Since being introduced to the market, there has been much debate — both in the beverage industry, and among politicians and the public — over the best way to collect non-refillable (single-use) beverage containers for recycling. With several European countries moving forward with deposit-return schemes to complement their existing collection models, CM Consulting’s Clarissa Morawski looks […]
24 February 2016 – On 15 September 2015, the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) published the...
24 February, 2016 – CM Consulting is pleased to announce that the Commission for Environmental...
As the European Commission considers its legislative package to deal with waste and...
In May 2014, in an effort to better forecast and prepare for future tonnages and material types,...
With the recent closing of Sims Recycling Solutions throughout Canada, this is a good time to take...
With the proliferation of recycling programs for packaging and paper across North America, the need...
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Environmental Groups Criticize German Government for Reducing the EU Recycling Quotas
Note: The following press release was issued jointly by The Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union (NABU), Friends of the Earth Germany (BUND), Environmental Action Germany (DUH), and the umbrella organization German League for Nature, Animal and Environment Protection (DNR). Joint Press Release Environmental organisations criticise the German government for reducing the EU recycling targets Higher EU recycling […]
Dispatches from Europe: Getting tough on food waste
19 September 2016 – Food waste has become an increasingly hot topic in recent months and for good reason. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), about one-third of all food produced in the world for human consumption – approximately 1.3 billion metric tons – ends up as waste each year. In […]
CPIA publishes CM Consulting 2016 Access to Recycling Report
Toronto, ON, Sept. 7, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – New numbers for 2015 just released by the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) show 96 out of 100 Canadians can recycle all types of transparent and opaque plastic bottles, jugs and jars in their residential recycling programs. “We’ve just finalized our analysis for 2015 and are excited […]
Dispatches from Europe: Is Brexit bad news for an evolving industry?
27 July 2016 – Last month’s decision by U.K. voters to withdraw from the European Union has generated a lot of questions over the potential impact on jobs, the economy and trade within the U.K. But for those in the U.K. waste management sector, the greatest concern is the potential impact of Brexit on both national and […]