Europe’s used textiles an increasing waste and export problem

| Discarded textiles in Europe, including used clothing and footwear, are an increasing waste and export problem.

Scaling up good practices can boost sustainability of plastics

| Plastics have many useful applications, but the global production and consumption trends of these materials are currently unsustainable.

EuRIC event gathers recyclers and policymakers in Brussels

| Early bird registration is now open for EuRIC’s regulatory event Boosting recycling through future-fit policies at the BluePoint, Brussels on 30 March.

Mixed waste sorting key to meeting the EU’s Circular Economy objectives

| Reloop and Zero Waste Europe have published a study by Eunomia which shows that applying sorting systems to mixed waste (MWS) before thermal treatment and landfilling can significantly support Europe's climate objectives and contribute to achieving ambitious plastics and municipal waste recycling targets.

Commission must clarify sustainability targets

| The European plastics recycling industry is changing dramatically due to regulations from the European Commission, but regulations seemingly drafted without listening to the (increasingly frustrated) voices of those most impacted.

EU announces Green Deal Industrial Plan

| The Commission has unveiled a Green Deal Industrial Plan to boost the competitiveness of Europe's net-zero industry and support a rapid transition to climate neutrality.

New study: Energy efficiency of EU waste incinerators appallingly low

| A new study published today by Zero Waste Europe (ZWE) shows that the efficiency of electricity generation from existing EU waste incineration facilities is appallingly low.

FEAD concerned over Parliament’s position on Waste Shipment Regulation revision

| With a large majority, the European Parliament adopted yesterday its position on the Waste Shipment Regulation (WSR) revision. It includes improvements on intra EU shipments but maintains tight rules on waste exports to the industry’s concern.

Independent Science-Based Taxonomy launched

| Today, the Observatory Against Greenwashing, a coalition of experts and NGOs, launches its Independent Science-Based Taxonomy. Banks, investors and insurers will be able to...

EU Parliament backs waste shipment restrictions

| Europe’s recycling industries expressed dismay at the European Parliament’s adoption of current waste shipment proposals citing major inconsistencies undermining the trade of recycled materials, says Euric.

FEAD comments on Court of Auditors review on hazardous waste

| The European Court of Auditors (ECA) has released a Review on the EU actions to address the increasing amount of hazardous waste. 

Zero Waste Europe: Essential criteria for zero waste fashion business

| Zero Waste Europe (ZWE) has set four essential criteria for mapping zero waste fashion business models, urging decision-maker s and the fashion industry to look beyond product circularity and ecodesign.

New Rules on Persistent Organic Pollutants

| On 29 December 2022, the new Regulation on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) has entered into force, providing a legally binding obligation to protect human health and the environment from some of the most harmful chemicals in waste.

Aluminium beverage can recycling remains high at 73%

| Aluminium beverage can recycling achieved a record level of 510,000 tonnes, saving 4.2 million tonnes of CO2eq.

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