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Germany achieved a 'record' 74.5% recovered paper utilisation last year. The country was able to meet demand for material by importing a 'significant' 4.4 million tonnes from various other EU...
At the event, Spain’s environment minister Isabel García Tejerina praised the efforts made in recent years by a ‘highly specialised’ paper business sector, adding that the...
Over 200 international experts from industry, authorities and academia will discuss, among other topics: global safety issues relating to lithium primary and lithium rechargeable batteries; energy...
Representing various disciplines from design through to manufacture and recycling, the eight recruits include Alan Wheeler who is director of the UK’s Textile Recycling Association and also...
The windows and profiles sector continued to drive recycling volumes, accounting for around 45% of material processed. Some 10% represented cables, and another 10% were flexible applications such as...
Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have also proposed: an 80% target for 2030 for packaging materials such as paper and cardboard, plastics, glass, metal and wood; and a reduction in the...
Speaking about the future of steel recycling, APEAL stresses it has welcomed the European Parliament plenary vote on the Circular Economy Package (CEP). The vote gives a ‘strong mandate’...
In the 12 months to September 2016, Wales recorded a 62% recycling rate. Across the 22 local authorities, Ceredigion achieved the highest recycling rate (70%) and Blaenau Gwent the lowest (52%)....
The tiles are 100% free of PVC and heavy metals, attendees of the biannual Identiplast conference were told. The patented shingles are made from recycled polymer compounds, low-density polyethylene...
Such important themes will be the heart of the 20th international annual recovered paper conference, organised by the German bvse association. The event will take place on 23 March at the Maritim...
The 'foreign waste' smuggling activities of concern to the Chinese authorities cover, for example, industrial, electronic, household and plastic waste. As part of this clampdown, Chinese customs...
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...
The Asia Pacific region is expected to be dominant in the global market throughout the forecast period 2016-2024. For instance, analysts anticipate that China alone will make a contribution of over...
Yves Roche, chairman and chief executive officer of the Recylex Group comments: ‘The closing of the financing agreements in Germany represents a major step forward in our strategy to put the...
As of this year, Plastics News Europe will serve as the company’s signature brand across Europe. PRW had previously targeted the UK market. ‘Merging these two brands makes sense for our...
The EU Commission will have until August 2017 to decide what it will do with the recommendations made by these studies and whether this advice will lead to changes in ELV legislation. In other news,...
A total of 162 innovations made their debuts at the latest Pollutec. In addition, a total of 490 presentations and workshops were provided by 976 speakers on topics ranging from successful recycling...
According to the industry body, the updated version is the result of ‘sustained industry consultation’ and is ‘a step towards achieving a harmonised approach on quality control and...
‘Large numbers of energy-from waste plants exist right across Europe and further waste-to-energy plants are being planned and built in the UK, while landfill is frowned upon as the accepted...
‘Our name says it all,’ proclaims field application engineer Ted Kao with a smile on his face. ‘Chang Woen is Chinese for stable and long-lasting, and that is exactly what our...
The data means that the recycling of plastic is considerably below the national average for recycling; currently 45% of recyclable goods are recycled each year, so argues Recoup UK Household Plastics...
Its content also includes: crude steel production by country and process; steel production by product; steel trade by product; apparent steel use and apparent steel use per capita by country; and...
In his inaugural speech, Schuy, who is a long-time board member of the German steel scrap recycling Confederation BDSV, outlined the importance of continuing the development of the Brussels-based...
Until now, the packaging collection system in France has been organised on a monopoly basis - to the dissatisfaction of many of the parties involved. According to Reclay, approximately 95% of...
In totalling just 592 875 tonnes in September, the country's collections were lower than for any month since August last year when 564 725 tonnes was amassed. UK exports also recorded their lowest...
A large number of specialist medications contain traces of precious metals. In common with all pharmaceutical products, medications have a limited shelf life and, once this expires, they must be sent...
ALBA Group sorts approximately 550 000 tons per year worth of post-consumer packaging in its four German sorting plants, thus covering over 40% of the country’s packaging waste stream. The...
Of the 36 billion spirits bottles produced every year, 25 billion have aluminium closures - and the same applies to the vast majority of quality olive oil and premium water bottles. Currently, a...
Thirteen years ago, Marius Smit witnessed the aftermath of a typhoon on the island of Borneo where he had rented a cabin on the beach with his wife during year-long travels across the globe. '...
'The lack of reliable harmonised data has long been a barrier to quantifying the potential availability of recycled raw materials,' states the WEEE Forum's secretary general Pascal Leroy. 'This...
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