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17 May 2021

Veolia and Suez sign combination agreement

Veolia and Suez announced on Friday (14 May) they had signed a combination agreement, confirming the terms for their proposed merger. The French-owned companies agreed on a price of €20.50 (£17.71) per share for Suez on 12 ...

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10 December 2020

European Commission proposes new batteries legislation

 

The European Commission has proposed raising the 45% collection rate for portable batteries to 65% in 2025 and 70% in 2030 as part of its proposal for a new legislative framework for batteries. The new targets were published today...

23 November 2020

WEEE Forum calls for ‘bigger role’ for recycling

 

There should be a “bigger role” for recycling in the waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) sector as the source of critical raw materials, the WEEE Forum’s director general has said. Pascal Leroy said the European...

19 November 2020

BAN chief hits out at focus on recycling

 

The executive director of the Basel Action Network (BAN) criticised proponents of the ‘circular economy’ for focusing on recycling and ignoring waste prevention. Jim Puckett suggested an emphasis on recycling within the ...

25 August 2020

Consider ‘reducing collection of recyclables’, says UN

 

Governments across the world should consider a potential “reduction of the collection of recyclables” during the Covid-19 pandemic, a report by the United Nations claims. The report, published on 12 August, looks at existing ...

28 July 2020

EU’s plastics levy plans criticised

 

The EU-level trade association of European plastics converters EuPC has criticised the European Union’s plans to introduce a levy on plastic waste from January 2021. As part of the bloc’s €750 billion coronavirus recovery ...

23 July 2020

EU outlines £800 a tonne plastics tax

 

The European Union is to introduce a levy on plastic waste from January 2021 as part of the bloc’s €750 billion coronavirus recovery fund agreement.  From 1 January 2021, a levy of €0.80 per kilogram (€800 a tonne...

15 July 2020

Inciner8 completes ‘Covid incinerators’ order

 

Manufacturer Inciner8 says it has completed an emergency order of four incinerators to help hospitals within the United Arab Emirates manage coronavirus-infected waste. The incinerators were supplied to private hospitals within ...

6 July 2020

UK the ‘second largest producer’ of WEEE

 

The UK generated the second most waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) per capita in the world in 2019, behind only Norway, according to a report published by a global e-waste grouping. The Global E-waste Monitor report...

1 July 2020

EPA says Ireland has met 2018 ELV targets

 

Ireland achieved its end-of-life vehicle (ELV) reuse and recycling targets in 2018 for the first time since the goals were increased in 2015, recently published figures from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) suggest. More ...