Metal scrap prices in Italy increase

| According to the Alocci RI Group, May is the third month in a row characterized by a strong escalation of the metallic raw materials prices, mostly for the ferrous scrap ones.

UK households would pay extra to have bins emptied privately

| According to, seven out of ten say they want private bin collections to replace council services.

BIR welcomes OECDs EPR Guidance with key reservations

| BIR commends this OECD guidance to developing countries that look to EPR as a ‘tax-free’ means to establish waste management and recycling.

Redoma Recycling AB is launching new product line at IFAT 2016

| Redoma Recycling AB has expanded its product range with a cost-efficient Electrostatic Separation System (ESS), available at present in six different sizes. The ESS can separate residual fine copper in the plastic with close to 100% purity.

BIR – panel discussion on current market dynamics

| BIR World Recycling Convention & Exhibition in Berlin a panel discussion will bring together three invited industry experts who will first give a short presentation on their respective field of expertise and will then engage in an open exchange that promises to touch on some key issues affecting the recycling industry.

Andritz Group: Results for the first quarter of 2016

| International technology Group ANDRITZ saw a solid development of profitability in the first quarter of 2016 despite slight declines in sales and order intake.

Recylex Group financial information

| Decline in consolidated sales owing mainly to the drop in metals prices by comparison with the first quarter of 2015.

Terex Minerals Processing Systems launches New CRC1150 portable Cone Plant

| The new Terex Cedarapids CRC1150 portable cone plant delivers big production at a practical price.

Terex Minerals Processing Systems launches CRH131R Portable Impactor and Screen Plant

| The new Terex Cedarapids CRH1313R delivers big production and has the versatility to handle rock crushing, concrete recycling, and asphalt recycling.

Prof. Dr. jur. Helmut Maurer speaking on The Big Challenge for the plastic industry

| Speaking on the big challenge for the plastic industry, Dr Maurer believes that it is clear that the industry needs to act urgently as in developing countries plastics either end up in landfill or in nature.

Klaus Toepfer to present BIR keynote

| Former Executive Director of United Nations Environment Programme speaks on importance of live cycle economy. The BIR keynote session will take place on Tuesday, 31 May 2016 at 14:00 pm.

FODSA Manages the Waste Management System for Thessaloniki Prefecture

| The responsibility for waste management in Thessaloniki city and the entire Prefecture of Thessaloniki is the responsibility of FODSA, a public company managing waste for the Association of Local Authorities of the Prefecture of Thessaloniki.

ALBA SE delivers further sharp increase in operating income

| The publicly quoted environmental services and raw materials provider ALBA SE together with its subsidiaries once again generated stronger earnings in financial year 2015 than in the previous year. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) went up by EUR 7.6 million or 22.5 percent to EUR 41.2 million.

Norsk Hydro: First quarter 2016: Higher downstream results offset by lower prices

| Hydro's underlying earnings before financial items and tax declined to NOK 1,501 million in the first quarter, down from NOK 1,566 million in the fourth quarter of 2015.

Umicore to triple capacity for rechargeable battery cathode materials by 2018

| Umicore announced today an acceleration of its capacity expansion investments for NMC (nickel manganese cobalt) cathode materials. The acceleration is required to meet a surge in demand for materials used in hybrid and electric vehicles.