Print edition

EUWID Recycling and Waste Management Issue 4/2020

Business

  • Recylex: unfavourable conditions and falling prices make a dent in sales in 2019
  • Derichebourg: metal volumes down in the recycling business
  • Aurubis reports lower earnings good scrap copper price trend
  • Exports of RDF from England recede again in 2019
  • Covanta, GIG and Biffa reach financial close on UK wte plant
  • EEW to expand sewage sludge treatment in the Netherlands
  • Geminor exporting A IV waste wood and fly ash to Germany
  • Aldi trialling refillable glass bottles for beer in select German stores
  • Biffa continues to invest in plastics recycling
  • Commission probes tax treatment of Renewi activities in Belgium
  • EuPC survey reveals that problems remain for recyclers
  • Wheelabrator’s Parc Adfer plant begins commercial operation
  • Recoup: quality of collected plastic becomes major concern
  • Smurfit Kappa Germany wants to launch packaging EPR scheme
  • China release third batch of import licences for recyclables
  • Umicore achieves growth in sales and earnings in recycling division

Markets

  • Coronavirus challenges Chinese paper industry
  • Chinese recovered paper import figures for 2019
  • Recovered paper in Germany
  • Waste textiles in Germany
  • NF scrap metals in Germany
  • Upcoming EUWID market reports in the next issue

Policy

  • EP rejects attempt to weaken lead limits for recycled PVC
  • France adopts new anti-waste and circular economy law
  • More than €100m EU support for waste plants in Poland
  • No commitment to policy alignment in UK’s new Environment Bill
  • Danish ban on thin-walled plastic carrier bags to begin in 2021
  • Seven new yards added to list of EU ship recycling list
  • TiO2 classification as suspected carcinogen can proceed

  • Companies and institutions appearing in the current issue