| The European Parliament’s Environment Committee has adopted MEP Jan Huitema’s draft report on the new Circular Economy Action Plan (CEAP), to be proposed for vote in EP Plenary in the coming weeks.
| APEAL, The Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging, has welcomed the report adopted today by the Environment Committee (ENVI) in the European Parliament, on the Circular Economy Action Plan (CEAP) 2.0 communication published by the European Commission in March 2020.
| Zero Waste Europe welcomes the European Parliament’s own initiative report on the new Circular Economy Action Plan and its call on the Commission to deliver a strong legislative framework for a circular economy which is low-carbon, toxic-free and timely.
| The EU needs clear policy objectives to achieve a carbon-neutral, environmentally sustainable, toxic-free and fully circular economy by 2050 at the latest, say MEPs.
| The European Commission is showing the benefits of socially responsible public procurement (SRPP) with a communication campaign promoting the report ‘Making Socially Responsible Public Procurement Work.
| The Circularity Gap Report 2021 finds that efficient resource consumption can save 22.8 billion tonnes of carbon and help avoid climate breakdown.
| In the wake of the European Union reminding the world that as of January 1 they will not allow the export of mixed and contaminated plastic waste to developing countries, it has been confirmed that the UK will not adopt such a prohibition post-Brexit and will adopt a far weaker stance with respect to human rights and environmental protection.
| New research commissioned by Zero Waste Europe to Eunomia Research & Consulting has revealed that the actual beverage carton recycling rate in four European countries is far below what is currently being reported.
| FEAD welcomes the European Commission’s proposal for a Regulation on batteries and waste batteries, fully in line with the Green Deal and the new Circular Economy Action Plan.
| The European Commission proposes to modernise EU legislation on batteries, delivering its first initiative among the actions announced in the new Circular Economy Action Plan.
| On January 1, 2021, it will immediately be illegal for 187 countries, including China, Mexico, Malaysia, India, and Indonesia that are parties to the Basel Convention to receive a variety of mixed and contaminated plastic wastes collected from the United States.
| Eurometaux comments on the new EU Batteries Legislation.
| “We need long-term investment in competitive, sustainable batteries made in Europe”, Recharge states.
| The Waste Shipment Regulation (WSR) is, as rightly identified in the new CEAP, a pivotal piece of legislation with provisions that need to be aligned with the overarching objectives of transitioning towards a circular economy.