Politics

Survey finds bipartisan support for recycling refund programs

| New data shows that 81% of U.S. voters support improving recycling with a well-designed beverage container redemption system.

Study: GHG emissions from pyrolysis are nine times higher than in mechanical recycling.

| A new study by Zero Waste Europe (ZWE) finds that greenhouse gas emissions from pyrolysis of plastic packaging are nine times higher than those of mechanical recycling.
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Report: Ahead of winter energy crisis, EU needs to cut plastic production

| A new report reveals the urgency of cutting plastic production to reduce the European Union's dependence on fossil fuels and Russian oil and gas.

England headed for incineration overcapacity

| The United Kingdom Without Incineration Network (UKWIN) has published the findings of its research into English incineration capacity and feedstock availability in light of Government plans to halve the amount of waste going to landfill or incineration.
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High energy costs badly affect plastics converters in Europe

| Several European plastics converters are at risk due to the high energy prices. ​

New report: EU wastes more food than it imports

| The EU wastes more food than it imports, damaging EU food security amid the cost-of-living crisis, shows a new report from environmental organisation Feedback EU published today.

Zero Waste Europe approves Parliament resolutions on RED III

| Today, the European Parliament voted its final position on the Renewable Energy Directive (RED III).
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Study criticizes handling of incineration residues

| According to recent research published by Zero Waste Europe (ZWE), the incineration of waste generates significant amounts of hazardous and non-hazardous residues, the majority of which are landfilled.

MORE platform will contribute to PRecycling project

| The European Plastics Converters (EuPC) is one of the seventeen partners of the European project “Plastics Recycling from and for Home Appliances, Toys and Textile (PRecycling)”, funded by the Horizon Europe research and innovation program.

Commission proposes EU-wide repair index

| The European Commission has published draft proposals for ecodesign and energy labelling regulations on smartphones and tablets. If agreed, they will establish a repair index and the first-ever EU-wide energy label for these devices.

Euric: microplastics’ ban misses the mark

| The European Recycling Industries’ Confederation (Euric) strongly rejects an EU proposal that according to Euric will indirectly ban materials from tyres as part of its effort to eradicate microplastics.

Battery classification: Wastecare welcomes revision

| UK battery recycler Wastecare has welcomed the Environment Agency’s revised guidance on the classification of portable and industrial batteries, which was published last week.

Countries aim to end plastic pollution by 2040

| Today the Governments of Rwanda and Norway launch The High Ambition Coalition to End Plastic Pollution together with Canada, Peru, Germany, Senegal, Georgia, Republic of Korea, UK, Switzerland, Portugal, Chile, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Costa Rica, Iceland, Ecuador, France and the Dominican Republic.

Plastic industry pushes unproven “advanced recycling” in state legislatures

| The Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) has released a report on an alarming trend: the proliferation of legislation in U.S. state legislatures  promoting  so-called "advanced recycling".

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