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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A big step for Brazil

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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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How to turn WEEE into beehives

Collecting e-waste in Lodz, Poland is now much easier and builds new homes for bees  

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Are you a parceiro sustentável?

Clients in Portugal can now find sustainability support: ERP Portugal and Novo Verde launch the “Parceiro Sustentável” programme

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Taking the pressure off online sellers in Italy

Pressure is mounting on online sellers to comply with their environmental obligations - Consorzio ERP Italia is providing a wide range of support

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Are you selling batteries into Austria?

New obligations for distance sellers of batteries are coming into force in Austria - ERP Austria is on hand to help

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Focus on… Finland

Changes for EPR – including new measures for distance sellers – as Finland begins waste management reform

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Do you like polluted beaches? We don’t either!

Landbell Group joins project to prevent marine litter in North Africa

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Why did we endorse the Ellen MacArthur Foundation statement on EPR?

Landbell Group and over 150 stakeholders commit to EPR

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You can trust us… now it’s official!

Europe's leading provider of e-commerce protection awards certificate to EASy-Shop

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Kettles reach boiling point during Irish lockdown

A kettle was the most recycled object in Ireland over the past twelve months (with 1 in 4 Irish adults claiming to have recycled one)

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Sun coming out – but be prepared for the rain

The outlook for the photovoltaic (PV) industry looks sunny again, but companies should not forget their future recycling obligations

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Focus on… Georgia

Game-changing news for companies selling electronic goods in Georgia

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Tokyo 2020: winning gold for sustainability

Olympic Games to tackle the reduction of electronic and plastic waste

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How we are responding to the global expansion of EPR

Landbell Group publishes its annual performance report for 2020

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How two men joined the fight for cleaner chemicals

Happy 15th Birthday to H2 Compliance

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Why are we updating our Chinese and Japanese websites?

We want to be there, wherever you need us, supporting you in every market

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How can you make your packaging more recyclable?

Landbell launches free PACK2RECYCLE online tool for customers

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Focus on… Slovenia

Does your company sell packaging or packaged goods in Slovenia?

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Where does recycling e-waste make blood transfusions safer?

Promoting sustainable behaviour in Portugal

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How Germany is improving packaging recycling

German packaging schemes offer guidance for consumers

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ERP Norway acquires Serva AS

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New online regulatory information service

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