the Netherlands

Almost 2 million phones have been recycled since Closing the Loop started its operations in 2012. Belgium’s industry leader Umicore takes care of the metals recovery, managing over 99% metals...
Some 5.5 million packets of chewing gum are sold in the Netherlands each year, a lot of which ends up on the floor or stuck to park furniture where it can remain for up to 25 years before degrading....
The demand for plastics exceeds 50 million tonnes across Europe each year, Suez estimates. A big share of the material serves to create packaging and electronics, but not all of the products are...
Red and white plastic were practically drowning the Dutch shores, says Fitzroy. The company suggests moving towards a cleaner world by rethinking one of the favourite ways of consuming: drinking. And...
The recycling community in the Netherlands believes a large-scale diaper collection scheme will become a reality in the not-too-distant future. Procter & Gamble is already running a 'state-of-the...
‘For 2017, this means we will recycle 30 000 trucks full of PVC, which equals 6 full container ships,’ noted Eingärtner, deputy general manager of the European sustainable development...
‘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....
‘Scrap companies lose over US$ 200 million a year because of fraud, contract cancellations and material quality issues,’ says Chris Yerbey, founder and ceo of Scrap Connection. ‘...
The completion process ahead of the unveiling of the combined group will take around two weeks. The merger is expected to deliver Euro 40 million of cost synergies. ‘We will be launching a...
There is not yet a standardised process for the recycling of medical items such as surgical steel hip joints and titanium screws, which make it out of the 1000-degree Celsius cremation process...
ECOR green building materials emerged on to the Dutch market about a year ago from a regional subsidiary of Noble Environmental Technologies in Venlo. The ECOR panels represent an alternative to...
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...
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. '...
Over 58 million tonnes of paper are collected for recycling from households, commerce, industry and offices. The ‘strong growth’ in European paper recycling is the result of best...
The levy proposed on the 20 million pairs of jeans sold each year in the Netherlands would repair a hole in the recycling market as far as jeans are concerned, it is argued. ‘Only 15% are...
‘This summer, the Netherlands witnessed its first lethal e-car accident when a Tesla vehicle crashed against a tree in Baarn at over 155k/m per hour,’ Van Peperzeel noted. The impact...
What I love about North America is the endless space. It is space we lack so much in Western Europe, especially in the Netherlands where I live. With 17 million people packed together on this tiny,...
In total, some 90 000 kg of textiles remaining after the ladies had picked up their new uniforms was processed into a raw material. According to the airline, this represents 'a great example' of...
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...
‘In order to be able to clean up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, it is essential to understand its dimensions,’ argues Slat, who has gained a significant following in his mission to...
At the non-ferrous metals division gathering on the first day, a panel of three guest speakers will discuss global copper and aluminium market trends following a short individual presentation....
The brand name Van Gansewinkel will be replaced by a new one that will be announced by the end of October. The company will save Euro 40 million through size reduction and an ‘unknown’...
The Netherlands will continue to promote waste materials as a ‘valuable commodity’ in line with the country’s 2050 circular economy plan for a ‘100% recycling economy’,...
Both AMCS and GMT provide software and technology designed to increase the efficiency and productivity of waste recovery, recycling and reuse. With its main operations in Europe, North America and...
Over the coming months, our editorial team will visit major scrap processing and trading companies as well as machinery suppliers. Also, they will interview industry leaders and highlight, among...
The two-day conferences will take place on 2 and 3 November at the Hilton Hotel. The Dutch city of Rotterdam is one of the largest seaports in the world and a gateway to global secondary commodity...
Van Gansewinkel is among the largest waste and recycling businesses in the region while Shanks is third in size. By coming together in this way, the pair will have 'a stronger and complementary'...
According to MMC, which has a 90% equity stake in the new entity and Hanwa 10%, the new centre ‘will significantly shorten the period for valuation of e-scrap’ to the benefit of customers...
Over the coming months, our editorial team will visit major scrap processing and trading companies as well as machinery suppliers. Also, they will interview industry leaders and highlight, among...
Fire fighters arriving at the scene had difficulty to master the flames in the warehouse and relied on specialised 'cobra cutter' equipment, which allowed them to extinguish the heart of the fire...

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