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BIR launching World Council of Recycling Associations

| BIR is spearheading the formation of a new body “to take forward the message of facilitating free and fair trade of recyclables with minimum regulatory controls”, it was announced at the body’s Annual General Assembly in Berlin on May 31.
C. Nöhren, pixelio.de

UAE to reduce industrial waste export

| The UAE Ministry of Economy is discussing possible ways to reduce its export of industrial aluminium, leather and paper waste, so that it may provide raw materials for its own industry.

Study shows potential of Pay-as-you-throw

| A report by the Association of Cities and Regions for Recycling and sustainable Resource management (ACR+) points out the advantages of PAYT in terms of waste reduction and recycling.

Recycle metals from bottom ash and save Greenhouse gas emissions

| The Metal Packaging and Recycling Industry, the Recycling Industry of bottom ash and the Waste-to-Energy sector jointly support the European Commission’s approach to boost quality recycling and markets for secondary raw materials in the Circular Economy Package.
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FEAD welcomes focus on organic fertilisers in new Fertilisers Regulation

| On 17 March, the European Commission presented a legislative proposal to revise the EU Fertilisers Regulation. FEAD submitted its preliminary comments on the proposal in the context of a stakeholder consultation conducted by the Commission.

Environmental insurance: ensuring our future

| A plea for extended producer responsibility by Hermann Erdman, CEO of REDISA (Recycling and Economic Development Initiative of South Africa).

UK households would pay extra to have bins emptied privately

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

BIR paper division announces program for Berlin

| The BIR Paper Division has confirmed their panel of invited guest speakers that will provide delegates in Berlin with information of strategic importance in the framework of the current challenging business climate. Under the presidency of Reinhold Schmidt, Recycling Karla Schmidt, the divisional plenary session takes place on Tuesday, 31 May 2016 at 10.30 at the Berlin InterContinental Hotel.

The Plastics Industry State of play

| The European Plastics Converters (EuPC) in association with Polymer Comply Europe (PCE) held a REACH Workshop: The Plastics Industry State of play with practical examples on 17 and 18 March 2016 in Brussels.
Dieter Schütz, pixelio.de

Think tank for automobile recycling

| On March 18, the International Automobile Recycling Congress IARC 2016 in Berlin, Germany, came to an end. More than 220 representatives of the global automotive recycling sector had come together to discuss current political conditions and the latest trends in recycling technology.

Recyclers urge for circular economy

| The circular economy’s time is now, not tomorrow. This was the key message of Euric’s first Annual Conference.

New platform for take-back of e-waste

| Take-e-way, the German take-back system for electrical and electronic equipment take-e-way presents the online platform www.take-e-back.com for the take-back of waste devices by distributors according to the amended Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG/WEEE) to its customers.

Less landfilling in municipal waste treatment

| Eurostat has published the final figures for municipal waste collection and treatment in the EU in 2014.