Filtration Technology in Industry

At IFAT trade show, BHS-Sonthofen was exhibiting candle filters from the further developed CF series for cleaning industrial waste water. They are particularly suitable for purification of industrial waste water with low solids content and reduce disposal costs to a fraction. The BHS candle filters of the CF series have been specially developed for filtration […]

“Scrap Must Remain in Europe”

EAA calls for a more ambitious waste policy. In light of the upcoming review of EU waste legislation, the European Aluminium Association (EAA) calls for higher recycling targets and a phase out of landfilling of end-use recyclable goods. The European aluminium industry would strongly support more ambitious recycling targets and a gradual phasing out of […]

Adopted Waste Inspection Criteria

In first reading, MEPs approved Bart Staes’ report on shipments of waste. FEAD, the European Federation of Waste Management and Environmental Services, welcomes the revision of the “Waste Shipments Regulation” which aims to strengthen and harmonise inspection standards throughout the EU. The adopted legislative proposal requires member states to establish inspection plans and is an […]

Growing Volume of C&D Waste Boosts the Recycling Market

Frost & Sullivan: Strong support from the European Union must achieve a recycling target of 70 per cent by 2020. The growing volume of construction and demolition (C&D) waste has become a significant concern in Europe. The C&D market in the region is governed by regulations regarding waste reduction, recycling and diversion of waste material […]

Key Step in Solar Module Recycling

Italy becomes the first major PV market to implement the EU recast WEEE Directive (2012/19/EU) to ensure the correct treatment of waste of electrical and electronic equipment. (Photo: TR  / Based on the notion of “Extended Producer Responsibility”, the legislative decree number 49/2014 defines “Producers” as comprising all companies or individuals located in Italy […]

The Northern Ireland Landfill Rates Continue To Fall

Latest statistics reveal that just over half, 50.4 per cent of local authority collected municipal waste was sent to landfill. (Photo: Bildpixel  / This is an improvement of just over seven percentage points when compared with the same period of the previous year (57.6 %). During this period, the proportion of local authority collected […]

Global Economies Will Grow at Rates of over 3.5 per cent

According to the latest BIR World Mirror on Recovered Paper Quarterly Report, 2014 started on a more positive note, with projections that global economies will grow at rates of over 3.5 per cent compared to 2.9 per cent in 2013. Emerging economies are projected to enjoy relatively higher growth rates, with the EU to expand […]

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Waste Management in Northern Africa: Between Children’s Shoes and Seven League Boots

The Horizon 2020 Initiative aims to reduce pollution in the Mediterranean. The latest “Horizon 2020 Mediterranean report” has now been released by the European Environment Agency and the United Nations Environment Programme. The report covers Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia, which work with the European Union within the European Neighbourhood […]

Sweden`s Waste Policy: Landfilling of Waste Has Decreased Sharply

In a new report, Sweden’s Sixth National Communication to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), a comprehensive summary of Sweden’s efforts to combat climate change is provided in accordance with the guidelines adopted by the parties to the UNFCCC. The report also presents some key figures of waste management in Sweden. Approximately […]

Müllumschlaggreifer G315B WH von Cat und Zeppelin

Für schnelles, kostengünstiges Handling von großen Restmaterialmengen in der Abfallwirtschaft. Caterpillar Work Tools B.V. und Zeppelin stellen den neuen Müllumschlaggreifer G315B WH vor, der die Greiferbaureihe G300B ergänzt und auf Hydraulikbagger mit Einsatzgewichten von 15 bis 22 Tonnen zugeschnitten ist. „Der Müllumschlaggreifer G315B WH ist eine sinnvolle Erweiterung unseres umfangreichen Anbaugeräte-Lieferprogramms. Wir reagieren damit auf […]