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Tomra revenues climb in the first quarter

25.04.2018 − The Norwegian sorting technologies and reverse vending machine (RWM) provider Tomra reported revenues up in both of its business areas in the first quarter of 2018. The sorting solutions business area saw sales up on...» more

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Chiho Environmental plans ELV recycling expansion in China

24.04.2018 − The Chiho Environmental Group wants to significantly expand its recycling of end-of-life vehicles (ELVs) in China. In doing so, the group said it intended to make use of the ELV recycling experience amassed in Europe...» more

ISRI: US scrap exports will be hit hard by new Chinese import bans

23.04.2018 − New Chinese bans on imports of additional secondary raw materials set to going into effect in December 2018 and December 2019 will have a substantial effect on global scrap supply chains, according to the US Institute...» more

ELG returns to the profit zone

13.04.2018 − The stainless steel recycler ELG returned to the black in 2017 thanks to a better market environment and higher tonnages. » more

Unilever, Indorama und Ioniqa enter PET recycling partnership

05.04.2018 − The consumer goods group Unilever, the PET manufacturer and recycler Indorama and the Dutch start-up Ioniqa have launched a partnership to advance the development of a new PET recycling technology. » more

Attero to be purchased by 3i Infrastructure and DWS

04.04.2018 − The Dutch waste management company Attero is changing hands again. Attero announced last Friday that its owner - the private equity firm Waterland - had agreed on sales conditions with a consortium consisting of the...» more

LafargeHolcim co-combusts 10m tonnes of waste in 2017

29.03.2018 − LafargeHolcim recovered enough waste to fill around 50 average-sized (200,000 tonnes per year) waste to energy plants in 2017. The Franco-Swiss building materials group treated approximately 10 million tonnes of waste...» more

Beverage carton manufacturers build recycling plant

26.03.2018 − Drinks carton manufacturers will process residues from the treatment of post-consumer beverage cartons themselves in Germany. Through the newly founded subsidiary Palurec GmbH, the German trade association for liquid...» more

Schnitzer expects sharp upturn in second fiscal quarter

22.03.2018 − The US scrap recycler and steel manufacturer Schnitzer Steel Industries (SSI) expects operating earnings and scrap sales volumes to be much stronger in the second quarter of its current financial year.» more

Paprec takes over recovered paper specialist Deroo

21.03.2018 − The recycling group Paprec further expands its presence in Northern France. » more

Suez and LyondellBasell finalise QCP transaction

15.03.2018 − The plastics producer LyondellBasell and the environmental services group Suez have completed the transactions establishing them as 50/50 partners in the plastic recycler Quality Circular Polymers (QCP). The QPC plant...» more

Dutch metal recyclers HKS and Van Dalen to merge

09.03.2018 − The Dutch metals recycler Van Dalen will merge with HKS Metals, a subsidiary of TSR.» more

Sims Metal Management expands British presence

08.03.2018 − The northern English metal recycler Morley Waste Traders and its subsidiary Lord and Midgley have been taken over by Sims Metal Management. » more

Suez reports higher revenues from European waste business

01.03.2018 − Suez's European waste management business was among the operations "delivering a high level of growth in growing markets", CEO Jean-Louis Chaussade said at the presentation of the group's 2017 results on Thursday...» more

Veolia: "Remarkable growth" in 2017 waste operations

22.02.2018 − Across its international waste management operations, Veolia saw "remarkable growth" in revenues which climbed over 8 per cent at constant rate of exchange in 2017, CFO Philippe Capron told analysts at the Thursday...» more

Less RDF exported from England in 2017

13.02.2018 − English exports of refuse-derived fuel (RDF) peaked in 2016. For the first time since the Environment Agency began permitting the export of RDF or solid recovered fuel (SRF) in 2010, the amount of pre-treated residual...» more

Recovered paper recycling rate rises in Europe

07.02.2018 − Half a million tonnes more recovered paper were collected in Europe in 2016 than had been in the previous year, even as paper consumption decreased modestly. The resulting recycling rate for paper reached 72.5 per cent...» more

Double-digit growth for Stena Metall

01.02.2018 − "The financial year has started well for the Stena Metall Group," according to its CEO Anders Jansson.» more

Scholz appoints new CEO

31.01.2018 − Klaus Hauschulte has been appointed the new chief executive officer of German metals recycler Scholz Recycling GmbH. The former Siemens manager will take over the role from Henry Qin on 1 February .» more

Waste to energy projects in Dubai and Sharjah

30.01.2018 − The Swiss engineering company Hitachi Zosen Inova AG (HZI) and the Belgian Besix Group have been awarded a contract to build and operate a new municipal waste incineration plant in the Emirate of Dubai.» more

Remondis acquires majority stake in Danish waste company

25.01.2018 − The German waste management group Remondis is strengthening its presence in neighbouring Denmark. The company announced the acquisition of a majority stake in M. Larsen Vognmandsfirma A/S on Thursday.» more

FEAD has its doubts regarding the Plastics Strategy

24.01.2018 − Voluntary commitments are welcome and will contribute to the uptake of recycled plastics, "but they are hardly the basis for a robust, long term European market, which is a prerequisite for innovations and the required...» more

Scavenging costs European e-scrap recyclers €170m per year

18.01.2018 − The theft of valuable electrical and electronic components does significant financial damage to European e-scrap recyclers. An estimated 22 per cent of e-waste volumes in Europe are subject to scavenging before they...» more

Oetinger acquired by Czech metals processing company

10.01.2018 − The German aluminium recycler Oetinger has changed hands for the second time in five years. Following the secondary aluminium producer's insolvency in 2013 and its successful reorganisation under the ownership of the...» more

FEAD calls for maintaining "level of ambition" and demand-side measures

15.12.2017 − "The recently announced ban by China on imports as from March 2018 on different waste streams is a wake-up call for the European Union.» more

Remondis takes over Belgian waste company De Vocht

13.12.2017 − Germany's largest waste management company Remondis is expanding its presence in Belgium through the acquisition of the family-owned business De Vocht. As part of an ownership succession plan all shares of De Vocht NV...» more

Derichebourg's recycling performance up

06.12.2017 − The recycling activities of the French concern Derichebourg were able to "record some of the best performances around the world," for the 2016/17 financial year ended 30 September. "The effectiveness of the organization...» more

ESA urges action on UK's predicted waste treatment capacity gap

30.11.2017 − The Environmental Service Association (ESA) is calling attention to what it sees as a looming waste capacity shortfall in the UK with a new briefing launched on Thursday. The report titled, "The treatment capacity gap...» more

Higher earnings in first financial half for Viridor

29.11.2017 − The British waste management company Viridor achieved revenue of £410.2m (€464m) for the six months ended 30 September, up 2 per cent against the prior-year half. Viridor posted before tax profit of £37.1m, up from just...» more

Suez and LydondellBasell to enter plastics recycling joint venture

28.11.2017 − Suez announced has plans to produce “high-quality circular polymers” together with chemicals company and plastics manufacturer LyondellBasell. Under a new agreement, LyondellBasell will be a 50/50 partner with Suez in...» more