were able to successfully present topics such as “mobile modular plant and processing concepts” to customers and sales partners via online presentations. I am convinced that the future needs more eRECs.

FORREC Srl: Attending physical fairs has been always essential for FORREC. Greeting in person, shaking hands and answering questions real time is the beauty of a real event. As Italians we really care about this aspect of the relation with our customers. Thanks to eRECc we have found a new way of communicating, reaching new leads and approaching the right customer at a faster pace. That’s not the future but our present! The Forrec team has been facilitated by the kindness and the patience of Julia, Felix and the eREC team has made everything much easier and manageable.

Thank you for attending our expo and conference as exhibitor, visitor, and speaker! The next eREC will definitely come. We are looking forward to seeing you there again: 3 to 8 May and 4 to 9 October 2021. 

Source: MSV GmbH

Komptech at eREC – Future-ready solutions with GREEN BOOST

Komptech is showing how waste handling and recycling companies can be ready for future requirements at eREC 2020, the first digital trade fair for the recycling industry. Among other things, Komptech will be showing the Crambo and Terminator shredders with new e-mobile power design, and the “Komptech Rental” options for boosting flexibility and economy in contract work.

“The waste industry is subject to very dynamic changes, with continually shifting requirements for companies. At eREC we want to show that we are extremely well prepared and can assist our customers with individual solutions,” says Komptech CEO Heinz Leitner. With “GREEN BOOST Your Business” as its slogan, Komptech offers the appropriate machines, outfitting and service models together in an all-in approach that goes beyond merely selling machines.

Shredders now with electric drive: Terminator and Crambo
The new e-mobile versions of the Terminator and Crambo shredders combine the advantages of stationary electrically operated systems, like no emissions and less noise, with the flexibility of mobile machines. The design allows for flexible indoor and outdoor use, and also enables the use of renewable energy instead of fossil fuels. The hydraulic system of the electric versions is powered by a highly efficient electric motor, which saves up to 70 percent of the energy costs for the same throughput. Komptech has driven the development of energy efficient machines for years, and offers an extensive selection of electrically powered star and drum screens.

Nemus 620 and Maxx 518 special models
With the special Nemus 620 and Maxx 518 models, Komptech offers drum screens for users looking for cost-effective, tough, powerful and low-cost machines for their original SM 620 and SM 518 screen drums. The Nemus is also excellent for screening heavy materials like stones, earth, soil and C&D recyclables. The Maxx’ simple handling makes it the perfect choice for medium-size and larger composting operations.

Komptech Rental as an alternative to machine buying
In addition to the new machines, at eREC 2020 Komptech is presenting its “Komptech Rental” business model. Users who need to cover demand spikes without high investments, want to try out new business fields, or want to test innovative technologies, can rent machines from Komptech. The rental term can extend from five working days to a year. “With Komptech Rental, companies can quickly and flexibly source a defined function without long-term commitment,” explains Heinz Leitner. Rental offerings comprise wood and universal shredders, screeners, wind sifters, stone separators and metal separators. Komptech’s product and process specialists help with the selection of suitable machines and application-specific equipment. Ongoing maintenance and spare parts supply are included in the rental fee.

Virtual Stand at eREC 2020 (Graphic: Komptech)

The eREC 2020 digital trade fair
eREC, the first digital trade fair for the recycling industry, will be held from 31 August to 5 September. With virtual booths, webinars, presentations and podium discussions, it offers an opportunity to gather comprehensive information about international trends and news in the recycling and waste disposal industry. The digital context makes it easy to find out about mobile or stationary machines.

Attendees are invited to visit the Komptech fair booth and talk to product and process specialists by live chat. They can also get more detailed product presentations, videos and links.

As part of the eREC events program, Ewald Konrad, Komptech International Sales Manager, will talk about how Komptech is assisting its recycling customers going forward. He’ll also look at the global megatrends: What challenges do they bring for the waste industry? What opportunities do they offer? What application-specific and economically beneficial solutions does Komptech provide?

