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EU Commissioner Sinkevicius announces

restrictions on trans-border waste shipments

(EU) – The European Commission wants companies that export waste from the EU to "take on extra responsibility" and prove that all of their shipments comply with the relevant regulations, said Environment Commissioner Virginijus... more

Environmental organisations call on EU to

put a complete stop to waste plastics exports

(EU) – More than 60 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and 36 members of the European Parliament have endorsed a "Plastic Waste Trade Manifesto" calling for an end to plastic waste exports from the European Union. They urge... more

Prezero buys majority stake

in film recycler KBG Group

(D) – Prezero, the waste management division of Germany’s Schwarz Group, is investing further in plastics recycling by acquiring a 90 per cent stake in KBG Group. The companies agreed not to disclose the purchase price. KBG has... more

Packaging group Alpla expands recycling

activities in Europe with new acquisitions

(A) – The Austrian packaging group Alpla is expanding its operations in Europe through a series of new investments. The most recently announced was the purchase of German recycler BTB PET-Recycling GmbH & Co. KG. EUWID has learnt that... more

Alcala and Fiera Infrastructure outbid MSIP

for British hazardous waste company Augean

(UK) – British waste management company Augean is to be acquired by Eleia following an auction procedure held on 22 September. Eleia, the special-purpose vehicle formed by fund managers Ancala Partners and Fiera Infrastructure, had... more

European PE film recycling

capacity up 10 per cent

(EU) – The industry advocacy group Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE) sees closed-loop recycling of flexible films as "the future of circular flexible plastic" and points to the success already being achieved in the polyethylene... more

PepsiCo: 100 per cent rPET bottles in Germany

(D) – The multinational food and beverage company PepsiCo has switched over to 100 per cent recycled PET bottles on the German market sooner than expected. The concern recently announced that it had reached its goal of using only recycled... more

Scholz to join new ELV recycling partnership in China

(D, PRC) – Ferrous scrap recycler Scholz is further expanding its activities in China. The subsidiary of Chiho Environmental Group has signed a memorandum of understanding with Guangzhou Wanbao Group to build a new recycling site in the... more

Forty per cent of all EU waste plastic exports

headed to Turkey in first half of 2021

(EU) – European waste plastic exporters have experienced turbulent times with many changes in recent years. First, China imposed stricter import rules under its Green Fence and National Sword Initiatives and then ultimately barred all... more

French recovered paper prices

continued to rise in September

(F) – Strong demand continues to keep prices high on the recovered paper market in France. The upward trend did not stop in September, and all of the grades monitored by EUWID became more expensive. Buyers from Germany reportedly had a... more

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