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China notifies new import standards with

strict thresholds for contaminants to the WTO

(PRC) – The Chinese government notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of new contaminant limits for wastes imported as raw materials on 15 November. According to text of the newly submitted "environmental protection control... more

British RCP suppliers hope limit is not the final word

(UK) – Chinese authorities notified rules introducting a contaminant limit of 0.5 per cent for recovered paper with effect from 1 March 2018 to the WTO. Operators on the British recovered paper market told EUWID that they were still not... more

French group Suez announces plans to boost

waste plastics processing by 50 per cent

(F) – The French environmental services company Suez plans to raise its waste plastics processing capacity by half before 2020, the company announced on 13 November. At present, output from the concern’s nine specialist factories... more

Veolia achieves 5 per cent revenue growth

in waste management operations

(F) – In the first three quarters of the current financial year, the French environmental services company Veolia achieved revenue of €6.64bn with its global waste management operations. Higher prices for secondary raw materials and... more

150 organisations call for world-wide ban

on oxo-degradable plastic packaging

(WW) – More than 150 companies, industry associations and other organisations have called for a ban on packaging made of oxo-degradable plastics in a joint statement. They support "applying the precautionary principle by banning... more

ING to buy stake in Dutch

recycler Rodepa Vastgoed

(NL) – Amsterdam-based financial group ING is seeking a 45 per cent stake in Dutch plastics recycler Rodepa Vastgoed, based in Enschede, Netherlands. The German federal competition authority approved the planned transaction by subsidiary... more

Biffa posts net profit and raises revenues

in first half of financial year 2017/2018

(UK) – The British waste management company Biffa reported a "strong first-half performance as expected" and reaffirmed its full-year forecast. Net revenues were up 7.8 per cent to £482m (€542m) due to both organic... more

Tom Bird appointed COO at

Chiho Environmental Group

(PRC) – Chiho Environmental Group has appointed Tom Bird (William Thomas Bird) its chief operating officer. The 54 year-old is to be responsible for the concern’s global operational management. As a member of the management team, he... more

Management changes and

contract wins for Geminor

(NO) – The Norwegian refuse-derived fuel (RDF) company Geminor announced in late October that it was restructuring its corporate team to support its long-term growth objectives on the European market. The company’s business director... more

RDF Industry Group presents UK code of practice

(UK) – The RDF Industry Group, whose members include 26 companies active in the refuse-derived fuel (RDF) sector, launched a code of practice for the UK market outlining "what is expected of not only a compliant but a respected... more

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