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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="...




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 ...

7 March 2017

Exporters facing higher shipping costs


Rising prices for waste – recovered – paper could be pegged back by significant increases in the cost of container exports over the next six weeks. Recent weeks have seen a surge in the value of used cardboard and mixed papers...

8 February 2017

Textile recyclers in appeal over East Africa trade


A delegation from the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) has travelled to Nairobi to meet trade advisors from the World Bank, to discuss the future of the trade in used textiles to East Africa. The group included BIR ...

24 January 2017

MEPs back 70% recycling target


The European Parliament’s Environment Committee has voted in favour of proposed amendments to the EU Circular Economy Package supporting an increase of the recycling target up to 70% by 2030. Amendments tabled by the Italian MEP...

17 January 2017

EU food waste action ‘fragmented,’ auditors claim


Action to reduce food waste within the European Union remains ‘fragmented and intermittent,’ a report from the European Court of Auditors (ECA) has claimed. According to the ECA report published today (17 January), which ...

3 January 2017

Circular Economy plan high on EU’s 2017 priorities


The European Commission has outlined its policy priorities for 2017 – with implementation of the action plan on the Circular Economy among the top policy areas highlighted. The Commission’s

23 November 2016

CIWM to fund waste guidance for ‘low-income’ nations


The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) is to fund the development of a guidance document on reuse and recycling technologies for use in low and middle-income countries. The document will be delivered by the charity ...

16 November 2016

Recycling rates in Europe continue to rise, EEA claims


European countries are improving their diversion of household waste from landfill, a European Environment Agency (EEA) assessment has suggested. In particular, the move ...