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Total consumption growing faster than the uptake of secondary raw materials

23.01.2020 − Worldwide raw materials consumption continues to rise sharply, outstripping gains in the use of secondary raw materials. » more

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Amsterdam prepares sale of waste to energy plant operator AEB

22.01.2020 − The Amsterdam city government intends to sell the waste incineration plant operator Afval Energie Bedrijf (AEB) and will present the decision in principle to the city council in February. » more

Nestlé commits CHF2bn for recycled plastics

17.01.2020 − The Swiss consumer goods group Nestlé plans to help create a market for food-grade recycled plastics and support innovation.» more

Ecoprog: Waste to energy capacity
continues to grow in Europe

10.01.2020 − Waste to energy (wte) is still a growth market in Europe. Around 50 additional plants with capacity to treat roughly 18 million tonnes a year will get up and running over the next five years.» more

HZI hands over Ferrybridge Multifuel 2 plant in Yorkshire

20.12.2019 − The plant engineering company Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) has completed the construction of the the Ferrybridge Multifuel 2 (FM2) Energy-from-Waste (EfW) plant in West Yorkshire and turned the plant over to its client. » more

Smurfit Kappa founds its own Dual System

17.12.2019 − The paper and paper products manufacturer Smurfit Kappa wants to set up its own packaging waste recovery system in Germany in cooperation with investors Hermann-Josef Gerke and Michael Mevissen. "As Europe's...» more

Veolia planning to sell western German waste entities

06.12.2019 − The French environmental services group Veolia is restructuring its waste activities in Germany. The company is to sell some of its entities in the West region with all related assets.» more

Derichebourg reports weaker earnings

05.12.2019 − The Sino-US trade ware and other geopolitical developments adversely impacted Derichebourg's recycling activities.» more

Eon to build biomass power plant for UPM’s Hürth site

29.11.2019 − Energy group Eon plans to build a new biomass power plant to supply energy to UPM's paper mill in Hürth, Germany. » more

Remondis subsidiary scoops up much of Sims' European e-waste business

25.11.2019 − Sims Metal Management is withdrawing from the recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) in Europe. The company is divesting its "compliance scheme oriented recycling operations". » more

EU Commission launches in-depth investigation
of Metallo take-over by Aurubis

20.11.2019 − The European Commission has concerns about the proposed acquisition of the Belgian-Spanish recycler Metallo by Aurubis. » more

Biffa boosts H1 revenues with "notable performance"
in the C&I waste and recycling segments

13.11.2019 − The British waste company Biffa posted "strong performance" in the first half of its 2019/20 financial year, according to CEO Michael Topham, who presented the company's financials on Wednesday. Revenues net of landfill...» more

Ravago and Neste to advance chemical recycling

13.11.2019 − The Belgian plastics distributor and recycler Ravago and the chemicals group Neste want to develop the chemical recycling of plastic waste on a large scale. The objective of the cooperation is to achieve capacity to...» more

Veolia's waste activities achieve sales growth

07.11.2019 − Veolia's waste management operations have benefited from higher waste volumes and prices in the first three quarters of 2019. » more

Alpla acquires two recycling companies in Spain

04.11.2019 − The packaging manufacturer Alpla is further expanding its plastics recycling activities: In Spain, the company has taken over the recyclers Suminco S.A., located in Montcada, and Replacal S.L located in the city of...» more

Suez raises revenue growth forecast for full year

30.10.2019 − Price increases helped drive growth in revenue for Suez’s Recycling & Recovery Europe division.» more

"Strong year" for Stena Metall’s recycling business

25.10.2019 − Swedish group Stena Metall has raised its annual turnover and net result in a difficult market environment. » more

Remondis and Neste to cooperate on chemical plastics recycling

24.10.2019 − The German waste company Remondis and the chemicals concern Neste want to jointly develop and accelerate chemical recycling of waste plastics. » more

Total to double PP recycling capacity in order to supply automotive industry

23.10.2019 − The French group Total has decided to double the production capacity of its subsidiary Synova in response to growing demand for high-performance recycled materials. » more

EU Commission approves state aid for Gdańsk waste plant

22.10.2019 − The European Commission has raised no objections to state aid for the waste to energy plant in Gdańsk, Poland. The €64m aid “will contribute to the EU’s energy and environmental objectives without unduly distorting...» more

LyondellBasell builds pilot chemical recycling plant

17.10.2019 − Plastics producer LyondellBasell will build a small-scale pilot "molecular recycling" plant in Italy to move towards converting difficult to recycle post-consumer plastic waste into new plastic.» more

LafargeHolcim expands RDF use

11.10.2019 − The construction materials group LafargeHolcim has officially opened new facilities expanding the use of refuse-derived fuels (RDF) at a site in France. » more

Unilever plans to cut plastic packaging, increase recycling

08.10.2019 − The consumer goods group Unilever wants to reduce its absolute consumption of plastic packaging by more than 100,000 tonnes per year by 2025. At the same time, it says it will accelerate the use of recycled plastics. In...» more

Dutch waste crisis: HVC walks away from potential AEB deal

07.10.2019 − Ownership of Amsterdam's ailing waste-to-energy company AEB will not be transferred to the Dutch waste company HVC. On Friday, HVC announced that despite "constructive" meetings with the City of Amsterdam, the two had...» more

Schwarz group buys Austrian plastics recycler

04.10.2019 − Germany’s Schwarz Group has taken a further step to expand its international recycling activities with the purchase of Austrian plastics recycler Sky Plastic Group AG.» more

Munich Re to acquire a stake in the Dublin wte plant

27.09.2019 − Munich Re, the world's largest reinsurer, plans to purchase a stake in the waste incineration plant in Poolbeg, Dublin. The EU Commission approved the acquisition in a simplified control procedure on Wednesday. The...» more

Falling scrap prices trigger Sims Metal Management earnings warning

17.09.2019 − The US-Australian scrap metals giant Sims Metal Management revised its earnings forecast downward early this week . It was now predicting that its results for the first half of its 2020 financial year will be...» more

HVC to acquire troubled AEB Amsterdam

12.09.2019 − The Dutch waste management company HVC has announced its intention to take over waste incineration plant operator AEB Amsterdam, according to the company. The necessary due diligence audit would begin immediately, with...» more

Suez, BASF and Eramet launch EV battery recycling project

11.09.2019 − A closed-loop recycling system for lithium-ion batteries from electric vehicles (EV) is the objective of a new project supported by the environmental services group Suez, the chemicals giant BASF and the mining and...» more

Remondis buys industrial cleaning company Reym from Renewi

10.09.2019 − Remondis is expanding its presence in the Netherlands. On Monday, the company entered a binding agreement with the waste management group Renewi to acquire the industrial cleaning specialist Reym B.V. The takeover,...» more