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Covid recovery a ‘unique opportunity’ to meet EU waste targets

Member states risk missing out on EU investment unless they hurry to submit updated waste management plans that were due last year, a European Commission official has said.

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Drinks carton firms pledge more recycling as campaigners demand rules on reuse

Europe’s biggest manufacturers of laminated beverage cartons have pledged to use only renewable materials by 2030, and to ensure a collection rate of 90% and a verified recycling rate of 70% by that date, as the EU reviews rules on packaging in a bid to reduce waste.

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Campaigners urge EU crack down on illegal waste exports from Italy to Tunisia

Environmental groups have called for the intervention of the European Commission after an Italian company was caught illegally dumping municipal waste in Tunisia, with the government in Rome failing to take action.

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EU launches global alliance for ‘just transition’ to circular economy

A new EU-backed coalition aims to help ramp up resource efficiency and recycling around the world while supporting a “just transition” for countries that are dependent on resource extraction and disposal.

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Concern at widespread failure to meet EU reuse and recycling targets

A coalition of 16 Spanish environmental and trade union organisations last week asked the European Commission to investigate Spain’s failure to meet the 2008 waste framework directive’s 2020 target of 50% preparation for re-use and recycling of municipal waste.

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Analysis: What EU circular economy plans mean for waste policy

As the European Commission draws up plans to support the EU’s transition to a circular economy, ENDS takes a look at what the key implications will be for waste.

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