Politics

Chemical recycling: distraction, not solution?

| According to GAIA, the industry is using the term “chemical recycling” to greenwash plastic-to-fuel technologies, seeking public approval for the continued use and disposal of plastic.

MEPs call on Commission to follow approach in textile strategy

| Today a group of 53 Members of the European Parliament (MEP) from across the political spectrum have written a letter to Commissioner Sinkevičius, Hogan, Reynders, and Urpilainen endorsing civil society’s approach to rethinking the global textile value chain.
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Zero Waste Europe: Building a bridge strategy for residual waste

| Zero Waste Europe​ (ZWE) has released a policy briefing which highlights the importance of defining a new strategy for managing residual waste that corresponds with the requirements of the age of climate emergency that we are living in.

EERA reaction “Draft Delegated Act recent changes Basel Convention”

| EERA wishes to react to the “Informal consultation on a draft delegated act to implement recent changes to the Basel Convention”.
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FEAD reacts to the EU’s Green Recovery Plan

| The newly published green recovery plan stresses the importance of strengthening the foundations of circular economy.
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Why the price of oil has no bearing on the value of post-consumer recycled...

| Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) initiatives stemming from the Polluter Pays principle are being questioned right now when it comes to post-consumer recycled plastics (PCR).

UKWIN report calls for Edmonton incinerator ‘value for money’ review

| A new report produced by the United Kingdom Without Incineration Network (UKWIN) offers a series of specific recommendations for a Value for Money (VfM) review of the North London Waste Authority's (NLWA’s) Edmonton incinerator replacement project.

Federal Environment Ministry launches call for funding under grant programme against marine litter

| To safeguard the functions of oceans, the Federal Environment Ministry is, for the first time, launching a call for funding under its grant programme against marine litter.

German Federal Environment Ministry launches survey on sustainable economic activities

| In a letter addressed to the CEOs, Germany’s Federal Environment Minister Svenja Schulze has invited nearly 430 of Europe's major companies to participate in the European Sustainable Finance Survey.

Waste management crisis in India

| The Indian Prime Minister got the prestigious Global Goalkeeper Award for the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. There is no denying that India has improved its sanitation coverage, but the country’s biggest shortcoming is its poor waste management infrastructure.

Joint open letter of Euric, FEAD and CEWEP for a green recovery

| Euric, the European Recycling Industries Confederation, issues a joint call together with FEAD and CEWEP to put the Green Deal and the new Circular Economy Action Plan at the forefront the post COVID-19 recovery.

Food Waste: An Opportunity for Change

| Amid the panic that the Covid-19 virus has placed the world under in terms of healthcare and economic survival, another pressing issue has arrived at the forefront of concern.

Coronavirus strengthens case for new EU textile laws

| As the European Commission is poised to start developing a new ‘comprehensive strategy for textiles’ in the coming months1, today a group of 65 diverse civil society organisations has set out its vision2 for the global Textile, Garments, Leather and Footwear (TGLF) sector.

RREUSE Vision: Social & Circular Outlook 2020-2025

| RREUSE has recently shared its 8-point vision with EU officials.
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