International Thursday 4 June 2020
2 June 2020

Calls for recovery plans to focus on environment

FEAD, the European federation representing private waste management companies, has told the EU it must step up its investments in waste recycling and treatment capacity as part of its post-coronavirus green recovery plan. This was...




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 ...

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.