Politics

No subsidies for energy from mixed waste

| Zero Waste Europe calls on the European Parliament to exclude subsidies for waste-to-energy from the mixed municipal solid waste currently included in the Commission’s proposal on RED II because they undermine the EU’s Circular Economy.

European Aluminium: Legislation falls short on scrap exports

| Although the federation approves the decision for real recycling rates, it wants to see more ambitions on the treatment of scrap exports.

Member States must respect EU single market for packaging

| Pack2Go Europe welcomes outcome of European Parliament vote on key issues for food and beverage service sector.

Euric sees substantial room for improvement

| The European Recycling Industries’ Confederation (Euric) sees substantial room for improvement in the method chosen by the European Parliament to measure recycling rates.

FEAD: A window of opportunities

| FEAD has followed with great interest the outcome of the plenary vote on the final report on the Circular Economy Package.

Bonafè drives Europe to a circular economy

| According to Zero Waste Europe, a future without waste in Europe is now closer to reality, after the European Parliament approved the Bonafè report.

EEB approves vote for circular economy

| In a press release, the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) called the vote "a move that signals strong political support for the transition towards a circular economy".

European Parliament takes major step towards circular economy

| The members of The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE) welcome the European Parliament’s vote on the revision of EU waste legislation, which recognises the benefits of bio-based packaging materials and sets the conditions for increased collection and recycling of beverage cartons.

APEAL welcomes plenary vote on circular economy

| According to APEAL (the Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging), the vote gives a strong mandate to the EP in the trilogue discussion with the Council and Commission.

European Parliament agrees on circular economy package

| The Parliament wants to establish higher goals than original proposed.
Irish Incinerator

Irish incinerator took 20 years to build

| According to the Irish Times, the Poolbeg incinerator in Dublin will finally start working in March. The first proposal for the plant was 20 years ago.*

Government calls for recycling school

| Whole lorries full of domestic waste are being sent to landfill instead of going for recycling because people are just not separating their rubbish.

ISRI testifies against Connecticut Product Stewardship

| ISRI has offered testimony in front of the Connecticut General Assembly Joint Environment Committee opposing a new product stewardship bill, HB 7067 (Raised), which could prove harmful to the recycling industry.
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Call for defunding of incineration capacity

| Following call from the European Commission for defunding of waste-to-energy, NGOs urge Central and Eastern European (CEE) governments to reconsider any potential investment in waste incineration.