EU recovery fund is a chance to accelerate the circular economy

By |maj 26th, 2020|Circular Economy Package, circular economy plan, News|

The EU recovery fund can be used to unlock an estimated €1.8 trillion opportunity by 2030 by making better use of materials and reducing waste, write Patrick Schröder and David McGinty.

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Last year the EU slashed single-use plastics. Now it needs to do the same for all other resources

By |februar 24th, 2020|carbon footprint, Circular Economy Package, natural resources, News, resource-efficiency, single use plastic|

Last year the EU passed ambitious new laws to reduce the consumption of single-use plastics. That same thinking now needs to be applied to the economy as a whole, argues Meadhbh Bolger, saying Europe can get started by setting targets in its upcoming C...

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LEAK: EU’s new circular economy plan aims to halve waste by 2030

By |januar 31st, 2020|Circular Economy Package, News, Waste and recycling|

The European Commission will aim to “absolutely decouple” economic growth from natural resource use in a draft circular economy action plan due to be unveiled in March. The draft roadmap, obtained by EURACTIV, is described as “instrumental” to deliver on Europe’s objective to become the world's first climate-neutral continent by 2050.

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Sinkevicius: EU aims to ensure viable food packaging recycling by 2030

By |januar 30th, 2020|circular economy, Circular Economy Package, food packaging, News, single-use plastics, Virginijus Sinkevičius|

The Circular Economy Action Plan and the Farm to Fork strategy (F2F) have the same overarching objective of reducing unsustainable resource use by promoting sustainable production and consumption and reducing waste generation, Environment Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius told EURACTIV.

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Circular economy must remain a priority for Europe beyond the 2019 elections

By |januar 30th, 2019|Circular Economy Package, Eco-design, Extended Producer Responsibility, News, resource-efficiency, single-use plastics, Waste and recycling|

The Circular Economy Package and Plastics Strategy have set a high-level framework to improve the resource efficiency of the European economy. But to be effective, this framework must remain a policy priority for the next European Commission and Parlia...

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Recycling metal packaging

By |januar 28th, 2019|Circular Economy Package, News, packaging, Packaging waste, Waste and recycling|

New EU-wide recycling targets, adopted last year, will have a significant influence on the way people recycle things like beverage cans. EURACTIV looks at how difficult it will be to meet the new targets.

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How the EU’s Cohesion Fund can support the circular economy

By |oktober 3rd, 2018|Circular Economy Package, cohesion fund, cohesion policy, EU cohesion policy, incineration, News, Waste and recycling, waste to energy|

The EU’s next Cohesion Fund for regional development should prioritise investments into waste management systems focused on prevention, re-use, separate collection and recycling – not on incineration, argues Janek Vahk.

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Time for an eco-design revolution on carpets and mattresses

By |april 25th, 2018|Circular Economy Package, ecodesign, ecodesign directive, News, Waste and recycling|

A lot more must be done to incentivise everyday product recyclability, writes Ward Mosmuller. Bulky products that are not recycled today – like carpets, mattresses and furniture – would be a good place to start, he argues.

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The ‘cadmium war’: EU in the midst of a geopolitical arm-wrestle

By |april 11th, 2018|cadmium, Circular Economy Package, EU-Morocco, EU-Russia relations, fertilisers, News|

The level of cadmium in fertiliser production has triggered an intense debate in the EU as analysts fear the bloc could end up entirely dependent on Russia, with dangerous effects for the EU and its farmers.

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French councillor pushes Commission to act on food waste

By |marec 2nd, 2018|Arash Derambarsh, circular economy, Circular Economy Package, European Commission, food waste, News, sustainable development, Vytenis Andriukaitis, waste|

Arash Derambarsh, French councillor for Courbevoie known for his campaigns against food waste, is calling for a European directive on the subject before the May 2019 elections.

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