Circular economy… worldwide changes

What changes worldwide could have the biggest impact on the circular economy? Read our selection for you for November 2020.

Thailand moves closer towards its goal of 100% recyclable plastic

Despite a setback due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Thailand is continuing to move closer towards a circular plastic economy. The country is making progress in adopting its plastic waste management bill, which will aim to make plastic 100 percent recyclable by 2027.

Thailand’s Department of Pollution Control (DPC) is drafting the bill based on the belief that all waste should yield an economic return – giving producers and consumers an economic justification to act responsibly. The bill would essentially end the use of plastic bags in the nation – a leading contributor to the country’s waste problem.

The bill will also focus on extended producer responsibility, ensuring that manufacturers put their products to good use after their initial lifetime. At present, Thailand produces around two million tonnes of plastic waste every year, with only 25 percent currently being recycled.

Landbell Group recently won the contract to improve packaging recycling in Thailand and other countries in South East Asia and is excited for the opportunity to play a role in tackling this growing problem (see article from previous Compass).

World Bank set to support Croatia in shifting to a circular economy

Croatia has come to an agreement with the World Bank which will see the international organisation assist the country in improving its waste management strategies, as well as its transition to a circular economy.

The assistance will include helping to incorporate circular economy practices into Croatia’s post-2022 National Waste Management Plan, which will bring the country in line with European Union directives, including the Circular Economy Package.

Croatia is currently lagging behind other member states when it comes to waste prevention targets, largely due to the low technical and financial capacities of its municipalities, resulting in their inability to properly separate and treat waste and invest in better recycling technologies.

The new agreement will last two years and will take a multi-faceted approach to bringing Croatia up to speed, and to preparing the country for success in implementing a circular economy.

What else

Partnership between Landbell Group and ProductIP

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Important milestone for HP Inc take-back program

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Landbell Group at E-Waste World Conference 2020

On Thursday 19th November 2020, Landbell Group will speak at the E-Waste World Conference & Expo. This virtual summit is dedicated to all areas […]

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Focus on… Jordan

For many years now, Jordan has experienced a huge increase in solid waste, with a daily increase of 350 tonnes in one state alone. […]

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ERP launches Green Alley Award in Ireland

At the end of September, ERP Ireland launched the 2020/21 Green Alley Award with the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment. The two […]

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ERP Italy launches video campaign

ERP Italy is launching a video communication campaign for Italian producers of electronics and batteries that have compliance obligations. The campaign, which will run […]

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Germany will not pass on ‘plastic tax’ to companies

The German government has announced that it will not pass on the so-called plastics tax, which will apply from next year, to companies or […]

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Start-ups and corporates: a good match

Probably everyone is familiar with Apple’s garage start-up history. What had been a crazy vision back then, is now one of the world’s most […]

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Startups help pave the road to a circular economy

In March 2020, the European Union adopted its new Circular Economy Action Plan. The plan presents new initiatives to modernize and transform the economy, […]

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Focus on… Moldova

The concept of extended producer responsibility (EPR) was introduced in Moldova in 2016 by Law No. 209 on Waste, which brought the provisions of […]

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