Amid uncertainty in trade circles led by issues such as the anti-free trade stance of President Trump, China’s evolving status as a sourcing center and ongoing Brexit talks with the European Union, Texworld USA returns to New York’s Jacob. K. Javits Convention Center for three days starting Jan. 22, with more than 240 exhibitors from around the globe.
In January the European Commission released a new set of initiatives as part of the Circular Economy Package. These include: The European Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy A Communication on options to address the interface between chemical, product and waste legislation A Monitoring Framework on progress towards a Circular Economy A Report on Critical Raw Materials and the circular economy.
Rail Countries involved in the project described in the article Italy Add to PDF “basket” © Greenrail Group SRL, 2017 Railway sleepers across the world are commonly made of concrete. However, the EU-funded GREENRAIL project has come up with a novel, green idea for sleeper materials that will help the EU rail sector boost its environmental and circular economy credentials, as well as improving rail sleeper technology.
With the XXIII Olympic Winter Games starting and a record-breaking 102 gold medals up for grabs this year, it got us thinking about medals…and metals in general. With so many uses from giving them as awards for super athletes, to using them in currency, trade markets, and more recently, electronics, it seems like the demand for precious metals isn’t going anywhere, but the supply is limited, even if the U.S. Geological Survey estimates there are 52,000 tons of minable gold still in the ground.