Politics

Waste-to-Energy: an essential element for circularity

| In view of the upcoming delegated acts on the EU Taxonomy, FEAD yesterday held a successful online event on the topic of Energy Recovery from Waste (Waste-to-Energy), hosting the views of the EU Commission, the waste management industry, and of one NGO.

The management of plastics and the “actions” of the Attica prefecture

| Sustainability has become perhaps the most critical issue facing the plastics industry and is reaching an unprecedented level of global - public, corporate and...
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Call for leaders to go #BeyondRecovery to a Zero Waste Future

| Environmental Justice groups around the world are joining a Global Day of Action to demand that international leaders go beyond recovery, to a future where zero waste practices drive clean air and water, more and better jobs, and a healthy environment for families and communities, as the planet returns to a life-sustaining pathway where nothing and no one is wasted.

Valpak calls for full engagement in EPR consultation

| The UK’s largest packaging compliance scheme, Valpak, has welcomed the opening of the government consultation on packaging extended producer responsibility and deposit return schemes, calling it a once in a generation chance to create a system designed for the world we live in today.
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Malaysia declares reported shipments of US plastic wastes to Asia are illegal

| Governments are beginning to react to recent warnings issued by the Basel Action Network (BAN) of likely illegal exports of plastic waste from the US.

Digital DRS – Has the UK got the bottle?

| The industry calls for Digital DRS to be included in the Deposit Return Scheme.

FEAD event – Batteries’ recycling: energising the EU green transition

| In relation to the European Commission’s proposal for a Regulation on Batteries and Waste Batteries, FEAD held on Monday an online debate to allow a valuable exchange of views among the legislators and the industry.

Circular Economy: Are we delivering?

| No time to waste to implement the Circular Economy Agenda was one of the key messages of Recyclers’ Talks #1 organised on 22 March 2021 by EuRIC in cooperation with the EP Intergroup on ‘Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development’. The webinar gathered nearly 400 participants.

FEAD reiterates support to ambitious EU Regulation

| Yesterday, the Environment Council held a first discussion on the Commission’s proposal for a batteries and waste batteries regulation.

PolyREC created to report on Europe’s plastics circularity

| Petcore Europe, Plastics Europe, Plastics Recyclers Europe, and Vinyl Plus have mutually agreed to join forces to form the organisation PolyREC. It will monitor, verify, and report their plastics recycling and uptake data in Europe.

FEAD welcomes Council’s Conclusions on Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability

| Yesterday, the Council of the European Union adopted Conclusions on the new EU chemicals strategy for a toxic-free environment.

COP 26 – Recycling is the key

| The Global Recycling Foundation is calling for Recycling to be at the forefront of discussions when World leaders gather for the COP26 meeting in the UK in November 2021.

Environmental organisations demand strong policy for reuse systems

| For World Consumer’s Day, an alliance of environmental organisations has released an open letter demanding that ambitious policy be put in place to enable...

US plastic waste exports in violation of new UN rules

| Recent customs data obtained by the Basel Action Network (BAN) reveals that US exporters, global shipping lines, and the US government are all violating the new 2021global rules established by the Basel Convention to prevent indiscriminate dumping and pollution arising from the plastic waste trade in developing countries.
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