News Thursday 5 December 2019
5 December 2019

Market support needed for paper, says EuRIC

The European Recycling Industries’ Confederation (EuRIC) has issued a stark warning over the “extremely difficult market situation” the waste paper sector is facing. And, it reasoned that for the high levels of ambition for recycling set by the European to be achieved, measures are needed to help the markets. Today, 5 ...

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5 December 2019

Profits up at DS Smith but Northern Europe falls

 

Paper company DS Smith has posted a 27% fall in operating profit in Northern Europe in its half year results, despite recording increased profits for the group amid a “challenging and uncertain” environment. The results posted...

5 December 2019

Commission issues ELV Review update

 

An online consultation launched in August on the European Commission’s current end-of-life vehicle (ELV) legislation drew 127 contributions from the industry. Each will now be considered as the Commission seeks to improve its ...

4 December 2019

Recycled PET ‘better than alternatives’, says Belu

 

UK bottled water firm Belu has announced today that it is moving all of its bottles to 100% PET recycled plastic, as it has the “lowest carbon footprint” when compared with alternatives. Belu describes itself as a “social ...

4 December 2019

Waste arisings slightly up in Greater Manchester

 

Waste arisings in Greater Manchester rose slightly in the two months after Suez UK took over the waste services on June 1. But, this was offset by an increase in recycling and landfill diversion rates, which rose to almost 48...

4 December 2019

EA publishes revised WEEE protocol

 

The Environment Agency has published a revised protocol for both large domestic appliances and small mixed WEEE  for the 2020 compliance period. As outlined below, the updated protocol for small mixed WEEE (SMW) covers ...

4 December 2019

Bexley awards recycling stream contracts

 

Bexley council has awarded contracts for the processing of different material streams arising from its household, commercial and bring bank collection services. The South East London local authority this week confirmed the ...

3 December 2019

Viridor strikes further Avonmouth plastics deal

 

Viridor has signed an agreement with packaging producer Klöckner Pentaplast (kp) to supply it with 8,000 tonnes per year of recycled plastic. The five year deal will see food packaging specliaist kp supplied with post-consumer ...

3 December 2019

RWM show sold by Prysm Group

 

The RWM trade show for the waste management sector has been sold for the second time in two years. Trade exhibition organiser, Prysm Media Group, has sold the show to newly-formed company Roar Techmedia for an undisclosed sum, it ...

3 December 2019

Essex to landfill RDF in wake of Dutch tax

 

Essex county council has confirmed that around 200,000 tonnes-a-year of refuse derived fuel (RDF) produced at Urbaser Balfour Beatty’s mechanical and biological treatment facility (MBT) are to be sent to landfill. In a statement...