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Containers of EAF dust found

abandoned in Malaysia

(MAL, ROU) – Some 110 shipping containers holding electric arc furnace (EAF) dust have been abandoned in Malaysia, the country's Environment and Water Minister Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man said on 19 July. The minister said that all... more

Austrian firms set up JV

(A) – An Austrian cement company is teaming up with a fellow Austrian firm that produces wood-based products in order to jointly procure secondary raw materials and refuse derived fuel (RDF). The Wietersdorfer Group, which produces cement... more

Vinylplus on track to meet

800,000 t recycled PVC goal

(EU) – Europe’s PVC industry recycled some 771,000 tonnes of PVC waste last year. According to the 2019 progress report drawn up by the industry’s sustainability initiative Vinylplus, this figure represents 96 per cent of the... more

Kemsley wte plant adjacent DS

Smith mill now fully operational

(UK) – The Kemsley energy from waste plant near Sittingbourne in the South of England has been brought into commercial operation by Wheelabrator Technologies. The US waste to energy (wte) company announced in late July that the combined... more

Paper recycling rate reaches 72 per cent in Europe

(EU) – The European recycling rate for paper increased slightly last year, while at the same time, both new paper production and the collection and utilisation of recovered paper decreased. According to the "Key Statistics"... more

China issues tenth batch of 2020 waste import quotas

(PRC) – The China Solid Waste and Chemicals Management Center of the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) issued a new batch of waste import licences on 24 July, the tenth batch for the year. It is the second batch of import permits... more

News in brief: Renault Trucks and Indra plan recycling network for lorries

Renault’s truck division is teaming up with Indra Automobile Recycling in France to establish a network for the recycling of end-of-life trucks and the marketing of used spare parts. The two companies... more

News in brief: Dow launches pilot project in Nigeria

The chemical group Dow has launched a pilot project in Nigeria to recycle used water sachets. These pouches are widely used in West Africa to transport drinking water, which is not directly accessible for around 19 per cent of... more

News in brief: AEPW enters strategic partnership with UN-Habitat

The Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW) has entered into a strategic partnership with UN-Habitat, the United Nations human settlement programme. The partnership aims to implement solutions towards a circular... more

Negative mixed paper prices

at latest Comieco auction

(I) – The latest recovered paper auctions organised by the Italian consortium Comieco were characterised by low levels of participation, a wide spectrum of prices and a couple of very low bids. Not all of the mixed paper available found a... more

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