Circular economy… worldwide changes

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

European Parliament pushes for more action to reduce marine litter

The European Parliament recently voted for more decisive action to reduce the amount of plastic waste in our oceans.

In its report, parliament calls for increased collection, recycling and upcycling in both aquaculture and fisheries, as well as a phasing out of polystyrene in fishery products.

The report includes a startling fact that an average consumer of Mediterranean shellfish will ingest around 11,000 plastic fragments per year.

Members of parliament also pointed out that fishery and aquaculture waste accounts for as much as 27% of all marine litter. This suggests that circular economy developments should be a high priority for the sector.

Parliament hopes these issues can be solved through establishing an EU action plan focused on tackling the marine waste problem. This action plan should focus on fishing and aquaculture waste, as well as substantially reducing plastic waste originating from rivers and coastlines.

Landbell Group is involved in the European Commission’s preparations for regulatory measures to combat marine litter, contributing its expertise and experience in the field of extended producer responsibility.

New organisation established to report on Europe’s plastic circularity

A new organization is bringing together important players in Europe’s plastics industry to improve reporting on circularity .

The initiative called PolyREC includes Petcore Europe, PlasticsEurope, Plastics Recyclers Europe, and VinylPlus. It will use a common data collection system to improve transparency and traceability along the plastics value chain, helping to increase trust amongst consumers regarding the origin of recycled plastics.

The new organization will lean on decades of experience from its respective members to better understand and improve sustainability in the sector. Other organisations interested in contributing are invited to join PolyREC.

See PlasticsEurope’s website for more information.

What else

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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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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