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Ecroprog predicts upturn in wte plant building in
traditional markets like Germany and Denmark

13.12.2018 − More than 80 new waste incineration plants with a combined annual capacity of around 25 million tonnes went into operation worldwide in 2017, according to Ecoprog.» more

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Viridor's recycling operations "bounce back"
in first financial half of 2018/19

28.11.2018 − The British waste management company Viridor has seen "significant improvement" in its recycling activities in the six months ended 30 September. According to parent company Pennon, which released its interim report for...» more

Biffa plans £15m PET recycling plant

22.11.2018 − The British waste management company Biffa plans to invest up to £15m in the construction of a recycling plant for PET bottles. The facility is to produce up to 25,000 tonnes per year of food-grade material. Biffa CEO...» more

Derichebourg reports growth in recycling revenue
despite "turbulent geopolitical context"

15.11.2018 − French group Derichebourg increased sales in its metals recycling and environmental activities during the past financial year by almost 9 per cent to around €2.12bn. "This increase is all the more significant since the...» more

Stena Metall posts record earnings

25.10.2018 − The Swedish recycling group Stena Metall has closed the 2017/18 financial year with a result it describes as "the best so far in the company's history". The group posted double-digit growth rates for sales and profits...» more

OECD: Raw materials use to double by 2060

23.10.2018 − Global consumption of raw materials will almost double by 2060 due to the expanding global economy, population growth and rising living standards.» more

Boer Group acquires Dutch textile fibre recycler

19.10.2018 − The Dutch textiles recycler Boer Group has taken over a majority stake in Frankenhuis B.V. “With this strategic acquisition, Boer Group closes the chain in the circular economy for post-consumer textiles,” the company...» more

Derichebourg sells two waste management subsidiaries in Italy

18.10.2018 − The Italian environmental group Iren Ambiente will take over two additional subsidiaries of the recycling and services company Derichebourg.» more

Positive response to Committee vote
on Single-Use Plastics Directive

12.10.2018 − Waste management and recycling industry trade associations have welcome the adoption of the planned EU Directive to reduce single-use plastics by the European Parliament's Environment Committee. In their reactions, the...» more

BIR launches foundation in support
of Global Recycling Day

08.10.2018 − The Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) is working to expand the reach of its Global Recycling Day efforts through a new foundation. The BIR's president Ranjit Baxi launched the new "Global Recycling Foundation" at...» more

No more speculation : Rethmann subsidiary acquires Duales System Deutschland

27.09.2018 − Early Thursday morning, Germany’s largest waste management company, Remondis, and the owners of Der Grüne Punkt (the Green Dot) finally pulled the trigger on their long-anticipated deal. A contract covering the sale of...» more

The deal is done: Remondis purchases
Germany’s "Green Dot" system

27.09.2018 − Shortly before 2:30 on Thursday morning, Remondis and the owners of Der Grüne Punkt (the Green Dot) took the plunge. After months of speculation and protracted negotiations, a contract was signed covering the sale of...» more

Remondis-DSD takeover deal still unsigned

25.09.2018 − Thrilling down to the wire. Remondis' planned acquisition of the packaging waste recovery scheme Duales System Deutschland Holding GmbH & Co. KG (DSD) remains challenging even within sight of the finish line. The...» more

Suez to build a new waste to energy plant in England's North East

19.09.2018 − he French environmental services company Suez plans a major expansion of its Tees Valley energy from waste site in the North East of England. In a 17 September statement, Suez said that it would add 200,0000 tonnes of...» more

Recycled plastic bike path pilot study launched

13.09.2018 − Tests began on the world's "first smart bike path", on Wednesday in the Dutch city of Zwolle. The path consists of hollow modules made of plastic with a substantial recycled content. Ultimately, the project's developers...» more

Suez begins operations at new PV panel recycling plant

10.09.2018 − French group Suez has started up a new recycling facility for silicon-based solar modules in the town of Knittlingen in south-western Germany. » more

Remondis takes over insolvent scrap dealer Lindauer

06.09.2018 − The German waste management concern Remondis has acquired the Lindauer & Co. GmbH scrap metal business and does not intend to continue operations at the site. » more

Alba SE's turnover declines to €231m in first half

30.08.2018 − The German scrap recycler Alba SE faced a decline in revenues to €231.01m in the first half of its 2018 financial year.» more

Lidl's parent group plans to set up packaging recovery scheme

28.08.2018 − The Schwarz Group is planning its next step on the German waste management market. Through its GreenCycle GmbH subsidiary, the retail giant plans to introduce its own new packaging waste take-back and recovery system,...» more

Sims Metal Management reports growth

24.08.2018 − The global recycling group Sims Metal Management has raised its volumes, revenues and underlying results in its financial year 2018. » more

Green light for Lidl's Tönsmeier takeover

22.08.2018 − The Schwarz Group, parent company of the discount grocery chain Lidl, may proceed with its planned purchase of the German waste management company Tönsmeier. The European Commission's Competition directorate-general...» more

KKR buys majority stake in Indian waste management company

15.08.2018 − The investment firm KKR & Co. is taking over a controlling share of the Indian company Ramky Enviro Engineers Ltd. The New York-based KKR will acquire a 60 per cent stake in the waste management and environmental...» more

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

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