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WWF, AHLA and Rockefeller Foundation team up to prevent hotel food waste

Washington, DC / USA -- In the United States, forty percent of food is wasted throughout the supply chain. The majority of that loss...

Polymark workshop briefed on novel plastic stream identification technology

Brussels –“We believe that sensor-based sorting technologies hold a key to enabling circular economy for plastics, providing high-grade sorting and boosting recycling quality and...

ICSG: World refined copper balance for 2016 indicates a deficit

Lisbon, Portugal -- According to preliminary data of the International Copper Study Group (ICSG), in 2016 world mine production is estimated to have increased...

February 2017: World crude steel production showed 4.1 percent increase

Brussels -- World crude steel production for the 67 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 126.6 million tonnes (Mt) in February...

SUEZ started up operations on the 3rd line of hazardous w-t-e plant in China

Paris, France -- In 2017, SUEZ completed the creation of SUEZ NWS, a company formed with its historic partner in China, NWS Holdings. Consolidation...

BCME and Empac merge to form Metal Packaging Europe

Brussels -- Beverage Can Makers Europe (BCME) and European Metal Packaging (Empac) today announced that they have merged to become Metal Packaging Europe. Together,...

Less than 100 days to Demolition, Decontamination and Recycling Expo 2017

Madrid, Spain -- From 14th to 16th of June, the Forum and Expo DDR 2017 aims to link the demolition, decontamination and recycling activities...

2016 UK recycling rate jumps ahead for lamps & luminaires

Croydon, UK -- Recolight has welcomed a further increase in the UK’s annual waste lamp recycling rate. Data recently released by the Environment Agency...

FEAD: Circular Economy Package is a window of opportunities for our sector

Brussels -- The European Parliament has set very ambitious recycling targets and given a clear signal for FEAD members’ companies who are amongst the...

VFSE: EuPC establishes Vinyl Films and Sheets Europe

Brussels -- The European Plastics Converters recently created the independent Vinyl Films and Sheets Europe (VFSE) association, whose mission is to represent the interest...

Steel scrap market in February: Strongest volatility of prices since long time

Genoa, Italy -- The last three months showed the strongest volatility of the scrap prices since long time. Strong and fast both positive and...

European recyclers see room to improve calculation method to measure rates

Brussels -- The European Recycling Industries’ Confederation (EuRIC) sees substantial room for improvement in the method chosen by the European Parliament to measure recycling...

Eggshells and tomato peels add strength to sustainable rubber

Ooster, Ohio, USA -- Tomorrow’s tires could come from the farm as much as the factory. Researchers at The Ohio State University have discovered...

Viridor and Nextek joining to recycle black plastic from supermarket packaging

Exeter, UK -- Viridor, one of UK’s leading recyclers, has joined with packaging specialist Nextek to end the over 1.3 billion of black plastic...

BPFRG: UK plastics recycler group welcomes opportunity to drive up recycling quality

London -- China’s General Administration of Customs (GAC) recently announced to hold a year-long action ‘Border-gate sword 2017’ (also known as National Sword 2017)...

To measure ‘real’ rates: Recycling associations welcome EP`s vote on CEP

Brussels -- The European Parliament has opted to follow the ambitious lead set by Environment committee’s vote on the Circular Economy package (CEP) in...

Israel: Heavy offences committed at illegal waste site

Tel Aviv, Israel -- Illegal waste management, unlawful waste disposal, encroachment, illegal mining, theft, water pollution, conducting business without a license: These are just...

£6.5 million: Wales establishes in Circular Economy Investment Fund

Cardiff -- The Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths has re-affirmed Wales’ commitment to increasing the amount we reuse and recycle...

Umicore acquires full ownership of automotive catalyst joint venture in Korea

Brussels -- Umicore has announced the acquisition of the combined 50 percent shareholdings of Samkwang Glass Ind. Co. Ltd. and OCI Company Ltd. in...

13% decreased: National Bed Federation published new mattresses` recycling report

Skipton, UK -- Mattress recycling rates in the UK fell from 16 per cent in 2014 to just 13 per cent in 2015, according...

Expensive landfill waste sites: „We might as well be burying sacks of cash“

York, UK -- The act of sending rubbish to landfill sites is far more expensive and damaging as most people think, because it isn't...

Recolight supports UK Government’s proposed 2017 UK lamp recycling target

Croydon, UK -- Every year, the Government consults on WEEE collection targets, prior to finalising them at the end of March. Once they are...

Over 900.000 incidents in 2015/16: Fly-tipping in UK increased 4.0 per cent

London, UK -- For the 2015/16 year, UK local authorities dealt with 936 thousand fly-tipping incidents, a 4.0 per cent increase over 2014/15. Just...

Suez reports slight organic growth of European recycling & recovery division

Paris, France -- According to latest figures, the Suez Group posted revenue in 2016 of €15,322m, up €187m compaired to 2015. The financial statements...

Changes to food packaging and labels could save UK homes £1 billion annually

Banbury -- Analysis by resource efficiency experts shows that around 350,000 tonnes of avoidable household food waste, worth an estimated £1 billion annually, could...

