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Netherlands plans tax in imports of

waste for landfilling or incineration

(NL) – The Dutch government plans to introduce a tax next year on wastes imported for incineration or landfilling. According to a letter sent to the Dutch House of Representatives by Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate (EAC) Eric... more

Recoup reviews black plastic

packaging progress

(UK) – The amount of undetectable black plastic packaging coming onto the British market is expected to be cut by two thirds by the end of 2019, according to the British recycling non-profit Recoup. This anticipated reduction is among the... more

EU Commission gives go ahead

to Suez investment in Terrial

(F) – The European Commission’s DG Competition has greenlighted the acquisition of a stake in the French company Terrial by Suez Organique. The subsidiary of the vegetable oil and protein producer Avril is active in the recycling of... more

Renewi and Ingka invest in

Dutch mattress recycler

(NL) – The Dutch mattress recycler RetourMatras has two new shareholders. The Anglo-Dutch waste management company Renewi acquired a 32 per cent share in the company for an undisclosed sum. Ingka Investments, a subsidiary of the IKEA... more

Peter Kurth to become FEAD

president at the start of 2020

(EU) – Peter Kurth will become the new President of the Waste Management and Environmental Services (FEAD). In late June, the FEAD general assembly elected the head of the German waste management association BDE to succeed Jean-Marc... more

Recycling rate for UBCs

rises to 75 per cent

(UK) – The recycling rate for aluminium beverage cans in the United Kingdom reached its highest level to date last year at 75 per cent. The recycling rate has soared since 2010, when just 54 percent of all used aluminium beverage cans... more

News in brief: Airbus to provide imaging technology to track waste plastic

Airbus is looking to position itself "along the value chain of ocean waste" and will enter a new part-nership with the group Waste Free Oceans (WFO), the environmental NGO announced in late June. The Airbus Defense... more

Global cement industry is stepping up

use of waste-based fuels

(WW) – In Germany and some other European countries, waste is already the fuel of choice for the cement industry, with substitution rates in excess of 50 per cent. In other countries, co-incineration is still in the early stages, but... more

EuRIC urges “design for recycling” for all products

(EU) – The umbrella association representing the European recycling industry says the targets in the EU Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD) and Single-Use Plastics (SUP) Directive are challenging and can only be met with a... more

Geminor expands its business

in Poland with new office

(PL) – The logistics and refuse derived fuel supplier Geminor recently opened an office in Poland. Geminor’s first office in Poland is located in Sopot, around 10 km from Gdansk. The office is to be led by Andrzej Zientarski, the... more

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