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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...

Illegal waste site: Waste mattress textiles should be shipped to Egypt

London, UK -- On Tuesday 28 March, following a two-day trial, magistrates found company director, Mark Paul Stone, and his company, Salhouse Norwich Ltd,...

First wind-powered recycling robots powered up at Carl F in Sweden

Helsinki, Finland -- ZenRobotics Ltd. has delivered a ZenRobotics Recycler waste sorting system to its customer Carl F in Malmoe, Sweden. The robotic waste...

New Danish large-scale biogas plant to reuse chemical residues

Fredericia, Denmark – Novo Nordisk, Novozymes, Bigadan and DONG Energy have just signed an agreement for a new biogas plant in Kalundborg that will...

Renewi opens Recydel site for WEEE in Belgium

Coolrec, a Renewi subsidiary, has reopened its Recydel site in Liege, Belgium. At the site the WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) recycler reprocesses...

ZenRobotics delivers robotic recycling technology to Singapore

Helsinki, Finland -- ZenRobotics Ltd. and V8 Environmental Pte Ltd have agreed on a delivery of robotic waste separation technology to Singapore. The three-armed...

Oryx Stainless takes sole ownership of forthcoming Oryx Stainless Thailand

Dordrecht, The Netherlands -- Stainless steel recycling company Oryx Stainless Holding and minority shareholder PGI has entered into an agreement (SPA) concerning a purchase...

Zero Waste Scotland & Eunomia: Ideas to turn construction waste into resource

Bristol, UK -- Zero Waste Scotland has appointed Eunomia and one of its international partners, to identify circular economy opportunities in the Scottish construction...

Waste materials are an underused resource in the construction of Europe’s roads

Bristol, UK -- Recycled waste material could play a major role in the construction of roads in Europe, bringing both environmental and economic benefits....

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...