Politics

A resilient waste management system to overcome next crisis

| Public authorities are now planning the post-coronavirus recovery, but the worst mistake would be to endure, fix, then forget.
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Use of steel scrap saves billions in climate and environmental costs

| Steel scrap is a key raw material for steel production, not only in Germany, and contributes significantly to the reduction of emissions.
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Euric: Statement on impact of COVID-1 for waste management & recycling industry

| EuRIC calls on the European Union and competent authorities from Member States and from the UK, Norway and Switzerland to acknowledge:

More ambition needed to divert waste from landfilling

| Representatives of European Organisations dealing with sustainable resource management welcome the European Commission’s ambition on A New Circular Economy Action Plan, published on 11th March 2020.
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TFR: Recycling Offenders create Landfill Crisis

| On Global Recycling Day, TFR Group addresses England’s worst recycling offenders who are creating a landfill crisis. The top three offenders take up 26.2 million m³ of landfill space.

DUH urges European Commission to promote reuse

| The EU circular economy action plan lays an important foundation for waste prevention, longer product use and better recycling – but binding targets and timetables are needed for its implementation, says DUH.
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Essential component in the fight against climate change

| FEAD welcomes the ambitious new Circular Economy Action Plan put forward by the European Commission for a cleaner and more competitive Europe.

Apeal welcomes circular economy action plan

| To achieve the objectives of the European Green Deal, an ambitious CEAP is vital and today’s announcement marks an important step by the European Commission to draw a final line under the linear economy and establish clear priorities for the packaging sector.

“Ambitious, but not when it Comes to Reducing Large Scale Landfilling”

| CEWEP believes that it is very timely and necessary to introduce a new set of ambitious proposals for circularity, from product design to sustainable waste management.

Euric welcomes new circular economy action plan

| The European Recycling Industries’ Confederation (Euric) welcomes the publication of the Circular Economy Action Plan (CEAP) by the European Commission.

A socially inclusive vision with re-use and repair at heart

| Mathieu Rama, Senior Policy Officer at RREUSE, shared the following reaction: “A comprehensive upstream approach ensuring products are durable, repairable and re-useable is timely. Whilst tackling design of electrical products remains a priority, we welcome indications that other product categories such as textiles and furniture will also be addressed within a new Sustainable Product Policy”.
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BIR welcomes Circular Economy Action Plan

| The Bureau of International Recycling welcomes the EU's support for recyclers as laid out in their new Circular Economy Action Plan.

EU Commission “burying its head in the sand”

| The European Commission’s new Circular Economy action plan contains a patchwork of some positive initiatives on how we produce, consume and dispose of resources and products but will likely fail to prevent runaway resource overconsumption, according to Friends of the Earth Europe.

EEB: Unprecedented steps against the ‘throwaway economy’

| Despite the absence of targets to halve resource use, the strategy is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to transform the way we manufacture and use our products in a way that benefits people and the planet.
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