Electric waste operator jailed over £2.2m recycling fraud.

Electric waste operator jailed over £2.2m recycling fraud.

Leeds waste operator receives record jail sentence for environmental crime, after illegitimately claiming funds from government-backed Producer Compliance Schemes A Leeds waste operator has been jailed for seven and half years, after defrauding government-backed recycling schemes out of £2.2m. Terence Solomon Dugbo, 45, of High Ash Avenue in Leeds, was handed the sentence – the […]

Urban Mining secures $25M for recycled rare earth magnet manufacturing facility.

Urban Mining secures $25M for recycled rare earth magnet manufacturing facility.

Urban Mining Company, (“Urban Mining” or “the company”), developers of the proprietary Magnet-to-Magnetärecycling process, is pleased to announce the completion of a $25M Series A financing for the construction and operation of a magnet recycling and manufacturing facility at its headquarters in Austin, Texas. “The first step towards commercializing our technology is capital intensive,” commented […]

Solar PV recycling offers huge business opportunity.

Solar PV recycling offers huge business opportunity.

The global solar photovoltaic (PV) boom currently underway will represent a significant untapped business opportunity as decommissioned solar panels enter the waste stream in the years ahead, according to a new report. The report was released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena) and the International Energy Agency’s Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme (IEA-PVPS). Irena is […]

The first integrated solution for waste management to be built in Hungary.

The first integrated solution for waste management to be built in Hungary.

AmoTerra (AMT) and the Government of Hungary announces their plan to build the first ever total program installation for remediating waste streams, including mixed waste and radioactive material. Incorporating proven leading-edge technologies, this integrated holistic management system not only remediates waste, but also recovers greater amounts of materials to be recycled, up-cycled and sold. “These technologies […]

EC calls on AUSTRIA to enact EU rules on the chemical pollution of waters.

EC calls on AUSTRIA to enact EU rules on the chemical pollution of waters.

The European Commission is urging Austria to enact the Directive on priority substances in the field of water policy (Directive 2013/39/EU) in their domestic law, an obligation which had to be fulfilled by 14 September 2015. Priority substances are chemicals which present a significant risk to or via the aquatic environment within the EU. This […]

Waste management firms warned on rising prices.

Waste management firms warned on rising prices.

The Government is to warn waste management companies it will issue regulations on them if refuse charges continue to increase. Minister for Housing Simon Coveney is to meet the firms on Friday evening and advise them he will intervene to ensure the pay-by-weight scheme is not abused. Mr Coveney said it would be a complicated […]

Proposals to boost Manchester’s recycling rates announced.

Proposals to boost Manchester’s recycling rates announced.

The council is proposing a change to its collection service for non-recyclable waste, in a bid to increase the city’s recycling rates and save £2.4m per year on waste disposal costs. The proposed change, which will be discussed at the Neighbourhoods Scrutiny Committee meeting on Tuesday 21 June, would see residents’ current 240-litre capacity black […]

FEAD comments on the European Commission’s Roadmap on waste to energy.

FEAD comments on the European Commission’s Roadmap on waste to energy.

The complementary role of waste to energy in the Circular Economy. FEAD welcomes the fact that the Commission will further assess the interface between energy and waste policy in its upcoming Communication on Waste to Energy, as part of the EU Energy Union and of the Circular Economy Package. The Communication is expected to stress […]

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