| 180 governments adopted the Norwegian proposal to amend the Basel Convention. Now, EU Waste Shipment Regulation must be adapted in order to avoid hindering EU recycling and recovery markets, says FEAD.

A Zero Waste hierarchy for Europe

| Zero Waste Europe releases today a new proposal for a hierarchy in line with the Circular Economy.

13-year-old designs electronic monitoring system for compost bins

| A 13-year-old boy from Australia has won an international inventors award in Malaysia after designing a Wi-Fi enabled electronic monitoring system for compost bins.

ECHA withdraws its intention to restrict Oxo-degradable plastic under REACH

| As part of its Plastics Strategy, the European Commission requested the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) to present an Annex XV restriction dossier concerning the oxo-degradable plastics under the REACH Regulation.

Focus Enviro becomes exclusive Untha distribution partner in Australia

| Waste and organic equipment specialist Focus Enviro has secured an exclusive agreement with Untha, making it the distribution partner for Untha’s shredding technology in Australia.

Extrupet increases capacity with 2nd Starlinger PET recycling line

| Extrupet Group (Pty) Ltd, South Africa’s first and largest recycling operation for post- consumer PET bottles, has ordered a second Starlinger PET recycling line to meet the country’s growing demand for rPET.

PVC recycling at all-time high

| VinylPlus, the Voluntary Commitment to sustainable development of the European PVC industry, recycled 739,525 tonnes of PVC within its framework in 2018 – a 15.6% increase on the previous year.