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GLOBAL RECYCLING: The Netherlands are heading towards a Circular Economy

Thirty years ago, the Netherlands suffered from a lack of landfill capacity and insufficient thermal treatment capacity. This urged a change in waste management...

FEAD Biennial Conference: Driving Circularity in Europe’s Industries

At its General Assembly on 21 June 2017 in Paris, FEAD appointed Jean-Marc Boursier as its new President taking over from David Palmer-Jones who...

DDR Forum & Expo 2017, the foundation stone for the future’s Circular Economy event

DDR Forum & Expo 2017 was an event never seen before, where professionals from different trades, but all related between them, had the opportunity...

ESA criticizes Ofgem`s decision to reduce payments to small generators

London, UK -- Ofgem, the independent energy regulator for Great Britain, has decided to reduce a specific payment that some small electricity generators receive...

Circular Economy: EU calls for proposals for LIFE funding

Brussels -- The 2017 Call for proposals for the EU’s LIFE financial instrument for the Environment is open for projects that protect the environment...

Aluminium Industry: European aluminium imports don`t threaten US national security

Brussels -- The US Department of Commerce yesterday held a public hearing on investigation into the impact of aluminium imports on US national security....

Research: Polymer fibres from recycled tires create stronger concrete

Vancouver, Canada -- UBC engineers have developed a more resilient type of concrete using recycled tires that could be used for concrete structures like buildings,...

Plastipak`s Direct Object Printing received DuPont Award for Packaging Innovation

Plymouth, Michigan, USA -- “An outstanding accomplishment in packaging innovation due to excellence in technological advancement” is how judges described Plastipak’s Direct Object Printing...

In May, world crude steel production increased by 2 percent y-t-y

Brussels -- World crude steel production for the 67 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 143.3 million tonnes (Mt) in May...

Terex Trucks teams up with Porter Group to distribute ADTs in Oceania

Motherwell, Scotland -- To gain a stronger foothold in Australia and New Zealand, Terex Trucks has partnered with distinguished dealer, Porter Group, for the...

EarthColors by Archroma receives OutDoor Industry Award 2017

Reinach, Switzerland -- Archroma is one of the leading global color and specialty chemicals producer. Its EarthColors dyestuff range has won the Gold Winner...

Veolia offers new national coffee cup recycling solution for UK offices

Horsham, UK -- The latest YouGov research reveals 52 per cent of regular takeaway hot drink consumers, those that buy at least four or...

Recycling by 139% percent increased: FEVE to celebrate its 40th anniversary

Brussels -- This year, FEVE – the European Container Glass Federation celebrates its 40th anniversary looking proudly on its past achievements. A new executive...

Veolia furthers waste collection and transfer for the British Antarctic Survey

London, UK -- Resource management company Veolia has extended the waste and recycling services for the British Antarctic Survey, BAS. To ensure the research...

EuPC launches European survey on the use of recycled plastics materials

Brussels -- In the light of the latest developments in the field of the EU circular economy and the approaching European strategy on plastics,...

GLOBAL RECYCLING: Aim – A Market-Driven Circular Economy in Europe

The European recycling industries have evolved by modernizing and constantly innovating to turn more waste streams into new resources.

Electronics & Cars Recycling conference: Two key recycling sectors together in Asia

Birrwil, Switzerland -- The 2017 edition of Asia’s premier conference covering electronics and cars recycling will take place from November 14 – 17, 2017...

Chemists found a more sustainable process to refine metals

Montreal, Canada -- A team of chemists in Canada has developed a way to process metals without using toxic solvents and reagents. The system,...

Californians are calling for a Styrofoam food container ban

Los Angeles, Californa -- Los Angeles City councilmembers Paul Koretz and Bob Blumenfield introduced a motion today calling on the City of Los Angeles...

SUEZ awarded waste collection contract of Brisbane and Parramatta in Australia

Paris, France -- SUEZ was awarded a waste collection contract of Brisbane, Australia for 16 years and an amount of 600 million euro. The Group...

EEB: REACH has made a difference but still needs to be implemented properly

Brussels -- 10 years after chemicals legislation under REACH coming into force, much more has to be done to protect people and the environment...

First draft of waste incineration BREF: Levels are stricter than current standards

Brussels -- The first draft (D1) of the reference document for best available techniques (BREF) for Waste Incineration (WI) was published on 24th May....

GLOBAL RECYCLING: European Union – On the Road to the Circular Economy

On 24 January this year, the European Parliament’s environment committee voted on the pending legislative proposals on the 2015 Waste Package put forward by...

EEA: Smarter products and also services are key to resource-efficient economy

Copenhagen, Denmark -- Making products like mobile phones and other consumer goods last longer and easier to repair and reuse will be key to...

For the next government: Waste and resource management industry sets out priorities

UK -- Top priorities for the next government have been set out by the Trade Association Group, an umbrella body comprising the main organisations...

