Circular Economy News — Week 23

David Mattersdorfer
8 min readJun 10, 2024

Summary about last week (23)

  1. New Standards Could Increase Landfill Use by 30% by Focusing Only on High-Quality Materials 🗑️
  2. Germany’s Circular Economy Strategy Nears Approval, Targets 7 Tons Per Capita by 2045 🌍
  3. EPR System Proposed to Recycle 8 Million Mattresses Annually in Germany 🛏️
  4. Iron Slag Replaces 14 Million Tons of Natural Rock in 2023, Driving Circular Economy Forward ⛏️
  5. Coal Phase-Out Risks 50% of Construction Gypsum Supply, Urging for Sustainable Solutions 🏗️
  6. Attero and Sabic to Process 200,000 Tons Annually in New Chemical Recycling Partnership for Circular Economy ♻️
  7. EcoCortec and Schober Target 100,000 Tons Annual Plastic Recycling Through Partnership 🤝
  8. Erema Highlights Global Potential to Recycle 20% of Plastic Waste Annually 🌐
  9. Holcim Acquires Land Recovery, Recycles 500,000 Tons of Railway Ballast Annually 🚄
  10. Speira Invests €40 Million to Expand Aluminum Recycling Capacity by 25,000 Tons in Neuss 🏭
  11. Aurubis Invests €25 Million to Boost Copper Recycling by 50,000 Tons Annually in Lünen ⚙️
  12. “Waste2Protein” Converts 4,500 Tons of Food Waste to Insect Protein, Wins LIFE Award 🦗

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David Mattersdorfer

Implementing Circular Economy ≫ madana.at | Managing Director | Lecturer | Entrepreneur