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

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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New online label for packaging licensing

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Support on revision of German Packaging Law

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New EPR requirements for online marketplaces

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Focus on… Washington D.C.

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Traceless materials takes the trophy

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Implementing EPR for packaging in Egypt

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Eco-friendly packaging design with PACK2RECYCLE

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Big applause for Green Alley Award finalists

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