Category Archives: NAA News

AMI forecast sees doubling of plastic recycling volume by 2030

Bristol, United Kingdom-based Applied Market Information Ltd. (AMI) is predicting global mechanical recycling activity will yield 77 million metric tons of recyclable plastic by 2030. AMI’s research shows that figure being more than double the 35.7 million metric tons of plastic scrap that was converted into new products in 2019. Read more

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Covid-19: What’s the most infectious place in school?

After the screaming headlines and point-scoring in the political battle over the full reopening of schools, there’s a quiet, serious new reality for teachers and teaching assistants: spending every day in a workplace where they may be worried or scared about the risks of infection. Read more

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Worldsteel predicts 2021 recovery in steel demand The association forecasts a contraction in steel demand of 6.4 percent in 2020 arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The World Steel Association (Worldsteel), Brussels, has released its Short Range Outlook (SRO) for steel demand in 2020 and 2021, predicting that steel demand will contract by 6.4 percent, dropping to 1,654 million metric tons, because of the upheaval created by the COVID-19 pandemic. The association says it expects steel demand to recover in 2021 to 1,717 million metric tons, an increase of 3.8 percent compared with 2020. Read more

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