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Remondis completes TSR takeover

15.08.2017 − The metals recycler TSR is now wholly owned by Remondis. The German waste management concern has acquired the outstanding 20 per cent stake from the Italian steel group Alfa Acciai, according to industry sources.» more

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Green light for glass recycling merger

09.08.2017 − The German Federal Cartel Office has granted approval to the Rethmann group to acquire the glass recycling activities owned by the Vanswartenbrouck family (VSB Group).» more

Change at the top of Sims Metal Management

04.08.2017 − Sims Metal Management Limited announced the departure of it managing director and group chief executive officer Galdino Claro and the appointment of Alistair Field as his successor. » more

Veolia plans Eurologistik acquisition

03.08.2017 − Veolia Umweltservice GmbH intends to acquire 100 per cent of the German Eurologistik group and its subsidiaries.» more

Incinerator contract award in Gdansk contested

02.08.2017 − Closure for the contract covering the construction and operation of a planned waste to energy facility in the Polish port city of Gdansk will be delayed.» more

Suez waste management operations see growth in Europe

27.07.2017 − The "encouraging trends" in Suez's European waste management division continued to hold, CEO Jean-Louis Chaussade reported at the release of the French environmental services concern's semi-annual earnings report today...» more

Number of recycled ELVs rises slightly in Switzerland

26.07.2017 − Some 76,100 end-of-life vehicles (ELVs) were scrapped in Switzerland last year, around 5,000 more than a year earlier. The total amount of light shredder residue generated at Swiss shredder plants climbed from 59,600 to...» more

BIR warns of "devastating effect" of Chinese import ban

20.07.2017 − The Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) is concerned that revenue losses in the billions of dollars and thousands of job losses could result from China's plans to ban the imports of specific waste materials. The...» more

PET recyclers troubled by input quality decline

19.07.2017 − "EPR schemes must urgently upgrade their sorting requirements to safeguard the proven quality of recycled PET from the bottle stream," according to Caspar van den Dungen, vice-president of the Plastics Recyclers Europe...» more

EEW to build €100m waste to energy plant in Gdańsk

17.07.2017 − EEW Energy from Waste has been tapped to build and operate an incinerator in the Polish city of Gdańsk. In an EU-wide call for tenders issued by the municipal waste management company ZUT (Zaklad Utylizacyjny Spólka z...» more

German incinerators import less RDF and mixed waste in 2016

13.07.2017 − The amount of refuse derived fuel (RDF) imported by German waste incinerator operators has fallen for the first time in years, according to new figures released by the German environment agency (UBA). The total amount...» more

Biffa acquires waste company in the North East of England

07.07.2017 − The British waste management company Biffa is to acquire the regional waste and recycling company O'Brien Waste Recycling Solutions Holdings Limited (O'Brien WRS) for a cash consideration of £35.2m (ca. €40m, £1 =...» more

Scholz gets €80m cash capital increase

03.07.2017 − The steel scrap recycling firm Scholz is getting an €80m capital injection from its new owner, Chiho Environmental Group Ltd. (CEG, formerly Chiho-Tiande Group). The cash capital increase would be used to repay a €59m...» more

Jean-Marc Boursier is FEAD's new president

26.06.2017 − Jean-Marc Boursier is the new president of FEAD, the European Federation of Waste Management and Environmental Services. The announcement was made at the annual general assembly of the European umbrella group in Paris...» more

Biffa reports £11m loss, new wte deal with Covanta

14.06.2017 − Biffa plc, the UK's second largest waste management company, has called 2016/17 "a pleasing year of organic and acquisitive growth" in which it saw net revenues climb 8 per cent to £899m (€1.02bn, £1 = ca. €1.14)....» more

Suez secures €600m contract extension in Australia

08.06.2017 − The Australian city of Brisbane has renewed its waste collection contract with the French environmental services concern Suez. The extension, which begins on 1 July 2018 and covers the entire city, is valued at AUD900m...» more

Alba plans to build high-tech recycling park with Techcent and Deyang Construction

01.06.2017 − The German recycling and raw materials group Alba has entered an agreement with Chengdu Techcent Environment Co., Ltd. and Deyang Construction Investment to build a high-tech recycling park. The signing ceremony took...» more

CNIM to build waste to energy plant in Sharjah, UAE

31.05.2017 − The French engineering company company CNIM will design, build and operate a multi-fuel waste to energy plant with a treatment capacity of 300,000 tonnes per year in the emirate of Sharjah.» more

Veolia wins contract valued at nearly €900m in Mexico

24.05.2017 − The French environmental services concern Veolia has landed a contract with the government of Mexico City to provide a 1.6 million tonne per year waste to energy plant. Its subsidiary Proactiva Medio Ambiente Mexico...» more

BIR names new general director

23.05.2017 − The Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) will have a new general director as of 1 June. Arnaud Brunet joins BIR from Sony Europe, where head headed up the concern's Brussels office and was responsible for maintaining...» more

Strict Chinese recovered paper inspections cause a stir

11.05.2017 − In recent years, China has paid increasingly close attention to ensuring that imports of recovered paper and other secondary raw materials comply with quality criteria. Customs officials introduced strict inspections at...» more

Suez waste division revenues rise

10.05.2017 − Suez Environnement's European waste management operations profited from higher scrap and recovered paper prices as well as increased volumes in the first quarter of 2017. The division's revenues lay at €1.53bn, around 5...» more

Eco-Emballages faces new competitor

09.05.2017 − The French environment ministry has granted approval to three extended producer responsibility (EPR) systems for household packaging waste for the period running from the beginning of 2018 through the end of 2022.» more

GMWDA votes to end waste contract with Viridor Laing valued at over £3bn

05.05.2017 − The UK’s largest waste management authority, the Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority (GMWDA), has decided to bow out of its 25-year contract with the joint venture Viridor Laing as the agreement has proven too...» more

Record level of PVC recycling in Europe

26.04.2017 − VinylPlus, the European PVC industry's sustainable development programme, increased the amount of the resin recycled last year. » more

Saubermacher opens new recycling centre in Slovenia

25.04.2017 − The Austrian waste management company Saubermacher is expanding its operations in the neighbouring country of Slovenia. Saubermacher has established a new hazardous waste recycling centre in the municipality of...» more

Apple wants to end reliance on mining "one day"

21.04.2017 − Apple plans to close supply chain loops and produce its devices entirely from recycled materials and "renewable resources" in the future. This would allow it to end its reliance on mining "one day". According to Apple's...» more

MVV gets green light for wte plant in Scotland

06.04.2017 − A subsidiary of German utility group MVV has received planning permission from the Dundee City Council for a waste to energy plant.» more

Daimler sends 1.1 million tonnes of waste for recovery

29.03.2017 − The German automotive group Daimler generated 1.2 million tonnes of waste at its production sites around the world last year, down about 100,000 tonnes compared to 2015. » more

Scholz posts loss of close to €100m in 2016

24.03.2017 − In spite of an upward trend, the German metals recycling group Scholz was not able to turn a profit in 2016. The company closed the year with a consolidated loss of almost €100m,» more