News from Europe and the waste sector

New WtE product deserves recycling label

Clean raw materials from bottom ash will soon be on the market in large quantities. The waste-to-energy (WtE) plants want them to be classified as recycling, just like the recovered metals, so that they count towards the recycling targets. This would do justice to the facts and promote the use of...

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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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Waste-to-Energy boosts Europe’s circular economy

The 2016 CEWEP Congress held this June in Rotterdam looked at waste-to-energy (WtE) from a European perspective. Europe benefits from its high-quality WtE plants. Not only do they generate sustainable energy, but they are also needed to support the transition to a European circular economy. Dutch...

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EuRIC makes its presence felt

Although EuRIC is just eighteen months old, it is already an influential partner in the realisation of the EU’s ambitions for the circular economy. Policymakers in Brussels acknowledge the key role the confederation has to play in stimulating high quality recycling of materials and closing the loop...

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New DWMA President: Boris van der Ham

Today, 1 April 2016, Boris van der Ham became the new president of the Dutch Waste Management Association. He was elected by the members of the Association during the Annual General Meeting on 14 March in The Hague. Boris van der Ham takes over from Pieter Hofstra, who has served the Association as...

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