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EPRA disagrees on European declaration on paper recycling

| The federation claims that the new declaration does not take into account the legitimate interests of the supply side of the paper value chain, which provides every day the secondary raw materials needed to manufacture new paper.

Call for a single measure of real recycling rates

| Europe’s steel, paper and non-ferrous metals recyclers are united in their call to EU Circular Economy trialogue negotiators: put an ambitious recycling measure first.
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Laying down markers for plastic packaging recycling

| New developments in marker technologies for sorting plastic packaging should not be viewed as ‘the answer’ to increasing recycling rates, however they could be valuable in other ways leading to higher quality and value in recycling, suggests Axion Consulting.

High value of scrap exports revealed

| The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) released new, independent data highlighting the important role scrap commodities play in U.S. exports.
Agricultural Plastics

Agricultural Plastics: solidarity between all stakeholders required

| Around 120 representatives from 19 countries attended the 2nd International Forum "Agricultural Plastics – Potential for Recycling“, organised by RIGK.
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Whitham Mills marks record growth with Manchester move

| Waste management machinery designer and manufacturer Whitham Mills has marked a 35 per cent increase in year-on-year in revenue with a move to a new 33,000 sq ft headquarters at the Stakehill Industrial Estate, on the outskirts of Manchester.
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VinylPlus Sustainability Forum 2017: Towards Circular Economy

| The PVC industry is making real progress towards sustainability and a positive contribution to the circular economy through a united industry approach, delegates heard at the 5th VinylPlus Sustainability Forum 2017 in Berlin, Germany.

Redesign Europe Challenge launches first of 3 phases

| Zero Waste Europe’s People’s Design Lab project has launched a new campaign. The Redesign Europe Challenge offers participants the ability to nominate badly designed products and vote for their ‘most hated’ products to be improved or phased out. 
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Turning sewage sludge into fuels and hydrogen

| TO-SYN-FUEL is a project funded by Horizon 2020 EU’s new research and innovation programme, with the aim to build-up, operate and demonstrate the production of Synthetic Fuels and Green Hydrogen from waste biomass.

Latin America: planting the seeds for grassroots recycling

| Important efforts are underway to incorporate grassroots recyclers into integrated waste management systems in Latin America, according to a new report from The Economist Intelligence Unit (The EIU).

Recycling facility installed in Minya Governorate

| Amut Ecotech, Recycling Division of Amut Group, has supplied for Minya Governorate (Egypt) a municipal solid waste recycling facility for the best management of recyclable materials. The plant is planned to go into operation by June 2017.

Upstate Shredding – Weitsman Recycling hires new CFO

| Upstate Shredding – Weitsman Recycling has announced that they have hired a long-time financial industry veteran to lead the company into its next phases of growth and expansion.
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Wacker Neuson reports record revenue

| For Q1 2017, Munich-based international light and compact equipment manufacturer Wacker Neuson reported a record rise in revenue for the first quarter of the year. Adjusted profit before interest and tax (EBIT) increased significantly.
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Start-up of the 500th BRT Hartner Bag Opener

| BRT Hartner is the expert for development and sales of equipment for sorting and recycling plants. In April 2017, the 500th Bag Opener was installed and commissioned at AGR-DAR in Herten, Germany. Ibbenbüren / Herten.
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ERPC becomes the European Paper Recycling Council (EPRC)

| To align with its new “Declaration on Paper Recycling” the European Recovered Paper Council (ERPC) has been renamed the European Paper Recycling Council (EPRC).