Free registration for the eREC expo and the presentation at:

More information:

Source: Komptech GmbH

TX1600 Shredder by Forrec is the new solution for the disposal of End-of-Life Tyres

Forrec has designed and produced TX1600: the new shredder for the disposal of End-of-Life Tyres.

ELTs (End-of-Life Tyres) Management has become a global issue and the correct disposal of this kind of solid waste has become more and more crucial. 

Forrec has designed and manufactured a complete system for the treatment of End-of-Life Tyres, which fulfills the new different requirements concerning the correct disposal of this kind of waste.

The plants developed by Forrec for scrap tyre recycling are zero impact systems, that allow to get a clean product ready to be employed as a second raw material for many contexts. 

TX1600 Shredder is one of the latest systems for tyre recycling designed by Forrec to respond to specific needs, without giving up productivity, which must never fall below 5 tons per hour for the treatment to be economically sustainable. The new TX1600 shredder is equipped with special “clean cut” blades which fulfill the problem of fraying the steel wire in the rubber of the tyre. TX1600 shredder is designed with particular attention to operating costs: low speed and high torque guarantee maximum performances with low consumption. A plant using the new TX1600 technology has already been supplied by Forrec to a customer in the United Arab Emirates.

Forrec designs and produces industrial plants and a wide range of shredders and grinders for the recycling and treatment of any type of solid waste: Weee, plastic, refrigerators, paper, MSW, wood, electric cables and motors, hospital waste, etc. Forrec team of technicians and professionals develops modular and tailor-made plants for waste disposal using increasingly advanced and environmentally-friendly technologies. 

Forrec will take part at eREC 2020 the digital expo for recycling industry. Use the following link to sign up as a visitor for eREC 2020. After that, you have free access to the the program and you can sign up for Forrec’s Webinar about “The Right Steps to a Profitable Recycling Technology”:

Find more information about Forrec’s plants and systems:

Source: Forrec (Padova, 10th of August, 2020)

GLOBAL RECYCLING – The Magazine for Business Opportunities & International Markets

The English-speaking GLOBAL RECYCLING Magazine is dedicated to business opportunities in the recycling industry and informs the readership about the international recycling market.

Thus, the magazine focuses on editorial coverage from the areas of international waste management, circular economy, and recycling industry. Nevertheless, the magazine does not disregard other topics such as waste paper, plastics as well as scrap and metal recycling. Additionally, every issue presents recycling processes, methods, and machinery.

Another of the magazine’s aims is to give more people access to these topics. Therefore, we attach great importance to distributing our publication at numerous international fairs, congresses, and conferences.

Apart from the visitors of these fairs, the readership of GLOBAL RECYCLING is made up of business owners, heads of departments, consultants, public authorities, and municipalities. These readers especially appreciate the various topics, which are touched upon in every issue by us.

BDSV – Bundesvereinigung Deutscher Stahlrecycling- und Entsorgungsunternehmen e.V.

The Bundesvereinigung Deutscher Stahlrecycling- und Entsorgungsunternehmen e. V. (BDSV) represents the interests of German companies and companies operating in Germany active in the fields of steel recycling and other disposal services.

With over 650 members, companies BDSV is the largest steel recycling association in Europe.

The association’s objectives focus on the economic and ecological framework conditions of the recycling industry. BDSV stands for the preservation of the environment and the conservation of raw material reserves. However, ecological goals have to be integrated into an economically realistic and competitive environment.

President: Andreas Schwenter | Managing Director: Thomas Junker

VDM – Verband Deutscher Metallhändler e.V.

VDM has been representing the interests of the non-ferrous metal wholesale and the non-ferrous metal recycling industry since 1908. That includes new metals, scrap metals, and special metals.

VDM has more than 230 members from about 700 companies and, therefore, the organization covers about 90 percent of the metal market in Germany and Austria. Besides, the organization’s members also represent numerous companies from other European countries. Members are coming from metallurgical plants and smelters or are traders, recyclers, brokers working for the London Metal Exchange (LME), and other specialists from the metal industry.

VDM members generate an annual sale of 39 billion euros, are working with around 20 million tons of metals, and employ about 29,000 people. President: Petra Zieringer | Managing Director: Ralf Schmitz