News from Europe and the waste sector

Publication of Waste Statistics poster

The Dutch Waste Management Association (DWMA) has published its annual poster with statistics on the waste sector. The poster is based on the latest information from Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Rijkswaterstaat Environment and Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. It gives...

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MBT is not organic recycling

In the drive to create a European circular economy, allowing the organic output from MBT facilities to count as recycling would be a big mistake. This technology is used to treat unsorted residual municipal waste, which means the organic output is of inferior quality and in most countries this...

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Urban mining for sand and gravel

You would think sand and gravel are in abundant supply, but in fact we are heading for a global scarcity. The United Nations Environment Programme is ringing the alarm bells about impending shortages and ecologically damaging extraction methods. Urban mining can provide a solution.

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AfvalOnline: 'Malta is undermining the circular economy'

Storm clouds are gathering over the waste and recycling companies. The Maltese EU presidency is sending the circular economy in entirely the wrong direction.

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FEAD Biennial Conference: Driving Circularity in Europe’s Industries

The European Federation of Waste Management and Environmental Services (FEAD) holds its biennial conference “Driving Circularity in Europe’s Industries” which will take place in Paris on 21 June 2017 and is co-organised with their French member, FNADE.

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