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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Closing loops for a circular economy

By |marec 1st, 2018|circular economy, Circular Economy Package, News, Waste and recycling|

After marathon talks, negotiators from the European Parliament and EU member states reached agreement last December on a package of waste legislation, which sets new targets for recycling. But although the ink has not yet dried on the deal, the European Commission is already preparing a revision of the laws.

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EU official: ‘Growing consensus’ for fresh plastic recycling laws

By |marec 1st, 2018|Circular Economy Package, News, Plastic recycling, Plastic Strategy, Plastics Strategy, recycling industry, recycling targets, Waste and recycling|

The European Commission is looking at targets for recycled plastics into new products as a way to boost demand for secondary raw materials, according to a senior EU official involved in drafting upcoming laws on recycling.

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France pushes for product ‘lifetime’ labelling

By |februar 15th, 2018|Apple, circular economy, Circular Economy Package, France, News, planned obsolescence, programmed obsolescence, smartphones, sustainable development, Waste and recycling|

In a first draft roadmap on circular economy, the French government is thinking about supporting a voluntary product “life” label. But such an idea could only become mandatory at European level. EURACTIV.fr reports.

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The future of packaging: It’s all about recyclability

By |februar 9th, 2018|bioplastics, Circular Economy Package, food packaging, News, Packaging waste, Plastic recycling, Plastics Strategy|

The plastics industry is changing fast, and the way our food and products are packaged could look totally different in just a few years.

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