International Sunday 15 September 2019
5 September 2018

BIR calls for official recognition of Global Recycling Day  

The Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) today stepped up their efforts to have Global Recycling Day recognised as an official United Nations day. [caption id="...




5 September 2019

Compliance fears prompt Recycling Association to launch Traca


In the face of concerns about the validity of current export shipment records, the Recycling Association has launched a trading technology system for the recycling sector which it says will better track materials as they move around the world...

3 September 2019

Mission heads to Indonesia for paper recycling export talks


EXCLUSIVE: An urgent recycling mission to try and ensure that recovered paper is allowed into Indonesia for papermaking has got underway. The mission, led by Simon Ellin of the UK’s Recycling Association and Robin Wiener, ...

3 September 2019

Dutch RDF import tax expected despite lobbying


Dutch ministers are expected to press ahead with plans to implement a €32-per-tonne tax on the import of waste into the country for incineration, despite lobbying from UK exporters and Dutch waste businesses who want the measure dropped.

1 August 2019

RDF under pressure as Amsterdam backs restrictions


Amsterdam council is supporting a call by the Dutch Waste Management Association for the Netherlands to import less waste for incineration because of the part-closure of the city’s energy from waste plant. Any restrictions could...

8 July 2019

AEB downtime takes capacity out of RDF market


EXCLUSIVE: Four of the six combustion lines at Amsterdam’s AEB energy from waste plant are to be temporarily taken out of service, as works take place to improve safety at the plant. The facility which was commissioned in 1993, ...

5 July 2019

Exporters face wait over Dutch RDF tax


Exporters of RDF (refuse derived fuel) will have to wait until the autumn to learn if the Netherlands will introduce a tax on the import of waste for incineration, which could have a major knock-on effect on waste disposal costs. ...

Wood Green 20 June 2019

Biffa found guilty in China MRF export case


A jury has today (20 June) found Biffa Waste Services Ltd guilty on two counts of breaching waste export regulations in a case dating back to 2015. The verdict was delivered at Wood Green Crown Court in north London this afternoon...

19 July 2018

Guidance on recent China export rules


Inspection organisation CCIC London has kindly provided this summary of two recently introduced waste regulations, which cover the export of recyclable materials to China, to As part of the Chinese government’s ...

AVR 8 June 2018

AVR to capture CO2 in Holland


Dutch waste-to-energy company, AVR, has announced plans to construct a large-scale CO2 capture system at one of its incinerators, after signing a long-term distribution agreement. Starting April 2019, ...