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Remondis, Sacyr and Veolia vie

for Melbourne waste contract

(AUS) – Veolia and Remondis have made the short list for a long-term waste contract in Melbourne, Australia, according to the Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group (MWRRG). The waste partnership, consisting of 16 member councils... more

Umicore’s recycling activities beating expectations

(B) – Umicore’s recycling operations continue to fare well. Recycling activities would turn in a first-half performance exceeding market expectations and also better than projected at the end of April, the Belgian metals company... more

Carlos Slim boosts stake in

FCC through debt cancellation

(E) – Mexican business magnate Carlos Slim Helú has raised his stake in the Spanish environmental services and construction conglomerate FCC by another 15 per cent via his holding company Inversora Carso. The increase of his stake... more

Saubermacher investing

€3m in hazwaste centre

(A) – The Austrian waste management firm Saubermacher is investing €3m in expanding a hazardous waste treatment centre in Kidricevo, Slovenia. Market conditions and stronger demand for hazardous waste services were the reasons for... more

Plastic packaging producers sceptical

about quotas for recyclate use

(D, F) – Producers of plastic packaging are sceptical about mandatory targets for the use of recycled material in the EU. Mandatory targets for minimum recycled content represent "a significant intervention in the market that is... more

Recycling rate for packaging

waste hits 70 per cent

(I) – Last year, around 13.65 million tonnes of packaging were place on the market in Italy, and of that total, 9.65 million tonnes were recycled. The resulting average recycling rate across all packaging materials stands at approximately... more

Swiss Vipa restarts activities on

German recovered paper market

(D, CH) The Swiss company Vipa, one of the world’s largest recovered paper (RCP) merchants, returned to Germany in April 2020 after roughly 20 years away. Given its history, Vipa is not a newcomer in Germany. In the 1960s, the Swiss... more

Valmet to supply boiler for

Norske Skog’s RDF power plant

(A) – Valmet will supply a complete steam boiler plant to Norske Skog’s paper mill in Bruck an der Mur in Austria. The goal of the investment is to improve the mill’s cost competitiveness, reduce its carbon footprint and... more

Italian recovered paper prices

plunge again in June

(I) – The bubble on Italy’s recovered paper market has burst. As in other countries, slow demand and resurgent collection volumes following the lifting of coronavirus restrictions have sent prices tumbling, especially for ordinary... more

Demand for waste plastics

remains weak in Germany

(D) – For most plastics recyclers in Germany, the situation remains extremely tense. Although regrind prices did not lose any additional ground in June, many recyclers once again had to idle production lines or furlough employees because... more

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