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Scottish firm Redeem

plc expands into USA

(UK) Scotland's Redeem plc, which specialises in the recovery, reuse and recycling of mobile phones and printer cartridges, has announced its opening of a new headquarter in the United States. The new facility, based in Atlanta, Georgia and... more

Ireland sets new

record for glass recycling

(IE) Rehab Recycle reports that 60,000 tonnes of glass were collected from Irish households in the previous 12 months. According to Rehab, this figure represents an increase of more than 16 per cent over the previous record year 2005 and has... more

Nine Dragons founder is

the richest person in China

(PRC) The stock market flotation of her paper company Nine Dragons Paper has pole- vaulted the recovered paper trader and industrialist Zhang Yin from spot 36 to number one on the list of the richest people in China. Her personal fortune of... more

Pinault wanted to buy

Suez environment unit

(F) The French entrepreneur François Pinault planned to team up with the Italian electricity supplier Enel to submit a take-over bid for the Suez group and subsequently break up the firm, the French business newspaper Les Echos reported in... more

BMH Enviro to build

RDF plant in Holland

(NL) The Finnish plant builder BMH Enviro is building a plant for refuse-derived fuel (RDF) with an annual capacity of 60,000 tonnes. The facility will be located in Haaksbergen close to the Dutch town of Enschede and should be commissioned in... more

The waste plastics

market in Germany

(D) There were no substantial changes on the German waste plastics market during October. Post-industrial regrind prices were mostly stable. PP regrind, HDPE crate regrind and clean PVC window regrind were often said to be particularly scarce.... more

Record recycling rate for

steel packaging in Germany

(D) Rasselstein, Germany's sole producer of packaging steel, has announced an 86 per cent recycling rate for tinplate packaging in 2005, the highest rate to date. The legislative target of 70 per cent had thus been surpassed once again, the firm... more

IISI crude steel production

statistics for September

(WW) Steel production worldwide continues to grow. In September, the 62 countries whose production data are collected by the International Iron and Steel Institute (IISI) produced 8.8 per cent more crude steel than in September 2005. Excluding... more

Xstrata increases ist

recycling capacity

(CDN) The metal group Xstrata plc is building a new recycling plant at its site in Sudbury, Canada. As a result, the site's recycling capacity would more than double, the firm announced at the end of September. A company spokesperson for Xstrata... more

International Exchange

Comex Copper 13.10.06 +/- Settlemt. Low High Prior day Oct +2.45 339.85 339.75 342.50 337.40 Nov +2.55 341.10 341.00 344.00... more