Politics

Tax on fossil carbon is more effective than tax on CO2 emissions

| Experts from the German nova-Institute present a tool for elegantly pricing the true cause of global warming.

Urgent break with fast fashion needed in upcoming EU textile laws

| 25 NGOs rebuff voluntary agreements to clean up the fashion industry, calling for the EU’s upcoming textile legislation to hold brands accountable for their contribution to global pollution.
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CCS project in Norway makes shortlist for EU innovation funding

| Fortum Oslo Varme's carbon capture and storage (CCS) project has made it through to the shortlist of candidates for financing from the EU’s €1 billion Innovation Fund.

SUP Directive Guidelines: a long list of inconsistencies and questions left unanswered

| With almost one year of delay on the timetable set by the Singe-Use Plastics Directive, the long-awaited Guidelines have been finally published at the end of May 2021.
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Circular metals and global value chains

| Rewarding metal recycling environmental benefits and preserving free and fair trade of circular metals were among the key messages of Recyclers’ Talks #3 organised on 7 June 2021 by EuRIC.

Fully circular clothing industry in the Netherlands is possible

| Shifting to a full circular clothing industry in the Netherlands won't just impact the environment—it can also bring employment benefits, boosting job creation by as much as 25%.

Combining circular economy with the zero-pollution ambition

| In response to the EU’s zero-pollution ambition, FEAD has held an online debate on the role waste management can play in combining circular economy and zero-pollution objectives at EU level.

Making the Green Deal even greener

| The European Green Deal can easily be considered as the European Commission’s main current project.
BIR

BIR: Revision of EU shipment regulations could pose serious export threat

| The European Commission is considering changes to EU waste shipment regulations that could prove to be of “tremendous importance” and potentially highly damaging to export flows of many recycling materials, including ferrous and non-ferrous metals, recovered paper and plastics, the latest online meeting of the BIR’s International Environment Council (IEC) was warned yesterday by its Chairman, Olivier François of Galloo.

Ensure compliance with new biowaste ordinance amendment

| The Amendment to the Biowaste Ordinance (BioAbfV) meets with a lot of criticism among experts and associations because they think the requirements are technically unfeasible.
BIR

BIR’s 2020 Annual Report: Quickly adapting to the challenge of new realities

| The BIR today releases its 2020 Annual Report that highlights key recycling industry developments and data as well as the organization’s activities on behalf of its membership.

Report shows the scale of change for packaging waste producers

| With only a week for industry to respond to the consultation on Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for Packaging Waste, UK’s compliance scheme Valpak has released detailed modelling for a range of the proposed options.

Definitions for recycled plastics must not be set by companies

| Today, ECOS, Zero Waste Europe, and the Rethink Plastic alliance have sent a letter calling on the European Commission to put on hold...

FEAD welcomes the updated EU Industrial Strategy

| Today, the European Commission updated the EU Industrial Strategy.
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