9th July 2018
Plastics Strategy Still Has “Room for Improvement”

Plastics Strategy Still Has “Room for Improvement”

In light of the ENVI Committee’s upcoming vote on the Plastics Strategy, due tomorrow, FEAD – the EU private waste and resource management industry organisation – has welcomed MEP Mark Demesmaeker’s draft own-initiative report. However, FEAD would like to highlight … Continue reading

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6th July 2018
€10bn Of Investment Needed To Expand EU Recycling Capacity

€10bn Of Investment Needed To Expand EU Recycling Capacity

Up to € 10bn worth of investments will be needed to innovate and expand the separate collection, sorting and recycling capacity at EU level, FEAD says. In light of the ENVI Committee’s upcoming vote on the Plastics Strategy on July … Continue reading

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22nd June 2018
Europe “Must Get Ready For Food Waste Collections”

Europe “Must Get Ready For Food Waste Collections”

Local authorities and municipalities across the European Union (EU), including in the UK, need to “get ready” to introduce separate food waste collections, according to the heads of the global and UK food waste recycling associations. The EU has this … Continue reading

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13th June 2018
Aluminium Beverage Can Recycling Reaches 74 Percent

Aluminium Beverage Can Recycling Reaches 74 Percent

The recycling figure for aluminium beverage cans in the EU, Switzerland, Norway and Iceland is already well above the future EU Circular Economy recycling targets, reaching 74 percent, reports European Aluminium, the Brussels-based industry association. The overall recycling rate increased by … Continue reading

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5th June 2018
UK & EU Authorities Urged To Take Action On Waste Export

UK & EU Authorities Urged To Take Action On Waste Export

The RDF Industry Group has called on the UK Government and EU to “take action” to enable refuse derived fuel (RDF) export to Europe to continue unhindered after Brexit.  To ensure that the environmental and economic benefits of RDF export … 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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22nd May 2018
EU Council Adopts Circular Economy Package

EU Council Adopts Circular Economy Package

The EU Council has today confirmed its formal adoption of the Circular Economy Package, which will set out new rules for waste management and establish new targets for recycling, including the separate collections of textiles and hazardous waste from households. “I … Continue reading

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10th May 2018
New “World-Leading” Environment Body To Deliver “Green Brexit”

New “World-Leading” Environment Body To Deliver “Green Brexit”

A new Environmental Principles and Governance Bill has been unveiled by Government, which it says aims to ensure environmental protections will not be weakened as we leave the EU. A consultation has been launched today on the contents of the Environmental Principles … Continue reading

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