RECYCLING magazine 01 / 2023 DIGITAL

    How can greenwashing through emission offsets be avoided? How can the focus be shifted from recycling to waste prevention? How can the textile sector become truly sustainable? What is the best way to recycle plastic waste? And how can a supply chain for rare earth permanent magnets be created in Europe?

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    Copyright: Mikes-Photography;
    Change the business model, not just the products
    Zero Waste Europe argues that it is not enough to make textiles circular. The business models needs to be changed
    Copyright: E. Zillner
    Cutting methane emissions from waste
    Responsible for nearly a third of the rise in global temperatures, methane has 80 times the warming effect of carbon dioxide.
    Copyright: Elias;
    Eliminating the hazards from waste
    Hazardous waste poses a significant risk both to people and the environment. Its proper management is extremely important.
    Copyright: Aimplas
    Elimination of compounds using extraction techniques
    Improperly managed plastic waste ends up in natural environments, impacting biodiversity and ecosystems.
    Copyright: WWF
    Focus on reuse
    The WWF wants to show the benefits of well-designed reuse systems and provide recommendations for implementing them.
    Copyright: Emilian Robert Vicol;
    From rare to regular
    A report explains the current situation and outlines a way forward to develop a supply chain for rare earth permanent magnets in Europe.
    Copyright: Mohamed Hassan, Džoko Stach; both
    In search of the right solution
    Scientists from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory have compared different technologies for recycling plastics.
    It’s only green when it’s green
    The Wuppertal Institute has examined the situation regarding emission offsets and what is being done to prevent the misuse of claims.
    Copyright: Kai Vogel, Sarah Larkin; both
    Not more recycling, just less consumption
    A report by Keep Britain tidy points out that the focus has to be shifted from recycling to waste prevention.
    Copyright: Jirí Rotrekl;
    On the right track
    Waste management and recycling in Italy has developed positively in recent times, as a current report by the Sustainable Development Foundation shows.
    Copyright: Jorono, Pixabay
    Seizing the opportunity
    A Circularity Gap Report shows how Northern Ireland could almost halve its environmental footprint and more than double its circularity rate.
    Copyright: bag: Jo Re;
    Solutions to a permanent problem
    The British EFRA has presented proposals for the future handling of plastics and plastic waste.
    Copyright: 2019 Marti Bug Catcher/Shutterstock
    The journey of a material in need of change
    Plastic has run unchecked and unregulated for 150 years. Real change will only happen with stringent regulation.
    Copyright: Emilian Robert Vicol, Pete Linforth; both
    The potential of ecodesign
    The European Environmental Bureau wants to show what the proposed Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation could possibly achieve.