News from Europe and the waste sector

Clarity on recycling statistics

Recycling statistics are often confusing. They are hard to compare and tend to reflect amounts collected rather than actual recycling rates. The European Commission wants greater clarity and has proposed a single uniform calculation methodology. The underlying principles are widely endorsed, but...

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Struvite included into the International Green Deal North Sea Resources Roundabout

After compost, PVC and non-ferrous metals from bottom ash, struvite will be the fourth secondary resource to be addressed within the International Green Deal North Sea Resources Roundabout (NSRR). Struvite is a specific mineral form of magnesium ammonium phosphate recovered from waste water. A...

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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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