News from Europe and the waste sector

Commissioner Timmermans' circular economy package lacks detail

Commissioner Timmerman’s long-awaited plan for the circular economy has finally arrived. The Dutch Waste Management Association endorses the package’s ambition, but misses a sense of urgency. Its success will depend on a credible and concrete implementation programme.

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European Commission launched new Circular Economy Package

Today the European Commission adopted a new Circular Economy Package to help European businesses and consumers to make the transition to a stronger and more circular economy where resources are used in a more sustainable way.

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Tried and tested: keeping the recycling wheels turning

The waste sector is working towards the circular economy. Vlakglas Recycling Nederland, ARN and Maltha/Van Gansewinkel show what the waste industry is all about: closing recycling loops. The three companies say how they contribute towards the circular economy.

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‘Waste must be allowed to cross borders’

European MP Jan Huitema, member of the Dutch liberal VVD party, in Europe part of the ALDE group, has set himself the task of improving European waste policy. ‘We must ensure that waste streams generate economic value and entrepreneurs have the opportunity to innovate.’

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Closing the glass recycling loop

Recycling has the wind in its sails. While the EU is ratcheting up its recycling targets and the value of secondary raw materials is widely applauded, the Netherlands is working to secure a key role as a ‘raw materials roundabout’. Momentum is building. Each waste stream follows its own pathway to...

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