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Sims Metal Management sees earnings slide

20.02.2019 − The past six months have been "challenging for all recyclers globally", said Alistair Field, CEO and managing director of Sims Metal Management, today at the presentation of the company's first-half earnings report.» more

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EU Commission clears joint venture of Schwarz Group and NWD

19.02.2019 − The EU Commission's competition directorate-general has approved the creation of a joint venture by two German companies.» more

B&W Vølund turns over Copenhagen ski-slope wte plant

04.02.2019 − The plant technology company B&W Vølund has turned over its flagship waste to energy (wte) project in the Danish capital of Copenhagen. The Amager Bakke or Copenhill plant has drawn international attention because...» more

Prezero aims to raise revenues by half in five years

30.01.2019 − Germany’s Schwarz Group wants to raise its revenues from waste management and recycling to €750m in the next five years.» more

Remondis acquires operations from Rutgers Milieu

30.01.2019 − Germany's largest waste management company is expanding its presence in the Netherlands. Remondis purchased waste collection and treatment activities belonging to the Dutch environmental services company Rutgers Milieu...» more

Packaging associations welcome plastics alliance

24.01.2019 − Packaging industry associations from Germany and France have welcomed the foundation of the new "Alliance to End Plastic Waste" as an important step in the battle against marine plastic pollution. » more

Wolfgang Schiller named new CEO of ZenRobotics

23.01.2019 − The Finnish sorting technology specialist ZenRobotics has appointed Wolfgang Schiller as its new CEO. Mr Schiller previously worked for the Augsburg-based industrial robotics group Kuka for 13 years. He most recently...» more

Sims: underlying Ebit from UK
scrap plunges in fiscal first half

21.01.2019 − In a financial half that CEO Alistair Field described as "challenging for all recycling companies globally", Sims Metal Management reports a decrease in underlying earnings before interest and tax. Underlying Ebit was...» more

Industry pledges $1.5bn in the fight against plastic waste

16.01.2019 − International companies in the petrochemical, plastics and consumer goods industries plan to invest $1.5bn over the next five years to reduce plastic pollution. » more

Nestlé new member of "Stop Ocean Plastics" partnership

16.01.2019 − The food products multinational Nestlé has become the newest partner in the Stop Ocean Plastics (STOP) project, which aims to combat marine pollution from plastic waste, particularly in Southeast Asia. STOP was launched...» more

Reaching EU plastics target "practically impossible"
under current conditions

11.01.2019 − Raising the amount of recycled plastics that is incorporated into new products as envisioned by the EU Plastics Strategy is “practically impossible” under the current conditions.» more

Rethmann completes acquisition of Transdev stake

10.01.2019 − The Remondis parent concern Rethmann has completed a planned investment in the public transport operator Transdev.» more

Geminor delivers shipment of
Italian RDF to Scandinavia

08.01.2019 − The Norwegian refuse-derived fuel (RDF) supplier Geminor is transporting processed household waste from Italy to Scandinavia so that it can be thermally treated northern Europe. A ship carrying RDF from Italy reached a...» more

Suez names new CEO

21.12.2018 − The French environmental company Suez will see a change at its helm next year. Bertrand Camus will succeed Jean-Louis Chaussade as CEO on 14 May. This decision was taken unanimously by the board of directors yesterday,...» more

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

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