European Parliament

10th May 2018
EfW Subsidies “Distort” Waste Market, EU Policymakers Told

EfW Subsidies “Distort” Waste Market, EU Policymakers Told

A group of European environmental NGOs have written a letter to EU policymakers, calling for the burning of unrecyclable waste to cease being counted as renewable energy. Organisations including Zero Waste Europe, the European Environmental Bureau and Client Earth wrote a letter … Continue reading

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24th April 2018
EU Plastics Strategy Needs “Concrete Binding Actions”, Says FEAD

EU Plastics Strategy Needs “Concrete Binding Actions”, Says FEAD

A strong demand for recycled plastics will only result from “concrete binding actions”, accompanied by economic measures to “bridge the price gap” detrimental to plastics from recyclates, the FEAD says in response to the publication of the European Parliament draft … Continue reading

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14th June 2017
Report Calls For Halt On “Harmful” Subsidies To Waste Incineration

Report Calls For Halt On “Harmful” Subsidies To Waste Incineration

Zero Waste Europe (ZWE) has welcomed the European Parliament ENVI committee’s draft report on the revision of the Renewable Energy Directive, which calls for a halt on “harmful” subsidies to waste incineration. ZWE says the report represents a “first important step” … Continue reading

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16th March 2017
Caution Advised Over EU’s 70% Recycling Proposals

Caution Advised Over EU’s 70% Recycling Proposals

The Environmental Services Association (ESA) has sounded a note of caution to the European Parliament’s amendments to the EU Circular Economy legislation adopted earlier this week.  European Parliament voted to restore the recycling targets for member states set out in … Continue reading

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15th March 2017
MEPs Vote To Restore Original Circular Economy Package Recycling Targets

MEPs Vote To Restore Original Circular Economy Package Recycling Targets

European Parliament has voted to restore the original recycling targets for member states set out in the original incarnation of the Circular Economy Package table in 2014. The votes means by 2030, at least 70% by weight of so-called municipal … Continue reading

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