Tag: circular economy

One step closer towards a truly circular economy

| The Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI) has welcomed the vote in Environment Committee (ENVI) strengthening the foundation of a truly circular economy in Europe.

ENVI gets positive feedback for vote on circular economy package

| Various European interest groups have expressed agreement to the ENVIs vote on the circular economy package. However, there are still some concerns.
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Bioplastics in a circular economy

| A group of environmental organisations warns of false hopes in bioplastics. The organisations remind that the main focus has to be on reducing the overall plastics use.
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CEOs support new plastics economy

| More than 40 industry leaders have endorsed a new action plan to tackle global plastics issues. The plan is part of a new study by the World Economic Forum and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.

Economical potential of the circular economy

| A report by Eunomia, that was commissioned by Suez, has revealed that more than 10 billion Euro could be added to the UK economy by integrating circular economy principles into the country’s emerging industrial strategy.

Slovenia inching towards circular economy

| Slovenia is gradually moving towards circular economy. The country's capital Ljubljana, which holds the coveted title of European Green Capital 2016, is hosting many activities promoting sustainable development.

FEAD statement on Eco-Design Directive workplan for 2015-2017

| Anticipating the college of Commissioners on Eco-design policy on 20 April 2016, FEAD has prepared a statement and has contacted the Commissioners to stress the importance of eco-design.

Recyclers urge for circular economy

| The circular economy’s time is now, not tomorrow. This was the key message of Euric’s first Annual Conference.

How circular economy can improve end-of-life vehicle recycling

| The circular economy package adopted by the European Commission contains numerous measures aimed at promoting resource efficiency and recycling in the EU. Industry representatives are convinced that the recycling of end-of-life vehicles will also benefit from the package.
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FEAD names criteria for circular economy

| FEAD welcomes the publication of the European Commission’s new Circular Economy Package and makes some suggestions of how the waste and resources management industry can play its full part in achieving a more sustainable and prosperous European economy.

EUROPEN comments on circular economy package

| The European Organization for Packaging and the Environment(EUROPEN) has made some recommendations on the EU legislative proposals for the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive and Waste Framework Directive.

Circular Economy for paper: Better design and management guidelines

| A new publication provides essential guidance to all actors in the supply chain through simple ecodesign rules for paper products, without limiting innovation and the introduction of new techniques.

Expectations too high

| If an ambitious announcement is made, it is bound to raise high expectations. Now the EU Commission will have to live with the fact that it was unable to fulfil these expectations with its new circular economy package. Nevertheless, the package is not a total failure, quite the contrary.

A circular future for plastics?

| According to a report by the World Economic Forum, Ellen MacArthur Foundation and McKinsey, applying circular economy principles to global plastic packaging flows could transform the plastics economy and drastically reduce negative externalities such as leakage into oceans.