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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

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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

Biffa posts net profit, raises revenues in financial first half

23.11.2017 − The British waste management company Biffa reported "strong first half performance as expected" and reaffirmed its full-year forecast. Net revenues were up 7.8 per cent to £482m (€542m, £1 = €1.12), according to the...» more

Revenue growth for Veolia's waste management division

08.11.2017 − In the first three quarters of the year, the French environmental services concern Veolia generated revenue of €6.64bn worldwide through its waste management activities. » more

Stena Metall reports strong revenue and earnings growth

06.11.2017 − The Swedish recycling concern Stena Metall ended its 2016/17 business year with double-digit gains in revenues and earnings.» more

Reclay offers Léko financial support

25.10.2017 − The Reclay Group remains committed to competition on the French waste packaging compliance market. The German company announced on Tuesday that it would make available the funding necessary to get the packaging...» more

Veolia plans to generate €1bn in annual revenues through plastics recycling by 2025

18.10.2017 − The French environmental services concern Veolia wants to quintuple its turnover from waste plastic recycling. It plans to increase plastics processing revenues – excluding collection and sorting – from €200m in 2016 to...» more

Extraordinary items drive EMR's £155m statutory loss

10.10.2017 − European Metal Recycling Ltd. (EMR) saw statutory earnings tumble to a loss of £155m (ca. €174m) in 2016, but the result had been heavily influenced by extraordinary items. The concern made -£221m in provisions which...» more

Provisions weigh heavily on EMR's 2016 bottom line

09.10.2017 − European Metal Recycling Ltd. (EMR) has posted a statutory loss of £155m (ca. €174m) for the 2016 calendar year, but that figure reflects nearly -£200m in extraordinary items after tax. » more

PET recycler Poly Recycling sold to Resilux

04.10.2017 − The Swiss PET recycler Poly Recycling was sold on 1 October to the Resilux company. Resilux is a manufacturer of PET preforms and bottles and is Switzerland's largest purchaser of recycled PET. The packaging...» more

Chinese import ban: plastics recyclers see urgent need for common solution

29.09.2017 − Worldwide the waste plastics market is in a state of turmoil. The import restrictions announced by China this summer which are due to go into effect in 2018 are already creating a surplus of low quality plastic waste in...» more

Thyssenkrupp manager new Aurubis CFO

27.09.2017 − Rainer Verhoeven will be the new chief financial officer at Aurubis. Mr Verhoeven (48) will be joining the German copper manufacturer from Thyssenkrupp and take up his new post on 1 January 2018. He would likewise...» more

CNIM consortium "preferred investor" for Kuwait plant

15.09.2017 − A consortium consisting of the French plant builder CNIM and two Kuwaiti partners has been named the “preferred investor” for the planned Al Kabd waste-to-energy plant in Kuwait. » more

EEW sues after Gdansk contract award voided

14.09.2017 − The German company EEW is appealing a decision of the Polish Public Procurement Office overturning the result of the tender for building and operating a waste-to-energy plant in Gdansk, Poland. In taking legal action,...» more

Indaver head De Bruycker elected Cewep president

13.09.2017 − The Confederation of European Waste-to-Energy Plants (Cewep) has a new president. Indaver CEO Paul De Bruycker was elected to the post by the membership at its general assembly on Tuesday. » more

Growth in Séché's hazardous waste segment

07.09.2017 − Vigorous activity in the hazardous waste segment and acquisitions boosted both revenue and earnings in the first half for the French waste management company Séché Environnement. » more

British PVC recycling on the rise

06.09.2017 − The PVC industry's recycling scheme Recovinyl registered 120,392 tonnes of recycled PVC in the UK last year, a new record. The figure represented an improvement of 12 per cent on 2015 and accounted for just over 20 per...» more