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Jean-Marc Boursier is FEAD's new president

26.06.2017 − Jean-Marc Boursier is the new president of FEAD, the European Federation of Waste Management and Environmental Services. The announcement was made at the annual general assembly of the European umbrella group in Paris...» more

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Biffa reports £11m loss, new wte deal with Covanta

14.06.2017 − Biffa plc, the UK's second largest waste management company, has called 2016/17 "a pleasing year of organic and acquisitive growth" in which it saw net revenues climb 8 per cent to £899m (€1.02bn, £1 = ca. €1.14)....» more

Suez secures €600m contract extension in Australia

08.06.2017 − The Australian city of Brisbane has renewed its waste collection contract with the French environmental services concern Suez. The extension, which begins on 1 July 2018 and covers the entire city, is valued at AUD900m...» more

Alba plans to build high-tech recycling park with Techcent and Deyang Construction

01.06.2017 − The German recycling and raw materials group Alba has entered an agreement with Chengdu Techcent Environment Co., Ltd. and Deyang Construction Investment to build a high-tech recycling park. The signing ceremony took...» more

CNIM to build waste to energy plant in Sharjah, UAE

31.05.2017 − The French engineering company company CNIM will design, build and operate a multi-fuel waste to energy plant with a treatment capacity of 300,000 tonnes per year in the emirate of Sharjah.» more

Veolia wins contract valued at nearly €900m in Mexico

24.05.2017 − The French environmental services concern Veolia has landed a contract with the government of Mexico City to provide a 1.6 million tonne per year waste to energy plant. Its subsidiary Proactiva Medio Ambiente Mexico...» more

BIR names new general director

23.05.2017 − The Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) will have a new general director as of 1 June. Arnaud Brunet joins BIR from Sony Europe, where head headed up the concern's Brussels office and was responsible for maintaining...» more

Strict Chinese recovered paper inspections cause a stir

11.05.2017 − In recent years, China has paid increasingly close attention to ensuring that imports of recovered paper and other secondary raw materials comply with quality criteria. Customs officials introduced strict inspections at...» more

Suez waste division revenues rise

10.05.2017 − Suez Environnement's European waste management operations profited from higher scrap and recovered paper prices as well as increased volumes in the first quarter of 2017. The division's revenues lay at €1.53bn, around 5...» more

Eco-Emballages faces new competitor

09.05.2017 − The French environment ministry has granted approval to three extended producer responsibility (EPR) systems for household packaging waste for the period running from the beginning of 2018 through the end of 2022.» more

GMWDA votes to end waste contract with Viridor Laing valued at over £3bn

05.05.2017 − The UK’s largest waste management authority, the Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority (GMWDA), has decided to bow out of its 25-year contract with the joint venture Viridor Laing as the agreement has proven too...» more

Record level of PVC recycling in Europe

26.04.2017 − VinylPlus, the European PVC industry's sustainable development programme, increased the amount of the resin recycled last year. » more

Saubermacher opens new recycling centre in Slovenia

25.04.2017 − The Austrian waste management company Saubermacher is expanding its operations in the neighbouring country of Slovenia. Saubermacher has established a new hazardous waste recycling centre in the municipality of...» more

Apple wants to end reliance on mining "one day"

21.04.2017 − Apple plans to close supply chain loops and produce its devices entirely from recycled materials and "renewable resources" in the future. This would allow it to end its reliance on mining "one day". According to Apple's...» more

MVV gets green light for wte plant in Scotland

06.04.2017 − A subsidiary of German utility group MVV has received planning permission from the Dundee City Council for a waste to energy plant.» more

Daimler sends 1.1 million tonnes of waste for recovery

29.03.2017 − The German automotive group Daimler generated 1.2 million tonnes of waste at its production sites around the world last year, down about 100,000 tonnes compared to 2015. » more

Scholz posts loss of close to €100m in 2016

24.03.2017 − In spite of an upward trend, the German metals recycling group Scholz was not able to turn a profit in 2016. The company closed the year with a consolidated loss of almost €100m,» more

Attero sale to Chinese group hits regulatory roadblock

22.03.2017 − Stricter Chinese monitoring of foreign mergers and acquisitions has derailed the planned sale of the Dutch waste management company Attero. » more

FCC and Urbaser open new waste to energy plant

16.03.2017 − A new waste to energy plant (wte) serving Worcestershire and Herefordshire counties has been completed on time after a construction phase of 33 months, according to Mercia Waste, the councils' waste contractor. Mercia...» more

Circular economy package: EPR system amendment voted down

14.03.2017 − The European Parliament voted by a narrow margin to strike down an amendment to the Waste Framework Directive that could have had serious consequences for waste management companies operating compliance schemes under...» more

Rhenus acquires VSB glass processing

14.03.2017 − The Vanswartenbrouck family (VSB group) is selling its glass recycling activities in Belgium and Germany to Rhenus Recycling GmbH. The Rethmann subsidiary confirmed the acquisition when contacted by EUWID. The company...» more

CNIM's environment business boasts big backlog

13.03.2017 − French engineering company CNIM reported lower revenues and operating earnings from its environment division in 2016. However, the concern is expecting the division to bounce back in the current year, according to the...» more

Remondis takes over Dutch waste management company

08.03.2017 − The German Remondis group has announced its takeover of the Dutch waste management company Bruins & Kwast retroactive to 1 January. Headquartered in Goor in the east of the Netherlands, Bruins & Kwast is reported to...» more

Less revenue from Suez's European waste management operations

01.03.2017 − The waste management division of the French concern Suez Environnement generated turnover of €6.30bn in Europe last year. This is a decrease of 1 per cent compared to 2015. On a like-for-like basis, however, sales were...» more

Shanks merger with Van Gansewinkel complete

28.02.2017 − The British waste management company Shanks Group plc is now operating under the name Renewi plc following the completion of its merger with the Dutch company Van Gansewinkel Groep BV.» more

Veolia Environnement reports international waste revenues down by 3 per cent in 2016

23.02.2017 − The waste management division of French group Veolia Environnement saw revenues slip 2.4 per cent in its home market of France last year, according to its annual earnings statement issued on Thursday in Paris. » more

Shanks expects to conclude VGG merger in "around two weeks"

15.02.2017 − The British waste management company Shanks Group plc has announced that it has received final anti-trust approval for its planned fusion with its Dutch competitor Van Gansewinkel Groep (VGG). Permission from the Dutch...» more

EU Commission fines scrap car battery purchasing cartel

09.02.2017 − The European Commission has handed down a €68m fine to the companies Campine, EcoBat Technologies and Recylex because they illegally fixed purchasing prices for scrap car batteries.» more

Industry sources: Remondis plans DSD takeover

08.02.2017 − Remondis makes a grab for the green dot. According to information made available to EUWID, Germany's largest waste company Remondis is considered a promising candidate for the take-over of DSD.» more

RDF exports from England hit record 3.2 million tonnes

08.02.2017 − Exports of refuse derived fuel from England hit another record in 2016, climbing by 14 per cent to reach 3.2 million tonnes and hitting a new record. The bulk of the increase went to the Netherlands. There were again...» more