Where does EU waste go?

In 2020, EU exports of waste to non-EU countries reached 32.7 million tonnes, an increase of three quarters (+75%) since 2004. In contrast, imports of waste from non-EU countries decreased by 10% since 2004, amounting to 16.0 million tonnes in 2020.

Recovery and Resilience Facility: Commission adopts ‘do no significant harm’ technical guidance to protect the environment

The European Commission has presented its guidance on the implementation of ‘do no significant harm’ in the context of the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF).

Green Deal: Sustainable batteries for a circular and climate neutral economy

On 10 December 2020 the European Commission proposed to modernise EU legislation on batteries, delivering its first initiative among the actions announced in the new Circular Economy Action Plan.

Call for applications for innovation funding for SMEs in the construction and recycling sector

METABUILDING is a Horizon 2020 project. The METABUILDING innovation ecosystem brings together stakeholders from construction and 4 emerging industrial sectors: recycling & circularity, additive manufacturing, nature-based solutions and digital industry.

Circular Plastics Alliance: A step closer to 10 million tonnes of recycled plastics

The Circular Plastics Alliance (CPA), which gathers 245 public and private actors covering the whole plastics value chains, has delivered its first actions.

Recycling Plastics

Facts, data, and policy recommendations – A report by the  Bureau of International  Recycling (BIR) availalble here:


Green Deal: Commission adopts new Chemicals Strategy towards a toxic-free environment

On 14 October 2020 the European Commission adopted the EU Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability. The Strategy is the first step towards a zero pollution ambition for a toxic-free environment announced in the European Green Deal.

European Green Deal Call: €1 billion investment to boost the green and digital transition

The European Commission has decided to launch a €1 billion call for research and innovation projects that respond to the climate crisis and help protect Europe's unique ecosystems and biodiversity.

EuRIC Statement in support of the State of the Union 2020

Ursula von der LEYEN, President of the European Commission, delivered a landmark speech on the State of the Union 2020.