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FEAD welcomes EP

position on "Green Deal"

(EU) – The EU Parliament’s resolution on the "European Green Deal" is a "strong and positive signal for making a true circular economy happen", according to Peter Kurth, the new president of the European... more

News in brief: New president and general secretary for FEAD

Peter Kurth took office as the new president of the European Federation for Waste Management and Environmental Services (FEAD) on 1 January, following his election last year. Mr Kurth, the president of the German waste... more

China to publish standards for

non-ferrous scrap "recycling materials"

(PRC) – The Chinese government is advancing its plans to reclassify non-ferrous scrap metal grades currently subject to import restrictions before it closes the door completely to "waste" imports at the end of 2020. Three new... more

Derichebourg wins sorting

plant contract in France

(F) – The French recycling group Derichebourg has won a contract to plan, build, operate and maintain a new sorting plant for separately collected household recyclable materials. The total value of the contract awarded by the municipal... more

EuRIC tables position

paper on textile recycling

(EU) – The recently established textiles division of the European Recycling Industries’ Confederation (EuRIC) has released a position paper setting out its recommendations for the sustainable use of textiles throughout the value... more

An additional 18 million tonnes of capacity to

come online in Europe in the next five years

(EU) – Waste-to-energy (wte) is still a growth market in Europe. The number of facilities commissioned in Europe is set to rise in the years ahead, the consulting firm Ecoprog announced at the publication of the latest edition of its... more

Acciona and HZI build wte plant in West Australia

(E, AUS) – The Spanish company Acciona has been selected as the general contractor for a project to build a new waste-to-energy (wte) plant in East Rockingham in West Australia. In late December, the company put the total value of this... more

Nestlé plans to invest billions

to encourage plastics recycling

(WW) – The Swiss consumer goods group Nestlé plans to spend up to CHF2bn to encourage the use of food-grade recycled plastics in place of primary material globally. The company said last week it would source up to two million... more

More recycled plastic

used in Italy in 2019

(I) – The consumption of recycled post-consumer plastic in Italy is thought to have risen by 2 per cent last year to reach an estimated 600,000 tonnes, according to a study conducted by the consulting and market research institute Plastic... more

New consortium for chemical

recycling of PET packaging

(EU) – A new consortium was founded in late 2019 with the aim of advancing the chemical recycling of difficult-to-recycle PET packaging. Its members include the packaging and recycling specialist Alpla as well as the food, beverage and... more

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