Nestlé chief: EU’s Green Deal should ensure prosperity too

By |februar 27th, 2020|circular economy, date marking, Farm to Fork, food packaging, Nestle, News, nutri-score, veggie burger|

The announced EU food policy should also strive to create future prosperity for businesses in good harmony with the environment, not only to take policies against some parts of the food value chain, Nestlé Europe chief Marco Settembri told EURACTIV.com in an interview.

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Sinkevicius: Dealing with PFAS chemicals in revised tap water rules was a ‘great move’

By |februar 12th, 2020|Chemicals, circular economy, Drinking Water Directive, hazardous chemicals, News, PFAS, Virginijus Sinkevičius, zero pollution|

The inclusion of per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) into the EU's Drinking Water Directive was a step forward that showed the EU's commitment to address these chemicals, Environment Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius told EURACTIV.

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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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Germany’s new bioeconomy strategy criticised for overlooking agriculture, food production

By |januar 27th, 2020|bioeconomy, CAP, circular economy, common agricultural policy, Germany, Julia Klöckner, News, sustainability|

Germany's federal cabinet adopted a new bioeconomy strategy last week, and it has already been criticised for hardly mentioning agricultural reform and focusing 'too much' on technology and optimisation. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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Italy welcomes bioeconomy, kisses agricultural runoff goodbye

By |januar 24th, 2020|Agrifood, bioeconomy, bioplastics, circular economy, fertilisers, Italy, methane, News, research|

In 2017, Italy’s entire bioeconomy sector had a total turnover of €300 billion and, within 13 years, employed two million people. The country’s Bioeconomy Strategy was taken up a notch and made even more ambitious at the start of 2019. EURACTIV’s partner Agronotizie reports.

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Information is key to promote tap water use, health expert says

By |december 17th, 2019|circular economy, Drinking Water Directive, Legionella pneumophila, News, Philippe Hartemann, tap water|

Providing tap water with the same level of information and transparency as bottled water will restore citizens trust and help fulfil one of the main objectives of the Drinking Water Directive (DWD), says Philippe Hartemann.

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Banning single-use plastics in France by 2040 is far too late, environmentalists say

By |december 11th, 2019|2040, ban, circular economy, draft law, France, News, recycling waste, single-use plastics|

The French National Assembly has voted to ban all disposable plastics by... 2040, which would be far too late for many environmental advocates. EURACTIV France reports.

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Boosting circular economy requires joint effort, experts warn

By |december 10th, 2019|circular economy, Climate Change, European Green Deal, Industrial Policy, News, recycling, sustainability|

If Europe wants to transition towards a circular economy model, the practices have to be mainstreamed and all actors should be involved in the process, experts warned during an event hosted by EURACTIV.

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More focus needed on food waste in the creation of a circular economy

By |november 22nd, 2019|circular economy, Finnish Presidency, food waste, Kellog's, Nestle, News|

Ahead of a Finnish Council Presidency’s conference that aims to set the EU agenda for action on food waste towards 2030, a number of companies have made commitments to reduce their food waste, but a number of barriers still stand in their way.

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Three ways in which football is helping to recycle plastic

By |oktober 31st, 2019|Adidas, circular economy, clothing, Euro 2020, FIFA, foorball, News, Plastic recycling, plastics, UEFA|

Sports events organisers are becoming more aware of the environmental impact they have and therefore are trying to be more sustainable, including by reducing and reusing plastics. 

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