Vecoplan supplies processing and storage technology to UBQ

| UBQ Materials has patented the world’s first thermoplastic material consisting entirely of unsorted household waste, including organics.

Commission proposes certification of carbon removals to help reach net-zero emissions

| The proposal will boost innovative carbon removal technologies and sustainable carbon farming solutions and contribute to the EU's climate, environmental, and zero-pollution goals.

Historical Inclusion of Waste Pickers in Global Plastics Treaty Negotiations

| The formation of a "Group of Friends of Waste Pickers" was announced today at the negotiations towards a global plastics treaty.

EU: Putting an end to wasteful packaging and boosting reuse and recycling

| To address this continually expanding source of waste and consumer annoyance, the Commission has proposed new EU-wide rules on packaging.

IERC 2023 Preview interview

| International Electronics Recycling Congress (IERC) 2023 preview interview with Raymond Langevoort, Manager Copper Raw Materials at Boliden

Coalition in support of PPWR ambition and timely release

| Over 30 stakeholders from NGOs, industry, and civil society, signed below, have urged the European Commission not to delay the unveiling of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR), planned for November 30, 2022.

New EU-funded project aims to prevent fires caused by batteries at e-waste recycling facilities

| A project that will develop an AI-powered battery detection system utilising data from x-ray detectors and pick-and-place robots has commenced on the 1 September.

European recyclers urge tougher scrutiny of EPR Schemes

| Recycling companies in Europe are urging national and European policymakers to examine proposals more carefully before creating new Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Schemes.

Revealed: The countries championing and blocking EU food waste action 

| The countries supporting and opposing ambitious legally binding EU food waste targets have been revealed, according to a survey of EU member state positions published today by Feedback EU and European Environmental Bureau (EEB).

European recyclers support Japan’s objection to proposed OECD rules on e-waste trade

| In its latest position paper, European recyclers have united in support of an objection raised by Japan to new international rules that risk subjecting shipments of non-hazardous e-waste to burdensome administrative requirements.

Vecoplan: Cleaning process for plastics recycling

| At this year’s K trade fair, the company has introduced a further step in plastics processing.

Revised EU waste rules threaten to turn the tide on European recycling

| European recyclers are making an urgent plea to shadow rapporteurs as revised EU rules threaten to severely impact the trade of recycled materials, risking irreversible economic damage and job losses to Europe’s leading circular economy industries.  

How sensor-based sorting technology is driving advances in e-waste recycling

| With e-waste continuing to be the fastest growing waste stream in the world, Tomra Recycling’s Segment Manager for Metal Recycling, Terence Keyworth, looks at the ways in which the latest advances in sensor-based sorting can provide new opportunities for e-scrap recyclers.

Plastics Recycling Awards Europe 2023 open for entries

| The winners will be announced at the Plastics Recycling Show Europe in May.

EU economy GHG emissions increase in Q2 2022

| In the second quarter of 2022, EU economy greenhouse gas emissions totalled 905 million tonnes of CO2-equivalents (CO2-eq), a 3% increase compared with the same quarter of 2021.