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RDF Industry Group calls for withdrawal of Dutch waste import tax plans

05.09.2019 − The European RDF Industry Group wants the Dutch government to walk back plans for a tax on waste imports destined for incineration or landfilling. The body, which represents businesses across the RDF (refuse-derived...» more

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Scholz sees performance suffer due to weak demand

29.08.2019 − The German ferrous scrap recycler Scholz suffered a significant drop in revenues and profits in the first half of the current financial year. According to a new financial report from the company's Chinese parent Chiho...» more

Crisis in the recovered paper sector: ERPA calls for urgent action

28.08.2019 − An increasing number of companies active in paper collection and recovery are "ceasing to operate on a temporary or permanent basis". » more

Profits fall for Sims Metal Management

26.08.2019 − International recycler Sims Metal Management reported that earnings in its most recent financial year had suffered due to the trade conflict between the USA and China. "This year has been challenging for all recycling...» more

Remondis takes over Pakufol and Depner

21.08.2019 − Remondis is expanding and vertically integrating its LDPE recycling activities.» more

Scholz's parent group Chiho Environmental issues profit warning

14.08.2019 − The Chiho Environmental Group expects to see a "significant" decline in earnings for the first six months of the current business year. » more

"Solid volumes and prices" in Veolia’s waste business

01.08.2019 − French environmental group Veolia reports strong growth in revenue for its world-wide waste management operations. » more

FCC’s environment division boosts revenues and earnings

31.07.2019 − The environment division of FCC closed out the first half of 2019 with revenue growth in both its home market of Spain and in Central and Eastern Europe.» more

Remondis appeals DSD merger decision

30.07.2019 − Following the German competition authority’s decision to block Remondis' takeover of the Green Dot company DSD, the dispute is entering a new round. » more

Suez benefits from price increases

26.07.2019 − The European waste management operations of environmental services group Suez have raised their revenue and earnings in the first half of 2019. » more

Morssinkhof-Rymoplast builds PET recycling plant in Germany

19.07.2019 − The Dutch Morssinkhof-Rymoplast group will build a PET recycling plant in Markranstädt near Leipzig in the East of Germany. » more

German competition authority bars
Remondis takeover of DSD

11.07.2019 − Remondis will not be permitted to acquire the DSD Green Dot system, the Bundeskartellamt announced on Thursday morning. The decision of the German competition authority was expected.» more

DSD and Remondis submit undertakings to competition authority

27.06.2019 − The anti-trust review of Remondis’ proposed takeover of the German Green Dot company Duales System Deutschland will go into extra time. » more

China issues Q3 licences for Category 6 copper scrap

25.06.2019 − China plans to allow only 240,429 tonnes of copper scrap imports in the third quarter of 2019, according to the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR). The recycling industry association cites a list of import licences...» more

EuRIC highlights lack of treatment capacity for ultimate waste

19.06.2019 − European recyclers are increasingly struggling to find treatment and disposal capacities for the final waste arising in their processes. » more

Aurubis scraps complex metallurgy project

13.06.2019 − Aurubis has pulled the plug on its internal investment project "Future Complex Metallurgy". The group explained the move saying that the project would entail "significantly higher investment costs than initially...» more

Suez announces new plastic recycling plant in Thailand

05.06.2019 − Environmental services provider Suez has announced plans to build a plastics recycling plant near Bangkok. According to Suez's Tuesday announcement, the plant is to process around 30,000 tonnes of locally collected...» more

Volume of newly awarded wte plant contracts reaches record high in 2018

05.06.2019 − Orders were placed for more new waste combustion capacity in 2018 that ever before, thanks largely to the boom on the Chinese waste-to-energy (wte) market. According to the latest edition of the wte market study...» more

Suez begins waste operations in Manchester under £1bn contract

03.06.2019 − Suez has begun delivering waste management services in Greater Manchester under new contracts announced by the group last Thursday. Valued at over £1bn (ca. €1.13bn), the contracts with the Greater Manchester Combined...» more

Renewi closes another fiscal year with a loss

23.05.2019 − The Dutch-British waste management group Renewi has slipped deeper into the red due to non-trading and exceptional items.» more

Aurubis to acquire non-ferrous recycler Metallo

23.05.2019 − German copper producer Aurubis is expanding its recycling activities. On Wednesday, the company announced plans to acquire full ownership of the Belgian-Spanish Metallo Group.» more

FEAD: New export rules hinder plastic recycling

22.05.2019 − The Federation of Waste Management and Environmental Services (FEAD) has criticised the resolutions on waste plastics adopted by the parties to the Basel Convention in Geneva earlier this month.» more

Tom Bird new president of BIR

21.05.2019 − The Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) has elected William "Tom" Bird of China's Chiho Environmental Group to be its new president.» more

Recylex still working towards financing solution

16.05.2019 − The Recylex group has yet to find a solution to the financial problems facing its German subgroup which include its lead-acid battery recycling and lead production activities. However, the company’s creditors have...» more

Suez starts up new sorting plant for packaging waste in Germany

14.05.2019 − A German subsidiary of French environmental services group Suez commissioned a new sorting plant for household packaging waste in Ölbronn in south-western Germany at the start of May. » more

EU Commission greenlights DIF Management
investment in Dublin EfW plant

09.05.2019 − The European Commission has no competition concerns regarding the investment company DIF Management's plans to acquire a stake in the company owning the waste to energy plant in Dublin. According to the EU authority,...» more

Chinese state-owned enterprise CEHL
seeking acquisition targets in Europe

07.05.2019 − The Austrian company eWaste Umweltconsulting GmbH wants to advise the Chinese state-owned company CEHL on potential investment opportunities on the European waste market. » more

Veolia boosts waste management revenues by 8 per cent

02.05.2019 − Veolia closed the first quarter of 2019 with improved sales and earnings. Growth in the group's waste management activities was particularly strong at almost 8 per cent.» more

German beer maker plans investment in oil recycler

25.04.2019 − The owner of German beer maker Bitburger plans to purchase a 45 per cent stake in the waste oil recycler Avista Oil AG. At the same time, Germany’s richest woman, the BMW heiress Susanne Klatten, was increasing her...» more

Uncertainty weighs on German ferrous scrap market

23.04.2019 − The mood on Germany’s ferrous scrap market is rather gloomy at the moment. "In almost all steel processing industries there is a perceptible economic slump, sometimes less substantial, sometimes more. The only ray of...» more