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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...

FEAD welcomes EU Commission`s waste-to-energy communication

Brussels -- FEAD welcomes the publication of the Waste to Energy Communication by the European Commission and its integration within the legislative context of...

EU steel market: Rising imports absorb 25% of demand in the second half of...

Brussels -- EU steel demand is expected to continue to recover in 2017 and 2018. A key concern for the European Steel Association (Eurofer)...

ILCSG: World refined copper balance indicates a deficit in Jan-Oct 2016

Lisbon, Portugal -- World mine production is estimated to have increased by around 5 percent (815,000 t) in the first ten months of 2016 with...

2. IBSCE: Focussing on the valorisation of megatons of organic waste

Firenze, Italy -- The IBSCE is a leading international platform for the promotion of bioenergy as a valuable economic source in Asia and beyond....

CEWEP on EU W-t-E Communication: The mountain brought forth a mouse

Brussels -- “This Communication, when it was first announced in 2015, created big expectations. It was supposed to use the newest scientific data to help...

Committee of the Regions and EP join forces to boost the circular economy in...

Brussels -- Cities and regions have the support of the European Parliament in their call to incorporate more ambitious targets within the waste legislative...

ESWET welcomes and criticizes EU Commission`s W-t-E publication

Brussels -- ESWET welcomes the European Commission’s publication on Waste-to-Energy, as thermal energy recovery of waste complements Circular Economy by dealing with waste not...

Axion Polymers launches new 100 per cent recycled ABS grades

Manchester -- Axion Polymers has launched a new range of strong and durable 100% recycled ABS grades suitable for a range of injection moulding...

Slightly up: 477 kg of municipal waste generated per person in 2015 in the...

Brussels -- The amount of municipal waste generated per person in the European Union (EU) in 2015 increased to 477 kg, down by 9...

Commission imposes anti-dumping duties on steel products from China and Taiwan

Brussels -- The Commission has decided to impose definitive anti-dumping measures on two steel products originating in China and Taiwan. The Commission’s investigation confirmed...

European Remanufacturing Council: Founded to promote small and large businesses

Brussels -- The objective of the lately founded European Remanufacturing Council is to become the focal point for remanufacturing policy dialogue in Europe. The...

Project Conference: ImpactPapeRec to increase separate paper collection in Europe

Brussels -- The successful Horizon 2020 ImpactPapeRec Project Conference united more than 50 professionals from across Europe and debated the ways to increase separate...

worldsteel: World crude steel output increases by 0.8 percent in 2016

Brussels -- World crude steel production reached 1,628.5 million tonnes (Mt) for the year 2016, up by 0.8 percent compared to 2015, according to...

EP ENVI Committee : boost recycling, cut landfilling and curb food waste

Brussels -- The share of waste to be recycled should be raised to 70 percent by 2030, from 44 percent today, while landfilling, which...

480 participants: IERC 2017 again enjoyed high popularity

Salzburg, Austria -- Key members of the international e-waste sector again gathered for their annual congress in Salzburg; this year from January 17 to...

Carpet Recycling UK: Landfill diversion of carpet waste rises to 35 per cent

Bramhall, UK -- More carpet waste in the UK was diverted from landfill in 2016 with 142,000 tonnes that were reused, recycled or recovered...

FEVE welcomes mandatory separate collection across all EU member states

Brussels -- The European Container Glass Industry warmly welcomes the ambitious proposals that were adopted yesterday by the European Parliament’s ENVI Committee on the Circular...

EEB welcomes ENVI decision as foundation for a green jobs boom

Brussels -- MEPs laid the foundations for a green jobs boom across Europe in the European Parliament’s Environment Committee by voting for high recycling...

FEAD welcomes clarified definition on the Final Recycling Process

Brussels -- FEAD, representing the private waste management and resources industry, has followed with great interest the outcome of the vote in yesterday’s ENVI...

ENVI Committee vote: One step closer towards a truly circular economy, says CEPI

Brussels -- The Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI) welcomes today’s vote in Environment Committee (ENVI) strengthening the foundation of a truly circular economy...

European Aluminium reacts on circular economy vote in ENVI

Brussels -- This morning the European Parliament’s ENVI Committee voted on the amendments to the Circular Economy Package. Following the outcome of the vote,...

EEB: Ambitious Circular Economy Package could create over 800,000 jobs

Brussels -- Over 800,000 new jobs could be created across the EU if MEPs in the European Parliament’s Environment Committee vote for both an...

BIR forces public relations for first Global Recycling Day

Brussels -- In 2016, BIR launched the project of organising a Global Recycling Day. Now BIR presents a brochure to its members attending the...

20 years earlier: Sheffield decides to re-procure waste services

Sheffield, UK -- Sheffield`s Council leaders have agreed to re-procure the authority’s waste services currently provided under a contract with Veolia. At a meeting...

Carbios offers the solution for the recycling of opaque PET plastics

Clermont-Ferrand, France -- Carbios comforts the applicative potential of its innovations by making 100 percent recyclable all household packaging in opaque polyethylene terephthalate (PET)...