News Sunday 17 November 2019
15 November 2019

‘RDF tax’ passes first stage of Dutch Parliament

Plans for a €31 per tonne charge on the import of Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) for incineration in the Netherlands have passed through the Dutch House of Representatives (Tweede Kamer). However, the Dutch Waste Management Association is hoping it will be able to lobby parliament to amend the legislation before a final vote in the...

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19 November 2000

Scrap buyers accused over voting policy in CEN committee


Non-ferrous buyers of scrap metal are treating the scrap industry unfairly in European negotiations over common standards, according to Anders Jungersen, president of the non-ferrous metal recycling organisation Eurometrec. He ...

17 November 2000

Non-ferrous industry gets specification guide from BSMA


Non-ferrous metals recyclers and all involved in metal recycling now have their own colour booklet with descriptions of grades and accompanying photographs. Produced by the British Secondary Metals Association, and called “...

17 November 2000

Onyx hands over restored 33ha site to Hampshire County Council


Confirmation of the south of England’s growing shortage of landfill sites has come with the closure and now full restoration of a 33 hectare landfill and waste recycling site east of Southampton. Hampshire’s Project Integra...

17 November 2000

BGRC breakup could see glass contracts passed to Biffa


Dramatic changes in the way glass recycling is organised in the UK are on the cards with the potential closure of the British Glass Recycling Company as it is now and the supply of cullet to United Glass taken on by Biffa Waste Services.

17 November 2000

Far East demand boosts non-ferrous sentiment, BIR told


Reports of good demand in the Asia-Pacific region for non-ferrous metals, including copper and aluminium, helped boost sentiment at the Bureau of International Recycling’s recent non-ferrous division meeting. BIR has released ...

15 November 2000

SITA buys United Waste Services


SITA has bought United Waste Services, it was announced this afternoon. The purchase creates a 480 million turnover waste business for the UK which is thought to be similar in size to Biffa Waste Services. Few details have yet ...

15 November 2000

Hewitt gives industry emphasis to Wrap at London launch


Business goods and services are to be targeted by the Waste and Resources Action Programme which was officially launched in London today. Patricia Hewitt, minister for ecommerce and small businesses, told the audience for the ...

14 November 2000

BIR told recovered paper must not be seen as waste


"We must not accept discrimination against recovered paper as waste," declared Dr Georg Holzhey, President of Germany's paper industry association, when he addressed the Paper Division of BIR, during the Autumn Convention of the world ...

14 November 2000

Shortage of recycled products sparks search for more goods


With the government set to unveil its Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) tomorrow, a reminder of how difficult it can be to source recycled products has been issued by Mark Dutton, Sales and ...