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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.

APEAL welcomes report adopted in the European Parliament

| APEAL, The Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging, has welcomed the report adopted today by the Environment Committee (ENVI) in the European Parliament, on the Circular Economy Action Plan (CEAP) 2.0 communication published by the European Commission in March 2020.

Zero Waste Europe welcomes European Parliament’s call on decarbonised and circular economy

| Zero Waste Europe welcomes the European Parliament’s own initiative report on the new Circular Economy Action Plan and its call on the Commission to deliver a strong legislative framework for a circular economy which is low-carbon, toxic-free and timely.

MEPs call for binding 2030 targets for materials use and consumption footprint

| The EU needs clear policy objectives to achieve a carbon-neutral, environmentally sustainable, toxic-free and fully circular economy by 2050 at the latest, say MEPs.

#WeBuySocialEU campaign pushes socially responsible public procurement

| The European Commission is showing the benefits of socially responsible public procurement (SRPP) with a communication campaign promoting the report ‘Making Socially Responsible Public Procurement Work.

Circular economy strategies can cut global emissions by 39%

| The Circularity Gap Report 2021 finds that efficient resource consumption can save 22.8 billion tonnes of carbon and help avoid climate breakdown.
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UK will allow Exports of mixed and dirty plastic wastes

| In the wake of the European Union reminding the world that as of January 1 they will not allow the export of mixed and contaminated plastic waste to developing countries, it has been confirmed that the UK will not adopt such a prohibition post-Brexit and will adopt a far weaker stance with respect to human rights and environmental protection.

Zero Waste Europe: beverage carton recycling rates substantially lower than reported

| New research commissioned by Zero Waste Europe to Eunomia Research & Consulting has revealed that the actual beverage carton recycling rate in four European countries is far below what is currently being reported.

FEAD welcomes the nproposal for Regulation concerning batteries and waste batteries

| FEAD welcomes the European Commission’s proposal for a Regulation on batteries and waste batteries, fully in line with the Green Deal and the new Circular Economy Action Plan.

Sustainable batteries for a climate neutral economy

| The European Commission proposes to modernise EU legislation on batteries, delivering its first initiative among the actions announced in the new Circular Economy Action Plan.

US Set to become the world’s biggest criminal trafficker in plastic waste

| On January 1, 2021, it will immediately be illegal for 187 countries, including China, Mexico, Malaysia, India, and Indonesia that are parties to the Basel Convention to receive a variety of mixed and contaminated plastic wastes collected from the United States.

Making sustainable raw materials a Green Deal necessity

| Eurometaux comments on the new EU Batteries Legislation.

Industry Reaction to the new Batteries Directive

| “We need long-term investment in competitive, sustainable batteries made in Europe”, Recharge states.

EuRIC calls for aligning Waste Shipment Regulation with CEAP

| The Waste Shipment Regulation (WSR) is, as rightly identified in the new CEAP, a pivotal piece of legislation with provisions that need to be aligned with the overarching objectives of transitioning towards a circular economy.
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