EuPC General Assembly passed resolutions to launch two new European platforms 

Brussels -- On the 1st and 2nd of June, the European Plastics Converters Association (EuPC) and the Spanish Plastics Association (ANAIP) staged together the...

Dutch toxic landfill site is now capturing and storing carbon

Nijmegen, The Netherlands -- Precise carbon measurements indicate that peat is already being formed at the Volgermeerpolder near Amsterdam, a toxic waste landfill site...

New guide to explain common waste classification errors

London, UK -- The waste and resource management industry has published an easy to use guide on common misconceptions in waste classification and how...

Scandinavian banks to introduce responsible ship recycling standards

Oslo, Norway -- During the NOR-Shipping in Oslo, Dutch banks ABN AMRO, ING Bank and NIBC together with the Scandinavian SEB and DNB announced...

Furniture Re-use Network awarded best organisation, innovative project and volunteer

Bristol, UK -- The Furniture Re-use Network’s (FRN) social impacts emphasise the importance of re-use on our society, economy and environment. The network supports,...

City of Paris has started separate collection of organic waste

Since May 4th the French capital has started implementing an ambitious project to boost circular economy involving the source separation by households of organic...

FEAD calls for EU guidance on the implementation of public procurement rules

Brussels -- The European Waste and Resource Management Industry Association FEAD is calling on the Conference on sustainable, innovative and socially responsible public procurement...

Nanoalloys with Yttrium: Ten times as effective as pure platinum in fuel cells

Gothenburg, Sweden -- A new type of nanocatalyst can result in the long-awaited commercial breakthrough for fuel cell cars. Research results from Chalmers University...

Biodegradable carrier bags successfully tested in anaerobic digestion plants

Berlin -- Italian bioplastics developer Novamont had commissioned IGlux Witzenhausen GmbH and Witzenhausen-Institut GmbH to conduct a scientific study into the behaviour of biodegradable...

ICBR 2017: Next top quality Battery Recycling Congress will take place in Lisbon

Birrwil, Switzerland -- The next top quality congress in battery recycling ICBR 2017 organized by ICM AG will be held from September 20 –...

50th anniversary: Worldsteel in Figures shows increase of the steel industry activities

Brussels -- The World Steel Association (worldsteel) has published the 2017 edition of World Steel in Figures. The publication provides a comprehensive overview of...

An average rate of 63 percent: Recycling in Wales continues to rise

Cardiff, Wales -- The amount of waste households in Wales are recycling has increased again, according to provisional figures released by the Welsh Government....

70%: Alupro announces a new milestone for aluminium drink can recycling in the UK

Seven out of ten aluminium drink cans sold in the UK in 2016 were recycled, according to the Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation. The 70...

GLOBAL RECYCLING: Industry Backs Plan to Recycle 70% of Plastic Packaging Waste

More than 40 industry leaders have endorsed a new action plan to tackle global plastic issues, and have begun working together to create a...

First trilogue meeting on Circular economy package planned on 30th of May

Brussels -- The European Council has agreed to start negotiations with the European Parliament on all four legislative proposals on waste, which are part...

BIR has chosen Arnaud Brunet as new Director General

Brussels -- The BIR Executive Committee under the presidency of Ranjit Baxi has announced the appointment of Arnaud Brunet as BIR Director General as...

worldsteel: World crude steel production increased by 5 percent in April

Brussels -- World crude steel production for the 67 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 142.1 million tonnes (Mt) in April...

EPRA will not sign the European Declaration on paper recycling

Brussels -- ERPA, the EuRIC Paper Recycling Branch, is a founding Member of the European Recovered Paper Council (ERPC). Since 2000 ERPA supported the...

By catalytic oxidation: Gold can recycle biofuel waste into useful additive

Tomsk, Russia -- Gold nanoparticles serve as catalysts for obtaining valuable chemical products based on glycerol. Scientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University and their international...

ICSG: World copper mine production declined, refined production unchanged

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

Straw in your drink – that’ll be 5 pence please: Is the plastic straw...

Leeds, UK -- Britain’s pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants get through tens of millions of plastic drinking straws every year, with the huge majority...

BGL: Die Zeit ist reif für den Trusted Carrier in der Transportlogistik

Frankfurt am Main -- Die „Digitalisierung der Auftragsvergabe in der Transportlogistik und die Bedeutung des Trusted Carrier“ war ein zentrales Thema der Messe transport...

S Norton & Co shear investment doubles capacity at London site

Liverpool, UK -- S Norton & Co Ltd has invested more than £10 million in plant, cranage and associated site works to increase efficiency...

Three leading industries renew call for a single measure of ‘real’ recycling rates

Brussels -- Member States have agreed their negotiating mandate on Circular Economy waste proposals, paving the way for trialogues with the European Commission and...

New marker technologies have potential for sorting plastic packaging

Bramhall, UK -- New developments in marker technologies for sorting plastic packaging should not be viewed as ‘the answer’ to increasing recycling rates, however...