Many returned and unsold textiles end up destroyed in Europe

| Textile consumption in Europe causes significant pressures on the environment and climate.

| On February 27, the European Parliament approved the revised Waste Shipment Regulation (WSR), a significant step towards modernising intra-EU waste shipments rules.

Study confirms rising imports of recycled plastic threaten EU industry

| 2023 showed a heavy destabilisation of the European plastics sector.

EuRIC: Protect Europe’s Plastics Recycling Industry from ‘Recycled’ Plastics Influx

| In response to the ongoing negotiations on the Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR), EuRIC urges legislators to protect Europe’s plastics recycling sector and immediately address the massive imports of plastics labelled as recycled.

Waste-to-Energy included in Carbon Removals Certification Framework

| ESWET welcomes the provisional agreement between the European Council and European Parliament on the Carbon Removals Certification Framework as an essential step in decarbonising industry and achieving Europe’s climate targets.

Special rules for plastic packaging not compatible with EU law

| A legal assessment shows that the special rules for plastic packaging and exemptions for other packaging materials discussed as part of the planned EU Packaging Regulation (PPWR) are very likely not compatible with EU law.

Circular economy paramount to achieve European 2040 climate target

| The European Commission has unveiled a pivotal Communication outlining the 2040 climate target of 90% net GHG emissions reduction compared to 1990.

EU industrial carbon management strategy ‘hazier than ever’ on carbon capture technologies

| The industrial carbon management (ICM) strategy lacks clear criteria for how carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS) will be applied in the waste sector, says Zero Waste Europe.

Global circularity rate is falling steadily every year

| Over the past five years, the number of discussions, debates, and articles related to the circular economy has almost tripled despite the global circularity rate falling from 9.1% to 7.2%. This is according to the Circularity Gap Report 2024, launched by Circle Economy Foundation today. 

New EU law empowers consumers against corporate greenwashing

| The EEB welcomes the restriction of misleading green claims and labels, but urges action against barriers to repair.

EuRIC Unveils EU Recyclers’ Priorities for 2024-2029

| EuRIC has revealed its strategic priorities for 2024-2029, aimed at integrating recycling into Europe's broader industrial and environmental agenda.

PPWR: Further improvements needed to advance packaging circularity despite positive developments

| The EU’s Environment Ministers have adopted their General Approach on the proposal for an EU Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR).

APEAL regrets lack of support for recyclability shown by European Council

| APEAL regrets a lack of ambition regarding recyclability measures in the European Council’s General Approach to Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR).

Meeting EU environment policy targets by 2030 will be challenging

| The EU 8th Environment Action Programme (EAP) builds on the European Green Deal and sets the framework for EU environmental policy until 2030.

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