Politics

Adopting ‘Norwegian Proposal’ would benefit European plastics recyclers

| Adopting Norway’s proposal to amend a global agreement on rules for exporting mixed plastic waste would benefit European plastics recyclers and lead to more investment in infrastructure, claims a UK plastics recycler.

Basel Action Network releases report an illegale e-waste exports

| The global environmental watchdog organization Basel Action Network (BAN) today released the findings of a two-year study in 10 EU countries that followed 314 old computers, printers, and monitors in which GPS Trackers had been secretly installed.

Global Recycling Foundation: combat climate change by championing recycling

| The landmark agreement announced at COP24 in December 2018 has seen governments around the world agree to a robust set of guidelines for implementing the 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement.

EU moves to ban microplastics in most products

| The EU will use its chemical laws to stop most microplastics and microbeads being added to cosmetics, paints, detergents, some farm, medical and other products, according to a draft law due to be tabled today.

Global Recycling Foundation launches new website and brand identity

| The Global Recycling Foundation, launched in London on 6th October 2018 at the Bureau of International Recycling’s (BIR) World Recycling Convention, has reached a new milestone, launching its new logo, website – www.globalrecyclingfoundation.org – and brand identity to reflect the crucial role recycling plays in preserving our planet’s future

World Resources Forum 2019

| The 2019 World Resources Forum will take place in Antwerp, Belgium from Sunday 24 to Wednesday 27 February. Co-organised by the Public Waste Agency of Flanders(OVAM) and the World Resources Forum (WRF).

The world does not get more circular

| According to the Circularity Gap Report by Circle Economy, only 9% of materials are reused globally.

EEB: Europe paves way for right to repair

| The EU has taken a small step towards cutting waste and greenhouse gases from manufacturing of popular consumer goods.

EuPC: Directive has missed opportunity

| After a very brief negotiation process, EU politicians have transformed what could have been a great opportunity to implement the Waste Directives’ rationale and to achieve efficient waste management into a superficial legislative text.
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Directive fails to ackknowledge potential of biodegradable plastics

| European Bioplastics (EUBP) fully supports the transition from a linear to a ‘no-leakage’ circular and bio-based economy in Europe.

Euric applauds binding recycled content target in plastic bottles

| The European Recycling Industries’ Confederation (EuRIC) welcomes the provisional agreement on the Single Use Plastics Directive (SUP) setting a binding target of at least 25% of recycled plastic for PET beverage bottles from 2025 onwards and a target of 30% of recycled content by 2030 for all plastic bottles.
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Mandatory recycled content in plastic bottles wins

| FEAD rejoices as the final trilogue on the Single-Use Plastic Directive yields a positive vote for a 30 % mandatory recycled content in all beverage bottles by 2030, with an intermediary target of 25% in 2025 for PET bottles.
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FEAD: Position paper on proposal to Basel Convention

| In a bid to combat marine litter, Norway has submitted a proposal to restrict exports of plastic waste, by amending the Basel Convention.

EU governments support first set of laws for more repairable products

| EU governments have supported first-ever repairability measures for fridges despite opposition from manufacturers and hesitation from the European Commission. The same progressive approach may now also be applied to other popular products, NGOs understand.