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New EU Circular Economy Action Plan

places the emphasis on product policy

(EU) – The European Commission wants to focus more closely on product design in order to promote the transition to a circular economy. The institution seeks to decouple materials extraction from growth and to support "the same... more

Recycling industry welcomes EU Action Plan

(EU) – The international recycling industry has reacted positively to the new EU Circular Economy Action Plan. The European Recycling Industries’ Confederation (EuRIC) said in a press release that it welcomed the plan’s... more

FEAD: "Recycling markets must

remain open and competitive"

(EU) – The EU Commission’s new Circular Economy Action Plan will be "an essential component in the fight against climate change and in protecting the environment", according to the European Federation for Waste Management... more

European Plastics Pact officially launched

(EU) – A new public-private coalition wants to reduce the consumption of plastic packaging and single-use products in the EU and to advance the circular economy. Governments from 15 countries joined 66 companies and organisations in... more

Coca-Cola: 100 per cent

recycled PET in Sweden

(S) – Coca-Cola is selling only PET bottles made out of 100 per cent recycled plastic on the Swedish market. These bottles are labelled with a new recycling logo and the prompt "Recycle me again". The message on the large label... more

EuPC decides not to sign

European Plastics Pact

(EU) – The industry umbrella group European Plastic Converters (EuPC) will not become a signatory to the European Plastics Pact for "many reasons". However, the organisation said that it would keep monitoring the pact’s... more

Industry associations criticise

planned EU "plastic levy"

(EU) – An agreement has still not been brokered in talks about the EU’s long-term budget for the next seven years. Accordingly, the "plastic levy" which was envisaged as a new source of "EU own resources" –... more

Borealis embracing the circular

economy in new group strategy

(A) – The plastic manufacturer Borealis plans to roll out a new corporate strategy to deliver sustainable growth and an "expanded definition of purpose" before the end of the first quarter. At the release of its 2019 financials,... more

FCC’s environment division boosts

both profits and earnings in 2019

(E) – The Spanish services concern FCC reported increased revenues and operating earnings in its environment division for 2019. The business, which is active primarily in Europe, but also in North America, posted revenues of €2.915bn... more

New deposit bottle and can

sorting plant opens in Denmark

(DK) – Denmark’s bottle deposit system Dansk Retursystem opened a new sorting plant in Høje Taastrup last week. The new facility is to handle a large part of the more than 1.4 billion deposit-bearing bottles and cans... more

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