Politics

Delays in ecodesign threaten EU climate targets and cost citizens billions

| According to Environmental organisations, delays in ecodesign and energy labelling policies are estimated to cost consumers 40 billion euro by 2030.

EuRIC welcomes European plastics producers’ call

| The European Recycling Industries’ Confederation (EuRIC) strongly welcomes the call made by Plastics Europe for a mandatory EU recycled content target for plastics packaging of 30% by 2030, and looks forward to working with the entire packaging value chain to support an ambitious revision of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD).
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Better raw material sourcing to reduce GHG emissions

| Climate-friendly practices for sourcing raw materials hold significant potential to cut greenhouse gas emissions in Europe and globally.

EU stays within air pollutant emission limits

| The EU as a whole respected emission ceilings for four key pollutants in 2019, including nitrogen oxides, non-methane volatile organic compounds, sulphur dioxide and ammonia, according to a new European Environment Agency briefing.
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FEAD welcomes “Fit for 55” Package

| FEAD welcomes the package of proposals aimed at making the EU “fit for 55” and deliver the crucially needed change to achieve a fair, competitive and green transformation.

Ambitious Climate Agenda is key to Circular Economy

| EuRIC welcomes the publication of the Fit for 55 Package, which sets in stone the EU’s ambition to cut Greenhouse Gas emissions (GHG) by at least 55% below 1990 levels by 2030 and reach climate neutrality by 2050.
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ZWE regrets decision of not including municipal incinerators under EU ETS revision

| Today, the European Commission (EC) has released its proposal for the reform of EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) leaving municipal waste to energy incinerators out of the scope.

Commission presents package for “fit for 55”

| Today, the European Commission adopted a package of proposals to make the EU's climate, energy, land use, transport and taxation policies fit for reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels.

Design for Chemical Recycling kills Innovation Upstream

| Zero Waste Europe, together with RPa and ECOS, has published the report Designing for real recycling, not plastic lock-in.

SUP Directive: Negative consequences of strict deadlines on EU Single Market

| The deadline of 3 July 2021 for the transposition of the Single-use plastics Directive has ultimately come and the current status of the legislative processes throughout the EU shows an unprecedented fragmentation among EU Member States.

Official launch of the BATT4EU Partnership

| The European Commission and BEPA signed the Memorandum of Understanding that officially launches BATT4EU, the co-programmed partnership under Horizon Europe for the development of a competitive and sustainable European industrial battery value chain.

Turning urban waste streams into value-added products for cities

| ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability is part of the project CIRCULAR BIOCARBON, which kicked off on 1 June 2021, and will transform carbon from waste into high added-value products.

Tax on fossil carbon is more effective than tax on CO2 emissions

| Experts from the German nova-Institute present a tool for elegantly pricing the true cause of global warming.

Urgent break with fast fashion needed in upcoming EU textile laws

| 25 NGOs rebuff voluntary agreements to clean up the fashion industry, calling for the EU’s upcoming textile legislation to hold brands accountable for their contribution to global pollution.

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