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UK: New ambitious national initiative to transform the plastics system

Banbury, UK -- If all the plastic bottles that are not collected for recycling in the UK each year were placed end to end,...

Will Bulgaria`s EU Presidency support circular economy and waste minimisation?

Brussels -- As part of the trio Estonia-Bulgaria-Austria, Bulgaria has taken over the Presidency of the European Union from January until June 2018. In...

CEWEP: Delaying landfill reduction targets is a failure

Brussels -- CEWEP appeals to the Member States not to see landfill diversion as a burden, but as an opportunity to improve their waste...

17th International Electronics Recycling Congress IERC 2018 will start soon

Birrwil, Switzerland -- The 17th International Electronics Recycling Congress IERC 2018 will soon start in Salzburg, Austria. IERC 2018 is considered as the recycling...

UBA brochure informs about quality assurance of compost and digestate

Dessau-Roßlau -- Establishing a quality assurance system for compost and digestate from bio-waste can help to decrease the amount of biodegradable waste being landfilled...

Axion launches new “Design for Recycling” service

Bramhall, UK -- Axion has launched a new ‘Design for Recycling’ service aimed at helping the plastic packaging value chain ensure that packaging placed...

2018 outlook of the Turkish water and waste recycling industry available

Dublin, Ireland -- The "2018 Outlook of the Turkish Water and Waste Recycling Industry" report has been added to Research and Markets' offering. This...

UK Environment Agency plans landscape maps to indicate illegal waste dumping

London, UK -- The Environment Agency has announced plans to map England’s entire landscape by 2020, using the data to assess flood risk, plan...

China: Smaller paper mills can apply for recovered paper import permits

Brussels -- The Ministry of Environmental Protection of the People's Republic of China has changed the rules of the minimum size of Chinese paper...

Scottish householders urged to resolve to recycle more for 2018

Stirling, Scotland -- Almost two-thirds of waste that ends up in non-recyclable waste bins – or ‘the bin that goes to landfill’ – in...

Tomra Sorting Recycling awarded contract by SKM Recycling in Australia

Madrid, Spain -- Tomra Sorting Recycling has launched partnership with SKM Recycling (SKM), headquartered in Laverton North, Victoria, Australia. As an industry leader in...

FEVE: Promising conclusions to Circular economy package

Brussels -- Although the final text of the EU waste package has yet to be fully analysed in the new year, FEVE – the...

Jan. to Sept.: World refined copper production growth estimated by 0.5 percent

Lisbon, Portugal -- World mine production is estimated to have declined by around 2.5 percent in the first nine months of 2017, with concentrate...

APEAL: Member States could have shown more ambition during the final Trilogue

Brussels -- APEAL, the Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging, has welcomed the announcement of a balanced Circular Economy Package, following the...

Hong Kong Convention: Shipbreaking yard in Bangladesh got Statement of Compliance

Brussels/Chittagong -- In October, the „Peace Happiness and Prosperity shipbreaking yard“ received a Statement of Compliance with the Hong Kong Convention by the Italian...

Eurofer: EU Waste package is a step forward, but only part-way to closed recycling...

Brussels -- After more than two years of discussion, the European institutions have agreed, in principle, on a reform of EU waste rules. The...

Cathode materials production: Umicore held opening ceremony in Jiangmen

Brussels -- Umicore has held the opening ceremony in Jiangmen (China) for its greenfield production site for cathode materials used in Li-Ion rechargeable batteries....

PET collection and recycling rates in Europe significantly increased in 2016

Brussels -- Out of 3.147.000 tonnes of PET bottles and containers placed in the European market in 2016, a remarkable number of 59.8 percent...

Global market for bioplastics to grow by 20 percent

Berlin -- The results of European Bioplastics’ annual market data update confirm a stable growth of the global bioplastics industry. “The global market for...

Joint Brexit position of EuPC and BPF: Avoid any disturbances of the current trade

Brussels -- A year and a half have passed since the Brexit referendum, and following months of negotiations, Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker announced...

FEAD: Trilogue negotiations to should maintain ambitious level of circular economy

Brussels -- In view of the trilogue meeting on the Circular Economy Package on 17 December, FEAD members called on the EU institutions to...

New study shows: 65% plastics packaging recycling target is attainable

Brussels -- A new study by Plastics Recyclers Europe shows that the 65% recycling target for plastic packaging is achievable by 2025. The study...

What is „carried waste“? BIR responds to China WTO notification

Brussels -- The Bureau of International Recycling (BIR), the world federation of recycling industries, has asked clarification about and suggests changes to the GB...

New UN report provides comprehensive overview of global e-waste challenge

Geneva -- A new assessment on global electronic waste (e-waste), policies and statistics, The Global E-Waste Monitor 2017, has been released by the United...

RecoMed takeback scheme for medical devices wins 2017 CIWM recycling award

Bramhall, UK -- RecoMed, the expanding PVC takeback scheme for medical devices, has won the Chartered Institute of Waste Management’s (CIWM) Sustainability and Resource...

The 12th edition: Eco Expo Asia 2017 announces record-breaking numbers

Frankfurt -- The 12th edition of Eco Expo Asia concluded with record-breaking numbers. The four-day fair welcomed 335 exhibitors from 18 countries and regions,...

