RECYCLING magazine 03 / 2021 DIGITAL

    Source: Sennebogen
    With the proposals for “Fit for 55”, the European Commission has released a package of both new and revised directives. But this is just the beginning: We are still waiting for the Textiles Strategy and the revised packaging directive. A large number of stakeholders already have ideas regarding how both of these should look like.

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    Source: Andreas Lischka,
    A change has to come
    With the upcoming Textiles Strategy of the European Commission, a range of NGOs are demanding a fundamental change for the textiles sector.
    Source: Gerd Altmann;
    A different way of thinking
    A current report sees cross-industry collaboration as a key enabler for the transition to a circular economy.
    Source: Bessi;
    A little helper for carbon neutrality
    Scientists offer some insights regarding how and how much carbon dioxide could be removed through carbon capture.
    Source: Here-and-now_unfortunately_ends-my-journey-on-Pixabay;
    Better to use it more than once
    Especially when it comes to packaging, reuse still has a great deal of untapped potential. Rethink Plastic makes suggestions to change that.
    Source: Thomas B.;
    Building back greener
    The role of the circular economy in combatting widespread shortages of materials in the supply chain.
    Source: kalhh;
    Getting closer to climate neutrality
    The European Commission has delivered proposals to support the next step on its way to reducing net emissions by 55 per cent by 2030.
    Source: Pexels;
    Growing out of the old clothes
    A current report explicitly focuses on the job creation potential of the circular economy for the textiles and clothing sector.
    Source: HeungSoon;
    Harvesting a forest that goes to landfill
    Timber from the “urban forest” can reduce the world’s reliance on timber as a primary building material.
    Source: Carola68 Die Welt ist bunt...;
    Make reuse the standard option
    With its current report, the World Economic Forum in collaboration with Kearney wants to give reuse a more important role.
    Source: Gerd Altmann;
    Pricing the true cause of global warming
    Why a tax on fossil carbon is more efficient than a tax on CO2 emissions.
    Source: Arek Socha;
    Removing barriers
    Although critical raw materials are needed in many applications, recycling rates are still low. A new voluntary certification scheme wants to change that.
    Source: Andreas-Lischka;
    Responsibility needs the right circumstances
    A current study points out the strenghts and weaknesses of EPR and gives recommendations for improvement.
    Source: RecyClass
    Thou shalt not bare false witness
    Getting more transparent claims about recyclability and recycled content onto packaging.
    Source: Gordon Johnson;
    Unique approaches to waste management and circular economy
    Green City Accord signatory cities are dedicated to fostering significant progress in the areas of waste management and circular economy.
    Source: alefonte;
    What does recyclability really mean?
    Some NGOs see the danger that technologies other than mechanical recycling get more attention than they deserve.