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MBT workshop in

Budapest cancelled

(H) – The European Compost Network has cancelled a workshop on the mechanical biological treatment of waste in the accession countries due to a lack of interest. The event was due to take place from 6 to 8 October in the Hungarian capital,... more

UK exports of non-ferrous scrap

metals exceeded imports in 2003

BMRA foreign trade statistics / Ferrous scrap shipments higher (UK) – The United Kingdom exported almost three times as much aluminium scrap than it imported last year. In its annual report for 2003, the British Metals Recycling Association... more

Single-use PET and reusable

glass bottles equal in LCA terms

Petcore presents study conducted by Ifeu institute (D) – A new life cycle analysis (LCA) study has shown that single-use PET bottles are just as environmentally favourable as reusable glass. The results of the study, which was carried out by... more

RAL reviews Norwegian

fridge recovery

(N) – Norway has an exemplary collection network for waste refrigeration, according to the RAL Quality Assurance Association for the Demanufacture of Refrigeration Equipment containing CFCs. The association was asked by the Norwegian collection... more

RENE has annual

capacity of 490,000 tonnes

(D) – The Recycling Network Europe (RENE) for the take-back and recovery of scrap electrical and electronic appliance is currently able to handle 490,000 tonnes of equipment each year. The network had partners in 14 countries which would provide... more

Ship recycling initiative

receives funding

(NL) – The Dutch ship recycling initiative Ecodock has been awarded a subsidy of €900,000 towards the construction of a demonstration dismantling facility for single-hull tankers and end-of-life ships. The funding, which was awarded under the... more

Smorgon Steel full-year

results hit by scrap costs

(AUS) – The Australian steel producer and metals recycler Smorgon Steel has announced that its metal recycling business had grown significantly during the past year. Volumes collected and processed having risen by 10.5 per cent in the twelve... more

London to host BIR

autumn convention

(UK) – The Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) has published the programme for its autumn convention, which will take place in London from 27 to 29 October. Following internal meetings on the first day, the second day of the convention would... more

The recovered paper

market in Germany

(D) – Once almost all outstanding contracts had finally been signed and sealed in the week ended 10 September, it became clear that no major changes would occur on the German recovered paper market in September, as expected. “On the surface,... more

Magnesium recycling

capacity set to rise

(D) – German magnesium recycling capacity is set to increase substantially in the near future. The group Norsk Hydro inaugurated two new reprocessing lines that doubled its capacity to 15,000 tonnes per year in the middle of September. At the... more