News from Europe and the waste sector

Glass manufacturers drive up purity standards

A circular economy requires a greater focus on quality. Separating wastes only makes sense when the materials are actually recycled – and preferably to the highest possible standards. The DWMA is publishing a series of articles on the quality of waste streams. This second article is on packaging...

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DWMA is calling on Dutch government: ‘Do not execute the import tax for foreign waste’

Taxation on the import of foreign waste is counterproductive. Instead of a CO₂ reduction, the measure just causes more emissions. This measure goes directly against the principles set out by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate (EAC) recently. "It is incomprehensible where this extra tax...

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Plastic recycling: leap in quality needed

A circular economy requires a sharper focus on quality. Separating wastes only makes sense when the materials are actually recycled – and preferably to the highest possible standards. The DWMA is publishing a series of articles on the quality of waste streams. This first article is on plastic...

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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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With this website the Dutch Waste Management Association is helping you to follow the European debate on key waste management issues.

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