Paper Friday 10 July 2020
10 July 2020

Hampshire changes tack and rejects £34m MRF

Hampshire county council has opted against the idea of building a state-of-the-art Materials Recycling Facility (MRF


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7 July 2020

China ‘Solid Waste Law’ changes from September


Yet more confirmation that China will be banning the import of “solid waste” – which includes waste paper and scrap metal – has emerged. Today (7 July) the Brussels-based Bureau of International Recycling commented that ...

7 July 2020

China promulgates amendment to its Solid Waste Law


Attorneys Aaron Goldberg and Weiwei Luo of Beveridge & Diamond, Washington analyse the amendments to the Solid Waste Law of China agreed at the end of April and coming into force in September.

6 July 2020

Biffa loses appeal in ‘waste paper exports’ case


Biffa has lost an appeal case over its conviction for transporting waste material for recovery, contrary to the Transfrontier Shipment of Waste Regulations. The ruling was announced on Friday 3 July 2020, and sees the waste ...

3 July 2020

People briefs (03/07/20)


With news on; Susie Burrage to continue as BMRA president; Ecosurety appoints new head of operations; ESE World appoints managing director; Bolton Bros employs third generation into business. 

2 July 2020

‘Limited’ coronavirus impact at DS Smith


Paper mill and recycling business DS Smith today posted full year financial results to 30 April 2020 with revenue down 2% year-on-year but profits up 5%. The company said the results showed a “strong financial performance and ...

25 June 2020

Intra-EU paper shipments ‘can contain some contamination’


On 28 May the European Court of Justice ruled that paper containing some 'contamination' could be shipped subject to reduced controls under EU waste shipments regulation. While it confirmed this could include non-paper ...

25 June 2020

ECJ rules on ‘green list’ waste paper shipments


Following a protracted legal case between a German waste management company and the local authority in the state of Baden-Württemberg, in May the European Court of Justice ruled that intra-EU waste paper shipments containing some contamination ...

25 June 2020

BIR finds world ‘beset by challenges’


A picture of ‘the recycling world’ beset by challenges because of COVID-19 has been painted by the Brussels-based Bureau of International Recycling in a second quarter report from its global Ambassadors. In a report issued ...

24 June 2020

‘Separate paper call’ as Gerritsen steps up at DS Smith


Paper recycling and mill group DS Smith has today (24 June) announced the appointment of Rogier Gerritsen as managing director of its recycling division. And, in his first message on his appointment, Mr Gerritsen has urged the ...