News from Europe and the waste sector

Proposition: 'First implement EU waste policy, then set more stringent targets'

The European Commission is currently evaluating three waste directives. Now is the time to ratchet up the level of ambition, otherwise it will take too long to establish a circular economy. Or should we put policy on hold and focus our efforts on the many member states that are hopelessly behind...

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European Commission fully supports end-of-waste legislation for paper

On the 24th of October the Environment Committee of the European Parliament discussed the Regulation for end-of-waste for paper. Some Members of Parliament had doubts on the positive impacts of the Regulation after they had been confronted with surprising statements from the paper producing...

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European Commissioner Janez Potočnik talks about his core message

The main element in the Roadmap to a Resource Efficient Europe, published eighteen months ago, is recycling wastes into new raw materials. However, no concrete measures are yet in place to turn this ambition into practice. Despite this, European Commissioner Janez Potočnik is pursuing several...

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Giving old clothes a second life

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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