Economy & Markets

Carbios and Landbell Group cooperate

| Carbios and Landbell Group have signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding for the sourcing, preparation and recycling of post-consumer PET waste using Carbios’ biorecycling technology at its first commercial plant in Longlaville from 2026.

| On February 27, the European Parliament approved the revised Waste Shipment Regulation (WSR), a significant step towards modernising intra-EU waste shipments rules.

Stadler: light packaging plant in Portugal

| Stadler Selecciona S.L.U. (a subsidiary of Stadler Anlagenbau GmbH) has designed and installed a light packaging plant for Valorsul to increase capacity and simplify operation at its Centro de Triagem do Oeste waste treatment facility in Cadaval, in the Greater Lisbon District of Portugal.

70 years Roither Maschinenbau and Austropressen

| Back in 1953, when Franz Roither Senior began creating articles in his metalworking shop, he could hardly have anticipated that 20 years later, the main focus of the subsequent company would become environmental technology.

Study confirms rising imports of recycled plastic threaten EU industry

| 2023 showed a heavy destabilisation of the European plastics sector.

Advanced Recycling on the rise

| The update and expansion of the nova-Institute's report "Mapping of advanced plastic waste recycling technologies and their global capacities" provides a detailed insight into technological advances, identifies key players in the field and describes the current state of advanced recycling in Europe and worldwide.

New Study on the management of RDF and SRF in the EU

| On behalf of the European Investment Bank (EIB), the Duisburg-based consulting firm “MVW Lechtenberg & Partner” has prepared a study on the current use of waste-derived fuels in the European Union, which has now been published.

AVR and Geminor sign 50,000 tonnes RDF contract after plant fire

| Following the fire and shut-down of the Dutch AVR energy recovery facility in September last year, Geminor has secured a contract to divert 50,000 tonnes of Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) originally intended for running the EfW plant in Rotterdam.

Aluminium beverage can recycling at record level

| The latest report by Metal Packaging Europe and European Aluminium shows that the overall recycling rate for aluminium beverage cans in the European Union, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Norway, and Iceland went up by 3.2% to a record level of 76% (76.1%).

Waste-to-Energy included in Carbon Removals Certification Framework

| ESWET welcomes the provisional agreement between the European Council and European Parliament on the Carbon Removals Certification Framework as an essential step in decarbonising industry and achieving Europe’s climate targets.

RecyClass publishes closed & controlled loop recycling certification modules

| RecyClass developed two new modules to strengthen the certification of closed and controlled loop recycling. These documents mark a significant step in the transparent reporting of the origin and use of all recycled plastics, especially for PVC waste.

Laws and regulations around waste management every business owner needs to know

| It’s important for businesses to stay on top of changing laws and legislation within their sector, and it can be difficult to keep up when working weeks become hectic.

Municipal waste down by 19 kg per person in 2022

| In 2022, the amount of municipal waste generated per person in the EU amounted to 513 kg, 19 kg or 4% per person less than in 2021 (532 kg) and 46 kg more than in 1995 (467 kg).

Textile project presents solutions for polyester recycling

| For the past three years, the ReSuit project has been pursuing a solution for textile recycling. Now, the project alliance is ready to present its positive findings.

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