LONDON, Jan. 17, 2019 (Press Release) -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 Global Recycling Foundation, becoming some of the earliest donors of the foundation.Read more
BRUSSELS, Jan. 14, 2019 (Press Release) -In December, the 8th meeting of the Expert Working Group set up to develop guidelines for environmentally sound management (EWG-ESM) took place in São Paulo, Brazil. The BIR Secretariat actively participates in such meetings at the UN Basel Convention with the intention to produce high-quality documents for both governments and companies in order to improve waste management in general and recycling practices in particular around the world.Read more
BRUSSELS, Jan. 11, 2019 (Press Release) -CLECAT, ECASBA, ESC, EMPA, ESPO, FEPORT & IPCSA welcome focus on data harmonisation and existing reporting channels. However, we caution against the creation of an EU Level Access Point Interface.
The above mentioned organisations welcome the adoption by the European Transport and Tourism Committee of the Clune Report on the draft Regulation for a European Maritime Single Window Environment.Read more
BRUSSELS, Jan. 9, 2019 (Press Release) -Tomorrow’s vote in the European Parliament’s Transport & Tourism Committee on the Kyllönen report will be the last chance for transport experts in the European Parliament to ensure a well-functioning EU road transport sector. The undersigned associations urge MEPs to agree on a posting regime for international road transport that is more flexible than the Council’s General Approach of December 3, 2018, so that the EU’s objectives for better enforcement, a new boost for growth and CO2 efficiency in transport do not remain hollow words.Read more
WASHINGTON, DC, Jan. 8, 2019 (Press Release) -The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) announced that a more resilient paper recycling system, transportation infrastructure, international trade, tax policy, and regulatory reforms and process improvements top its 2019 advocacy priority list. The association will pursue these priorities as it supports the pulp, paper, packaging, tissue and wood products industry’s ability to grow and create American manufacturing jobs.Read more
LONDON, Dec. 31, 2018 (Press Release) -Ahead of its second Global Recycling Day, 18 March 2019, the Global Recycling Foundation is asking children across the world to make better recycling practices one of their 2019 New Year’s resolutions. To help, a list of “seven recycling promises to become a global recycling citizen” has been created, which families, school and youth orientated clubs are being invited to download and share.Read more
LONDON, Dec. 18, 2018 (Press Release) -Defra published its Resources and Waste Strategy for England on 18thDecember 2018. This followed a Defra meeting of industry leaders to preview the Strategy on 17thDecember in which INCPEN was present.INCPEN also contributed to the Defra News Release embargoed to 00.01 on 18thDecember.
Paul Vanston comments as follows.Read more
LONDON, Dec. 18, 2018 (Press Release) -The Paper Cup Recovery and Recycling Group (PCRRG) welcomes the principles of the Defra Waste and Resource Strategy and is pleased that this consultation is being developed on a level playing field and that no products have been singled out.Read more