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


The proper disposal and recycling of plastics is a global challenge.

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bvse-Bundesverband Sekundärrohstoffe und Entsorgung e.V.

The bvse-Bundesverband Sekundärrohstoffe und Entsorgung e.V. (bvse) represents around 980 medium-sized companies from the secondary raw materials, recycling and waste management industry.

That makes the bvse the industry association with the most members in Germany and Europe. Our member companies help to create a sustainable future. They ensure that industry, trade and commerce are provided with (secondary) raw materials, thereby conserving natural resources. Through their work, they contribute significantly to energy conservation, energy generation and climate protection.

italPLAST Group

italPLAST is a Romanian company, specialized in plastic processing – recycling waste and processing it into high quality LDPE granules (low density polyethylene) using the best technology in the field.

We transform waste into a raw material, about 500 tons per month, of the highest quality with properties similar to virgin granules. We support packaging manufacturers through our offer of the best quality granules, through efficiency and flexibility. Together we make a constant concern for the environment. We build partnerships in which the client is the one who matters, together we save and reinvest in the environment. We recycle because we support the environment, we are fighting for a healthier environment, a cleaner world.

And we believe that the waste prevention is the most effective way to improve the efficient use of resources. Join us!

INGEDE – Research for Paper Recycling

As an association of leading European paper manufacturers, the International Research Association for Deinking Technology (INGEDE) was founded in 1989.

INGEDE’s mission is to foster light-colored waste paper recycling (newspapers and magazines) into new graphic paper and sanitary paper and improve the framework conditions for the increased use of waste paper. Still, the mixed waste paper collected in the Blue Bin has to be sorted into separately recyclable types to keep the white fibers in the cycle. White packaging is a potential raw material for new, light-colored papers.

AZuR – Innovationsforum Altreifen-Recycling

AZuR, the innovation forum for waste tire recycling, is a broad network with a wide variety of companies, all of which are related to the topic of tires.

You will all find yourself at AZuR across all associations and industries in order to drive forward the common goals with commitment.

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.

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.