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14 June 2024

‘Recycling industry crucial for the circular economy’

The Dutch Waste Management Association (DWMA) published its Annual Review 2023 on 14 July 2024. ‘Creating the circular economy depends on...

22 March 2024

Cooperation agreement between German and Dutch Waste to Energy sector

The Association of Thermal Waste Treatment Plants in Germany (ITAD) and the Thermal Waste Treatment section of the Dutch Waste Management...

18 March 2024

Crisis in plastic sorting and recycling industry

The Dutch Waste Management Association (DWMA) is sounding the alarm. Dutch and European plastic sorting and recycling facilities are...

14 March 2024

BIR president Susie Burrage: ‘BIR’s proactive role is crucial’

Susie Burrage has been president of BIR, the Bureau of International Recycling, since May last year. She wants to build on the global...

19 July 2023

Dutch waste associations NVRD and DWMA want government support to combat laughing gas canisters

The Dutch Association for Refuse and Cleansing Management (NVRD) and the Dutch Waste Management Association (DWMA) demand an urgent...

19 July 2023

The DWMA publishes its Annual Review 2022

The Dutch Waste Management Association (DWMA) has published its Annual Review 2022. The DWMA and its members are committed to a future in...

12 July 2023

FEAD sets the bar high: 75% recycling by 2035

The European waste federation is aiming to recycle three-quarters of all European waste. ‘We need a sea change in performance,’ says...

22 June 2023

A universal language for global recycling

The Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) celebrated its 75th anniversary at the end of May with a conference in Amsterdam. ‘No better...

20 December 2022

Communication between policymakers and practitioners

Practice-based knowledge is essential for effective policy. Two European delegations visited leading Dutch waste companies to get an...

5 September 2022

Does sustainable energy from waste have a future?

Europe needs more renewable energy. The proposed revision of the Renewable Energy Directive is currently under consideration in the...

15 July 2022

The DWMA publishes its Annual Review 2021

The Dutch Waste Management Association (DWMA) has published its Annual Review 2021. It was a year that was again overshadowed by the...

7 July 2022

EU makes the world of waste a bit smaller

The new Waste Shipment Regulation (WSR) makes it easier to transport waste within Europe, but shuts the door to exporting paper, board...

18 March 2022

Recycling builds bridges to a sustainable future

Recovering raw materials prevents shortages and builds bridges to a sustainable future. Recycling is the pathway to a clean environment,...

14 March 2022

Inspirational Talk about the importance of Recycling worldwide

In the run-up to Global Recycling Day on the 18th March an inspirational talk took place between Ranjit Baxi, Marc den Hartog, Wim...

16 February 2022

European waste sector has an impressive climate potential

The European waste sector makes a substantial contribution towards meeting European climate targets. Two renowned research consultancies...

27 July 2021

DWMA - Annual Review 2020

The Dutch Waste Management Association (DWMA) has published its Annual Review 2020. Much of our work during the past year was concerned...

7 June 2021

Waste-to-energy missing in EU Taxonomy

A cloud of uncertainty hangs over the waste industry. There is a risk that waste-to-energy (WtE) plants will not be classified as...

18 March 2021

2020 Dutch Recycling Hero nominated for the international 2021 Recycling Hero contest

The Dutch Waste Management Association has nominated the 2020 Dutch Recycling Hero for the international 2021 Recycling Hero contest.

13 July 2020

Improved waste separation in high-rise buildings

In recent decades, the Netherlands’ major cities have grown significantly. This growth is expected to continue in the foreseeable future....

13 July 2020

DWMA – Annual Review 2019

The Dutch Waste Management Association (DWMA) has published its Annual Review 2019. In this Annual Review we look back at some important...