MEPs have voted in favour of a 70 per cent recycling and reuse target for 2030, upping the goal proposed by the European Commission (EC) in its Circular Economy Package.
The European Parliament’s Environment Committee (ENVI) voted this morning (24 January) on a raft of amendments tabled by MEP Simona Bonafè, after a two-day discussion on the legislative aspects of the package.
The European Parliament’s Environment Committee have been urged to impose a 50 per cent food waste reduction target in a vote on food waste regulations next week that will shape the EU’s policy on the matter for the next 15 years.
Businesses have backed the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, supporting a report outlining the potential for more than £9 trillion in benefits, and called on the UK government to help reach the global targets.
A round up of news from the waste and resources sector including funding for community projects in Northern Ireland, ethical business accreditation to a UK mattress company, a charity Christmas jumper swap, and more.
The new Chairman of the Environmental Services Association, a trade association representing the UK’s resource and waste management industry, outlined his priorities for the association at its annual lunch for members and stakeholders.
How can risk-averse councils get the most value out of the recyclables they collect and feed them into a more circular economy? An idea finding favour in Wales and Scotland is a materials brokerage service.