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Malaysian non-ferrous scrap importers call for

realistic contamination cap in new guideline

(MAL) – Malaysia’s non-ferrous scrap importers are appealing to their government to reconsider proposed guidelines for scrap metal imports, now scheduled to go into effect on 1 November. "Once this is implemented, the economic... more

EERA criticises proposed WEEE export restrictions

(EU) – Recyclers of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) in Europe are highly critical of the amendments to the Basel Convention proposed by Switzerland and Ghana (EUWID 5/2021). In a recent statement, the European Electronics... more

Paprec acquires PVC compounder Actiplast

(F) – The French recycler and waste management company Paprec continues to expand its plastics division. On 13 September, the company announced the acquisition of Actiplast, a compounder specialising in PVC and located in the west of... more

News in brief: LG Sets Goal to use More Than Half Million Tonnes of Recycled Plastic

LG Electronics (LG) plans to increase its use of recycled plastics in new products nearly 30 times by 2030, the company announced in early September. The South Korean electronics concern, which currently uses only 20,000 tonnes... more

Veolia announces €2.5bn share

capital increase ahead of merger

(F) – In connection with the planned takeover of its competitor Suez, the French environmental services group Veolia announced last week that it was launching a share capital increase of about €2.5bn. Veolia will have to pay about... more

Biffa’s business rebounding

to pre-pandemic levels

(UK) – British waste management company Biffa’s business performance has strengthened and the outlook for the full year remains positive, the British waste management concern’s board said in a trading update issued on 9... more

Viridor commissions new

plastics recycling plant

(UK) – British waste company Viridor has begun commissioning at its multi-polymer plastics recycling plant at Avonmouth. When fully operational, the facility is to will produce 60,000 tonnes of recycled PET, HDPE and PP from bottles,... more

Siemens Gamesa launches

recyclable wind turbine blades

(D) – Wind power specialist Siemens Gamesa has developed recyclable rotor blades for commercial offshore use. The company’s manufacturing facility in Aalborg, Denmark, has produced the first six of the blades to be marketed under... more

EuPC highlights risks of one-sided target

setting for recyclate in plastic packaging

(EU) – European plastic packaging manufacturers are cautioning against structural changes that would place all of the risks associated with a transition to a circular economy of plastics converters. Unilateral decisions should not be made... more

Plastics Europe calls for binding recycled content target

(EU) – Europe’s plastics manufacturers support the European Commission’s aim to introduce a mandatory Europe-wide recycled content in plastic packaging. Plastics Europe, the European association of plastics producers, is... more

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