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Viridor to be sold to private equity firm KKR

(UK) – British waste management company Viridor is to be sold for £4.2bn to investment funds managed by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. (KKR). Viridor’s parent company Pennon announced on 18 March that it had entered a... more

Stainless steel recycler

ELG could be sold

(D) – The conglomerate Franz Haniel & Cie is weighing the disposal of its stainless steel recycling division. As part of the strategic reorientation of the family-owned investment holding company, Haniel is to analyse the strategic... more

Waste and energy associations call on

EU to divert more waste from landfill

(EU) – European umbrella associations have issued a joint statement calling on the European Commission to introduce more measures to divert waste from landfill. In particular, they want commercial and industrial (C&I) waste to be... more

China Everbright posts another

year of strong growth in 2019

(PRC) – China Everbright International (CEI), an environmental conglomerate specialising in the construction of waste-to-energy (wte) plants, once again reported strong growth in 2019. The company, which is part of Chinese state-owned... more

"The most ambitious proposal ever presented"

(EU) – The European Commission’s new Circular Economy Action Plan has been well received by the European Environment Bureau (EEB). While the network of European environmental organisations criticizes the lack of targets to halve... more

EPRC and CEPI call for RCP

collection to be maintained

(EU) – The Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI) has called for recognition of its industry as an essential supplier in several critical European value chains. The sector should be eligible for state aids "to ensure... more

India overtakes China as EU’s

leading RCP export market

(WW) – EU member states exported less recovered paper to China last year. Within just a few short years, Chinese restrictions on recovered paper (RCP) imports implemented through caps on import licences brought EU shipments to the... more

Recovered paper supply shrinking in

France as some sorting plants shut down

(F) – For several months, the French market was drowning in recovered paper – especially the ordinary grades – and prices sank to a record low. Now, the tide is turning. Within the space of only a week, the supply of recovered... more

Forty per cent of RCP sorting

plants in France are closed

(F) – Sorting and recycling activity in France has been severely hit by the measures taken to control the coronavirus. French recycling organisation Citeo estimates that around 40 per cent of sorting plants in the country have shut down... more

Prices begin to rise as recovered

paper supply tightens in Italy

(I) – Italy’s industry is being shaken to its core by the coronavirus and measures taken to stem its spread. Needs and product demand are shifting and market dynamics are changing. Conditions on Italy’s recovered paper market... more

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