A policy briefing released by the European Suppliers of Waste-to-Energy Technology (ESWET) has called for the European Commission’s revision of the Waste Shipment Regulation to continue to support the shipment of waste for energy recovery in the EU.
A report released by WWF and the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) yesterday (1 July) outlines the measures that need to be taken within the EU to halve food waste by 2030, in accordance with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 13.1.
The risk posed to the waste and resources sector by Brexit has increased over the last few months, with the UK falling further behind EU standards and ambition, according to Greener UK’s latest Brexit Risk Tracker.
Plans to include fuels made from non-renewable materials in the EU’s renewable energy plans could undermine recycling progress, according to a new policy briefing by Zero Waste Europe, Bellona Europe and Rethink Plastic.
Environmental NGO Zero Waste Europe (ZWE) has called for the introduction of a Material Recovery and Biological Treatment (MRBT) system as a ‘bridge strategy’ for managing residual waste in a circular economy.
The European Commission has today (11 March) published its new Circular Economy Action Plan, outlining measures to ensure that products are designed to last longer and are easier to reuse, repair and recycle.
A series of polls have found significant public support in Nordic countries for the ‘variable’ deposit return scheme (DRS) model, where the deposit fee is determined by the container’s size and material.
Loopholes in the EU’s Single Use Plastic (SUP) Directive providing possible exemptions for natural polymers could undermine the legislation’s aim to reduce the environmental impact of single-use products, according to a new report from Eunomia Research and Consulting.
The European Commission’s European Green Deal includes proposals to introduce an EU-wide model for the separate collection of waste and rules on minimum recycled content, promising a step change in the EU’s approach to resources and waste.