EU Commission

11th June 2018
Commission Refers Spain To Court Over Waste Management

Commission Refers Spain To Court Over Waste Management

The European Commission has decided to refer Spain to the Court of Justice over waste management plans. The decision was made to refer Spain to the Court of Justice of the EU for failing to establish and, where applicable, revise, waste management … Continue reading

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4th June 2018
EU Single-Use Plastics Proposal A “Missed Opportunity” – FEAD

EU Single-Use Plastics Proposal A “Missed Opportunity” – FEAD

The European Commission’s proposal related to single-use plastics, aimed at reducing their impact on the environment is a “missed opportunity”, according to European federation representing the private waste and resource management industry across Europe. FEAD welcomed the publication, but says … Continue reading

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9th May 2018
EU Tax On Non-Recycled Plastic Packaging Waste Is “Against Waste Hierarchy”

EU Tax On Non-Recycled Plastic Packaging Waste Is “Against Waste Hierarchy”

The European Commission recently announced a plan to tax non-recycled plastic packaging waste within the new EU budget – but this will “fail to address the plastic pollution crisis”, say the Rethink Plastic alliance. The proposal, unveiled in the Multiannual … Continue reading

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27th October 2017
Commission Earmarks €1 Billion For Circular Economy Research

Commission Earmarks €1 Billion For Circular Economy Research

The European Commission today (27 October) announced how it will spend €30bn of the EU research and innovation funding programme Horizon 2020 during 2018-2020 – earmarking €1bn to circular economy innovations. Horizon 2020, the EU’s €77bn research and innovation funding … Continue reading

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28th April 2017
Commission Taking Legal Action Over Member State Waste Failures

Commission Taking Legal Action Over Member State Waste Failures

The European Commission is referring Slovenia and Romania to the Court of Justice over waste failures. Slovenia is being referred over illegal landfills for its failure to close and rehabilitate 28 illegal landfills which represent a serious risk for human … Continue reading

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12th April 2017
MEPs Table Proposals For Halving 88m Tonnes Of Food Waste

MEPs Table Proposals For Halving 88m Tonnes Of Food Waste

Environment MEPs yesterday (11 April) put forward a number of possible measures to cut the EU 88m tonnes per year food waste by half by 2030. MEPs called on the European Commission to lift existing restrictions on food donations and … Continue reading

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