News from Europe and the waste sector

EuRIC makes its presence felt

Although EuRIC is just eighteen months old, it is already an influential partner in the realisation of the EU’s ambitions for the circular economy. Policymakers in Brussels acknowledge the key role the confederation has to play in stimulating high quality recycling of materials and closing the loop...

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New DWMA President: Boris van der Ham

Today, 1 April 2016, Boris van der Ham became the new president of the Dutch Waste Management Association. He was elected by the members of the Association during the Annual General Meeting on 14 March in The Hague. Boris van der Ham takes over from Pieter Hofstra, who has served the Association as...

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16-17 June 2016: CEWEP Waste-to-Energy Congress in Rotterdam, the Netherlands

CEWEP Waste-to-Energy Congress 2016 takes place in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on 16 and 17 June 2016. A number of eminent speakers from the Dutch Presidency, the European Commission, the European Parliament, local decision makers, the waste industry and academia will be participating.

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North Sea countries agree to close cross-border value chains

On 3 March 2016 parties from four countries signed the Green Deal for a North Sea Resources Roundabout. The aim is to facilitate the free movement of secondary materials, not through new legislation, but in a bottom-up process of harmonisation. The European Commission is enthusiastic and the...

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Green Deal to boost circular economy in the EU

On Thursday 3 March the Netherlands, Belgium, the United Kingdom and France signed a Green Deal in Brussels on making better use of secondary raw materials. As differences in national legislation hamper international trade in these resources, the four countries have decided to harmonise their...

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05 September 2016 - 06 September 2016