European Parliament calls for better ecodesign

The European Parliament (EP) has released a new report calling for better ecodesign and has voted in favour of measures to make consumer goods longer-lasting and repairable.   This...
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Glass packaging recycling rate is at 74%, finds new study 

Industry data on glass recycling has shown that over 12 million tonnes of glass bottles and jars are collected and recycled in...
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ESA report explores what it will take to meet recycling targets

The Environmental Services Association (ESA) has published the second of two new reports exploring what it will take to meet the (weight-based) recycling targets for the...

European Parliament backs recycling targets under circular economy package

The European Parliament has backed new recycling targets as part of the circular economy legislation.   Europe's recycling rate is 44% currently, but it is hoped that by 2025, these targets will see...
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New report examines if the UK can meet EU recycling targets

The Environmental Services Association (ESA) has launched the first of two new reports examining how the UK can meet the new recycling targets (weight-based) proposed by...
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European Commission find that the EU industry is committed to recycling plastics 

The European Commission (EC) has given a preliminary assessment following an EU-wide pledging campaign, which has shown that EU industry is committed to recycling plastics.   According to the EC, this commitment could lead...
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Up to €10 billion worth of investments needed to grow recycling capacity at EU...

European waste management federation FEAD has said that up to €10 billion (£8.8 billion) worth of investments is needed to expand the collection, sorting and recycling...
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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...
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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...
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Government announces new Bill to provide environmental protection after Brexit

The UK Government has announced a new Environmental Principles and Governance Bill to ensure that environmental protections will not be weakened post-Brexit.   A consultation has started on the...
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