Brexit has put a significant scare up the waste and resources industry as stakeholders wait to see what environmental regulations will survive the transfer from EU to UK law, which new European legislation will be taken on during the break-up and what approach the UK will take post-separation. But while the government is looking to Brussels, local authorities in the UK are keen to get on with moving to a circular economy and reaping the benefits of actions on waste prevention and reuse.... More
The European Parliament has voted to take on proposals to raise the European recycling target to 70 per cent by 2030 and to determine a single calculation method for recycling rates ahead of negotiations for the EU’s Circular Economy Package.
‘Packaging for people, planet and profit’ is intended to ‘support businesses in considering packaging as part of the total product system for delivering products from point of production to point of consumption’.
The UK needs to have a national debate on future recycling targets to establish a framework for the resource sector post-Brexit, says the Environmental Industries Commission, although other commentators have suggested the matter might not be in the UK’s hands.
A new European Remanufacturing Council has been launched with the aim of more than doubling the rate of remanufacturing across Europe, as well as promoting awareness and understanding of the remanufacturing industry.
Two North Sea oil platforms are on their way to Great Yarmouth for recycling after a partnership between Veolia and oil industry logistics firm Peterson was awarded two contracts to recycle rigs at its facility in Norfolk.