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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.

BIR publishes first position paper on EPR

| The BIR has issued its first position paper on extended producer responsibility (EPR), calling for policymakers to ensure that EPR schemes are designed in such a way that they do not disrupt existing efficient markets.

EU’s circular material use rate slightly up in 2022

| According to Eurostat, in 2022, the EU’s circular material use rate reached 11.5%, meaning that 11.5% of material resources used in the EU came from recycled waste materials
Tim Reckmann,

New report points out limitations of pyrolysis

| A new report released today has criticised a so-called “miraculous” method of plastic waste management that has been shown to be misleading in its efficacy.

EU value chain organisations warn against “right of first refusal”

| Recent calls for the introduction of a priority access to recycled plastics, known as “right of first refusal”, have been increasingly taking space in the public debate on the Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation proposal (PPWR).

New recipe for efficient battery recycling

| Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, are now presenting a new and efficient way to recycle metals from spent electric car batteries.

Low demand, high imports endanger European plastics recycling industry

| According to Plastics Recyclers Europe, the plastics recycling market in Europe has been heavily destabilised throughout 2023.
Martin Kummer;

Report calls for EU-Wide moratorium on waste incinerators

| The EU has a surplus in waste incineration capacities and a moratorium on new incinerators must be considered, urges a new report by the environmental network Zero Waste Europe.

A roadmap for boosting waste recycling

| The European Recycling Industries’ Confederation has issued recommendations for an EU circular economy. In it, Euric suggests exploring chemical recycling when no better recycling alternative available.

Growth and focus on electrification

| 71 years of handling and crane technology: at this year's in-house exhibition from September 19 to 22 at the company's headquarters in Straubing, Sennebogen will showcase new technological developments and investments in new and existing sites.

Zero Waste Europe demands urgent action on fashion frenzy

| A new paper by Zero Waste Europe is demanding a concerted effort by governments to bring the fashion textile sector back in harmony with planetary boundaries, outlining a list of entry points for the transition towards sufficiency.

EMR and Northvolt establish electric vehicle battery recycling facility in Hamburg

| Northvolt and EMR have built and commenced operations at a battery recycling facility in Hamburg.

July 2023 crude steel production

| World crude steel production for the 63 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 158.5 million tonnes (Mt) in July 2023, a 6.6% increase compared to July 2022.

European Green Deal: more sustainable use of plant and soil natural resources

| Today, the Commission adopted a package of measures for a sustainable use of key natural resources, which will also strengthen the resilience of EU food systems and farming.

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