Politics

Creating a resilient economy within environmental limits

| Creating a more resilient and sustainable future will require Europe to reimagine its economic model, according to a new European Environment Agency (EEA) report.

EU Waste Shipment Regulation should not incentivise landfills capacity

| To safeguard sustainable treatment of waste in Europe, the proposed new waste shipment Regulation needs clear rules for intra-EU shipments.
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BIR

BIR: Circular Economy must remain global

| Yesterday, the European Commission revealed the proposed changes to its 2013 EU Waste Shipment Regulation.

NGOs: EU Waste Shipment Regulation falls short of fixing Europe’s waste export crisis

| NGOs demand a stronger ban on waste exports, a better alignment with waste treatment hierarchy and fairer shipments for reuse.
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Commission adopts new proposal to innovate sustainable waste management

| Under the revised Regulation on waste shipments, the Commission delivers on the circular economy and zero pollution ambitions by proposing stronger rules on waste exports, a more efficient system for the circulation of waste as a resource and determined action against waste trafficking.

Euric comments on the revision of the Waste Shipment Regulation

| The Waste Shipment Regulation (WSR) is a key piece of legislation in the move towards circular value chains.

Commission takes action to improve waste management

| Annual waste generation from all economic activities in the EU amounts to 2.5 billion tonnes, or 5 tonnes per capita a year, and each citizen produces on average nearly half a tonne of municipal waste.
BIR

BIR shares EuRIC’s concern over impact of export restrictions on Circular Economy

| BIR supports the recent initiative of its European member federation EuRIC regarding the potential impact of the upcoming European Waste Shipment Regulation on global free and fair trade of “raw materials from recycling”.

Targeted measures can cut carbon emissions and improve social equality

| Recycling revenues from energy and carbon taxes to support low-income groups, investing in renovating buildings and in green mobility are among measures that could ensure public support for Europe’s sustainability agenda and a socially just transition.

EEA: Targeted measures can cut carbon emissions

| Recycling revenues from energy and carbon taxes to support low-income groups, investing in renovating buildings and in green mobility are among measures that could ensure public support for Europe’s sustainability agenda and a socially just transition, an EEA briefing says.

European recyclers: Restricting exports could end Circular Economy

| Nearly 300 European national federations and companies from the recycling industry have issued a powerful warning to European Union leaders over the potentially disastrous effects of a blanket restriction on exports of Raw Materials from Recycling (RMR) in the upcoming Waste Shipment Regulation (WSR).

EU achieves 20-20-20 climate targets

| The European Union (EU) achieved its three main climate and energy targets by 2020, according to a new European Environment Agency (EEA) assessment, published today.
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Sustainable circular economy needs taxonomy criteria for residual waste treatment

| CEWEP, ESWET, FEAD and Munical Waste Europe call on the European Commission and the Platform on Sustainable Finance to set up technical screening criteria for treating non-hazardous residual waste in Waste-to-Energy plants under the taxonomy framework.

57.4M t e-waste expected in 2021 will outweigh China’s great wall

| This year’s worldwide mountain of waste electronic and electrical equipment (WEEE) will total an estimated 57.4 million tonnes -- greater than the weight of the Great Wall of China, Earth’s heaviest artificial object.

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