Politics

Barcelona goes for zero waste

| According to Zero Waste Europa, Spain’s second largest area just released its Zero Waste strategy plan with clear objectives for 2025.

EuRIC launches plastics recycling branch

| The European Recycling Industries’ Confederation (EuRIC) has to announce the creation of the European Plastics Recycling Branch (EPRB).

World Resources Forum 2019

| Unlocking the full potential of the circular economy to tackle the climate challenges - this is the objective that drives 750 attendees from more than 60 different countries during the World Resources Forum 2019 ("Closing Loops - Transitions at Work").

ISRI announces 2019 advocacy agenda

| Despite a year filled with political gridlock and uncertainty in U.S. politics, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) achieved a number of important victories benefiting recyclers in 2018.

Ranjit Baxi: “We are simply paying lip service to recycling”

| UK businessman Ranjit S. Baxi, Founding President of the Global Recycling Foundation, comments on why it is crucial we continue to promote recycling and think ‘resource, not waste’, if we are to make any environmental impact.

European Parliament steps forward to stop burning EU funds

| Zero Waste Europe reports that today the Regional Development committee of the European Parliament (REGI) stood up for a circular economy, by voting to cut EU subsidies to waste disposal and incineration facilities.

Petcore: “EU Plastics Strategy 2.0”

| Under the theme “EU Plastics Strategy 2.0 - Taking the PET industry to the next step”, the complete PET industry sector shared perspectives and strategies for a succesful and even more circular future.

UK MPs call for bold national plastic packaging plan

| A Policy Connect report says that a zero plastic ‘waste’ export goal is needed to boost UK investment and jobs, cut emissions and to protect marine life

Students brainstorm solutions for e-waste issue

| The massive turnout during the past youth for climate marches proves it: Climate change is a hot topic among youngsters.

Adopting ‘Norwegian Proposal’ would benefit European plastics recyclers

| Adopting Norway’s proposal to amend a global agreement on rules for exporting mixed plastic waste would benefit European plastics recyclers and lead to more investment in infrastructure, claims a UK plastics recycler.

Basel Action Network releases report an illegale e-waste exports

| The global environmental watchdog organization Basel Action Network (BAN) today released the findings of a two-year study in 10 EU countries that followed 314 old computers, printers, and monitors in which GPS Trackers had been secretly installed.

Global Recycling Foundation: combat climate change by championing recycling

| The landmark agreement announced at COP24 in December 2018 has seen governments around the world agree to a robust set of guidelines for implementing the 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement.

EU moves to ban microplastics in most products

| The EU will use its chemical laws to stop most microplastics and microbeads being added to cosmetics, paints, detergents, some farm, medical and other products, according to a draft law due to be tabled today.

Global Recycling Foundation launches new website and brand identity

| The Global Recycling Foundation, launched in London on 6th October 2018 at the Bureau of International Recycling’s (BIR) World Recycling Convention, has reached a new milestone, launching its new logo, website – www.globalrecyclingfoundation.org – and brand identity to reflect the crucial role recycling plays in preserving our planet’s future