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The Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI) is among the organisations to welcome the environment committee vote, claiming that it will 'strengthen the foundation of a truly circular...
‘Without fundamental redesign and innovation, about 30% of plastic packaging will never be reused or recycled,’ the report says. This waste stream consists of four segments: small-format...
The facility, which will be operated by the ALBA Group, is located in the Tuen Mun EcoPark and will have the annual capacity to handle up to 30 000 tonnes of e-scrap with the potential to expand....
Being built in partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency, it is claimed the e-cycling centre will process all electronic and electrical waste to a high standard while helping to create...
Municipal solid waste generation increased to 258.5 million tonnes in the same year, up 1.4% compared to 2013. Recycling and composting grew 2.2% to 89.4 million tonnes. According to the EPA,...
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 provisional data suggests that 58.7% of the total steel demand for 2016 has already been met, partly because the sector was boosted by strong exports. In fact, the figures haven’t been as...
The average recycling rate across London’s 32 boroughs is thought to be around 33% with Lewisham performing worst of all in posting a figure of 17.1% in 2014/15, according to a letsrecycle.com...
According to home appliance industry organisation CECED, electronics producers body DIGITALEUROPE, e-scrap recyclers association EERA and the WEEE Forum, the European Commission proposal for...
Portugal produces an estimated 4.7 million tonnes of municipal waste each year. The 22 recycling plants currently in operation have municipal solid waste processing capacities ranging from 22 000...
According to the organisation, this is the sixth year in a row that pesticide container recycling has exceeded 3600 tonnes. A total of 74 000 tonnes of pesticide containers are claimed to have been...
Approximately 64% of the 1.28 billion pounds of rigid plastics collected for recycling was processed in the USA or Canada - down slightly from 2013 - while exports went mostly to China, the ACC...
In total, 465 kg per person was treated in that year, with 28% being recycled, another 28% landfilled, 27% incinerated and 16% composted. Slovenia recycled 49% of its waste and Germany 47%. In the UK...
With the heavy investment in the Closed Loop Fund, Dr Pepper Snapple joins major brands like Walmart and Coca-Cola. The objective is to provide US$ 100 million via zero-interest loans to cities and...
A total of 19 partners from eight countries (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Poland, Romania and Spain) will develop a handbook to support the implementation of best paper collection...
Under the Critical Raw Materials Closed Loop Recovery project, collection trials are to be delivered in the UK, Germany, Italy or Turkey and will focus on the collection of screens and monitors, ICT...
For the first time, the United Arab Emirates is ranked in the index's top 30. The emirate of Sharjah, for example, has achieved a 70% recycling rate in less than a decade and is hoping to become the...
A feasibility study from Zero Waste Scotland has detailed what a Scottish system could look like while also assessing systems already operating in Denmark, Sweden and Australia. A total of 63...
The figures also show that over the past three years the number of councils collecting aluminium foil for recycling increased from just 35% of councils in 2007 to currently 86%. ‘These latest...
The latest 10-month running total has been exceeded only once in the past - in 2008 when UK exporters went on to set an all-time high of 4.846 million tonnes which has never been matched since....
According to Heineken’s corporate social responsibility manager Lianne Visser, recycling is ‘a key point of emphasis’ within the firm’s overall sustainability strategy....
  Approximately EUR 27 million worth of gold ended up on the rubbish heap, points out the report entitled 'Green Growth in the Netherlands 2015'. Meanwhile, plastics accounted for 29% of the...
Brazil recycled a total of 289 500 tonnes of aluminium beverage cans out of the 294 200 tonnes available on the market in 2014 for an increase of 12.5% over the previous year. According to ABAL,...
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;...
In 2014, the total waste from households averaged 413 kg per person, up 2.9% from 402 kg per person the year before 2013. Total waste from households amounted to 22.4 million tonnes in 2014, an...
At the top of the rankings were Sweden and Norway who respectively collected and recycled 83% and 89% of their e-scrap. These data are set against a backdrop of 9.45 million tonnes of e-scrap...
The aim is to provide the UK's department for environment, food and rural affairs (DEFRA) with 'robust and independent updated estimates' of these flows for use in fulfilling EU requirements for the...
The current PRN system requires voluntary accreditation by reprocessors and exporters, and yet many choose not to become accredited so their tonnages are not captured, according to Alupro. These '...
The 17 EU members plus Norway used a total of 47.546 million tonnes of paper for recycling last year compared to 47.534 million tonnes in 2013, with Germany accounting for 35% followed by France and...
He had a number of ideas about what is going wrong and about what the Dutch government can do to turn this negative into a positive. 'People have jumped on the recycling bandwagon,' noted Worrell, a...
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