The plastic waste trade in the circular economy

Europe is at crossroads regarding its management of plastic, plastic waste and the plastic waste trade.

Circular economy erected as ‘number one priority’ of European Green Deal

The circular economy, including new waste and recycling laws, will represent “half” of the EU’s effort to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, and will be erected as “the number one priority” of the upcoming European Green Deal, officials have said.

New Horizon 2020 calls for proposals on the circular economy

The European Commission has published new calls for proposals under the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme on research and innovation related to the circular economy. Previously launched calls on the circular economy are also still open.

EuRIC Position Paper on Chemical Recycling

Chemical recycling (CR) is attracting an increasing attention as solutions to deal with certain types of waste plastics are sought in Europe and beyond.

The Council adopts conclusions on the circular economy – Circular economy 2.0

On 4th October 2019 the Council of the European Union adopted conclusions on "More circularity - Transition to a sustainable society".

EuRIC signs the Circular Plastics Alliance (CPA) Declaration

On 20 September 2019, the European Recycling Industries’ Confederation (EuRIC) co-signed the Circular Plastics Alliance (CPA) Declaration during the High-level event organized by the European Commission.

European Week for Waste Reduction 2019 – Register your action!

The European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR) is the biggest Europe-wide initiative promoting since 2009 the implementation of awareness-raising actions about sustainable resource and waste management during a single week.

"Circular economy" and "non-toxic environment" – How should we deal with the interfaces between chemicals, product and waste legislation?

In its 7th Environmental Action Programme, the European Commission aims at two essential goals in the handling of substances and materials known under the buzzwords "non-toxic environment" and "circular economy".

ERPA statement on the critical situation faced by the European paper recycling sector

ERPA, the recovered paper branch of the European Recycling Industries’ Confederation (EuRIC), is concerned about the developments on the global recovered paper market which negatively impacts paper recycling in Europe.