European Commission

19th May 2017
Commission Taking Italy To Court Over 44 Non-Compliant Landfills

Commission Taking Italy To Court Over 44 Non-Compliant Landfills

The European Commission is taking Italy to the Court of Justice of the EU for its failure to rehabilitate or close down 44 landfills, which represent a serious risk for human health and the environment. Despite earlier warnings from the … Continue reading

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20th March 2017
MEPs Adopt 7 “Breakthrough Propositions” For Litter Prevention

MEPs Adopt 7 “Breakthrough Propositions” For Litter Prevention

MEPs have adopted 7 “breakthrough propositions” for sharing responsibility for litter prevention as part of the revision of the EU’s 2008 Waste Directive, designed to promote a circular economy in Europe. The Clean Europe Network estimates that litter clean-up costs … Continue reading

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31st January 2017
Commission Questioned Over EfW Communication

Commission Questioned Over EfW Communication

The European Commission’s Communication on energy from waste (EfW) has been questioned by the European Suppliers of Waste-to-Energy Technology (ESWET). The Communication, published last week by the Commission, sets out to provide guidance for member states to achieve the “right … Continue reading

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26th January 2017
Commission To Launch Circular Economy Finance Support Platform

Commission To Launch Circular Economy Finance Support Platform

The European Commission has announced it will launch a Circular Economy Finance Support Platform to bring together investors and innovators as it publishes its report on the progression of its Circular Economy Package Action Plan. One year after adopting its … Continue reading

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24th January 2017
MEPs Vote In Favour Of 70% Recycling Target

MEPs Vote In Favour Of 70% Recycling Target

European Parliament’s environment committee has voted to amend the European Commission’s Circular Economy Package, increasing the recycling target for member states from 65% to 70% by 2030. In previous resolutions, European Parliament has called for more ambitious targets. This vote … Continue reading

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19th January 2017
European Defence Sector Looks To Adopt Circular Economy Principles

European Defence Sector Looks To Adopt Circular Economy Principles

A new European Defence Agency (EDA) project has been launched that aims to transpose the circular economy concept into the defence sector. During a kick-off meeting held at the EDA premises, the first steps of this project were discussed with … Continue reading

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