The European Commission has announced a ban on non-recyclable plastic waste exports to non-OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) countries, which came into force from 1 January 2021.
Green Alliance research finds that identifying and penalising producers of low-quality electronics could drive efficiencies annually worth up to 800,000 tonnes of avoided carbon dioxide equivalent emissions.
Following Italy’s Prime Ministerial Decree on 25 October, which banned physical attendance at exhibitions, the Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) has reorganised Ecomondo and Key Energy 2020 to take place on its digital platform from 3 to 15 November 2020.
David Newman, Managing Director of BBIA, considers the key messages of the new report 'A System Change Compass: Implementing the European Green Deal in a time of recovery', co-authored by SYSTEMIQ and the Club of Rome.
A new report published by WEEE Forum calls for action on the treatment of WEEE as scrap metal, urging competent authorities to penalise facilities that illegitimately incorporate WEEE into their unreported waste flows.
A legal challenge has been launched by an environmental campaigner against the UK Government on the grounds that it has unlawfully left out Energy-from-Waste (EfW) facilities from its post-Brexit Emissions Trading Scheme
A new report by think tank Carbon Tracker and consultancy SYSTEMIQ has found that global efforts to tackle climate change and plastic waste could result in £300 billion of stranded petrochemical assets for the oil industry.
The UK’s municipal recycling rate continues to sit well below those of leading European recycling nations such as Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands, according to municipal waste data from Eurostat, although its recycling rate has improved slightly.
The European Suppliers of Waste-To-Energy Technology (ESWET) has released a policy briefing highlighting the need for any revision to the EU Waste Shipment Regulation to continue to allow the shipment of waste for energy recovery.