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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="...




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 ...

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...