EU countries reporting highest recycling rates challenged by new resesarch

Bristol, UK -- A new report published by environmental consultancy Eunomia Research & Consulting Ltd with the support of the European Environmental Bureau (EEB)...

SWR and Newstar join forces to become one of the largest UK waste brokers

Alton, UK -- Specialist Waste Recycling Limited (SWR) and New Star Environmental (Newstar) have announce the merger of both companies to become SWRNewstar. The...

A plastics recycling plant to be built in every new home – the technology...

York, UK -- People should be able to recycle plastics in their own homes, and new-build houses should come with the technology ready-installed. That's...

GPS traced e-waste: BAN balances successful e-Trash Transparency Project

Seattle, USA -- The e-Trash Transparency Project employed 205 GPS tracking devices placed into consumer e-waste and delivered them to recyclers and charities. The...

ICFPA balances sustainability progress in Global Forest and Paper Industry report

São Paulo – The global sustainability performance of the forest product industry is improving, with all aggregate indicators for reporting associations showing progress from...

ABS 52 1003: Axion Polymers offers new improved recycled ABS grades

Manchester, UK -- Axion Polymers has re-formulated its recycled ABS polymer product to give improved physical properties and a superior surface finish suitable for...

Boosting separate paper collection: ImpactPapeRec announces final conference

Valencia, Spain -- The Horizon 2020 ImpactPapeRec project will come to an end in January. To this end, a final conference will be held...

ICSG: Secondary refined copper production increased from 15% in 2007 to 17% in 2016

Lisbon, Portugal -- The International Copper Study Group released its 2017 Statistical Yearbook covering world copper supply and demand data for the 10-year period...

Local governments support W-t-E while phasing out inefficient incineration plants

Brussels – Waste-to-energy is acknowledged to be a necessary tool to move towards a more sustainable circular economy as it helps avoiding landfilling and...

ESA: Six million tonnes of UK waste will be without a home by 2030

London -- The Environmental Services Association (ESA) has launched its latest briefing: „The treatment capacity gap that urgently needs to be addressed“. Supporting this...

Italian crane manufacturer Fassi acquires full ownership of Cranab

Albino, Italy -- The Italian crane manufacturer Fassi acquires 100% ownership of Cranab. Fassi acquired part-ownership of Cranab in 2013 and has since then...

WEEE Forum visits Wecycle Service Center in Ede

Brussels, Belgium -- On 23 November 2017, around 40 representatives from the WEEE Forum visited the Wecycle Service Center in Ede, the Netherlands, where...

TO-SYN-FUEL: First project consortium meeting took place in Rotterdam

TO-SYN-FUEL is a Horizon 2020 funded project with the aim to build-up, operate and demonstrate the production of synthetic fuels and green hydrogen from...

Supermarkets produce over 26,000 miles of till receipts weekly – to be wasted

York, UK -- British supermarkets issue over 26,000 miles of till receipts every week in the run up to Christmas – more than enough...

From ‚bottle 2 bottle‘ to ‚tray 2 tray‘: New plant ensures recycling of PET...

Arnhem / Leidschendam, The Netherlands -- The Dutch Waste Packaging Fund (Afvalfonds Verpakkingen) has made an agreement with 4PET Recycling to start recycling PET-trays...

World crude steel production increased by 5.9 percent in October

Brussels -- In October 2017, world crude steel production was 145.3 million tonnes (Mt), a 5.9 percent increase compared to October 2016, according to...

DSM-Niaga and Auping to develop fully recyclable mattresses

Geleen, The Netherlands -- A long-term collaboration to develop fully recyclable mattresses has been started by DSM-Niaga and Royal Auping. The mutual goal of...

Plastics value chain restates its commitment to Circular Economy Package

Brussels – The European plastics industries are reaffirming their support to the Circular Economy Package. Five organisations support this joint position on the Circular...

World refined production of copper estimated to have remained essentially unchanged

Lisbon, Portugal -- World mine production is estimated to have declined by around 2.2 percent in the first eight months of 2017, with concentrate...

FEAD calls for EU-wide mandatory GPP criteria for use of recycled content

Brussels -- FEAD members welcome the EU Commission`s non-legislative Public Procurement Package titled “Increasing the impact of public investment through efficient and professional procurement”...

Import ban: Chinese confirmed new contaminants thresholds for solid waste

Brussels -- China has officially notified the World Trade Organization of its intent to adopt the GB 16487 Environmental Protection Control standards for a...

Precipitation device developed to recycle rare earth metals from WEEE

New Haven, USA -- Recycling the valuable rare earth metals found in advanced electronics has been a challenge for both manufacturers and environmental groups....

Global Plastics Outreach Alliance to design a global plastics testing protocol

Brusssels -- Three major international plastics recycling organizations have announced a partnership designed to coordinate efforts on testing protocols. The Association of Plastic Recyclers...

Associations deeply concerned over European plastics strategy

Brussels – Mutiple associations have sent a letter to the Vice President of the European Commission, Frans Timmermanns expressing concern over the European plastics...