European Commission

8th February 2018
Commission’s VAT Proposals Could Support Circular Economy Goals – FEAD

Commission’s VAT Proposals Could Support Circular Economy Goals – FEAD

The European Federation of Waste Management and Environmental services (FEAD) says the European Commission’s proposals on VAT is an “excellent supportive measure to realise circular economy’s goals and benefits”. The newly proposed rules by the European Commission aim to give … Continue reading

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17th January 2018
Commission Unveils First Europe-Wide Plastics Strategy

Commission Unveils First Europe-Wide Plastics Strategy

The European Commission has introduced the first Europe-wide strategy for plastics, which aims to protect the environment from plastic pollution whilst fostering growth and innovation, “turning a challenge into a positive agenda for the Future of Europe”, the Commission says. … Continue reading

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14th December 2017
€324bn Circular Economy Opportunity Needs Long-Term Support

€324bn Circular Economy Opportunity Needs Long-Term Support

A new report from the Aldersgate Group out today (14 December), “Beyond the Circular Economy Package”, argues that EU institutions should continue to support the shift towards greater resource efficiency beyond the completion of the Circular Economy Package.  By introducing … Continue reading

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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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