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Basel Convention: Signatories vote to require

notification for problematic plastic wastes

(WW) – The signatories of the Basel Convention reached an agreement in Geneva at the end of last week on new rules that will govern international shipments of waste plastics as of 1 January 2021. From that point on, only single-polymer... more

ISRI criticises additional red tape created

by new Basel Convention rules on plastic

(WW) – The Basel Convention’s new rules on plastic waste will do little to fight the illegal trade in plastic waste and "poor handling of end-of-life plastics that are the real cause of pollution around the world," the... more

Veolia boosts its waste management revenues

by 8 per cent in the first quarter of 2019

(F) – French environmental group Veolia closed the first quarter of 2019 with improved sales and earnings. Growth in the group’s waste management activities was particularly strong at almost 8 per cent. In the first three months of... more

Digital platform documents

use of recyclate in EU

(EU) – The association of European Plastics Converters (EuPC) has launched its digital platform for monitoring the use of recyclate in plastic products. The aim of the MORE (Monitoring Recyclates for Europe) platform is to track and... more

More recycled plastic produced in France in 2018

(F) – French recyclers produced more recycled plastic again last year. However, the reported growth would not be enough for the plastic sector to reach the ambitious targets set forth in French legislation and the voluntary commitment... more

EU target "not achievable"

without chemical recycling

(EU) – The EU plastics strategy’s target for the use of recycled plastics "will not be achievable without implementing chemical recycling," says the association Chemical Recycling Europe. The EU wants 10 million tonnes of... more

MOL acquires German plastics recycler Aurora

(H) – The Hungarian petrochemical multinational MOL has made its first foray into the plastics recycling business by acquiring the medium-sized German plastics recycler Aurora Group. The companies did not provide any financial details of... more

Dutch waste management company

Twence posts "very good result" for 2018

(NL) – The Dutch waste management firm Twence Holding B.V. delivered what it described as a "very good result" last year with a profit of €14.5m. With that, net earnings were virtually the same as in 2017, while net... more

Chinese state-owned enterprise CEHL

seeking acquisition targets in Europe

(A, PRC) – The Austrian company eWaste Umweltconsulting GmbH wants to advise the Chinese state-owned company CEHL on potential investment opportunities on the European waste market. A memorandum of understanding laying out the terms of... more

Recylex considers potential divestment

of subsidiaries Norzinco and PPM

(F, D) – The financially troubled Recylex group is considering selling non-core businesses, the concern explained last month. Within the scope of ongoing financing talks with its business partners, the Franco-German recycling company said... more

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