Circular economy… worldwide changes

What changes worldwide could have the biggest impact on the circular economy? Read our selection for you for June 2021.

European Commission presents Zero Pollution Action Plan to reduce waste significantly

The European Commission has adopted its Action Plan, “Towards Zero Pollution for Air, Water and Soil”, a key deliverable of the EU’s Green Deal.

Within the scope of the Action Plan, the EU is looking to harmonize all relevant policies to tackle and prevent pollution with an emphasis on the use of digital solutions.

Additionally, the plan sets out key targets for addressing pollution by 2030, including:

To achieve these targets, the Action Plan includes a comprehensive list of flagship initiatives and reviews of relevant EU legislation that should, alongside the EU’s Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability, pave the way for a pollution free future by 2050.

The policies that will be addressed include:

Read the press release here.

US federal legislation to address e-waste exports

Democratic Representative Adriano Espaillat and Republican Representative Steve Stivers have brought forward legislation to the American Congress that would increase American control over exports of WEEE.

Espaillat had already presented the Secure E-Waste Export and Recycling Act (SEERA) to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs in the previous legislative term.

At the core of the bill is a restriction on the export of e-waste to China, to ensure that this waste does not become the source of counterfeit goods that may re-enter military and civilian electronics supply chains in the United States.

The Coalition for American Electronics Recycling (CAER) also claims that SEERA would prevent the dumping of end-of-life electronics in toxic dumps in developing countries. Instead, the American recycling industry would benefit from processing these untested, nonworking, end-of-life electronics, which could boost investment and capacity.

Link to Bill here.

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What else

Making the most of the resources in electronics

Training recyclers on how to manage batteries and e-waste plastics

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The art of waste

Spanish artists show us the impact of the linear economy

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e-Waste is everybody’s problem

The e-Waste Summit 2021 makes clear that joint effort is needed to stop e-waste

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Recycling batteries becomes easier

Standardised logo for battery collection points in Germany

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Your company can be a winner, too!

The Green Alley Award finalists help your business overcome three sustainability challenges

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German WEEE law amended

New obligations for online retailers, online marketplace operators and fulfillment service providers

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Focus on… Switzerland

Please note that the Swiss WEEE regulation now covers all electrical and electronic devices

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Stop searching…

Landbell Group’s new online information service for EPR does the hard work for you!

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Meet Wojtek, Konny and Nick at the E-Waste World Conference & Expo

Come and meet us at Stand 114 from 30 November to 1 December at the Exhibition Centre in Frankfurt, Germany

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James, Beth and Kevin ‘on the road’ in November

Awarding achievement and communicating changes is essential for safer chemicals

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Why consumer campaigns pay off for companies

Missed collection and recovery targets put added pressure on producers: the public need to play their part

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Don’t be afraid – be aware!

New movie highlights shocking problem of e-waste dumped in forests

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Less than six months until new plastic packaging tax in UK

But ERP UK is ready to help companies be prepared for April 2022

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Focus on… Kenya

Changes for producers as East African country is set to enforce EPR regulations

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Huge project for huge country

Landbell Group to support reduction, reuse and recycling of plastics in India

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800 attendees, one goal: a plastic free world

Landbell Group to speak at biggest conference on reducing plastic waste

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Electrifying clothes: Mode for Recycling!

Another fantastic finale for ERP Poland’s eye-catching environmental campaign

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Helping children to unlock “The Avocado Mystery”

ERP Denmark supports children’s book on sustainable development goals

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Have you met Hermit Leer?

New campaign in Austria to raise awareness among consumers to properly dispose of waste portable batteries

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“They give us opportunity; we give them innovation.”

Interview with Anne Lamp from traceless materials, this year’s Green Alley Award winner

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Focus on… Croatia

New Waste Act makes it easier for producers to comply with EPR obligations

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A big step for Brazil

Brazil is taking its first steps in managing waste electronics and packaging - and we are proud to be accompanying them on this challenging journey 

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Study shows how producers can benefit from competition

A new study from adelphi shows that competition drives innovation, improves services and ensures cost-efficient waste management

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The Green Alley Award: jump on board

Get to know the latest circular economy business ideas… first!

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