Economy & Markets

WEEE comes into force for PV modules in France

| Today's publication of the French WEEE Decree 2014-928 in the Official Journal brings PV modules within the scope of greater producer responsibility. With effect August 23rd 2014, PV companies established in France must finance and ensure the waste treatment of the PV modules they sell and import.

Crude steel production increases slightly

| World crude steel production for the 65 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 137 million tonnes (Mt) in July 2014, an increase of 1.7% compared to July 2013.

Valmet to supply first OptiConcept M board production line in North

| Valmet has made a contract with Pratt Paper (IN), LLC for the supply of the paper machine for Pratt's new greenfield paper mill in Valparaiso area, Indiana, USA. The mill will utilize recovered paper in the production of recycled linerboard and corrugated medium. The start-up of the new paper machine, PM16, is scheduled for 2015.

Solid business development for Andritz Group

| The company expects a slight rise in sales in the 2014 busi-ness year compared to the previous year. Net income is expected to show a significant improvement com-pared to the low level of 2013.

Terex Environmental Equipment to exhibit at RWM

| The attendance at this show sees TEE move from a previously North American based distribution strategy into the rest of the world, as part of the ongoing expansion with their product portfolio.

New strategic focus for Metso

| Metso Corporation has decided on a new strategy and a new operating model, designed to drive growth in the company's core businesses and strengthen its financial performance and value creation.

Umicore presents half year results 2014

| Umicore's revenues were slightly down compared to the first half of 2013 as a result of volume growth being offset by strong metal price and currency headwinds. Recurring EBIT was down 15% due to lower metal prices, currency headwinds and higher depreciation charges, partly offset by cost reductions.

Chinese secondary raw material import decreases in 2013

| With 55 million tonnes, the volume of imported secondary raw materials passing passing through China’s inspection and quarantine agencies was 6.4 percent less than in 2012 and also below the levels of 2009 and 2011.

ALBA Group realigns the strategy of its Interseroh brand

| The Services segment is to be based on four newly defined columns, where all business activities will be brought together.

World Cup Waste Management Programme exceeds expectations

| At all 64 matches 416 tonnes of waste were collected.

Falkenberg opens international recycling & recovery congress

| The event is held in Vienna on the 8th and 9th of September.

World crude steel production increases

| World crude steel production for the 65 countries reporting to the World Steel Association was 137 million tonnes in June 2014, an increase of 3.1% compared to June 2013.

Recycling plant development expanding globally

| At one time, recycling was largely to be found in developed nations. But the latest June 2014 research from Waste Industry Sales Monitor indicates that the environmental and cash benefits of materials recovery is taking root across the world.

SITA UK and Forth Ports announce partnership

| Sita UK and Forth Ports have announced a long-term partnership that will see the creation of a major recycling and resource management hub based at the Port of Tilbury on the River Thames.
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