Gregory Schnitzer new President of BIR Ferrous Division

| Mr Schnitzer is Vice-President of Ferrous Sales at Oregon based Schnitzer Steel Industries (USA) and has been with the company since 2003.

Rye Demolition take on Kodaks former boiler rooms

| Southern based Rye Demolition are a company well known for taking on large and complex demolition projects. Recently winning the two-year contract to oversee the demolition and ground remediation of the former Kodak factory in Harrow, North London.
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FEAD comments on evaluation of waste shipment regulation

| The federation has addressed some shortcomings in the process of evalution in a letter to the European Commission.

BMRA launches first sector-specific apprenticeship

| Sir Gerry Berragan, Chief Executive of the Institute for Apprenticeships today launched the first sector-specific apprenticeship for the metals recycling industry.

ICBR call for papers

| The 24th International Congress for Battery Recycling ICBR 2019. will be held in Lyon, France from September 18 – 20, 2019. Call for papers deadline is January 31, 2019.

GRSO elects new chairman

| The Global Recycling Standards Organization, the home of The Recycling Industry Operating Standard (RIOS) has recently elected Darrell Hogan as a new Chairman who will serve a two year term ending in 2020.

Altola overhauls biomass production line

| Swiss waste management firm Altola has invested in a new Untha XR3000C wood shredder to help futureproof its biomass production line.

Tomra Sorting Recycling creates managerial role to strengthen focus on new plastics economy

| Tomra Sorting Recycling has promoted Business Development Engineer László Székely to the newly-created post of Head of New Plastics Economy.

Recylex financial information

| The Recylex Group is today releasing its sales for the first nine months of 2018 and for the third quarter of 2018.

EuPC welcomes the efforts of the EMF to tackle the worldwide ocean pollution

| On 30th Octobre in Bali, at the Our Ocean Conference, organised by the Government of the Republic of Indonesia, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation presented another chapter to its activity, called New Plastics Economy Global Commitment.

Mondi joins forces

| Mondi has become one of the first signatories of The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment which will work towards eliminating plastic pollution and creating 100% reusable, recyclable, or compostable plastic packaging by 2025.

BIR: Malaysia is said to have announced a permanent ban on plastic waste imports

| BIR has received news that Malaysia has announced a permanent ban on the import of plastic waste as from Friday 26 October 2018.
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U.S. municipal solid waste management market to exceed $25 bn by 2024

| The U.S. municipal solid waste management market size will exceed USD 25 Billion by 2024, as reported in the latest study by Global Market Insights, Inc.

Euric: Landmark vote by the European Parliament

| The European Parliament in plenary meeting approved in a landmark vote on 24 October 2018 a target of 35% of mandatory recycled plastic by 2025 in beverage bottles.

PET value chain urges policymakers to support its circularity

| The EU Single Use Plastics Directive Proposal is currently under the assessment of the European Parliament. The proposal foresees the consumption reduction of PET trays - a circular packaging product with a high amount of recycled content.