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EU announces Green Deal Industrial Plan

| The Commission has unveiled a Green Deal Industrial Plan to boost the competitiveness of Europe's net-zero industry and support a rapid transition to climate neutrality.

New study: Energy efficiency of EU waste incinerators appallingly low

| A new study published today by Zero Waste Europe (ZWE) shows that the efficiency of electricity generation from existing EU waste incineration facilities is appallingly low.
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FEAD concerned over Parliament’s position on Waste Shipment Regulation revision

| With a large majority, the European Parliament adopted yesterday its position on the Waste Shipment Regulation (WSR) revision. It includes improvements on intra EU shipments but maintains tight rules on waste exports to the industry’s concern.

Independent Science-Based Taxonomy launched

| Today, the Observatory Against Greenwashing, a coalition of experts and NGOs, launches its Independent Science-Based Taxonomy. Banks, investors and insurers will be able to...
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EU Parliament backs waste shipment restrictions

| Europe’s recycling industries expressed dismay at the European Parliament’s adoption of current waste shipment proposals citing major inconsistencies undermining the trade of recycled materials, says Euric.

FEAD comments on Court of Auditors review on hazardous waste

| The European Court of Auditors (ECA) has released a Review on the EU actions to address the increasing amount of hazardous waste. 

Zero Waste Europe: Essential criteria for zero waste fashion business

| Zero Waste Europe (ZWE) has set four essential criteria for mapping zero waste fashion business models, urging decision-maker s and the fashion industry to look beyond product circularity and ecodesign.

New Rules on Persistent Organic Pollutants

| On 29 December 2022, the new Regulation on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) has entered into force, providing a legally binding obligation to protect human health and the environment from some of the most harmful chemicals in waste.

Aluminium beverage can recycling remains high at 73%

| Aluminium beverage can recycling achieved a record level of 510,000 tonnes, saving 4.2 million tonnes of CO2eq.

ECHA enforcement project on recovered substances

| Weibold Academy article series discusses periodically the practical developments and scientific research findings in the end-of-life tire (ELT) recycling and pyrolysis industry.

EU’s circular material use rate decreased in 2021

| According to Eurostat, in 2021, the EU’s circular material use rate reached 11.7%. 

EU: Parliament and Council agree on battery law

| The Commission welcomes the provisional agreement between the European Parliament and the Council to make batteries more sustainable, circular and safe.
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Most plastic consumption in Europe lacks direct policy targets and data

| Plastics are used across Europe in everything from construction materials to consumer products.

New research finds promise for ecodesign measures to deliver climate savings

| The new research examines the potential environmental and consumer savings that new ecodesign measures could bring to Europe through the new Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation.

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