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19 May 2020

Paper recycling industry raises the quality bar

A circular economy requires a greater focus on quality. Separating wastes only makes sense when the materials are actually recycled – and...

18 May 2020

For recycling, mattresses must be clean and dry

A circular economy requires a greater focus on quality. Separating wastes only makes sense when the materials are actually recycled – and...

2 April 2020

Improving quality of food and garden waste requires value chain collaboration

A circular economy requires a greater focus on quality. Separating wastes only makes sense when the materials are actually recycled – and...

14 November 2019

Insufficient time to adopt waste sector's alternative CO₂ plan

Unfortunately the Dutch government has not succeeded in getting the DWMA's alternative plan for reducing CO₂ emissions included in...

16 October 2019

Textiles recycling affected by increasing contamination

A circular economy requires a greater focus on quality. Separating wastes only makes sense when the materials are actually recycled - and...

7 October 2019

'The import tax has a shaky legal basis'

The import tax the Dutch government wants to introduce violates European rules, concludes Ron Laan, an expert in waste law. A national...

27 September 2019

Import tax curbs sustainable heat supply and carbon reduction

The Dutch government's envisaged import tax will not only leave scars on the waste sector, but on other businesses and foreign...

25 September 2019

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...

19 September 2019

Dutch import tax strikes at European waste market

Recycling managers in Germany and Great Britain fear that a Dutch import tax will disrupt the North-West European waste market. Not only...

18 September 2019

Annual Review 2018 of the Dutch Waste Management Association

In its Annual Review 2018 the Dutch Waste Management Association (DWMA) looks back on the topics that have occupied us during the past...

17 September 2019

Import tax deals heavy blow to recycling

The proposed import tax on foreign waste will have an adverse effect on recycling in the Netherlands. Indirectly, it will make recycling...

12 September 2019

Dutch import tax will deliver minimal net carbon reduction

The Dutch government wants to make extra CO₂ emission reductions by taxing foreign waste imports. But the plan will deliver little or no...

10 September 2019

Abandon tax on waste imports

A tax on the import of foreign waste will not materially reduce CO₂ emissions in the Netherlands, but will significantly affect the...

25 July 2019

Shortage of waste treatment capacity in Europe looms

The European Recycling Industries' Confederation (EuRIC) and the Confederation of European Waste-to-Energy Plants (CEWEP) anticipate...

11 July 2019

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...

1 July 2019

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...

30 April 2019

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...

17 January 2019

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...

20 December 2018

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...

9 October 2018

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...