Veolia`s 2016 annual results: Revenue nearly stable, results exceeded objectives

Paris, France -– According to Veolia`s 2016 figures, at current consolidation scope and exchange rates revenue declined 2.3 percent from €24,965 million in 2015...

13th edition of IdentiPlast: Improving waste management practices and infrastructure

Brussels -- What are the main opportunities and challenges for the European plastics industry in the circular economy? That was one of the key...

6th European ReUse-Conference focusses on „Reusable packaging in Europe“

The 6th European ReUse-Conference on „Reusable packaging in Europe: Boosting business and closing the loop“ will be held on March 23rd, 2017 in Brussels....

Volume of leachate impact from landfills reduced — but legacy effects remain

Brussels, Bristol –- EU regulations, such as the Landfill Directive, have significantly reduced the volume of leachate produced, a study on leachate management in...

ANAIP and EuPC: Plastic converters will covene for “A Circular Future with Plastics”

Brussels -- The Spanish Association of Plastics Converters (ANAIP) and the European Plastics Converters (EuPC) will join hands in staging the European plastic industry’s...

WEEElogic is extending its network with Amb3E by Portugal

Holzgerlingen, Germany -- WEEElogic and Amb3E have signed a partnership agreement to offer a dedicated one-stop solution in Portugal and in Europe. WEEElogic, the...

Massive spike in landfill use: Local government calls for recycling school

York, UK -- Whole lorries full of domestic waste are being sent to landfill instead of going for recycling because people are just not...

A sold out success: Branch convened at Petcore Europe Conference 2017

Brussels -- Under the theme “PET 2020 – The future of the PET industry”, the complete branch presented and shared visions on the future...

Munich recycler to achieve 40,000 tonnes annual wood recycling target

Munich, Germany -- Munich-based recycling specialist Breitsamer Entsorgung is on track to process 40,000 tonnes of waste wood in 2017, following the successful installation...

Shanks received authority approval for merger with Van Gansewinkel Groep

Milton Keynes, UK -- The board of Shanks has received all necessary approvals from the relevant competition authorities and shareholder approvals in the Netherlands...

ETRA: 2017 may be a crossroads in the development of tyre recycling

Brussels -- The 24th European Tyre Recycling Conference starts on Thursday 23nd march with a keynote address from Jose-Jorge.Diaz-Del-Castillo representing the DG Environment of...

worldsteel announces world crude steel production increase by 7.0 percent

Brussels -- World crude steel production for 67 countries was 136.5 million tonnes (Mt) in January 2017, a 7.0 percent increase compared to January...

ILZSG: Global refined zinc metal recorded a deficit in 2016

Lisbon, Portugal -- According to preliminary data of the International Lead and Zinc Study Group (ILZSG), the global market for refined zinc metal recorded...

ILZSG: Global refined lead metal supply exceeded demand in 2016

Lisbon, Partugal -- According to preliminary data of the International Lead and Zinc Study Group (ILZSG) for 2016, supply exceeded demand by 11kt in...

PET Sheet Europe: EuPC announces its new sector group

Brussels -- The European Plastics Converters association (EuPC) has created its new sector group PET Sheet Europe. It is dedicated to represent and promote...

EU Parliament confirms ETS model to ensure compensation for indirect costs

Brussels -- The European Parliament has reached an overall compromise on Emission Trade System Phase IV. The adopted text puts on the table a...

Commission refers Romania to the Court of Justice of the EU over illegal landfills

Brussels -- The European Commission is taking Romania to the Court of Justice of the EU for its failure to close and rehabilitate 68...

ETRA responds to ECHA: SBR is not bioavailable and not abrasive

Brussels -- In November 2016, European Chemicals Agency ECHA released a „Call for evidence on the use of recycled rubber granules used as infill...

Umicore 2016: Strong growth in catalysts and batteries, loss in recycling

Brussels -- Presenting the 2016 full year results, Umicore shows that revenues and recurring EBIT from continued operations were up 3 percent and 7...

IARC: Europe should ensure equivalent standards for treating of exported EU scrap

Manchester, UK -- European Aluminium reiterated its commitment to the circular economy at this week’s 14th International Aluminium Recycling Congress. Europe plays a leading...

Cartel: Three scrap automotive battery recycling companies fined for fixing prices

Brussels -- The European Commission has fined Campine, Eco-Bat Technologies and Recylex a total of €68 million for fixing prices for purchasing scrap automotive...

CEPI published preliminary statistics for 2016: Use of paper for recycling slightly fallen

Brussels -- CEPI member countries paper and board production has decreased by 0.1 percent in 2016 compared to the previous year, according to preliminary...

Italian steel market report: 2017 will be the year of uncertainty and instability

Genova, Italy -- Goodbye to the 2016 thinking that 2017 may well prove to be a landmark year for commodities and raw materials. But...

“Save the Planet” 2017: Focussing on progress made in circular economy issues

Sofia, Bulgaria -- Keeping pace with the latest environmental issues, the South-East European "Save the Planet" Conference and Exhibition will be held on 7-9...

CEMR: Ambitious targets go hand in hand with adequate access to funds

Brussels -- “To achieve a circular economy, small towns need help too.” That was the essence of the message delivered by CEMR’s new spokesperson...