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The non-ferrous scrap

metal market in Germany

(D) – LME prices for copper have recently remained within a range of $6,700 and 6,800 per tonne. As a result there was comparatively little movement in the copper scrap price last week. According to the news agency MBI, the wholesale... more

Austrian plastics plan: deposit on single-use beverage

containers, refillables quota and packaging charge

(A) – In the fight against plastic waste, Austria's environment minister Leonore Gewessler has plans to impose a deposit on single-use beverage bottles and to mandate that the retail sector to sell more drinks in refillable bottles.... more

UK to double charge on single-use carrier bags

(UK) – The British government is stepping up its "war on plastic waste" by doubly the minimum charge on single-use plastic carrier bags in England from 5p (£0.05, €0.006) to 10p as of 1 April 2021, according to the... more

Switzerland: Proposed tax

to encourage recyclate use

(CH) – The Swiss parliament’s Environment Committee is proposing a tax on some types of single-use plastic packaging as of 2025. At its meeting on 31 August and 1 September, the Committee adopted a new motion entitled "More... more

European Commission publishes new

action plan for critical raw materials

(EU) – The European Commission plans to map the extent to which secondary materials from EU stocks and waste can contribute to the supply of critical raw materials. The inventory is to be completed by 2022 and list identified "viable... more

Companies and institutions appearing in the current issue

Antin Infrastructure Partners 1

Ardian 1, 2


Babcock & Wilcox (B&W) 5


Beijing Enterprises Holdings Limited (BEHL) 6

Biffa 3


Chiho... more

Turkey wants to limit recycled raw material imports

(TR) – Turkey’s recycling industry will need to source at least half of the raw materials it requires from the Turkish domestic market. The country’s environment minister Murat Kurum announced new rules mandating the use of... more

Veolia wants to buy Engie’s stake in Suez

as first step towards a full take-over

(F) – The French environmental services giant Veolia has launched a takeover bid for competitor Suez. On Sunday evening Veolia announced that it had made an offer to the French utility concern Engie (formerly GDF Suez) for 29.9 per cent... more

Veolia offer "carries great uncertainties", Suez warns

(F) – A day after its initial, tersely worded response to the news that Veolia was mounting a takeover bid, the French group Suez issued a second statement. The environmental services company reported that its board of directors... more

Alba SE significantly lowers earnings

forecast after posting first-half loss

(D) – The coronavirus crisis hammered the first-half financial results of German metals recycler Alba SE. The publicly-listed holding company, which is consolidated as part of the Alba Group, experienced a steep decline in volumes in the... more

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