International Tuesday 18 May 2021
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 ...




30 June 2020

Close the Glass Loop platform officially launched


Twelve European federations officially launched a programme targeting a 90% glass packaging collection rate in the EU by 2030 at a digital event today (30 June). Set in motion in response to EU rules increasing net recycling ...

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...

20 May 2020

CEPI sets out EU trade position


The Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI) has called for any future agreement between the UK and the EU to support the existing trade flow of paper for recycling. The pan-European association representing the forest ...

1 May 2020

Averda and the global need for waste collections


SPECIAL REPORT: The UK has increased its funding to support waste projects in developing countries and charities such as WasteAid are active in this field. On the ground though there is a clear need for good waste service ...

31 March 2020

Commission moves to ease waste shipment disruption


Measures to limit disruptions to waste shipments transported between EU member states have been published by the European Commission in light of the coronavirus pandemic. The Commission says intra-EU shipments of waste are a key ...

30 March 2020

Treat all waste as contaminated, global body warns


The Global Alliance of Waste Pickers, an international organisation for waste sector employees, has told workers to assume that any recyclable or waste materials handled may be contaminated by the coronavirus. The claim was made ...

11 February 2020

Poland to return 220 tonnes of waste to UK


More than 220 tonnes of 'illegally exported' waste found in a warehouse in Poland is to be returned to the UK, according to a statement from Polish police. The return shipping of the waste is to be paid for by the UK, the Polish ...

22 January 2020

News in brief (22/01/20)


With news on: Worn Again Technologies launches pilot R&D facility; MEPs call for common charger; company sentenced for breaking tyre storage laws; and, Cardiff to fine residents who recycle incorrectly.

29 October 2019

UK and EU prepare for single use plastic bans


Single use plastic products are no longer just being discouraged – both the UK and the European Union are set to make some of these products illegal. As Defra produces draft legislation banning plastic straws, cotton buds and stirrers and the ...