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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...

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...

VinylPlus Sustainability Forum 2017: On the way towards circular economy

Brussels -- The PVC industry is making real progress towards sustainability and a positive contribution to the circular economy through a united industry approach,...

DDR Forum & Expo 2017 extended deadline to register for free

Madrid / Brussels -- The 30th of May is the last day to get registered for free in the DDR Forum & Expo 2017....

85% of Europeans vote for glass packaging for a sustainable and healthy lifestyle

Brussels -- Growing concern for the environment, combined with consumer preference for healthy living, is driving increased trust in glass as the ultimate packaging...

EucoLight conference highlights challenges faced for WEEE lighting

Brussels -- Delegates from 18 lighting WEEE compliance schemes and their lighting producer board members met at the second EucoLight Conference in Bratislava to...

New WRAP report discusses the state of the UK’s organics recycling sector

York, UK -- WRAP, the organisation committed to the circular economy and greater resource efficiency, has published their latest annual “Organics Recycling Industry Status...

Suez Recycling & Recovery Europe division revenue posted 7.4% growth in Q1/2017

Paris -- In first-quarter 2017, SUEZ increased revenue by +4.7 percent to €3,721m, out of which +3.8 percent on an organic basis. The Recycling...

PCEP: Polyolefin Circular Economy Platform announces key strategic goals

Brussels -- Following its creation on 25 October 2016, PCEP’s founding partners, the European Plastics Converters, PlasticsEurope and Plastics Recyclers Europe agreed on a...

European Recovered Paper Council becomes European Paper Recycling Council

Brussels -- To align with its new “Declaration on Paper Recycling”, the European Recovered Paper Council (ERPC) has been renamed the European Paper Recycling Council...

The Ocean Cleanup raises US-$ 21.7 million in donations to start Pacific cleanup trials

Delft, The Netherlands -- The Ocean Cleanup, the Dutch foundation developing advanced technologies to rid the oceans of plastic, has announced that it has...

AMCS invests in digital engagement platform with the acquisition of Senddr

Limerick, Ireland -- AMCS has acquired the Dublin, Ireland, based software developer Senddr. AMCS is one of the leading suppliers of integrated software and...

Steel packaging in Europe reached all-time high, according to Apeal

Brussels -- Recycling of steel packaging in Europe has reached another all-time high of 77.5 percent, according to figures issued by Apeal, the Association of...

Epsilon Xflow delivers continuous real-time elemental analysis of liquids

Almelo, The Netherlands -- PANalytical, one of the world’s leading supplier of analytical X-ray instrumentation and software, has announced the new Epsilon Xflow system....

Investment of € 300 million: Umicore to boost capacity in cathode materials

Brussels -- Umicore has announced an investment programme of € 300 million between 2017 and 2019 to further increase its production of NMC (nickel-manganese-cobalt)...

Chrysotile Asbestos: 7 countries prevent the inclusion in the Rotterdam Convention List

Washington -- The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) and the Global Asbestos Action Alliance are outraged: Seven countries have blocked the listing of chrysotile...

Sardinia 2017 Conference offers special Waste Architecture Platform

Padova, Italy -- Following the interesting experience of the International Workshop on Waste Architecture, a parallel event of the Sardinia 2015 Symposium, „Waste Architecture“...

New report shows that waste crime costs England £600 million a year

London, UK -- Waste crime in England incurs losses to the legitimate waste industry and the taxpayer of £604 million (€714 million) a year,...

Commercial and industrial waste: FEAD pleads for better data and recycling targets

Brussels -- The Circular Economy proposals contain targets focussed on municipal waste, rather than the much larger quantities of commercial and industrial waste. FEAD, the...

Against wanton littering and inconsiderate road users: tougher penalties urged

York, UK -- A national waste and recycling company has found the people are fed up with rubbish left behind by drivers at beauty...

ICBR 2017: 22nd International Congress for Battery Recycling held in Lisbon

Birrwil, Switzerland -- The International Congress for Battery Recycling is the international platform for discussion of the latest developments and the challenges of battery...

