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Sims Metal Management posts solid

first-half growth in revenues and earnings

(AUS) – The recycling group Sims Metal Management has closed out the first half of its 2017/18 financial year with double-digit growth in revenues and earnings. The company, which has activities in North America, Australia, Europe and... more

Schnitzer Steel Industries off to a good

start in the 2017/2018 business year

(US) – The business of North American ferrous scrap recycler Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. held steady at a good level last autumn. The consolidated turnover for the first quarter of the company’s 2017/18 business year that began... more

FEAD urges reduced VAT for products with recycled content

(EU) – The European Federation of Waste Management and Environmental Services (FEAD) welcomes the European Commission’s proposals on reforming the laws on value-added tax (VAT) to offer more flexibility to the member states. In a... more

Associations advocate monostream collection

of recovered paper throughout Europe

(D) – Future raw material policy must ensure that good-quality recovered paper is available all over Europe for recycling, according to trade groups representing the recovered paper value chain in Germany. The waste management association... more

Recycling rate for recovered paper

continued to increase in Europe in 2016

(EU) – Half a million tonnes more recovered paper were collected in Europe in 2016 than had been in the previous year, even as the consumption of paper products decreased modestly. The recycling rate for paper reached 72.5 per cent as a... more

New plastics recycling

plant in the Netherlands

(NL) – The Dutch plastics recycler Morssinkhof Rymoplast intends to build a new facility to recycle post-consumer HDPE and PP in Heerenveen. The new plant will be constructed by 2019 in the Ecopark De Wierde and will be located directly... more

German wte plant operator EEW posted

net profit of more than €90m in 2016

(D) – The German waste-to-energy (wte) plant operator EEW closed out its 2016 financial year with a net profit of €90.89m, according to the 2016 annual report recently published in the German Federal Gazette. With revenues of around... more

Planning Inspectorate "calls in" permit for

Veolia waste-to-energy plant in England

(UK) – Veolia Environmental Services faces yet another delay to its planned waste incineration facility in Hertfordshire north of London. The planning permit decision on the project, which would have fallen to the Hertfordshire County... more

Waste to energy projects in Dubai and Sharjah

(UAE) – The Swiss engineering company Hitachi Zosen Inova AG (HZI) and the Belgian Besix Group have been awarded a contract to build and operate a new municipal waste incineration plant in the Emirate of Dubai. With an annual treatment... more

Veolia sells off North American

industrial cleaning services

(USA, F) – The French environmental services group Veolia will sell its industrial cleaning operations in the USA to the company Clean Harbors for $120m (€97m) in an all-cash transaction, according to separate statements from the... more

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