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Boer Group acquires Dutch textile fibre recycler

19.10.2018 − The Dutch textiles recycler Boer Group has taken over a majority stake in Frankenhuis B.V. “With this strategic acquisition, Boer Group closes the chain in the circular economy for post-consumer textiles,” the company...» more

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Derichebourg sells two waste management subsidiaries in Italy

18.10.2018 − The Italian environmental group Iren Ambiente will take over two additional subsidiaries of the recycling and services company Derichebourg.» more

Positive response to Committee vote
on Single-Use Plastics Directive

12.10.2018 − Waste management and recycling industry trade associations have welcome the adoption of the planned EU Directive to reduce single-use plastics by the European Parliament's Environment Committee. In their reactions, the...» more

BIR launches foundation in support
of Global Recycling Day

08.10.2018 − The Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) is working to expand the reach of its Global Recycling Day efforts through a new foundation. The BIR's president Ranjit Baxi launched the new "Global Recycling Foundation" at...» more

No more speculation : Rethmann subsidiary acquires Duales System Deutschland

27.09.2018 − Early Thursday morning, Germany’s largest waste management company, Remondis, and the owners of Der Grüne Punkt (the Green Dot) finally pulled the trigger on their long-anticipated deal. A contract covering the sale of...» more

The deal is done: Remondis purchases
Germany’s "Green Dot" system

27.09.2018 − Shortly before 2:30 on Thursday morning, Remondis and the owners of Der Grüne Punkt (the Green Dot) took the plunge. After months of speculation and protracted negotiations, a contract was signed covering the sale of...» more

Remondis-DSD takeover deal still unsigned

25.09.2018 − Thrilling down to the wire. Remondis' planned acquisition of the packaging waste recovery scheme Duales System Deutschland Holding GmbH & Co. KG (DSD) remains challenging even within sight of the finish line. The...» more

Suez to build a new waste to energy plant in England's North East

19.09.2018 − he French environmental services company Suez plans a major expansion of its Tees Valley energy from waste site in the North East of England. In a 17 September statement, Suez said that it would add 200,0000 tonnes of...» more

Recycled plastic bike path pilot study launched

13.09.2018 − Tests began on the world's "first smart bike path", on Wednesday in the Dutch city of Zwolle. The path consists of hollow modules made of plastic with a substantial recycled content. Ultimately, the project's developers...» more

Suez begins operations at new PV panel recycling plant

10.09.2018 − French group Suez has started up a new recycling facility for silicon-based solar modules in the town of Knittlingen in south-western Germany. » more

Remondis takes over insolvent scrap dealer Lindauer

06.09.2018 − The German waste management concern Remondis has acquired the Lindauer & Co. GmbH scrap metal business and does not intend to continue operations at the site. » more

Alba SE's turnover declines to €231m in first half

30.08.2018 − The German scrap recycler Alba SE faced a decline in revenues to €231.01m in the first half of its 2018 financial year.» more

Lidl's parent group plans to set up packaging recovery scheme

28.08.2018 − The Schwarz Group is planning its next step on the German waste management market. Through its GreenCycle GmbH subsidiary, the retail giant plans to introduce its own new packaging waste take-back and recovery system,...» more

Sims Metal Management reports growth

24.08.2018 − The global recycling group Sims Metal Management has raised its volumes, revenues and underlying results in its financial year 2018. » more

Green light for Lidl's Tönsmeier takeover

22.08.2018 − The Schwarz Group, parent company of the discount grocery chain Lidl, may proceed with its planned purchase of the German waste management company Tönsmeier. The European Commission's Competition directorate-general...» more

KKR buys majority stake in Indian waste management company

15.08.2018 − The investment firm KKR & Co. is taking over a controlling share of the Indian company Ramky Enviro Engineers Ltd. The New York-based KKR will acquire a 60 per cent stake in the waste management and environmental...» more

PET recycler Sorepla sold to Indorama

02.08.2018 − The Indonesian Indorama concern is taking over French plastics recycler Sorepla Industrie S.A. The parties to the deal announced on Wednesday that they had signed a sales agreement. Neither company commented on the...» more

Veolia posts "robust growth" for waste activities

01.08.2018 − The waste management operations of environmental services group Veolia benefited from "very good volumes, even in France" during the first six months of 2018.» more

LyondellBasell and KIT enter chemical recycling cooperation

27.07.2018 − The chemicals concern LyondellBasell has announced that it will cooperate with Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) to advance the chemical recycling of plastic materials.» more

Suez reports growth in first half

26.07.2018 − "The year has started off well. The group’s growth momentum is intensifying," according to Suez CEO Jean-Louis Chaussade. » more

Investor consortium to acquire Plastic Omnium's environment division

20.07.2018 − Europe's leading waste container producer is to be sold to two French investors. Plastics processor Plastic Omnium announced today that it signed a put option for its environmental business with Latour Capital and...» more

Waste and recycling is UK's most dangerous industry

11.07.2018 − The British waste and recycling industry had a higher rate of fatal injury last year than any other industry group. According to new figures from the British Health & Safety Executive, the fatal injury rate for the...» more

Lidl to acquire Tönsmeier

02.07.2018 − The die is cast. Europe's largest retail group, the Schwarz Gruppe is to purchase Tönsmeier, the fifth largest waste management company in Germany. With the acquisition via its subsidiary GreenCycle GmbH, Schwarz – the...» more

Substantial growth in sorting capacity for recovered paper

29.06.2018 − Up to 220 sorting plants for recovered paper and board will be commissioned in Europe by 2025, according to Ecoprog. » more

Recyclables trader WPT to be taken over by Chinese firm

28.06.2018 − The Chinese company Cycle Link International plans to take over the Dutch company Waste Paper Trade (WPT). The transaction is still subject to regulatory approval, according to the Dutch firm.» more

MVV starts construction of Dundee waste to energy plant

20.06.2018 − German energy company MVV has officially launched the construction of its third plant in the UK. » more

Biffa announces positive net result, new CEO

14.06.2018 − The past financial year was a "pleasing year of organic and acquisitive growth" for British waste group Biffa. The company's net revenues, excluding landfill tax, jumped by nearly 9 per cent to £978m (ca. €1.11bn). » more

Remondis expands its presence in Poland

05.06.2018 − Remondis is expanding its operations in Poland. Germany's largest waste management company announced on Tuesday that it had entered a conditional agreement to acquire the Polish activities of the Swedish Ragn-Sells...» more

EU greenlights Attero takeover

04.06.2018 − The EU competition authority cleared the acquisition of Dutch waste management firm Attero by the investment companies 3i Infrastructure plc and DWS. The EU Commission's DG Competition saw no competition concerns raised...» more

UK waste business charges a drag on Renewi's performance

24.05.2018 − In the first full year since it emerged from the merger of Shanks and Van Gansewinkel, Renewi saw revenues increase across all its divisions, with the notable exception of its municipal business. This division, whose...» more