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The firm has rebranded with the tagline ‘working towards a world where nothing goes to waste’ and launched a new website at www.axiongroup.co.uk. Founding directors Keith Freegard and...
In his presentation on the new European standard for recovered paper quality control, Uriel pointed out that technical possibilities for testing have become ‘more and more extensive’,...
Initially, metal thefts were driven down by funded interventions and by the fact that ‘metal prices were crashing all around us’. Now, however, ‘metal prices are on the rise and so...
ISRI now suggests that any claims relating to 'bio-degradable', 'oxo-degradable' or 'photo-degradable' materials should be supported by independent third-party research and testing using accepted...
The brand-new PV panel recycling plant will process 1400 tonnes of material per year from 2017 and up to 4000 tonnes by 2021. It will be located in Rousset in the Bouches-du-Rhône of southern France...
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...
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’...
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...
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...
Eco-Bat and Recylex benefited from a reduction in their fines to, respectively, Euro 32.712 million and Euro 26.739 million for their co-operation with the Commission’s investigation whereas...
Seven member states achieved the mandatory 45% target, namely Slovakia (66%), Luxembourg (65%), Sweden (59%), Belgium (55%), Austria (54%), Finland (46%) and Bulgaria (45%). Both Denmark and Germany...
In Maurer´s opinion, stakeholders are driven more each day by sentiment rather than wisdom. ´People are getting anxious, making them want to do things fundamentally different,´ he...
The European plastics industry has taken 'almost a quantum leap' over the past two decades, Emans noted at the association's 20th annual gathering. 'But with only 26.3% recycling rates and landfill...
‘After significant analysis, we conclude there will be no noticeable long-term difference in the waste and recycling industry, whether the UK stays in or decides to get out of the EU this...
Recent research indicates that more than half of the e-scrap generated in the EU is not treated in accordance with the requirements of Directive 2012/19/EU on WEEE, which is said to result in a lower...
British Columbia officials argue that the plan ‘does not adequately ensure’ that producers will pay the full costs of collecting and managing 75% of their produced packaging and printed...
The scheme is funded via an US$ 11 recycling fee levied on every mattress or box spring sold. So far, over 60 solid waste facilities have joined the initiative, which points out to stakeholders and...
Eucolight is particularly pleased to observe that the Commission considers Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) ‘a key tool’ of an efficient circular economy. Company chairman Juan...
The European Commission had intended to authorise the recycling of old plastics containing DEHP in the manufacture of shoes and flooring, but the plan fell through with 603 votes against, 86 in...
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;...
Official data show that new EV ownership in China surpassed 120 000 vehicles last year. The government acknowledges this 'rapid growth' and therefore the considerable market for engine battery...
The DGFT notice requires Pre-Shipment Inspection Agencies (PSIA) to apply for recognition by an Inter-Ministerial Committee, a status that will need renewing every three years. It also includes...
It is still 'unclear' how the EU's 50% recycling target will be achieved by 2020 - let alone the 70% objective set for 2030. France currently recycles 67% of household packaging and will have to work...
The Australian researchers picked out 'a select group of advanced economies' in order to develop insights that can be applied to the domestic market. Scandinavian and northern European countries were...
'We need to find ways to minimise impurities in recyclables,' stresses Karl Falkenberg, director general of the European Commission's DG Environment. Falkenberg, among others, participated in a...
The MRAI has described itself as 'shocked and disappointed' by the changes proposed to pre-shipment inspection procedures. 'This will bring the scrap metal industry to a halt; it will have severe...
Police claim one of them had visited local recycling centres some 176 times since 2008 to sell US$ 61 645 worth of equipment stolen from various Department of Public Works' facilities, while another...

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