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 ...




18 September 2019

Dutch government lays RDF tax proposals


Proposals to tax the import of waste into the Netherlands have been laid before the country’s parliament this week. The tax is part of a package of measures to address climate change and is expected to increase the cost of ...

5 September 2019

Compliance fears prompt Recycling Association to launch Traca


In the face of concerns about the validity of current export shipment records, the Recycling Association has launched a trading technology system for the recycling sector which it says will better track materials as they move around the world...

3 September 2019

Mission heads to Indonesia for paper recycling export talks


EXCLUSIVE: An urgent recycling mission to try and ensure that recovered paper is allowed into Indonesia for papermaking has got underway. The mission, led by Simon Ellin of the UK’s Recycling Association and Robin Wiener, ...

3 September 2019

Dutch RDF import tax expected despite lobbying


Dutch ministers are expected to press ahead with plans to implement a €32-per-tonne tax on the import of waste into the country for incineration, despite lobbying from UK exporters and Dutch waste businesses who want the measure dropped.

1 August 2019

RDF under pressure as Amsterdam backs restrictions


Amsterdam council is supporting a call by the Dutch Waste Management Association for the Netherlands to import less waste for incineration because of the part-closure of the city’s energy from waste plant. Any restrictions could...

8 July 2019

AEB downtime takes capacity out of RDF market


EXCLUSIVE: Four of the six combustion lines at Amsterdam’s AEB energy from waste plant are to be temporarily taken out of service, as works take place to improve safety at the plant. The facility which was commissioned in 1993, ...

5 July 2019

Exporters face wait over Dutch RDF tax


Exporters of RDF (refuse derived fuel) will have to wait until the autumn to learn if the Netherlands will introduce a tax on the import of waste for incineration, which could have a major knock-on effect on waste disposal costs. ...

Wood Green 20 June 2019

Biffa found guilty in China MRF export case


A jury has today (20 June) found Biffa Waste Services Ltd guilty on two counts of breaching waste export regulations in a case dating back to 2015. The verdict was delivered at Wood Green Crown Court in north London this afternoon...

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. During a ...