International Wednesday 18 October 2017
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 ...

25 September 2017

Circular Economy package expected to be implemented


Defra is working towards the expectation that the EU’s Circular Economy Package “will be adopted” and implemented in the UK even with Britain’s exit from the EU, a Defra official has reiterated. The comments came from ...

29 August 2017

International equipment news round-up (29/08/2017)


Catch up on the latest international equipment news, including: Whitham Mills’ second UAE contract; SULO wheeled bins receive Blue Angel certificate; Machinex and RDT deliver Townsville MRF; and, Smurfit Kappa sees success with HAAS.

1 August 2017

Profits soar at FCC


Spanish conglomerate FCC Group has reported a substantial increase in net profit of 64% in the second quarter of 2017, with the UK accounting for 13.9% of revenue. The 64% figure compares to the first quarter of the year and ...

16 May 2017

UK criticised over Circular Economy package ‘transparency’


The UK government has been criticised for a ‘lack of transparency’ over its position on the EU’s Circular Economy package, ahead of negotiations on the legislative proposals this summer. The European Environment Bureau (EEB...

3 April 2017

Powerday begins Swedish RDF supply contract


London waste management firm Powerday has today (April 3) commenced a contract with Geminor for the export of 170,000 tonnes of refuse derived fuel (RDF) to supply the Hogdalen energy from waste plant in Sweden. The fuel is ...

30 March 2017

Waste paper market braced for price falls


The recovered paper – or waste paper – sector is bracing itself for a turbulent April with a sharp decline expected in the value of mixed paper on the export market. Prices are also heading downwards for used cardboard (known ...

16 March 2017

‘Room for improvement’ in EU recycling definition


The body representing Europe’s recycling businesses has said there is ‘room for improvement’ in the methodology for measuring recycling rates backed by the European Parliament on Tuesday. MEPs voted to support amendments to ...

7 March 2017

Geminor forecasts ‘niche’ growth in RDF market


VIDEO REPORT: Waste fuel export business Geminor has spoken to about its forecast for the refuse derived fuel (RDF) market as well as the future of the company. James Maiden, country manager UK, and Ralf ...