Europe’s packaging headache

By |november 19th, 2018|China waste ban, deposit return schemes, News, recycling, Waste and recycling|

European Union members will have to recycle at least 70% of packaging by 2030, under new rules brokered earlier this year. But there are complex mechanisms behind the recycling curtain and not all countries are ready yet to keep up with the pace.

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Chinese waste ban ‘wake-up call’ for European recycling

By |december 18th, 2017|BIR, China waste ban, Circular Economy Package, EU-China relations, EuRIC, News, Plastic recycling, Plastics Strategy, recycling, recycling rates, waste, waste management framework|

The EU has a trash problem. It used to ship 60% of plastics and 13% of paper collected for recycling to China, but Beijing has decided to curb its appetite for foreign waste. 

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