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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

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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

EU Commission launches in-depth investigation
of Metallo take-over by Aurubis

20.11.2019 − The European Commission has concerns about the proposed acquisition of the Belgian-Spanish recycler Metallo by Aurubis. » more

Biffa boosts H1 revenues with "notable performance"
in the C&I waste and recycling segments

13.11.2019 − The British waste company Biffa posted "strong performance" in the first half of its 2019/20 financial year, according to CEO Michael Topham, who presented the company's financials on Wednesday. Revenues net of landfill...» more

Ravago and Neste to advance chemical recycling

13.11.2019 − The Belgian plastics distributor and recycler Ravago and the chemicals group Neste want to develop the chemical recycling of plastic waste on a large scale. The objective of the cooperation is to achieve capacity to...» more

Veolia's waste activities achieve sales growth

07.11.2019 − Veolia's waste management operations have benefited from higher waste volumes and prices in the first three quarters of 2019. » more

Alpla acquires two recycling companies in Spain

04.11.2019 − The packaging manufacturer Alpla is further expanding its plastics recycling activities: In Spain, the company has taken over the recyclers Suminco S.A., located in Montcada, and Replacal S.L located in the city of...» more

Suez raises revenue growth forecast for full year

30.10.2019 − Price increases helped drive growth in revenue for Suez’s Recycling & Recovery Europe division.» more

"Strong year" for Stena Metall’s recycling business

25.10.2019 − Swedish group Stena Metall has raised its annual turnover and net result in a difficult market environment. » more

Remondis and Neste to cooperate on chemical plastics recycling

24.10.2019 − The German waste company Remondis and the chemicals concern Neste want to jointly develop and accelerate chemical recycling of waste plastics. » more

Total to double PP recycling capacity in order to supply automotive industry

23.10.2019 − The French group Total has decided to double the production capacity of its subsidiary Synova in response to growing demand for high-performance recycled materials. » more

EU Commission approves state aid for Gdańsk waste plant

22.10.2019 − The European Commission has raised no objections to state aid for the waste to energy plant in Gdańsk, Poland. The €64m aid “will contribute to the EU’s energy and environmental objectives without unduly distorting...» more

LyondellBasell builds pilot chemical recycling plant

17.10.2019 − Plastics producer LyondellBasell will build a small-scale pilot "molecular recycling" plant in Italy to move towards converting difficult to recycle post-consumer plastic waste into new plastic.» more

LafargeHolcim expands RDF use

11.10.2019 − The construction materials group LafargeHolcim has officially opened new facilities expanding the use of refuse-derived fuels (RDF) at a site in France. » more

Unilever plans to cut plastic packaging, increase recycling

08.10.2019 − The consumer goods group Unilever wants to reduce its absolute consumption of plastic packaging by more than 100,000 tonnes per year by 2025. At the same time, it says it will accelerate the use of recycled plastics. In...» more

Dutch waste crisis: HVC walks away from potential AEB deal

07.10.2019 − Ownership of Amsterdam's ailing waste-to-energy company AEB will not be transferred to the Dutch waste company HVC. On Friday, HVC announced that despite "constructive" meetings with the City of Amsterdam, the two had...» more

Schwarz group buys Austrian plastics recycler

04.10.2019 − Germany’s Schwarz Group has taken a further step to expand its international recycling activities with the purchase of Austrian plastics recycler Sky Plastic Group AG.» more