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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

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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

Derichebourg reports growth

23.05.2018 − The French concern Derichebourg has benefited from the rise in steel scrap prices. The company's recycling and environmental activities generated sales of around €1.061bn in the first half of its fiscal year, an...» more

TSR Recycling finalises Van Dalen acquisition

11.05.2018 − The German metals recycler TSR has completed the take-over of the Dutch company Van Dalen Metals & Trading. Rolf Van Dalen joins the board of TSR's subsidiary HKS Metals. » more

China suspends scrap imports from the USA

04.05.2018 − US exporters of secondary raw materials will not be able to ship deliveries to China for the next 30 days. The inspection organisation CCIC North America will not carry out pre-shipment inspections » more

Strong revenue growth for Veolia in Q1

03.05.2018 − Revenues from Veolia's international waste management operations reached €2.268bn in the first quarter of 2018, up nearly 10 per cent at constant exchange rates, the French concern announced on Thursday in Paris. Waste...» more

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

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