EU could apply tax on non-recycled plastic packaging waste

On 21 July 2020 the European Council agreed €0.80 tax per kilogram on non-recycled plastic packaging waste starting January 1, 2021.

Commission announces actions to make Europe's raw materials supply more secure and sustainable

On 3 September 2020 the European Commission presented an Action Plan on Critical Raw Materials, the 2020 List of Critical Raw Materials and a foresight study on critical raw materials for strategic technologies and sectors from the 2030 and 2050 perspectives.

Greater circularity in the buildings sector can lead to major cuts in greenhouse gas emissions

Improving efficiency and reuse of materials to construct houses and other buildings can open significant new opportunities to further reducing greenhouse gas emissions, according to a European Environment Agency (EEA) briefing.

Ecomondo – The green technology expo

Ecomondo, the leading event in Europe for the new models of circular economy, will take place from 3rd to 6th november at Rimini Exhibition Centre, in Italy.

EuRIC Press Release – Decisive actions needed to support plastics recycling in Europe

The European plastics recycling industry has been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Plummeting oil prices have resulted in a sharp decline of virgin plastics prices.

EuRIC - Plastic Recycling Fact Sheet

Plastic is an important and ubiquitous material in our daily lives and for the European economy. However, to maximize their multiple benefits and mitigate environmental impacts, improving the circularity of plastics at all stages of the value chain – design, production, use and recycling phases – is instrumental.

LEAKED: Europe’s draft ‘green recovery’ plan

The European Commission’s promised green recovery plan will focus on building renovation, renewables and hydrogen as well as clean mobility and the circular economy, according to a leaked working document obtained by EURACTIV.

Joint open letter of EuRIC, FEAD and CEWEP for a green recovery

EuRIC, the European Recycling Industries Confederation, issues a joint call together with FEAD and CEWEP to put the Green Deal and the new Circular Economy Action Plan at the forefront the post COVID-19 recovery.