Politics

Industry leaders to speak out against PV waste free-riders

| Trina Solar, SunPower, Solar Frontier, JinkoSolar, Conergy, aleo solar and Producer compliance and waste management scheme PV Cycle have expressed their concern about companies’ negligence to comply with legal requirements of EU-wide WEEE legislations.
Katharina Wieland Müller, pixelio.de

New campaign on ship recycling

| The NGO Shipbreaking Platform strongly welcomes IndustriALL's "Campaign to clean up Shipbreaking - the world's most dangerous Job".

PV cycle joins cross-sectorial monitoring council in The Netherlands

| PV cycle has announced to have joined the Dutch Monitoring Council as one of the founding members. With the goal of ensuring that the WEEE targets are met, the Monitoring Council plays a pivotal role in defining procedures and standards for high-efficiency collection and recycling in The Netherlands.
Na_Ich -), pixelio.de

Fair competition on global and on EU level is key for a sustainable EU...

| Eurofer files formal complaint against state aid for Europe’s largest steel plant and demands a more effective EU trade defence policy.

Major strides in e-scrap handling over the last decade

| Volumes of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) are rising rapidly - especially in emerging countries - and yet “there is not really a level playing field” when it comes to treatment standards, it was alleged at the latest BIR E-Scrap Committee meeting by Volker Pawlitzki, Senior Vice President of the Recycling/Precious Metals Business Unit of major Germany-based refiner Aurubis.
C. Nöhren, pixelio.de

Paper Industry will not give up on end-of-waste

| “Hurdles to free trade are detrimental to economic growth and also to our companies,” declared BIR Paper Division President Reinhold Schmidt of Germany-based Recycling Karla Schmidt in opening the latest meeting, held on June 3 in Miami.