Taiwan: New Recycling Fee Rate Discount Measures

To encourage manufacturers to design environmentally friendly products, the Taiwanese Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) has tightened the eligibility criteria for discounted recycling fee rates. Since January this year, a 15 percent discount is given to all Green Mark products. As for IT products, only those that carry the Green Mark or the Energy Saving Label […]

Beijing Enterprises Holding Buys German Company

Chinese Beijing Enterprises Holding Limited, controlled by the Beijing Municipal Government, has reached an agreement with EQT Infrastructure II, a fund owned by the global private equity group EQT, to buy the German company EEW Energy from Waste. The agreement is only subject to clearance under the German Foreign Trade and Payments Ordinance. The transaction […]

USA: New Single-Stream Material Recovery Facility for Chicagoland

Since several weeks Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS) operates its new material recovery facility in the village of Forest View, Illinois. Receiving 110,000 tons per year of residential and commercial material from the Chicagoland area, the company also serves all 605 Chicago public schools and eight city colleges. The single stream system, which LRS officially opened […]

Maximum Storage Capacity with Legioblock

Legioblock is a flexible construction system which creates maximum storage capacity for your waste, bulk and recycling materials. Each product has its own specific characteristics, such as density and angle of repose. All these aspects have an effect on the storage height and therefore maximum capacity. “With Legioblock we are able to construct different types […]

Europe: Revised Guidelines on Paper for Recycling Quality Control

According to the Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI), the revised guidelines include also recommendations for Paper for Recycling suppliers and paper mills. “The objective of the guidelines publication is to achieve greater harmonization, to improve the implementation of the EN 643 Standard and to facilitate commercial relationships between paper mills and paper for recycling […]

USA: Paper Mills Prefer Separately Collected Recovered Paper

Paper mills using recovered fiber as feedstock, reject the use of recovered paper sorted from “one-bin programs”, reported the Washington-based Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) in February this year. This is the main result of a survey of paper mill buyers in North America who are responsible for sourcing recovered fiber for their paper […]