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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 November 2016

Obama calls for ‘renewed commitment’ to recycling


Outgoing President of the United States of America Barack Obama has outlined his vision for recycling in the country – which has plateaued at around 34%. Issuing a proclamation on ‘America Recycles Day’ – the country’s ...

23 August 2016

CCIC joins Recycling Association to push export quality


Pre-shipment accreditation body China Certification & Inspection Group (CCIC) has joined the Recycling Association – calling for closer ties between the recycling industry and end users of material in the Far East. CCIC – ...

5 August 2016

Gate fees and exchange rate ‘putting pressure’ on RDF exports


Movement in exchange rates and rising gate fees for the treatment of refuse derived fuel (RDF) may be putting UK-based exporters of the material under financial pressure, senior industry figures have warned. And, a continued ...

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...