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BIR calls on governments to recognise recycling industries as essential activities

03.04.2020 − The Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) urges governments to formally recognise that recycling operations are essential businesses as they serve to protect human health and the environment.» more

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Sims completes sales of e-scrap recycling activities to TSR

02.04.2020 − Remondis subsidiary TSR now owns a large share of Sims' e-waste business in Europe. Sims announced that the transaction had been concluded and was effective 30 September 2019. » more

Umbrella bodies call for Europe-wide recognition of recycling and waste industry’s key role

25.03.2020 − The umbrella organisations Euric and FEAD call on decisionmakers across Europe to recognise the essential role of the recycling and waste management industry in protecting human health and the environment and in...» more

Pennon to sell Viridor for £4.2bn

19.03.2020 − British waste management company Viridor is to be sold for £4.2bn to investment funds managed by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. (KKR). Viridor's parent company Pennon announced on Wednesday that it had entered a...» more

Stainless steel recycler ELG could be sold

18.03.2020 − The conglomerate Franz Haniel & Cie is weighing the disposal of its stainless steel recycling subsidiary ELG. As part of a strategic reorientation, options including "possible sales scenarios" are to be explored. » more

ARN sells "fluff" processing plant to Remondis subsidiary

16.03.2020 − The Dutch end-of-life vehicle recycling organisation ARN is divesting its processing plant for automotive shredder residue.» more

IFAT Munich rescheduled for September

12.03.2020 − IFAT organisers, Messe München, decided Wednesday night that the trade fair will be postponed and will not go ahead as scheduled from 4 to 8 May. » more

Covid-19: PRSE in Amsterdam postponed

11.03.2020 − The Plastics Recycling Show Europe (PRSE) is being postponed due to the spread of the novel coronavirus, organisers announced on Wednesday. » more

EU steel scrap exports hit new record in 2019

10.03.2020 − The European Union member states exported a total of 21.8 million tonnes of steel scrap, with a value of €6.0bn, to countries outside the EU (third countries) last year. According to newly released provisional figures...» more

IFAT to go ahead as planned, for now

05.03.2020 − Despite the cancellation of other major events due to concerns surrounding the spread of Covid-19, the Messe München still plans to hold the IFAT trade fair as planned, a spokesperson told EUWID on Tuesday. The event,...» more

Veolia reports growth in waste management revenue

28.02.2020 − The waste management activities of French group Veolia generated global revenue of €10.2 billion last year.» more

Danone aims for 100 per cent rPET
in European water bottles

27.02.2020 − French group Danone wants to expand the use of recycled PET and reduce single-use plastics.» more

Suez's waste division benefitted from capacity shortages

26.02.2020 − The French environmental group Suez raised its revenue and results in 2019, closing the year with net earnings of €352m.» more

Recovered paper utilisation in Europe slightly down

25.02.2020 − Last year, 48.6 million tonnes of recovered paper were used to manufacture new paper and board products by the members of the Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI).» more

Sims books loss for first half of financial year 2020

19.02.2020 − Sims Metal Management has reported a sharp drop in both sales and earnings for the first half of its financial year, ended 31 December. In what CEO Alistair Field described as a "period that has been challenging...» more

Recylex: unfavourable conditions and falling prices make a dent in sales in 2019

16.02.2020 − The financially stricken group Recylex experienced another sharp fall in its sales in 2019. In mid-February, the company announced that its consolidated group sales had dropped 16 per cent in a year-on-year comparison...» more

Financial close reached for 350,000 tpy wte plant in Leicestershire

11.02.2020 − Covanta has reached financial close on the Newhurst Energy from Waste facility in Leicestershire together with its project partners Biffa and Green Investment Group. » more

Umicore achieves growth in recycling division sales and earnings

10.02.2020 − The Belgian materials technology group Umicore earned significantly more in its recycling operations last year. The division's sales rose by 9 per cent to €681m. » more

Lower volumes in Derichebourg's recycling business

06.02.2020 − Derichebourg saw scrap metal sales volumes decrease in October and November 2019. The French concern said the decline was the main reason for lower earnings in the first four months of its business year.» more

Geminor sees rosy future for substitute fuels

30.01.2020 − Waste-derived fuels will become the preferred energy source for cement production, according to the Norwegian RDF supplier Geminor.» more

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

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