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Veolia reports strong growth from waste

management activities in first half of 2018

(F) – The waste management operations of environmental services group Veolia benefited from "very good volumes, even in France" during the first six months of 2018, according to its chief financial officer Philippe Capron.... more

Changes in Veolia’s executive

committee and new contract

(F) – French environmental services group Veolia announced changes in its executive committee at the end of July. Chief financial officer Philippe Capron "wishes to embark upon a new professional challenge". Chief operating... more

Veolia starts operations at solar module recycling plant

(F) – The French environmental group Veolia officially opened a recycling line for end-of-life solar modules at its Rousset site in southern France in early July. The group says it wants to process a volume equal to all of France’s... more

Suez benefits from increase in waste volumes

for its operations in Europe

(F) – "The year has started off well. The group’s growth momentum is intensifying," according to Suez CEO Jean-Louis Chaussade. The French environmental services group released its earnings report for the first half of... more

AO Recycling to build second

fridge recycling plant in the UK

(UK) – The British appliance distributor AO is to build a second fridge recycling plant in the UK. The company’s first recycling facility, with a capacity of 700,000 fridges per year, opened earlier this spring in Telford, some 33... more

News in brief

Adidas plans to use only recycled polyester in its athletic attire and shoes by 2024, according to an article published in the Financial Times in July. Eric Liedtke, head of Adidas’ global brands, explained that polyester... more

Suez: new contracts in France worth €400m in total

(F) – The French environmental services group Suez says it won new waste management contracts with a total value of more than €400m in its home market in the first half of the year. The group announced on 31 July that it had signed... more

Life cycle assessments “fail” on plastic pollution

(CH) - Life cycle assessments are a helpful compass in environmental policy, but they fail when it comes to evaluating environmental pollution caused by plastic waste, according to the president of the association of Swiss waste recovery plant... more

PET Recycler Sorepla sold

to Indorama Ventures

(F) – The Indonesian Indorama concern is taking over French plastics recycler Sorepla Industrie S.A. The companies announced the signature of a sales agreement in late July. The price was not disclosed. Indorama fully takes over the... more

Supporters of minimum recycled content

mandates for plastic products join forces

(EU) – The supporters of binding rules on recycled content in plastic have joined forces: A coalition of 34 European companies and organisations has called on the EU to set binding minimum targets for the recyclate content of certain new... more

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