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RECYCLING: India's auto industry needs a sustainable scrappage policy

  • Date: 10-02-19
  • Category: RECYCLING
  • Source: India Times

In May 2018, Harsha Udupi and his neighbours in a residential colony in a western suburb of Mumbai got together to discuss how to bring some key civic issues to the attention of local authorities. One of the top priorities was finding a way to get rid of abandoned cars in the streets outside their housing complex. “Many of the cars don’t belong to our area. They were either trafficked or abandoned here. Sometimes, the owners just got rid of them here.

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FUEL CELLS: The SA Post Office is testing hydrogen-powered scooters to help deliver mail

  • Date: 08-02-19
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: Business Tech

South Africa is currently working on a number of new transport technologies as it slowly moves away from petrol and diesel-based engines.

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RECYCLING: Tokyo Olympics have collected enough metal to make all recycled medals

  • Date: 08-02-19
  • Category: RECYCLING
  • Source: BBC

Organisers need to extract eight tonnes of metal to make medals from old mobile phones All the medals at the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo will be made from recycled electronic waste, say organisers.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Lonmin First Quarter 2019 Production Report and Business Update

Lonmin Plc ("Lonmin" or "the Company"), one of the world's largest primary platinum producers, today announces its unaudited Quarter 1 2019 production results for the three months to 31 December 2018 and provides an operational update.

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MACROECONOMICS: EU Slashes Growth Forecasts and Warns Over Brexit, China

The European Commission slashed its growth forecasts for all the euro region’s major economies from Germany to Italy and warned that Brexit and the slowdown in China threaten to make the outlook even worse.

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DIESEL: Europe's Diesel Drivers Beware: Heftier Tax Is Coming Your Way

  • Date: 07-02-19
  • Category: DIESEL
  • Source: Bloomberg

Here’s another reason not to buy a diesel-powered car, and why consumption of the fuel could ebb in one of the world’s biggest demand centers: tax.

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AUTO PRODUCTION: Fuel types of new cars: diesel -23.6%, electric +33.1% in fourth quarter of 2018

Brussels, 7 February 2019 – In the fourth quarter of 2018, diesel’s share of the market fell from 41.2% to 34.1%, while petrol continued to further expand its share of new car registrations (from 52.3% to 57.2%).

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PGM PRODUCERS: Northam post record operating profit

Northam is pleased to announce that it expects to report a record operating profit for an interim period amounting to R1.0 billion for the six month ended 31 December 2018, representing an increase of 204.3% from the comparative prior period (H1 F2018: R338.8 million). Earnings before interest, taxation, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) is expected to increase to R1.1 billion for the interim period (H1 F2018: R532.8 million), representing an EBITDA margin of 22.6%.

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