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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...
‘The Stourton facility acquisition is the result of a number of significant contract awards for AWM over the past 24 months, culminating in the need for greater levels of innovation and...
Expectations had been of a ‘very strong’ first quarter in Asia but, instead, softness has afflicted prices of chrome and ferrous scrap. A number of buyers had built their scrap stocks...
'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...
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...
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...
Recovered from the non-metallic waste fraction of end-of-life vehicles, the Axpoly r-ABS resins are claimed to deliver a carbon footprint saving of two-thirds when compared with virgin ABS made from...
Baling has been key to on-site operations at E A Tailby's Kettering facility for more than 20 years but handling leather of 4-6 mm thickness is not always easy, such that the company’s existing...
'This facility is part of a long-term investment in recycling and recovery infrastructure and will significantly contribute towards maximising landfill diversion,' comments Estelle Brachlianoff,...
‘We are thrilled to add Master Magnets to our family of companies,’ comments Bob Bunting, ceo of Bunting Magnetics Co. ‘We value the long-standing success of Master Magnets Ltd and...
The Circulars is claimed to be the world's premier circular economy award program, offering recognition to individuals and organisations from businesses and civil society across the globe that have...
Some months ago, Biffa Polymers announced a US$ 7.9 million investment to double output for its HDPE recycling capacity to some 20 000 tonnes from early 2017. The new piece of equipment with a length...
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...
Nearly 40 000 end-of-life (ELTs) tyres were dumped – of which 15 000 units were stockpiled in Alloa, another 15 000 in Huntly, some 7000 in Fife, and another 1000 in Dundee. ‘James McHale...
‘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 479 515 tonnes easily outstripped the 394 922 tonnes of the same month last year and took the running total for 2016 to 4.103 million tonnes - an increase of 2.1% over the 4.02 million tonnes of...
UK government officials have argued that legislation banning cash payments for scrap metal is ‘proving to be effective’. Extensive media coverage, combined with low scrap prices and a ban...
The initiative is expected to reduce the carbon footprint of CCEP’s factory in the UK town of Morpeth by approximately 80-100 tonnes of CO2 per year, which equates to approximately 15 homes...
‘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...
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...
During the two-day conference, the European Commission's list of approved ship recycling facilities will be discussed in detail, highlighting the effects that it will have on Europe's ship recycling...
Fire at waste and recycling facilities is a huge problem for the industry and has prompted the UK's Environment Agency to issue new requirements for yard operators. On average, a fire breaks out at a...
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 specialist in electronics recycling, CSS Recycling's line features a granulator for the further size-reduction of the residual fraction from a sorting line. This fraction consists mainly of non-...
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...
The days following October 31 are a nightmare, it says, for the UK’s waste industry as it struggles to cope with mounds of plastic and non-recyclables that have to be dumped. Last year, 15...
Dismissing the media reports as ‘inaccurate and unbalanced’, the statement points out that the recycled textiles industry reduces the need for landfill space, lessens the pressure on...
While many European countries have been reporting below-expectation recovered paper collections throughout the summer and even into the early autumn, France confirms a strengthening of collection...
TRA, which champions the interests of the UK’s recovered paper industry, has welcomed the focus on quality but disagrees on the approach. ‘Of course, we share the desire of CPI to improve...
The company reported a £27.6 million post-tax loss for 2015 compared with break-even in 2014. The principal reason for the exceptional loss recorded in the 2015 accounts was a write-down in the...
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