Rimini Fiera expo platform will increase the ability of its brands to cover all the lines indicated by the European regulations on environmental issues (water, energy, waste, etc.) from a business point of view.

A great platform with two main lines and a single objective: guiding Italian enterprises towards the “green” revolution. ECOMONDO and KEY ENERGY forthcoming editions will expand the expo showcase under the banner of two key points: climate change and circular economy.Read more: ECOMONDO AND KEY ENERGY (Rimini Expo Centre, Italy, 8-11 November)  INCREASINGLY UNITED TO MEET...

Hence, Ecomondo’s new pay off “green circular economy” highlights the mission of the expos and its exhibiting companies: a setup that promotes the economic paradigm connected with regeneration, instead of the end-of-life concept, by means of the use of renewable energies. The aim is thus to eliminate the use of harmful toxic substances, therefore waste, which is in turn a possible resource.

The organization mechanism of the huge Rimini event therefore takes off again from the great success achieved in 2015 with 100.000 sq. m the expo surface, 1.200 exhibiting companies and 103.514 trade visitors (1.68% more than 2014). This figure also contains the planned rise of the foreign component, with almost 11,000 industry/trade members and 500 buyers from all over the world.

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ICCI 2016 – 22nd International Energy and Environment Fair and Conference

Read more: ICCI 2016 – 22nd International Energy and Environment Fair and ConferenceThe energy industry is preparing for ICCI 2016 - the 22nd International Energy and Environment Fair and Conference that will take place in Istanbul Expo Center on 27 to 29 of April. At a time when energy policies have become one of the most determining factors of politics and economy, ICCI is bringing together all the stakeholders of the industry from public and private sectors to academicians with investors. With investment needs of around 130 Billion US-Dollars in the energy sector until 2023 Turkey offers tremendous opportunities.

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SUM 2016

Read more: SUM 2016Following the huge success of its second edition in 2014, which registered the participation of more than 200 delegates from 40 different countries worldwide, SUM 2016 – 3rd Symposium on Urban Mining will be held in the suggestive former Monastery of Saint Augustine in Bergamo’s upper city, from 23rd to 25th May 2016. SUM 2016 will focus on the concept of Urban Mining and the need to look beyond separate collection and the current logic of consumers responsibility, resulting in an increased recovery of resources, better quality of the same, improved environmental protection, involvement of producer responsibility and lower costs for society.
The Symposium will last three days and will include oral sessions, a poster session and a technical tour at a real scale plant dealing with post-consumer plastic packaging.

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20th International Congress for Battery Recycling ICBR 2015

Read more: 20th International Congress for Battery Recycling ICBR 2015The next top quality congress in battery recycling ICBR 2015 organized by ICM AG will take place from September 23 - 25, 2015 at the Hotel Fairmont Le Montreux Palace in beautiful Montreux, Switzerland.

ICBR is the event, which is worldwide recognized as the top conference in battery recycling technologies and marketing, where scientists, engineers, producers and recyclers meet to share their views and discuss their business. This unique congress cannot be missed by anyone involved in that field of growing importance and continuous evolution of battery recycling.

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Industry meeting at IARC 2015: Automobile recyclers present new processes and solutions

Read more: Industry meeting at IARC 2015:  Automobile recyclers present new processes and solutions

Berlin, April 1, 2015: Europe’s automobile recycling industry is confident of being able to meet the new requirements of the EU End-of-Life Vehicle Directive. Although the recycling rate of 95 per cent in force since the beginning of the year is challenging, with the right processes and sufficient political will, it is achievable. This fact became increasingly clear in the course of some 30 lectures given last week at the annual International Automobile Recycling Congress IARC 2015, which was held in Berlin from March 25 to 27.

The content of the lectures covered a broad number of topics, ranging from the disassembling of end-of-life vehicles to the separation and recovery of critical metals. The main focus was on field reports, new methods of research and the presentation of new processes. For example, Manuel Burnand from the French recycler Derichebourg reported on his company’s shredder initiatives, while Elisa Bonaldi from the automotive supply company Federal Mogul presented a new noise suppression product, which can be recovered from the light shredder fraction. Other lectures addressed the topics of the new plasma-melting furnace from Duesman & Hensel, the IDIS disassembly information system and the recycling of batteries from electric vehicles.

The lectures were supplemented by country reports from Greece, the Netherlands, Mexico, Canada and India. Euripides Paul Korres from the Greek end-of-life vehicle recycler Anamet said his company was confident of being able to achieve the 95-per-cent recycling rate in the course of 2015. However, everyone who attended the congress agreed that not only the right technology is required, but also sufficient numbers of end-of-life vehicles to process.

The European Commission also shares this view. The illegal treatment and the exporting of end-of-life vehicles are the two most challenging problems facing the automobile recycling sector in Europe, emphasised Artemis Hatzi-Hull, responsible for waste management at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for the Environment. She also named a number of further measures that could be implemented to improve the recycling of end-of-life vehicles, including standardising the reporting system and providing vehicle-dismantling companies with more information on the recyclability of various materials.

Representatives of the automobile industry also made suggestions for improvement. Erik Jonnaert, Secretary General of the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA), called for the introduction of a rule requiring proof of recycling. Wolfram Thomas, Group Chief Officer for the Environment, Energy and New Business Areas at carmaker VW, outlined his company’s environmental strategy at the IARC. By 2018, VW wants to become the most environmentally friendly car manufacturer worldwide. A key component in achieving this aim is the recycling of end-of-life vehicles. Furthermore, Reinhard Hoock from BMW pointed out the contribution the automobile industry has already made towards reducing the amount of heavy metals used in car manufacturing. Any further measures ought to be oriented on the state of economic and technical progress, he said in Berlin.

More than 250 people attended this year’s IARC in Berlin, as well as around 30 exhibitors. This year, the excursions made on the third day of the congress took participants to a post-shredder plant at the steel recycling company Scholz in Leipzig-Espenhain, to the shredding plant at the metal recycling group TSR in Brandenburg and to the BMW manufacturing plant in Leipzig. The IARC is the only trade congress worldwide exclusively dedicated to the topic of automobile recycling. In 2016, the congress will again take place in Berlin from March 16 to 18.


About ICM:

ICM AG is an internationally leading congress organiser that specialises in the field of recycling. With a total of four congresses per year, ICM covers key topics affecting the circular economy, primarily the recycling of electrical and electronic goods, end-of-life automobiles and batteries. The congresses are held alternately in various countries of Europe, in North America and in Asia. You can find an overview of the upcoming congresses at: