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India tightens up

scrap imports policy

(IND) – Ferrous scrap can only be imported into India in a shredded and compacted form with immediate effect. Exceptions only apply to designated major ports. These provisions are laid down in a new regulation issued by the Director General of... more

Sims posts huge leap

in first-quarter earnings

(WW) – The Australia-based metals recycler Sims Group Ltd. has more than tripled earnings for the first quarter of its 2004/05 business year. In the three month period ended 30 September 2004, net profits reached AUD57.1m (€33.1m), compared... more

PET exports from the USA to China

reached a new record during 2003

Napcor: Collection rate fell further to 19.6 per cent (USA) – The strong growth in exports of PET bottles and flakes from the USA to China continued in 2003, reaching a new record. At the same time, the volume of post-consumer bottles purchased... more

Restructuring and exchange rate

effects restricted Onyx’ profits

Extraordinary charges in Germany cut earnings (F) – The French waste management firm Onyx posted a significant downturn in net profits last year. According to the recently released environmental and sustainability report of the company, profits... more

Food contact approval for

PET recycling process

(JP) – PET recyclate produced via the firm AIES Co. Ltd’s chemical treatment process has been awarded approval for use in food contact packaging. In early September, the Japanese government’s food safety committee had authorised the use of... more

The Netherlands must remove calorific

value as a criterion for recovery

Multi-year plan for hazardous waste incompatible with EU law (EU, NL) – The Dutch multi-year plan for hazardous waste stipulates that authorities are able to object to a cross-border waste shipment if at least 20 per cent of a waste can be... more

Ecomondo to take place

in early November

(I) – The eighth edition of the international trade fair on material and energy recovery and sustainable development, Ecomondo, is set to take place between 3 and 6 November. The location for the trade fair will be Rimini, Italy, the organiser,... more

OEA warns of end

to aluminium recycling

(EU) – The high demand for aluminium scrap expected from China in the coming years represents a serious threat to European scrap supply, in the view of the Organisation of European Aluminium Refiners and Remelters (OEA). The OEA’s president... more

EU Commission looking

into state aid for AVR

(EU, NL) – The European Commission doubts whether the planned state aid provided by the Dutch government to the waste management company AVR is compatible with the Internal Market. In a publication in the EU Official Journal (C 250/6) on... more

Compost marketing and

application on the agenda

(D) – “Effective compost marketing and application in practice” is the title of a two-day workshop, which will take place in the German town of Aschaffenburg on 4 and 5 November. The organiser of the workshop, the European Compost Network... more