Politics

Time to ensure sustainable waste shipments

| ESWET welcomes the Commission’s initiative to carry out a revision of the Waste Shipment Regulation as a right step in the path of the European Green Deal. Proper waste management is a key aspect of the green transition.

EU Plastic Tax: A danger for EU Single Market & Recovery

| With its latest agreement on the new Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) and coronavirus recovery fund, the European Council has also approved the implementation of the so-called plastic tax as of the 1st of January 2021.
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Rapid action needed to transpose SUP Directive

| An assessment from the #BreakFreeFromPlastic movement,reveals that very few EU countries are on track for timely and ambitious transposition of the EU Directive on single-use plastics.

Report suggests for UK to go for energy-from-waste

| A new report says prioritising energy-from-waste policy to 2025 will cut costs and carbon for UK taxpayers in a “win-win” for economic & environmental recovery.
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Chemical Recycling legislation should take precautionary approach

| Today, Zero Waste Europe (ZWE) and the Rethink Plastic Alliance (RPa) have published a policy briefing on 7 steps to effectively legislate on chemical recycling.

European fedarations demand bootsting of technical plastic recycling

| As Euric and EERA point out, the plastics recycling industry has been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Technical plastics recycled from ELVs and WEEE are no exception.

Fight against plastic bag pollution at risk

| EU Member States measures, which aim to cut the number of plastic bags used nationally, are granting too many exemptions, warned the Rethink Plastic alliance on the 11th International Plastic Bag Free Day.

‘Close the Glass Loop’ action platform launches

| The multi-stakeholder platform connects the glass packaging ecosystem and targets a 90% glass collection by 2030.

Textiles: Stocks could take “18 to 24 months” to return to normal levels

| The textiles recycling industry has entered “a critical stage”, according to BIR Textiles Division President Martin Böschen of Switzerland-based TEXAID * Textilverwertungs AG.

Doubling recycling across Europe is feasible for certain waste streams

| There is significant potential to increase recycling across Europe for municipal, construction and electronic waste according to a European Environment Agency briefing released today.

ESWET: The EU Taxonomy and the treatment of non-recyclable waste

| ESWET released a policy briefing to welcome the adoption of the EU Taxonomy by the European Parliament and to stress the importance of non-recyclable waste treatment to ensure a green transition in the waste management sector.

Recovery funding should not go to waste

| European Heads of State and Government are meeting to discuss the Recovery Plan for Europe proposed by the European Commission in May.

Paper recycling sector needs to be “supported and grown”

| The paper recycling industry is little more than 20 weeks away from a turning point.

The European plastics recycling industry has been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Plummeting...

| The European plastics recycling industry has been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Plummeting oil prices have resulted in a sharp decline of virgin plastics prices.
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