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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FEAD welcome ENVI Committee vote on mandatory recycled content

Waste management federation FEAD has welcomed the European Parliament ENVI committee’s vote to make it mandatory to produce beverage containers with at least 35%...
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EU to ban microplastics in most products 

According to a draft law due to be released today, the EU will use its chemical laws to stop most microplastics and...
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New repairability measures supported by EU Governments 

EU Governments have supported new repairability measures for fridges and freezers, despite the hesitation received by manufacturers and the European Commission.   The aim of the...

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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Committee concerned over DEFRA “no-deal” waste shipment preparations

The EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee has written to the UK Secretary of State Michael Gove about its concern over waste shipments from the...
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OPRL and WRAP form strategic partnership to help meet the UK recycling target

WRAP and OPRL have announced a new partnership which will set out how the two organisations will work together towards meeting the...
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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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New speakers confirmed for The Recycling Event

The Recycling Event is fast approaching, and with under three months to go, and over 100 delegates already attending, we’ve got some...

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...
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