German EfW gate fees rise; Coca-Cola Recycling in US to shut; Merger plans for Danish companies; New special steel plant in China
Waste incineration fees rise in Germany
Gate fees for incinerating mixed non-hazardous waste in Germany have risen for the first time this year. A significant improvement in capacity is said to be due to several factors, including waste imports from the UK.
Coca-Cola Recycling is binned
Coca-Cola is to close its Coca-Cola Recycling division, set up in 2007, and intends to partner with outside suppliers to meet its recycling needs. The decision is part of the firm’s strategy to restructure its operations. “Coca-Cola will continue to work with our suppliers, customers and industry to increase recycled content in our packaging,” it said.
Merger on cards for Danish waste firms
Denmark’s municipally-owned waste management companies TAS and L90 are planning to merge to create a new waste management firm around the turn of the year. Both companies own and operate large-scale EfW plants for local authorities and their integration could save DKK300m (£32m) between 2015 and 2029, through efficiency gains.
Profit declines at Waste Management
Waste Management Inc has reported profits for the third quarter down 7% to $270m compared to $291m in the same period last year. Quarterly revenue of $3.6bn (£2.3bn) edged down from $3.62bn a year ago.
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EfW plant in American Samoa
The American Samoa Power Authority has agreed a contract with a US-based firm to install an energy-from-waste plant in the territory. The company is injecting more than $20m (£13m) in the American Samoa project that will use waste from the Futiga landfill.
Special steel plant in China
Austrian steelmaker Voestalpine is looking to construct a new special steel plant in Ningxia’s Yinchuan in China, with $178m (£111m) capital investment. The plant, with a production capacity of around 50,000-70,000 tonnes a year, will be the first of the 15 the firm considers building in Chinese mainland by 2020. Construction is likely to begin during early 2015 and is due to be completed by end of 2017.