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The cellulose is separated from contaminants, quenched of all liquids, dried and subjected to a high-temperature purification process to ensure a hygienic end product comprising pellets and a fluffy...
Chris Slijkhuis of Austria-based electronics and car recycler Müller- Guttenbrunn made a strong plea for a ‘better interface’ between EU waste and chemical legislation which forms a major...
‘Measuring recycling targets at the input of production processes runs against the objective of accurate and uniform statistics across the EU,’ EuRIC insists in the wake of the European...
Now at 'a record high', imports are said to account for 25% of the EU market and climbed 9% in the second half of 2016. Chinese steel imports 'are being replaced by those from other countries',...
Over 60% of plastic packaging is recycled in Norway, mostly thanks to the 120 nationwide collection points operated by Grønt Punkt Norge (Green Dot Norway). The take-back organisation is also one of...
Eco-Bat and Recylex benefited from a reduction in their fines to, respectively, Euro 32.712 million and Euro 26.739 million for their co-operation with the Commission’s investigation whereas...
'The government will work with the European Commission to ensure payment when funds are awarded and HM Treasury will underwrite the payment of such awards, even when specific projects continue beyond...
The roadmap takes into account the material's entire life-cycle and 'paves the way for an actual EU Strategy by the Commission foreseen end of the year', according to EuPC. 'We acknowledge the low...
In the past year, project partners have exchanged views with paper collection decision-makers and mapped out current waste management systems in Europe. Mapping presented at the conference revealed...
Pack2Go Europe president Mike Turner of International Paper Foodservice Europe says: 'More and better out-of-home collection is the key to recycling our products once the consumer has finished his or...
‘Europe is the world leader when it comes to recycling paper,’ Ulrich Leberle of the Confederation of European Paper Industries declared at the annual Paper Recycling Conference Europe,...
‘Although the trajectory proposed should lead to the UK achieving the targets in line with the EU Circular Economy package, we are concerned that the momentum that has been achieved over recent...
The wish list has been drawn up by the European Recycling Industries' Confederation (EuRIC), the electronics recyclers body EERA, the British Plastics Federation and recycling companies MBA Polymers...
According to latest available data from Eurostat, the Netherlands generated 475kg of municipal waste per person in 2014, of which 25% was recycled and another 27% was incinerated. While many member...
‘We may be a small country but our densely-populated nation of 6.5 million inhabitants generates 70 kg of household waste per capita per year,’ said Bracke, who is from the OVAM public...
It is ‘critical’ for people to become more involved with recycling if Ireland is to meet the EU’s mandatory 45% recycling target for all batteries sold by the end of this year....
Seven member states achieved the mandatory 45% target, namely Slovakia (66%), Luxembourg (65%), Sweden (59%), Belgium (55%), Austria (54%), Finland (46%) and Bulgaria (45%). Both Denmark and Germany...
The proposed levy would be returned at the end-of-life stage when a ship has been recycled at a yard approved by the European Commission. But the ASA argues that this concept is ‘neither...
In Maurer´s opinion, stakeholders are driven more each day by sentiment rather than wisdom. ´People are getting anxious, making them want to do things fundamentally different,´ he...
The European plastics industry has taken 'almost a quantum leap' over the past two decades, Emans noted at the association's 20th annual gathering. 'But with only 26.3% recycling rates and landfill...
Anarevi, the Spanish glass recycling association, BVSE Glas of Germany and France's FEDEREC Verre are the founding members of this new group. EuRIC's president Dominique Maguin comments: 'It is a...
The automotive industry is also on board with the EU's new Circular Economy package - to the extent that it has already 'embedded' the circular concept in the majority of its activities across the...
This is in response to 'a force majeure situation in which the data sourced from a range of countries covered by the indices has become impossible to obtain', the Brussels-based organisation explains...
‘After significant analysis, we conclude there will be no noticeable long-term difference in the waste and recycling industry, whether the UK stays in or decides to get out of the EU this...
Areas that require specific attention are; recycling targets and their calculation method; stricter measures to phase out landfilling and incineration of recyclables; the clarity of new provisions;...
The European Commission has put a clutch of proposed 2030 objectives under review, saying it wants to make them more effective and less burdensome to business. The original package proposed phasing...
AMUT will share its wide experience in the development of plants for extruding plastics while the company's technicians will support students through all the steps of the projects, 'teaching how to...
'We need to find ways to minimise impurities in recyclables,' stresses Karl Falkenberg, director general of the European Commission's DG Environment. Falkenberg, among others, participated in a...
Furthermore, the European Commission is considering the introduction of additional measures to improve the recycling of ELVs. Among others, Hatzi-Hull mentioned alignment of the reporting system and...
Malone is to ′lead the Recycling Division in the next phase of development, growing the company through a mixture of organic growth and acquisition′, comments ceo Miles Roberts. Malone...

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