Over half of the total EU plastics recycling capacity certified with EuCertPlast

| The certification verifies plastic waste traceability, conformity assessment, and calculation of recycled content in a recycling process.

VinylPlus Med accelerates sustainability in healthcare

| VinylPlus, the Voluntary Commitment to sustainable development of the European PVC industry, unveils today a new collaborative project called VinylPlus Med.

Lindner fuels one of Europe’s largest cement plants

| The picturesque south coast of the holiday island of Cyprus in August 2020: 40 °C in the shade and COVID-19 – tourists who would otherwise be enjoying the sea breeze at the height of summer are conspicuously absent and the only full car park is that of the rental cars at the airport.

New methods for recycling artificial turf waste components

| The RECITURF Project, funded by the Valencian Innovation Agency (AVI), is developing new artificial turf recycling methods so this waste does not end up in landfills. New artificial turf can then be manufactured with the different plastics recovered from waste turf.

Is the future of recycling subscription-based?

| The recycling industry has become more complicated in recent years. The increasing economic strength of China and recent trade tensions with the US have greatly reduced the market for recycled waste.

New report lays bare the fashion industry’s addiction to fossil fuels

| The global fashion industry has developed a dangerous addiction to synthetic fibres, which are made from climate-destroying fossil fuels like oil and gas, to power its fast fashion business model, according to a new report.

Recycling face masks into roads

| Researchers have shown how disposable face masks could be recycled to make roads, in a circular economy solution to pandemic-generated waste.
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Policies boost demand for global waste-to-energy market

| The global waste to energy market is expected to rise in demand as conventional energy sources are depleting rapidly while contributing to harmful emissions.

PET-to-PET significantly increases capacities for food-grade rPET

| The Austrian recycling company installed another Starlinger bottle-to-bottle recycling system including SSP (solid state polycondensation) reactor at their production site in Austria.

EuRIC: Boosting metal recycling in Europe

| Reaching climate neutrality by 2050 will require drastic changes throughout all value chains, in particular for energy-intensive industries such as metal production.

ESWET’s comment on the Circular Economy report by the EU Parliament.

| On 27 January 2021, the EU Parliament released a balanced report on the path to Circular Economy.

Plastics, a growing environmental and climate concern

| The ever-increasing amount of plastic, its impact on biodiversity and contribution to climate change, and how to deal with it in a circular economy perspective have been on the European Union’s policy agenda for years.

Tech is only as good as the people using it

| All employers have both a legal and moral responsibility to ensure a safe working environment with this being all the more important in high-risk industries.
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FEAD welcomes the EP ENVI Committee’s report on the new Circular Economy Action Plan

| The European Parliament’s Environment Committee has adopted MEP Jan Huitema’s draft report on the new Circular Economy Action Plan (CEAP), to be proposed for vote in EP Plenary in the coming weeks.

Canada plastic pact launched

| Today, Canada’s relationship to plastic waste fundamentally changed: the Canada Plastics Pact (CPP) launched to end plastic waste and pollution.