Politics

Petersberg Climate Dialogue sends signal for joint progress on climate action

| The tenth Petersberg Climate Dialogue (PCD) concluded on Tuesday with a commitment to joint progress on climate action. Previous PCD meetings had focussed on negotiating an agreement and rulebook. The priority at this year’s meeting was implementation.
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The UN’s Basel Convention takes significant steps against marine plastics, microplastics and plastic littering

| BIR Trade & Environment Director Ross Bartley has attended marathon meetings of the Basel Convention in Geneva over the last two weeks.

Basel Convention ignores fact that recycling works to help environment

| The Basel Convention Conference of Parties have adopted amendments to the Convention that will impair the trade of recyclable plastics.
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ChemRec Europe publishes position paper on chemical recycling

| In its first position paper, the newly founded association Chemical Recycling Europe addresses some of the most urgent topics that are affecting the chemical recycling of polymers in Europe today.
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FEAD: recycling targets ambitious, but achievable

| In an interview with Mr. Jean-Marc Boursier, president of FEAD, and Group Senior Executive VP in charge of Finance and Northern Europe Recycling & Recovery activities at SUEZ, FEAD explores how he thinks recycling targets can be achieved.

Recycled carbon fuels puts circular economy at stake

| Member States´ rush to regulate ¨Recycled Carbon Fuels¨ within the transposition of the Renewable Energy Directive risks undermining their efforts towards climate change mitigation and the circular economy, warn Zero Waste Europe and Bellona with a joint briefing launched today.
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EERA: High energy batteries pose serious fire ristk to recyclers

| EERA (European Electronics Recyclers Association) calls on all stakeholders to implement ADR rules for the safe collection and transport of WEEE including batteries.

Parliament seals ban on throwaway plastics by 2021

| On Wednesday, Parliament approved a new law banning single-use plastic items such as plates, cutlery, straws and cotton buds sticks.
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FEAD Issues position paper on ecodesign

| One of the key factors in the transition to a circular economy lies in “ecodesign”.

EP votes to help Europe’s most needy regions go circular

| Yesterday the European Parliament’s plenary voted to boost the transition to the circular economy in Europe’s most needy regions, with a landmark decision on the main EU’s investment policy, the Cohesion Fund.

Cheating the Indian tax system

| The increasing number of fraud cases of bogus bills being unearthed by Goods and Services Tax (GST) Department within 2 years of introduction of the tax reform regime in India, indicate that it could only be the tip of the iceberg.

New study calls for sectoral waste prevention indicators

| A new study commissioned by Zero Waste Europe identifies how to best measure waste prevention and what are the most useful policies to minimise waste generation.

Second annual Global Recycling Day focuses on the future

| Communities and individuals around the world are coming together today to celebrate the second annual Global Recycling Day.

Today is Global Recycling Day

| An initiative of the Global Recycling Foundation, Global Recycling Day is a movement dedicated to celebrating the importance of recycling and to making the world think resource not waste. Now in its second year, the day was created in 2018 to help recognise, and celebrate, the importance recycling plays in preserving our precious primary resources, lowering global carbon emissions and securing the future of our planet.