Tag: circular economy

More money for the circular economy

| The European Commission and the European Investment Bank (EIB) announced changes to EU financial tools today to help circular economy projects and businesses secure funding and support the realisation of EU climate goals, as UN climate negotiations draw to a close in Paris. The changes build on the EU’s Circular Economy Strategy launched last week and result from EIB recommendations published today at the Financing the Circular Economy conference hosted under Luxembourg’s Presidency of the EU.

New Circular Economy Package: European recyclers see scope for greater ambition

| The European Recycling Industries Confederation (EuRIC) welcomes the publication of the circular economy package by the European Commission as a first step to support sustainable growth in Europe. Nevertheless, there is clear room for improvement on a number of topics, including recycling targets and their calculation method, stricter measures to phase out landfill and incineration of recyclables, the clarity of new provisions as legal certainty is crucial for recycling businesses.

New circular economy package has arrived

| As announced earlier this year, the European Commission has published their new circular economy package today.

CEWEP criticizes report on impact of landfill

| Playing down the benefits of minimising landfilling, as recently done by some stakeholders, is a dangerous message ahead of COP21, particularly from a global perspective, CEWEP says.

International Environment Council: Circular Economy package must “make sense for the recycling industry”

| The European Commission’s Circular Economy package, expected to be unveiled on December 2 this year, should be ambitious as well as “market-driven” and should “make sense for the recycling industry”, insisted Emmanuel Katrakis, Secretary General of the European Recycling Industries’ Confederation (EuRIC), in addressing the BIR’s International Environment Council meeting in Prague on October 27.

CEWEP warns for missing actions on landfill ban

| According to the Confederation of European Waste-to-Energy Plants (CEWEP), the Commission seriously questions undertaking any effective landfill diversion action in the upcoming new Circular Economy Package.

Packaging Value Chain Industries launch joint recommendations for a resource-efficient Circular Economy

| EUROPEN and 28 other associations representing a large range of industries and sectors including major consumer goods brands, packaging producers, material producers and extended producer responsibility (EPR) organisations, announced a set of joint recommendations for the new Circular Economy proposals expected from the European Commission by the end of 2015.

Suez publishes report exploring England’s recycling challenges

| A new report provides policy-makers with a 'blueprint' for raising household recycling rates now and into the future.

Circular economy study identifies 3 million jobs across Europe

| WRAP’s latest study shows expansion of the circular economy could create 3 million extra jobs and reduce unemployment by 520,000 across EU member states by 2030.

Minimising landfilling: low hanging fruits for climate protection

| The European Commission should come up with a truly ambitious circular economy package as announced by its First Vice-President Frans Timmermans when the previous package was withdrawn.

Veolia acquires AKG Kunststof Groep

| With the acquisition of the Dutch company AKG Kunststof Groep, a leading European recycling and polypropylene (PP) production company, Veolia confirms its ambition to further develop in the strategic circular economy sector.

CEWEP: Circular Economy must minimise landfilling and maximise use of waste as a resource

| Europe’s Circular Economy Package should be ambitious in maximising waste prevention and use of waste as a resource while minimising landfilling of recyclable and recoverable waste, the Waste-to-Energy umbrella association CEWEP points out in its statement in response to the European Commission’s consultation on the circular economy currently underway.

European Parliament outlines what ambition looks like in circular economy

| The European Parliament Environment committee has sent out a strong statement to the European Commission by voting in favour of an ambitious strategy to develop a circular economy.

The contribution of recyclers to job creation and sustainable growth

| The conference-debate of the European Recycling Industries’ Confederation (EuRIC) “Towards an EU Circular Economy”, chaired by Mr Karl-Heinz Florenz, Member of the European Parliament, and hosted by the European Economic & Social Committee (EESC) provided a timely opportunity for all stakeholders to highlight the importance of an ambitious new circular economy package.
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