News from Europe and the waste sector

New emission requirements in preparation

The EU’s Reference Document on Best Available Techniques (BREF) for Waste Treatment is being revised. The Dutch waste sector and the Dutch government are closely involved in the revision. Key questions are whether the standards will be unreasonably high and whether the rules will match the latest...

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Tried and tested: closing the loop

The waste sector’s goal is a circular economy, an economy in which as little as possible is wasted. Closed loop thinking is not new to the industry; keeping materials flowing through the economy is the waste sector’s mission. Three waste companies explain how they are closing the loop.

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Tried and tested: from pilot project to proven practice

The waste sector is the motor of the circular economy. Eighty per cent of our waste is put back into the economy. Mattresses, compost, bioplastics and the Recycle Bag for example show that closed loop recycling is indeed possible.

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Waste sector sees opportunities in higher European waste ambitions

The European Union is charting a course to the circular economy. Last July the Commission proposed a set of more ambitious waste targets, the key target being 70% recycling of municipal waste and 80% recycling of packaging waste by 2030. From 2025 landfilling of recyclable waste will be prohibited....

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