| The new plant, build by Sims Metal Management, is expexted to handle all of the cities recyclables.
| Inashco and Wheelabrator Technologies have announced the formation of a North American-based joint venture company dedicated to the recycling of ferrous and nonferrous metals from the waste-to-energy process.
| Draft EU rules that would require EU member states to clamp down on illegal waste shipments within the EU and to non-EU countries were backed by the Environment Committee on Wednesday. These rules, informally agreed with EU ministers, would close legal loopholes and entail more inspections. Member states would have to include in their inspection plans a minimum number of physical checks, and inspectors would be given more powers.
| According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in 2012 Americans generated about 251 million tons of trash and recycled and composted 86,6 million tons of this material, equivalent to a 34.5 percent recycling rate.
| 19 leaders and CEOs of Europes aluminium industry have addressed an open letter to the heads of states and gouvernments, asking them to align the EU’s industrial, climate and energy policies and prevent further de-industrialisation and investment leakage.
| International technology group Andritz has received an order from Klabin, the largest integrated pulp and paper company in Brazil, to supply major production equipment for Klabin's new pulp mill in Ortigueira, Parana, Brasil.
| PV Cycle has announced that it has received approval from the secretary of state of the UK to operate a DTS (Dstributor Take-back Scheme). The DTS is focussed on the collection of photovoltaic (PV) panels through a network of PV-dedicated collection facilities.