Gervasi Ecologica at IAA Transportation to Boost Circular Economy

We can never talk enough about circular economy and the importance of recovering and recycling waste materials. At the IAA Transportation in Hanover, Gervasi Ecologica will once again be delivering this message. In the transportation sector, only a small number of vehicles are dedicated to this objective and in some cases they are not even […]

Are UK Residual Waste Exports Coming to an End? RDF Industry Group Debates the Future at National Waste Sector Event

The RDF Industry Group will be joined by the Environment Agency at the biggest waste sector event of the year – RWM & Let’s Recycle Live – discussing comments regarding a ban on waste exports. The RDF Industry Group, which represents 33 organisations across the European waste derived fuel (WDF) supply chain, will open the […]

EuPC Welcomes the Recent LCA Study on Carrier Bags Performed by Euroconsumers

What are environmentally friendly alternatives to single use plastic carrier bags? Four European consumer associations, namely Test-Achats from Belgium, Altroconsumo – Associazione di Consumatori Italiana from Italy, DECO – Associação Portuguesa para a Defesa do Consumidor from Portugal and OCU – Organización de Consumidores y Usuarios from Spain conducted a study, certified by Professor Roland […]

How Will the Economic Downturn Affect PRN Prices?

Joseph Doherty, Managing Director of Re-Gen Waste, believes that the PRN prices will be affected by the cost of living crisis. The graph below shows the amount of packaging placed on the UK market reported by registered packaging producers since the early days of the packaging waste regulation. This is a combination of sales of […]

Ten Things to Do at RWM & Letsrecycle Live 2022

With the new collaboration between RWM & Letsrecycle Live 2022 just over a week away, 12,000 visitors are set to descend on the NEC in Birmingham on 14-15 September 2022 for two action-packed days. Here we look at the top 10 things to do at the show that mean you cannot afford to miss it! […]

From Tyres to Football Pitches? Why the Microplastics’ Ban Misses the Mark on the EU’s Circular Economy

The European Recycling Industries’ Confederation (EuRIC) strongly rejects an EU proposal that will indirectly ban materials from tyres as part of its effort to eradicate microplastics.  Each year around 150 million tyres are processed for recycling annually – that’s one tyre for every three EU citizens. This rubber from recycled tyres has a wide range […]

Encina Development Group Announces Appointment of Leslie Hess to Board of Directors

Encina Development Group (“Encina” or the “Company”), a producer of ISCC+ circular chemicals from end-of-life plastics, announced the appointment of Ms. Leslie Hess to its board of directors. “Leslie is a phenomenal addition to Encina’s board,” said David Schwedel, Executive Director of Encina. “She has three decades of experience in strategy and finance. Her experience […]

New BIR report corroborates fundamental importance of recovered fibre and free trade

2020 was an unprecedented year as the COVID crisis impacted markets, industries and lifestyles around the world. But despite these many upheavals, recovered fibre succeeded in building upon its pivotal role in global paper and board production. Whereas paper and board production fell 3.4% worldwide in 2020, production of recovered paper declined by a significantly […]

Climate Change and Resource Scarcity – A threat to National Security

We may not like to think about recycling our waste beyond putting our dustbins out for collection, but it doesn’t take much to focus our minds – such as when there is a dustbin strike or there is a sudden shortage of our favourite food. But waste recycling is an intrinsic part of the climate […]

The Waste Management Sector Is not at its Full Capacity of Producing Energy

Whereas Member States reached yesterday a political agreement on a voluntary reduction of natural gas demand by 15% this winter, and the European Commission has recently presented the REPowerEU Plan in response to the hardships and global energy market disruption caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the waste management sector is not (yet) at its […]