Economy & Markets

EU environment ministers should show more support for EU waste laws, says the EEB

| Despite a disappointing Council position, a number of EU governments still support higher targets for waste management and prevention, a meeting between EU environment ministers revealed yesterday.
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Plastics Recycling Show Europe Returns to Amsterdam for 2018

| Following its successful launch in March this year, organisers of the Plastics Recycling Show (PRS) Europe have announced that the event will return to the RAI Amsterdam in The Netherlands on 24-25 April 2018.
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CEWEP comments on first Draft of Waste Incineration BREF

| The first draft (D1) of the reference document for best available techniques (BREF) for Waste Incineration (WI) was published on 24th May. On first reading, the Best Available Techniques Associated Emission Levels (BATAELs) proposed in D1 are stricter than the current emission standards for waste-to-energy plants.

Outstanding PET bottle-to-bottle recycling results on Starlinger line

| The Starlinger recoSTAR PET bottle-to-bottle recycling line which has been installed in April 2016 in the plastics recycling facility of Canadian water bottler Ice River Springs in Feversham, Ontario, is delivering excellent production results.

Waste Heat Recovery Market – Forecast to 2022 published

| Research and Markets has published the new forcast to 2022 on global waste heat recovery market size, share, development, growth and demand.
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European Parliament’s report calls for halt on harmful subsidies to waste incineration

| Zero Waste Europe welcomes the ENVI committee's draft report on the revision of the Renewable Energy Directive. This report represents a first important step towards the alignment of EU energy and circular economy policies, by excluding financial support for incineration of mixed municipal solid waste.

Caterpillar Exhibits Specialised Equipment at DDR Expo 2017

| Caterpillar expertise in the areas of demolition and recycling will be evident at the DDR Expo 2017 in Brussels. The company will display two specialized machines, the Cat® 340F UHD (Ultra High Demolition) excavator and the Cat MH3024 wheel material handler, as well as a full line of specialized Cat demolition and recycling work tools, including hydraulic hammers, shears, pulverizers, and multi-processors.

New Global Sales & Marketing Director for TOMRA

| As the new Global Sales & Marketing Director, Fabrizio will assume the lead role to further develop and implement the short and long-term sales and marketing go-to-market strategy of TOMRA´s Recycling business stream. He will report to Tom Eng, Senior Vice President and Head of TOMRA Sorting Recycling.

European battery strategy in the making with the new mobility package

| Eurobat, the Association of European Automotive and Industrial Battery Manufacturers, particularly welcomes the strong focus on battery manufacturing in the 'Europe on the Move' package released on 31 May.

BIR Textiles Division: Strong used clothing industry “synonymous with growth”

| The success of the used clothing market depends on the know-how of sorters and on a commitment to free trade that is “not fulfilled in every country”, the BIR Textiles Division meeting in Hong Kong on May 22 was told by its President, Mehdi Zerroug of France-based Framimex.

Energy from eucalyptus

| Pulp and paper mills as well as wood panel producers in Brazil use eucalyptus bark to generate RDF to supply their own energy. To shred the material, they use Lindner’s Urraco 75.

BIR: Recycling industry a major jobs creator

| Use of the terms “scrap”, “secondary raw materials” or “recycled raw materials” fully reflects their value as resources, the BIR International Trade Council’s Chairman Michael Lion underlined at the body’s latest meeting in Hong Kong on May 22.
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FEAD calls for EU guidance on the implementation of public procurement rules

| The European Waste and Resource Management Industry Association FEAD is calling on the Conference on sustainable, innovative and socially responsible public procurement being held in Paris on 2 June to demand European Commission guidelines for Member States to ensure proper implementation of the EU Public Procurement Package.
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MBT Jiangsu – High-Tech Waste Processing for China

| More than 200 waste-to-energy (WtE) plants are operating in China nowadays. One of them in the City of Lianyungang, Shandong Province north of Shanghai, will be complemented by a pre-treatment plant for municipal solid waste (MSW). The Austrian-German technology firm Redwave designed the process of the entire plant.