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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The EU Circular Economy package — first published on 3 December 2016 — was endorsed by the European Parliament on 18 April 2018. It contains binding targets on waste and recycling, a key part of the EU ambitions for a more 'circular' economy
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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