21.05.2013 − The difficult situation on the steel market and the long winter led to decreasing turnover and earnings for German scrap recycling group Scholz AG in the first quarter of 2012. Turnover contracted by
07.05.2013 − The French environmental services concern Veolia Environnement has announced a "new organisational structure project" through which it aims to achieve additional cost reductions of €280m by 2015.
02.05.2013 − Beijing plans to raise its waste management capacity to 24,000 tonnes per day by the end of 2015. The capacity building would involve heavier reliance on incineration and biochemical waste treatment,
29.04.2013 − The amount of waste textiles collected in Germany fell by 1.5 per cent last year. For the current year, the textile working group of the German Federal Association of Secondary Raw Materials and Waste
22.04.2013 − The Merseyside Recycling & Waste Authority (MRWA) named a consortium led by Suez Environnement subsidiary Sita UK as preferred bidder for its 30-year residual waste contract valued at €1.4bn (£1.18bn) in
18.04.2013 − The largest player on Germany's waste incineration market, Eon Energy from Waste AG (EEW), processed around 4.558 million tonnes of waste in 2012. With that, the concern's throughput climbed
17.04.2013 − German stainless steel recycling group ELG was able to maintain its sales volumes in the year 2012 at 1.3 million tonnes, but the soft economic climate had a negative effect on nickel demand and prices.
17.04.2013 − The French environmental services group Veolia Environnement and the oil and gas concern Total have officially inaugurated their recycling plant for waste engine oils in Gonfreville l’Orcher near
15.04.2013 − The Germany environmental services and raw materials trading company Alba SE saw both revenues and earnings drop off in 2012 against a backdrop of weaker demand for ferrous and non-ferrous scrap and the reduced
11.04.2013 − For the first time last year, the Swiss organisation Swico took back more than 60,000 tonnes of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) from the IT, entertainment electronics, office,
28.03.2013 − Around 237,000 end of life vehicles (ELVs) were scrapped in the Netherlands last year, according to Auto Recycling Nederland (ARN), the national vehicle recycling system. This represented a drop of
26.03.2013 − The Austrian utility Energie AG Oberösterreich is looking to divest only the Central and Eastern European international operations of its waste management subsidiary AVE. Earlier plans to sell off the AVE Group
22.03.2013 − German electricity group Eon has completed the partial sale of its subsidiary Eon Energy from Waste AG (EEW) to the Swedish financial investor EQT. With a 51 per cent stake, EQT is the new majority owner
20.03.2013 − "Effective immediately", Graham Davy, head of Sims Metal Management's European operations and global e-scrap activities, "is no longer employed by the company". Among other management changes,
14.03.2013 − Viridor Chief Executive Colin Drummond is to retire, according to a Wednesday announcement from the Pennon Group, Viridor's parent company. Mr Drummond has headed up the group's non-water activities for 20 yea
11.03.2013 − The rise in the use of beverage cans continues unabated in the Germany, according to the Beverage Can Makers Europe (BCME). The group recorded a renewed increase in the number of cans sold in Germany last year,
26.02.2013 − The German waste concern Alba has entered an agreement with the Turkish conglomerate INCI to establish a joint venture. The new company's core business will be the recycling of electronic and hazardous
25.02.2013 − Scholz AG closed out 2012 with consolidated revenues down 11 per cent to €4.7bn. Earnings before interest, taxes and amortisation (Ebitda) decreased from €246.6m to €191m. Pre-tax earnings dropped by more than
22.02.2013 − Sims Metal Management will have to launch a search for a new Chief Executive Officer. Daniel W. Dienst "will retire effective 30 June upon the expiration of his contract", Sims' board announced on Thursday.
15.02.2013 − The waste management operations of environmental services group Suez Environnement in Western Europe recorded an increase in turnover by 2 per cent to €6.542bn. Rising revenues in the concern’s home
14.02.2013 − The copper producing and recycling group Aurubis has ended the first quarter of its 2012/13 financial year with increases in both revenues and operating profit. EBT stood at €140m compared with €86m in the
12.02.2013 − The amount of biogas fed into the German natural gas grid is expected to grow modestly over the next few years. At the end of November 2012, 107 biogas plants with a combined capacity of 67,000 Nm³/h
08.02.2013 − The Belgian metals group Umicore reported 5 per cent growth in annual revenues to €2.43bn in 2012 on Thursday. Earnings, however, were lower than one year before. Recurring earnings before
01.02.2013 − The US company Waste Management Inc. announced on Thursday that its subsidiary WM Recycle America has taken over Greenstar LLC from Irish group NTR plc. The financial terms of the acquisition were not
29.01.2013 − The US-based sorting technology company Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) announced on 28 January that it had acquired the Dutch company Nihot Recycling Technology BV for an undisclosed sum.
22.01.2013 − Sims Metal Management expects to post an inventory adjustment of around AUD60m (€47) related to its UK e-scrap recycling activities and will investigate the control failures and potential fraudulent conduct it
17.01.2013 − Roeland Baan has been appointed the new chairman of the European Aluminium Association (EAA). Mr Baan succeeds Tadeu Nardocci and will chair the organisation until
14.01.2013 − The British waste management company Shanks Group plc has reached financial close on a 25-year contract with the Wakefield Council, the company announced on Monday. The contract is valued at £750m (ca. €905m).
10.01.2013 − Schnitzer Steel sees some improvement in ferrous demand and pricing and a return to the market by Chinese scrap buyers. "2013 could be the beginning of a steadier environment and an upwards cycle in the metal
07.01.2013 − Member companies of the European Battery Recycling Association (EBRA) recycled a total of 35,000 tonnes of waste batteries in 2011, 2,000 tonnes short of the previous year’s figure.