15th anniversary: WEEE Forum targeting at ambitious e-waste collections

St Julians, Malta -- At its 5th International Conference, hosted by WEEE Malta, the WEEE Forum celebrated its 15th anniversary and laid out its...

Northern Ireland: Household reuse, recycling and composting rate slightly increased

Belfast, Northern Ireland -- Northern Ireland’s councils collected 228,631 tonnes of municipal waste between October and December 2016. This was a 0.6 percent decrease...

VinylPlus: Nearly 600,000 tonnes of PVC recycled in 2016

Brussels -- The recycling of PVC has reached a new high with 568,696 tonnes recycled in 2016 through the framework of VinylPlus, the European...

EPRC starts European Paper Recycling Award 2017

Brussels -- Now in their 6th edition, the European Paper Recycling Awards recognise innovative projects enhancing paper recycling in Europe. There are two categories...

World crude steel production increased 4.6 percent in March 2017 y-t-y

Brussels -- World crude steel production for the 67 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 145.0 million tonnes (Mt) in March...

worldsteel outlook: Steel recovery strengthens, but political uncertainty stays

London, United Kingdom -- The World Steel Association (worldsteel) has released its short range outlook for 2017 and 2018. worldsteel forecasts that global steel...

China to strengthen the regulation on solid waste management by import bans

Brussels -- In the afternoon of April 18, President Xi Jinping held the 34th meeting of the central leading group for deepening overall reform...

ESA calls for policy stability in party manifestos

London, UK – UK`s Members of Parliament have approved a snap general election on 8 June. Commenting on the decision, the Environmental Services Association (ESA)...

Manitou Group: Q1 2017 sales revenues ncrease of +22 percent

Ancenis, France -- Manitou Group, one of the world-leaders in all-terrain material-handling, has published its Q1 2017 sales revenues. "With an increase of +22...

EuRIC conference claimed competitiveness of recycling markets and simpler legislation

Brussels -- EuRIC successful Annual Conference 2017 gathered nearly 200 participants in Brussels, on 28 March 2017. The conference played host 'high-level' EU policymakers...

FCC Environment CEE reports for 2016 best financial results in company’s history

Himberg, Austria -- The year 2016 brought the highest ever achieved sales and net income in the history of FCC Environment CEE. The group`s...

Annual Carpet Recycling UK conference: Developing towards a circular economy

Bramhall, UK -- Carpet Recycling UK’s 2017 Annual Conference and Awards Event will kick off in Birmingham on June 21st taking the theme of...

Steel scrap market report from Italy: March started with a new jump of scrap...

Genoa, Italy -- The strength and the volatility of the commodity prices have presented a particular challenge in framing forecasts and projection during the...

A anti-litter culture: New Governmental litter strategy for England to tackle rubbish

London -- UK Government’s has launched the first Litter Strategy for England to reduce the near £800m burden to the taxpayer of clean-up costs....

GLOBAL RECYCLING 1/2017 Magazine: Viva Recycling!

In March, the European Parliament (EP) voted on the Circular Economy Package and opened “a window of opportunities“ for the sector, the European Federation...

New waste storing scams: UK Environment Agency warning of criminals

London, UK -- Landowners across the east of England are being warned not to be duped into storing illegal waste on their land. Businesses...

Study on global recyclable packaging materials market 2016-2020 available

Dublin, Ireland -- Analysts forecast the global recyclable packaging materials market to grow at a CAGR of 7.36 per cent during the period 2016-2020....

BPFRG launched new strategy to boost plastic recycling in the UK

London, UK -- The British Plastics Federation Recycling Group (BPFRG) has launched its new strategy to improve plastic recycling in the UK through industry-led...

Norway: Attempted illegal ship export to Pakistan stopped

Brussels/Oslo -- NGO Shipbreaking Platform had been informed that the "Tide Carrier" (now named "Harrier", also known as "Eide Carrier") was sold for scrapping...