Corrugated in the Circular Economy: closing the loop

| FEFCO welcomes the final compromise text voted today by the European Parliament’s Environmental Committee on the waste package, following the endorsement last week by the Permanent Representative Committee (Part 1) of the Council.

EU ambassadors approve new waste package

| EU ambassadors have endorsed the provisional agreement on the four legislative proposals of the waste package reached with the European Parliament on 18 December 2017.
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FEAD welcomes proposal on VAT

| FEAD members consider the VAT rates as a useful instrument to pursue EU’s political, economic and environmental objectives, therefore the private waste and resource management industry welcomes the newly proposed rules by the European Commission to give Member States more flexibility to set Value Added Tax (VAT).
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Final conference for IMPACTPapeRec project

| The two-year Horizon 2020 IMPACTPapeRec project is reaching its final stages this month. To this end, a final conference was organised at the Committee of the Regions in Brussels.

CEWEP comments on Commission’s interface communication

| While the Plastics Strategy, which represents the Commission’s vision for plastics in a Circular Economy was prominently noticed by the media and stakeholders, there was little or no attention paid to the Commission’s Communication on the interface between chemical, product and waste legislation (Interface Communication) .

Can the UK handle business waste?

| It has become vital for businesses to have an effective waste management strategy in place to ensure that they perform their duty of care within the industry they find themselves operating in. Here, we look to find out what different businesses in different industries do to get rid of their waste and how much it is costing them as a whole in the UK.

EuRIC Annual Conference on the 6th of March

| This year's focus will beon “Closing Loops – Recipe for a truly circular economy”.
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RECOUP Leading the 2018 Plastics Recycling Challenges

| RECOUP support continues to grow with leading sorting technology provider Bühler UK Limited being the latest to join the ranks and hosting the first 2018 member meeting.

E-waste: IERC 2018 Highlights

| This year almost 500 experts from 42 countries came to Salzburg from January 17 to 19 to discuss current market developments and technological trends in e-waste recycling.

Report: The world is only 9 per cent circular

| According to Circle Economy, a new Clobal circularity metric shows how much our current linear economy is failing people and the planet.
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Fead: Setting the right framework conditions?

| FEAD members welcome the publication of the Plastics Strategy as a step forward for designing a new vision for plastics as part of the transition to a circular economy. The provisionally agreed Circular Economy Package will certainly also contribute by setting legally binding targets for recycling and landfill diversion.

EuPC welcomes EU Plastics Strategy

| European Plastics Converters (EuPC) welcomes the European Commission’s publication of the “European Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy”. EuPC fully supports the vision to create a more prosperous, sustainable and circular plastics economy in Europe.

IERC 2018: Industry discusses the future of E-waste recycling

| Who will benefit the most from the increasing volume of electrical and electronic scrap worldwide in the future? This was one of the central questions that industry representatives discussed at this year's IERC 2018 as part of a panel discussion.

Majority of e-waste is not reported

| Despite the fact that legislation on e-waste requires reporting only 20 % of the worldwide e-waste collected and treated is documented. 15 years after the implementation of the European WEEE Directive 35 % of the e-waste is documented as being collected and treated.