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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="...




27 July 2016

News in brief (27/07/2016)


With news on; Kent waste strategy consultation; scrap vehicle prosecution; Shanks makes Netherlands acquisition; Blue Scotland moves premises, and London borough of Barnet clamps down on flytipping

19 July 2016

Metals recycler warns of Brexit export impact


The fallout from the UK’s decision to leave the European Union could lead to “anti-British” sentiment in the international scrap metals market in the short-term, according to Peter Mathews chairman of Black Country Metals. ...

5 July 2016

Container weight rules will bring ‘clarity’ to exports


The Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has clarified new rules for verifying the weight of containers for exporting cargo such as recyclables. The Safety of Lives at Sea (SOLAS) amendment, which came into effect on 1 July, ...

1 July 2016

Export charges to be heard in Caernarfon court


Charges relating to the export of waste materials are due to be heard next February at Caernarfon Crown Court, Wales, in an action brought by Natural Resources Wales against UPM Kymmene (UK) Ltd, Parry & Evans Ltd, Stephen Evans and Peter...

30 June 2016

Exporters face container weight rules from July


New rules ensuring shipping lines verify the weight of containers before they are shipped could create extra costs and even disruption for some UK waste and recycling exporters from tomorrow (1 July). The International Maritime ...

9 June 2016

FEAD repeats demand for EU recycling ‘pull’ measures


The European body representing waste management businesses – FEAD – has issued a joint statement with the European Recycling Industries’ Confederation (EuRIC) to call for legislative ‘pull’ measures to encourage recycling in the EU...

8 June 2016

Indian scrap laws cast doubt over plastics export market


Plastics recyclers and exporters have been left ‘in limbo’ due to moves to restrict the import of plastics scrap into India, an international recycling body has claimed. India’s Ministry of Environment, Forest and ...

6 June 2016

International waste crime summit convenes in Glasgow


Officials from environmental and law enforcement agencies from 30 countries are meeting at a three-day summit in Scotland, seeking to draw up a joint response to international waste crime. The joint action is a part of Interpol’...

2 June 2016

MEPs call for TEEP option to be dropped


The European Parliament’s Environment Committee has today (2 June) called for greater ambition on recycling targets, as well as stronger requirements for the separate collection of recyclables, through EU Circular Economy laws. ...

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