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

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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