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EWB Insight report: September 2020

EWB Insight report: September 2020

This month: English RDF exports collapse, Norway’s CCUS project moves forward, LafargeHolcim reveals plans to double waste processing by 2030 and Severn Water unveiled plans for another thermal hydrolysis-powered facility

Northern Ireland to review waste indicators

Northern Ireland to review waste indicators

The region is looking to develop an updated set of indicators for its waste and recycling sectors

Norway confirms €1.5bn for ‘greatest climate project’ ever seen

Norway confirms €1.5bn for ‘greatest climate project’ ever seen

CCUS development is the culmination of years of work at pilot projects focusing on an EfW plant and cement-producing facility

EBA sets up new group to drive biogas deployment

EBA sets up new group to drive biogas deployment

Eight experts have been given a three-year mandate to boost biogas

Bioenergy sector criticises ‘oversimplified’ EU 2030 Climate Target Plan

Bioenergy sector criticises ‘oversimplified’ EU 2030 Climate Target Plan

The EU wants to limit increases in bioenergy up to 2030, despite the fact the industry currently supplies 49% of all the bloc’s renewable energy jobs

Ireland needs more waste infrastructure - EPA

Ireland needs more waste infrastructure - EPA

Country relies too heavily on exporting waste streams for recovery and recycling that it cannot process domestically, according to industry regulator

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Turkey cuts plastic imports as allegations emerge of ‘wrongly documented’ UK shipments

Turkey cuts plastic imports as allegations emerge of ‘wrongly documented’ UK shipments

UK “plastic” has been shipped to the country without the correct documentation, according to a leading figure in the waste export sector

Bio-based chemicals’ market share doubles in a decade

Bio-based chemicals’ market share doubles in a decade

Bio-based industries such as paper, bioenergy, textiles and pharmaceuticals contributed €750bn to the EU economy in 2017, up €50bn in a year, according to an industry group

Interpol finds ‘alarming’ increase in plastic waste crime

Interpol finds ‘alarming’ increase in plastic waste crime

Two years on from China’s ban on imports, growing volumes of illegal waste are being sent to central and eastern Europe

EWB Insight report: August 2020

EWB Insight report: August 2020

This month: Three more waste-gasification hit the buffers, UK faces legal action over excluding EfW plants from its planned ETS, Covanta calls for “dialogue” with protesters and Hoddesdon and Uskmouth-based facilities move forward

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