Robust Enforcement of EPR Needed Monday, 14:17 EU Bodies Unite in Call for Coalition to Boost Circular Economy The European Committee of the Regions and the European Parliament have joined forces to push the EU towards more ambitious waste management directives and a boosted circular economy action plan. Read more … Dog Mess, Illegal Dumping and Poor Recycling Practices Targeted 17.02.2017 16:07 Pooper Snoopers Encouraged as Liverpool Mayor Clamps Down on Waste Crime The Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, has launched an initiative to crackdown on illegal waste dumping, residents who don’t recycle responsibly and dog walkers who don’t pick up their dogs mess. Read more … Should More Empahsis be Placed on Separate Glass Recycling Schemes 15.02.2017 15:24 Plastic Bottle Deposit Plans Likely to be Ditched by UK Government The UK government appears to be set to rule out the implementation of a deposit scheme for plastic bottles of the type which has boosted collection rates of drinks containers in Norway to 96% and 98.5% in Germany. Read more … Marco Ricci-Jürgensen on What Should be Learned from Italy’s Success 15.02.2017 13:46 Italy – 20yrs of Continuous Growth in Separate Collection & Recycling of Organic Wastes In February 1997 the Italian national Decree n° 22 was adopted reorganising the framework conditions and the strategic outlook for MSW. Today Italy collects separately 48% of all MSW with peaks of around 70%. Read more … JCI Becomes First Licensee for AquaRefining Recycling Technology 15.02.2017 13:17 Johnson Controls Agrees Deal for Aqua Metals’ Clean Lead Acid Battery Recycling Tech Aqua Metals, a California based firm which has developed a clean process for recycling lead acid batteries, has finalised an investment agreement with Johnson Controls covering North America, China and Europe. Read more … Waste Industry Welcome for Environment Sub-Committee Brexit Report 14.02.2017 16:54 Waste Industry Welcome for Environment Sub-Committee Brexit Report The UK Parliament’s EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee has published its report which highlights key actions that will be needed to ensure environmental protections are not eroded as a result of Brexit. Read more … Shmitt Recycling in Fulda, Germany Supplied by HSM 10.02.2017 15:32 CASE STUDY: HSM Baling & Shredding Equipment a Hit a Small Recycling Firm In the German City of Fulda Schmitt Recycling’s channel baling press, document shredders and hard disc shredders have been supplied and installed by equipment manufacturer, HSM. Read more …
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