Politics

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.

UN report demands urgent actions

| The most comprehensive and rigorous assessment on the state of the environment completed by the UN in the last five years was published yesterday, warning that damage to the planet is so dire that people’s health will be increasingly threatened unless urgent action is taken.

One week to go until Global Recycling Day

| Just one week to go until the second annual Global Recycling Day, taking place on Monday 18th March 2019, and the world is getting ready to celebrate recycling.
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FEAD comments on ECHA Database

| In the context of its work on the chemicals-products-waste interface, the EU Commission launched a feasibility study on the use of tools to manage information flows along product supply chains and in the waste sector.

Barcelona goes for zero waste

| According to Zero Waste Europa, Spain’s second largest area just released its Zero Waste strategy plan with clear objectives for 2025.

EuRIC launches plastics recycling branch

| The European Recycling Industries’ Confederation (EuRIC) has to announce the creation of the European Plastics Recycling Branch (EPRB).

World Resources Forum 2019

| Unlocking the full potential of the circular economy to tackle the climate challenges - this is the objective that drives 750 attendees from more than 60 different countries during the World Resources Forum 2019 ("Closing Loops - Transitions at Work").

ISRI announces 2019 advocacy agenda

| Despite a year filled with political gridlock and uncertainty in U.S. politics, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) achieved a number of important victories benefiting recyclers in 2018.

Ranjit Baxi: “We are simply paying lip service to recycling”

| UK businessman Ranjit S. Baxi, Founding President of the Global Recycling Foundation, comments on why it is crucial we continue to promote recycling and think ‘resource, not waste’, if we are to make any environmental impact.

European Parliament steps forward to stop burning EU funds

| Zero Waste Europe reports that today the Regional Development committee of the European Parliament (REGI) stood up for a circular economy, by voting to cut EU subsidies to waste disposal and incineration facilities.

Petcore: “EU Plastics Strategy 2.0”

| Under the theme “EU Plastics Strategy 2.0 - Taking the PET industry to the next step”, the complete PET industry sector shared perspectives and strategies for a succesful and even more circular future.

UK MPs call for bold national plastic packaging plan

| A Policy Connect report says that a zero plastic ‘waste’ export goal is needed to boost UK investment and jobs, cut emissions and to protect marine life

Students brainstorm solutions for e-waste issue

| The massive turnout during the past youth for climate marches proves it: Climate change is a hot topic among youngsters.