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World news round-up 2 December 2014

$100m investment in RPSF facility in UAE; Consortium bags €1.8bn EfW contract in Paris; Western Australia plans big overhaul

$100m investment in polyester fibre factory

Asian Fibres of UAE has unveiled plans to invest $100m (£64m) in a production facility for regenerated polyester staple fibre (RPSF). The factory, spanning 860,000 sq ft, is expected to be fully operational by May 2015. The company’s new plant will manufacture RPSF from both waste and virgin PET bottles. The initial capacity of plant is expected to be 100 tonnes per day.

Arabian Business

Consortium bags EfW contract in Paris

IP13, a Suez Environment-led consortium, has won a 23-year design, build and operate contract worth €1.8bn (£1.4bn) to rebuild an energy-from-waste plant and surrounding facilities in the south-west of Paris. The facility, known as Ivry-Paris XIII, will be capable of treating more than 500,000 tonnes of household waste and refuse derived fuel a year. It will have a greater emphasis on mechanical biological treatment, recycling and anaerobic digestion rather than just incineration.


Hera acquires SRF business Ecoenergy

Italian waste management firm Hera has snapped up solid recovered fuel business Ecoenergy, based in Mantua, in a transaction worth €10.5m (£8.3m). The deal sees the launch of a new venture ‘Herambiente Recuperi’. Ecoenergy will be rebranded to trade as a separate entity under the Hera brand.


Solid waste reduction in Philippines’ Makati

The solid waste management division of Makati in Philippines has cut the volume of waste collected by over 47% year-on-year for the first three quarters of the year. The city’s Department of Environmental Services attributed the reduction to recycling projects and effective implementation of waste segregation in households and business establishments.

Manila Standard Today

Western Australia’s recycling law reforms

Albert Jacob, the environment minister of Western Australia (WA), has said he wants to overhaul the state’s waste management. He suggested that local governments should mandatorily join regional councils, which handled bigger amounts of waste and do it more efficiently. WA has one of the lowest recycling rates in the country with less than 50% of all waste generated in Perth being recovered, compared with more than 65% in other states.

The West Australian

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