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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="...

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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 letsrecycle.com. 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, ...

4 May 2018

China bans US waste paper exports for one month

 

UK waste paper recyclers were today assessing the potential huge consequences of a ban imposed on American exports of waste/recovered paper to China for one month. The ban also covers some plastic and metal materials. China...

2 January 2018

China highlights regulatory measures

 

China’s measures to tighten regulation on the imports of waste materials for recycling have been highlighted by Chinese news agency, Xinhua. Both foreign waste and the country’s own schemes to...

7 November 2017

China quality limits prompt search for solutions

 

The impact of proposed restrictions on the export of recyclable materials to China is still uncertain according to the waste management sector with companies generally looking to find ways to improve material for export. ...

19 October 2017

Concerns raised over European packaging plan

 

The European packaging industry has called for the free movement of packaging and packaged goods within the EU to be safeguarded in the Circular Economy Package. Concerns have been raised that a more national rather than EU-wide ...

18 October 2017

WRAP highlights ‘quality’ in response to China concerns

 

Marcus Gover, chief executive of the resources charity WRAP, has called for a “collaborative” approach in response to concerns over tighter import controls on waste materials to China. The comments came in a letter responding ...

28 September 2017

Trade bodies call for ‘urgent action’ on China

 

Four trade bodies have written to Defra to “take urgent action” on the Chinese government’s proposed tighter import controls on waste materials. The letter was sent to environment minister Thérèse Coffey MP by the ...

28 September 2017

Renewi reports ‘strong’ trading results

 

Renewi - the company formed through a merger of UK waste business Shanks and its Dutch competitor Van Gansewinkel - has 'continued to trade strongly' since the two businesses joined together, the company has claimed. The ...

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