News from Europe and the waste sector

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 preferably to the highest possible standards. The DWMA is publishing a series of articles on the quality of waste streams. This first article is on plastic...

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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 engineering (VIB), the Dutch recycling federation FHG and the Swedish Recycling Industries’ Association (SRI) have announced their status as ‘Founding Friends of the...

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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 market for recycled plastics and it stimulates recycling. Both are necessary for the transition to a European circular economy.

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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 Glaskracht Nederland (the Dutch greenhouse horticulture industry organisation) and the Dutch Waste Management Association (DWMA) presented their unique joint project for...

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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 horticulture. The waste industry and the greenhouse horticulture sector are working together to save two megatonnes of CO₂. To complete the business case, the...

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