| In the fourth quarter of 2023, the EU economy's greenhouse gas emissions were estimated at 897 million tonnes of CO2-equivalents (CO2-eq), a 4.0% decrease compared with the same quarter of 2022 (935 million tonnes of CO2-eq).

Manipulation of national data described as “paradigmatic” of current EU trends

| A Spanish corporation responsible for managing packaging waste in the beverage industry has been discovered manipulating data. Ecoembes claims a 71% separate collection rate for small plastic bottles (2021), but the reality is a dismal 36%.

$1.5 billion opportunity for fibre-to-fibre recycling in the US

| Fashion for Good launches the Sorting for Circularity USA report, unveiling significant findings from the project.

AI identifies batteries in the waste stream

| Lion Vision has developed a system that combines machine vision systems with machine learning techniques to detect, visualise and remove lithium-ion batteries and other hazardous items from the waste stream.

Most textile waste goes unsorted in Europe

| Starting next year, EU Member States must put separate collection systems in place for textiles.

FEAD calls for circular resources for a European Industrial Deal

| Ahead of the 2024 European elections, FEAD has published its manifesto, calling for circular resources for a European Industrial Deal and proposing the establishment of a Circular Material Use Act.

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