ESWET: The EU Taxonomy and the treatment of non-recyclable waste

| ESWET released a policy briefing to welcome the adoption of the EU Taxonomy by the European Parliament and to stress the importance of non-recyclable waste treatment to ensure a green transition in the waste management sector.

Recovery funding should not go to waste

| European Heads of State and Government are meeting to discuss the Recovery Plan for Europe proposed by the European Commission in May.

Paper recycling sector needs to be “supported and grown”

| The paper recycling industry is little more than 20 weeks away from a turning point.

The European plastics recycling industry has been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Plummeting...

| The European plastics recycling industry has been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Plummeting oil prices have resulted in a sharp decline of virgin plastics prices.

NGOs publish policy brief on recycled carbon fuels

| Ahead of the stakeholder meeting on the Renewable Energy Directive (REDII) on 18th-19th June, Bellona Europa, Zero Waste Europe and Rethink Plastic Alliance launch the policy brief "Recycled Carbon Fuels in the Renewable Energy Directive".

European Bioplastics appoints new head of EU affairs

| European Bioplastics has announced the appointment of Joanna Dupont-Inglis as new Head of European Public Affairs. She assumed her position on 1 June 2020 and will be based in Brussels.

Sustainable Green Deal growth only possible with innovative plastics recycling

| The recently presented EU Recovery Plan is a necessary means to helping waste management companies achieve a circular economy across Europe.

Recycling industry is strategic, essential and intrinsically resource-efficient

| In a wide-ranging review of legislative developments affecting the recycling industry, BIR Trade & Environment Director Ross Bartley opened the first-ever International Environment Council (IEC) eForum by stressing the importance of efforts to ensure that mechanical recycling remained rooted in the definition of recycling, which was currently being debated within the United Nations’ Basel Convention.

PCEP calls for a circular economy focused recovery

| The Polyolefin Circular Economy Platform (PCEP) has called for investment decisions taken by Member States, the EU and all economic actors, as part of the EU recovery package to be focused on delivering the circular economy.

Chemical Recycling Europe wants to unlock potential

| In a position paper published on the 2nd of June 2020, Chemical Recycling Europe calls for a faster recognition and legislation review to unlock the potential of chemical recycling.

Natural recycling: One month lockdown every leap year

| What a wonderful change in air quality across globe, it’s a time to breathe without mask but because of Corona, we can’t dare to do so.

A time for “forbearance, understanding and patience”

| BIR’s first-ever Global eForum started on June 2 with the Spotlight on Trade, which offered a timely analysis of the practical impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the recycling industry worldwide.

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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