Circular economy… worldwide changes

What changes worldwide could have the biggest impact on the circular economy? Read our selection for you for February 2022.

Guidance on the UK’s plastic packaging tax

The UK government has published guidance on the new plastic packaging tax clarifying which items are subject to the tax and which are not.

Plastic packaging items in scope include single-use bottles, product labels, protective film and crates. Items outside the scope include plastic cutlery, reusable coffee cups and reusable food storage boxes such as lunch boxes.

Goods will not fall under the new tax if the main purpose of the item is secondary storage. For example, toolboxes, earphone cases, and board game boxes are not included.

However, if the plastic packaging represents an integral part of the good – for example, printer cartridges, lighters and water filter cartridges – then it is subject to the tax.

To help businesses that handle plastic packaging to familiarise themselves with the tax and its requirements, Landbell Group company ERP UK has developed some useful resources.

Please contact us for more information and support.

Ireland presents national circular economy strategy

Ireland has become the latest EU member state to announce a national circular economy strategy. The strategy aims to help the country to reduce overall greenhouse gas emissions by 51 percent by 2030, and to reach net zero by 2050. Ireland hopes to tackle emissions from fossil fuels and manufacturing – which represent 55 percent and 45 percent of targeted emissions.

With the new strategy: “Focus is shifted away from the disposal of waste and instead towards the preservation of resources”. Much of the strategy is based on existing EU policy and legislation, including the EU Green Deal.

Furthermore, Dublin has been selected as the host city for the European Circular Economy Hotspot in 2023.

Learn more about the new strategy here.

What else

Why are we building a platform for EPR worldwide?

Landbell Group publishes its annual performance report for 2021

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New packaging obligation in Germany

German packaging law introduces new registration obligation – here’s how we can help

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Big changes for producers in UK

The latest on EPR and modulated fees for packaging – plus new WEEE targets

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A step forward for EPR in Spain

New law extends the list of waste subject to EPR - find out how it affects you

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Sharing EPR knowledge far and wide

Landbell Group’s Dr Thomas Fischer delivers lecture for German-MENA University Network

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Saying ‘no’ to e-waste leakage

GPS tracking of e-waste in reverse supply chain can help to ensure high treatment standards

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Focus on… Egypt

New waste and EPR legislation now apply – here’s what you need to know

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And the award goes to…

Landbell Group company, H2 Compliance sponsors Pharmaceutical Supplier of the Year award

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We have a winner!

This year's Green Alley Award goes to the German start-up Voltfang

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Join us at the Green Alley Award

Three weeks until the final in Berlin: discover six big ideas to make food, fashion and cars more sustainable!

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The UK gets serious

Companies now need to pay £200 per tonne for plastic packaging with less than 30% recycled content

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India needs to act

If the current situation does not change, India could become the largest mismanaged plastic waste generator by 2035

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Still got your Blackberry or old Nokia phone too?

New research from ERP Ireland shows surprising facts about e-waste recycling

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Focus on… Chile

Companies have 18 months to prepare for new packaging law

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Sustainable products and the circular economy

Improving sustainability, circularity and efficiency for products on the European market

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New Landbell Group branding

From today, we have a new logo for Landbell Group and six of our companies

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EPR is spreading in North America

How our Knowledge Database can help your company stay on track

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How small gestures can have a huge impact

ERP Portugal and Novo Verde organize recycling campaigns to improve sustainability and save lives!

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Focus on… the United Kingdom

The UK Plastic Packaging Tax is coming next month – find out what companies need to know now

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Big deadlines ahead for online marketplaces in Germany

Don’t get caught out by new obligations for packaging and electronic goods

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Another country introduces EPR for fishing gear

New laws and targets coming for producers - what's changing and where?

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Do you agree with Agree?

The first Green Alley Award finalist is a company that tackles plastic packaging waste for fruit and vegetables

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India makes strides in right direction

New joint venture will help to develop a modern recycling infrastructure

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How a red container can make the difference

Last September, COMPASS reported that the Polish city of Lodz now has distinctive red containers for recycling small electronic goods

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