| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| CDEnviro have marked their arrival in the European Waste Water market with the announcement that they will exhibit at IFAT 2014.
| 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.
| Boeing and Kaiser Aluminium have announced a scrap recycling program.
| Atlas Copco has announced hydro magnets as the latest complement to its range of hydraulic attachments. The range of hydro magnets enables valuable iron and steel to be seperated quickly and easily from concrete waste for subsequent recycling.
| The Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless competion Act that passed the U.S. House of representatives in late February might hurt the recycling and refurbishment of cell phones unintendedly.
| 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.