Print edition

EUWID Recycling and Waste Management Issue 8/2012

Business

  • Chief executive officer and collections COO of Van Gansewinkel Groep step down
  • China Metal Recycling posts robust growth in earnings
  • Italian draft waste export rules become law
  • Shanks and SSE reach financial close on Yorkshire waste contract
  • Sita UK to supply waste wood to Scottish RWE biomass plant
  • CNIM’s environmental unit closes 2011 with strong order backlog
  • Awareness pushes 2011 carpet recycling rates higher the UK
  • British Salvation Army acquires textiles collection firm
  • UK waste textiles left hanging in the “national wardrobe”
  • Remondis subsidiary buys wte bottom ash recycler Heros
  • Slight increase in plastic bottle collection in the UK in 2010
  • EU states exported around 3.4 million tonnes of plastic scrap
  • Updated standard for solid recovered fuels
  • Cement producers look to step up use of waste-derived fuels
  • Lower consumption pushes UK paper recycling rate higher
  • Rockwell awarded contract for Sita UK plastics to diesel plant
  • EU exports of recovered paper increased again in 2011
  • European container glass recycling rate remains high
  • Revenues and profit rise for Keppel’s Infrastructure unit

Markets

  • Comieco now auctions 40 per cent of its RCP volumes
  • Recovered paper in Germany
  • Eurofer scrap price indices
  • Steel scrap in Germany
  • Global stainless steel output reached record in 2011
  • NF scrap metals in Germany
  • LME and Comex prices

Policy

  • Basel Convention expert group holds first meeting in Tokyo
  • Consultation on EU environmental action programme’s priorities
  • UK Budget boosts packaging waste targets and landfill tax
  • India needs better recycling infrastructure to deal with WEEE
  • New proposal with examples for packaging definition
  • UK wants to reclaim more raw materials from WEEE
  • Commission and EU members criticise Hungarian waste law
  • EU members still landfill 38 per cent of municipal waste

  • Company News
  • Markets roundup
  • News in brief
  • Events