News from Europe and the waste sector

Dutch and Swedish recycling industries pledge support to Global Recycling Foundation

The Dutch Waste Management Association (DWMA), the Dutch Industrial Secondary Raw Materials Association for construction and civil engineering (VIB), the Dutch recycling federation FHG and the Swedish Recycling Industries’ Association (SRI) have announced their status as ‘Founding Friends of the...

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Mandatory recycled content in beverage bottles

Europe writes history: 30% mandatory recycled content in all beverage bottles by 2030. DWMA rejoices this decision as it will boost the market for recycled plastics and it stimulates recycling. Both are necessary for the transition to a European circular economy.

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Dutch waste sector and greenhouse growers present CO₂ reuse project at CEWEP Congress

CEWEP, the Confederation of European Waste-to-Energy Plants, held its ninth Congress on 21 and 22 September in Bilbao, Spain. LTO Glaskracht Nederland (the Dutch greenhouse horticulture industry organisation) and the Dutch Waste Management Association (DWMA) presented their unique joint project for...

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Sustainable route for CO₂: capture and reuse

The waste sector sees opportunities for CO₂ capture and reuse. Carbon dioxide is a useful raw material, particularly in greenhouse horticulture. The waste industry and the greenhouse horticulture sector are working together to save two megatonnes of CO₂. To complete the business case, the...

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Plastic: biobased or biodegradable?

Bioplastics are on the rise. From meat trays, disposable cups and cutlery to magazine wrappers, a growing number of products are now made from bioplastics. The Dutch Waste Management Association is in favour of biobased raw materials, but is opposed to the use of biodegradable plastics in...

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