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‘We need legislative muscle to move forward,’ Gerbrandy urged. ‘We are gathered here the day after Trump decided to destroy the climate plan set up by his predecessor Obama....
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...
‘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...
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’...
Despite a reduction in the weight maximum of portable lead-acid batteries from 10 kg to 4 kg, recycling results remain ‘heavily over-reliant’ on their collection, G&P Batteries argues...
Responding to a government review of the SMDA, the BMRA argues: 'Holders of legitimately-sourced metal who are seeking cash would be greatly deterred if it were also an explicit offence to receive...
‘Lifetime cancer risk is very low given the concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons typically measured in European sports grounds,’ the ECHA states. Furthermore, the risk posed...
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%)....
In Croatia, 82% of waste is still landfilled. ‘There were about 140 active landfill sites in Germany back in 1970; a lot has changed since then, but just imagine how difficult it is for Croatia...
Austria has a plastic recycling rate of just under 30% while some 70% of material is directed into waste-to-energy operations, Holzer quoted from 2014 figures. ‘I cannot stress enough the need...
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...
‘One critical part of the transition towards a circular economy, particularly in relation to plastics, is that of innovation and the need to rethink the way we design products,’ said...
WEEE Solutions will be held on March 28 – 29, while RUSMET will be held on 28-30 March at the five-star Radisson Royal Hotel Moscow. The high-profile business events will provide an update on...
'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...
Funded by BIR as well as by several other organisations and companies, the visit enabled BIR's representatives to explain in detail the benefits of importing primary sorted mixed clothing and...
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...
The strategy essentially renews commitment to work with country-wide stakeholders to explore opportunities to reduce raw material demand and waste, and to promote well-functioning markets for...
The total volume of e-scrap in 2015 was 12.3 million tonnes, with China having more than doubled its scrap volumes to 6.7 million tonnes over the period. Hong Kong had the highest per capita rate,...
In China, meanwhile, industry is having to adapt to ever-stricter rules which are partly behind the announcement from the country’s biggest zinc smelter that it is to cut production. In late...
‘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 circular economy poses big challenges to some European Member States in the process of modernising their waste management infrastructure,’ so says PlasticsEurope. That’s why...
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...
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...
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