Ocean

UN Environment and European Commission to work closer on new Oceans Roadmap

The UN Environment and the European Commission (EC) have agreed to work closer through the 2018 Oceans Roadmap 2.0, which addresses the main threats...

UK campaigning against EU 65% recycling target, according to leaked document

Evidence from Greenpeace Unearthed has found that the UK is opposing proposed EU recycling targets during negotiations with Brussels, despite pledging to develop “ambitious” recycling goals.   Leaked notes from...
Plastic

New report offers solutions to plastic circularity challenges 

Following the publication of the European Plastics Strategy, a new report by SusChem and its partners has looked at the challenges around plastic circularity and offered various solutions to address them.    The...

UK to stick to EU recycling targets

The UK is to stick to the EU recycling targets, despite previous opposition, and is set to back the goal of recycling two-thirds of...
export

MPs call for UK to ban recyclable plastic exports by 2030

A new report from Policy Connect has called for a UK target of net zero exports of recyclable plastic packaging by 2030 at...
EU flags

European Council adopt waste package

The European Council has adopted the waste package which outlines new rules for waste management and creates a legally binding target for recycling.  Member states...
plastic

FEAD calling for lower or zero VAT rates on recycled content following European Commission...

FEAD has welcomed the European Commission’s (EC) release of new VAT proposal rates but is urging for them to be used for a lower or zero VAT rate...

Scotland to join EU 2030 commitment to ban all single-use plastics

The Scottish Government has announced that it is matching the EU’s commitment to ban single-use plastics by 2030. According to The Sunday Herald, this decision has been welcomed by...
EU flag

Eunomia to lead study on how to increase circular potential of product groups

Environmental consultancy Eunomia has said that it is leading a group of six European consultancies in a new study on how EU policy can...

European Commission launch plastic strategy with the aim of making all plastic packaging recyclable...

The European Commission has announced a plastic strategy with plans to make all plastic packaging on the EU market recyclable or reusable by 2030, in hope of transitioning...
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