Locked content Over two-thirds of Poles plan to recycle and secregate waste

More than two-thirds of Pole (64 percent) plan to do waste recycling and segregation this year to protect the climate,  the European Investment Bank (EIB)  reported.  About 46 percent want to reduce electricity consumption, and 43 percent commit to generating less waste. In the opinion of Poles, cit...

McDonald’s tests paper straws in Poland

McDonald’s started testing paper straws on a dozen markets including Poland.  Plastic straws, because of their small size, are difficult to segregate and recycle. “This is one of the aspects of wider disposable packaging topic, on which we focus as part of the Scale For Good strategy, &#...

Business in Poland goes green at low cost

Selling irregular-shaped fruit, composting organic waste, raising bottle deposit costs, incentivizing employees to carpool. Businesses across industries are looking for greener policies and solutions, not only to improve their image, but mostly to save costs

Locked content PepsiCo aims to use at least 50% of recycled plastic

PepsiCo announced a plan to increase use of recycled materials (rPET) in its bottles across the European Union. By 2030 the beverage producer plans to achieve 50 percent of the recycled plastic content, while for 2025 the target is 45 percent. PepsiCo estimated that 90 percent of its beverage packag...

Locked content Poland may not reach 50% recycling by 2020 – NIK

There is a threat that Poland will not reach the 50-percent level of recycling of the EU-designated regulation in 2020 – the Supreme Audit Office NIK informed in a report. According to NIK, it is necessary to intensify actions at all levels, starting from the gminas, through regions to the Min...

Locked content Big companies to bid for incinerator contract in Gdańsk

As many as five major European and Asian companies were picked by Gdańsk city hall for further consideration in the tender to construct the Port Czystej Energii incinerator, the Polish Press Agency (PAP) reported. The value of the project is to range between PLN 600 and PLN 700 million. The city hal...

Locked content Michał Sołowow invests in Bioelektra

Through a subsidiary Ustra, Polish billionaire, Michał Sołowow acquired a stake in recycling company Bioelektra,  a press release read. Puls Biznesu daily pointed out some details of the transaction. According to the daily, Sołowow has purchased some 45 percent of Bioelektra’s holding. Recentl...

Locked content Elemental Holding to acquire Gorenje Surovina

Polish electronic waste recycling company Elemental Holding appears to implement its expansion plans in the Balkans, as the company has initiated talks to acquire a majority stake in Slovenian Gorenje Surovina and some of its subsidiaries, a press release reads. “The parties expect the negotia...

Locked content Elemental to enter Balkan market

Poland’s electronic waste recycling company Elemental Holding is to acquire a Balkan entity with a yearly turnover of around PLN 300 million. Accoridng to Elemental’s vice-president Jarosław Michalik, the decision is to be made in the second quarter of the current year, Parkiet.com reported. The com...

Recycling technology firm gaining recognition abroad

Bioelektra Group is the founder of RotoSteril BEG 7000 autoclaves used in mechanical heat treatment of waste (MCP). The unique idea has garnered interest from foreign investors, who are close to signing a deal to support the project with €100 million to further the innovation.