Politics

New EU law empowers consumers against corporate greenwashing

| The EEB welcomes the restriction of misleading green claims and labels, but urges action against barriers to repair.

EuRIC Unveils EU Recyclers’ Priorities for 2024-2029

| EuRIC has revealed its strategic priorities for 2024-2029, aimed at integrating recycling into Europe's broader industrial and environmental agenda.
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PPWR: Further improvements needed to advance packaging circularity despite positive developments

| The EU’s Environment Ministers have adopted their General Approach on the proposal for an EU Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR).

APEAL regrets lack of support for recyclability shown by European Council

| APEAL regrets a lack of ambition regarding recyclability measures in the European Council’s General Approach to Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR).
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Meeting EU environment policy targets by 2030 will be challenging

| The EU 8th Environment Action Programme (EAP) builds on the European Green Deal and sets the framework for EU environmental policy until 2030.

Position paper in favour of ambitious DRS

| While the negotiations about the Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR) are still open, fifty organizations from 13 European countries make a call for the implementation of a solid and effective Deposit Return System (DRS) for beverage containers in all members states.

Plastics Recyclers Europe’s Manifesto calls upon the EU for a genuine circularity for plastics

| Plastics Recyclers Europe calls upon the EU to maintain the ambition to achieve a genuine circularity for plastics by driving the competitiveness and innovation of the EU plastics industry.

End of take-make-waste economy impossible without recycling of unsold goods

| On Monday, EU negotiators reached a provisional agreement on the Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation, a key part of Europe’s strategy to foster a circular economy.

EU one step closer to making sustainable products the norm

| EU legislators agree on Ecodesign rules, but fail to ban the destruction of unsold goods and ensure enforcement for products sold online.

New packaging waste regulation draft could prove controversial

| The latest draft of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR) – which passed its plenary vote in the EU Parliament on Wednesday 22 November – brings further sweeping changes to the proposed legislation, some of which are likely to prove controversial.
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Revamp of Industrial Emissions Directive improves dioxin monitoring in incinerators

| Zero Waste Europe welcomes the agreement reached on the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) today, which mandates the compulsory monitoring of dioxin emissions from waste incinerators and co-incinerators during all operating times.

Not overly ambitious

| With the policy paper „Waste prevention programme for England: Maximising Resources, Minimising Waste“, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs wants to encourage waste prevention in England.

EuRIC Textiles Event gathers over 130 participants

| On 21 November, EuRIC connected the knots in textiles, bringing together EU legislators, environment experts, leading industry figures and NGO representatives for an in-depth discussion on the challenges and opportunities in the EU’s textile landscape.

Parliament adopts revamped rules to reduce, reuse and recycle packaging

| On Wednesday, Parliament adopted its position on new EU-wide rules on packaging, to tackle constantly growing waste and boost reuse and recycling.

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