Waste industry calls for new landfill targets

European waste industry groups have called on the European Commission to include a cap on the amount of commercial and industrial waste sent to landfill in its circular economy plan in order to... Read more

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A new body claiming to represent 90% of Spanish manufacturers and distributors of agricultural plastic will launch a producer responsibility scheme next year to raise collection and recycling rates for non-packaging plastics used in Spanish agriculture, it emerged last week


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The metals industry has called for ‘less restrictive’ EU policy if the bloc is to support the green transition technologies vital to its climate pledges


Mixed reaction to role of waste in circular economy plan

Anti-rubbish campaigners at Zero Waste Europe have described the new Circular Economy Action Plan (CEAP) as a ‘nice patchwork of initiatives pointing in the right direction’, but industry groups have shown mixed reactions to the latest instalment of the European Green Deal

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Scientists have voiced concern over the EU’s 'ineffective' policies to tackle the plastic pollution crisis, warning of the 'systemic failures' of the linear economy and rise of bio-plastics

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