Collection and Recycling

‘Recycling helps to prevent the depletion of scarce natural resources, curb energy consumption and reduce CO2 emissions. It therefore provides an answer to several global environmental issues.’

Michaël van Hulst (Shanks - Part of Renewi), chair of the DWMA Recycling and Collection Section


Our goal is ever higher performance


Primary raw materials, fuels and building materials are becoming scarcer. Mining and transporting these materials cause environmental damage, often irreversible, and generate substantial CO2 emissions. The recyclers and waste collectors are combating these impacts by investing in better collection systems and in processing technologies to generate new resources from waste. Our members have set their sights on the most efficient and high-grade methods of collecting and treating wastes. Their goal is to raise waste processing to higher levels of performance.

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