Circular economy… worldwide changes

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

European Commission presents “Fit for 55” package

In mid-July, the European Commission presented a comprehensive legislative package with a wide range of measures aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the European Union by 55% (compared to 1990 levels) by 2030.

The “Fit for 55” package includes:

For the waste sector, the incineration of waste will continue to be excluded from the existing emissions trading scheme, as well as from the new emissions trading scheme for the transport and building sector, but it will be regulated within the burden sharing mechanism. However, the sectors regulated under the burden sharing mechanism will have to reduce their emissions by 40% by 2030 (compared with 2005), instead of the current 30%.

After the summer break, discussions on the legislative package will continue in the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union. The final adoption is expected by the end of 2022.

New BIR report on the global recovered fibre industry

The Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) has released its second report on the global recovered fibre industry.

The report “Paper and board recycling in 2019: Overview of world statistics” finds that the share of paper and board that was made from recovered fibre increased from 50.3% in 2018 to 51.2% in 2019.

Overall production of paper and board using recovered fibres stayed at 211 million tonnes, while production of recovered fibre fell from 250 to 244 million tonnes.

The report also highlights that almost half of the paper and board made using recovered fibres was produced in Asia and that the recovered fibre incorporation rate was highest in Europe with an average of almost 55%.

Besides information on the production and use of recovered fibre, the report also covers international trade flows as well as relevant market information.

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What else

Making the most of the resources in electronics

Training recyclers on how to manage batteries and e-waste plastics

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The art of waste

Spanish artists show us the impact of the linear economy

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e-Waste is everybody’s problem

The e-Waste Summit 2021 makes clear that joint effort is needed to stop e-waste

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Recycling batteries becomes easier

Standardised logo for battery collection points in Germany

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Your company can be a winner, too!

The Green Alley Award finalists help your business overcome three sustainability challenges

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German WEEE law amended

New obligations for online retailers, online marketplace operators and fulfillment service providers

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Focus on… Switzerland

Please note that the Swiss WEEE regulation now covers all electrical and electronic devices

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Stop searching…

Landbell Group’s new online information service for EPR does the hard work for you!

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Meet Wojtek, Konny and Nick at the E-Waste World Conference & Expo

Come and meet us at Stand 114 from 30 November to 1 December at the Exhibition Centre in Frankfurt, Germany

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James, Beth and Kevin ‘on the road’ in November

Awarding achievement and communicating changes is essential for safer chemicals

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Why consumer campaigns pay off for companies

Missed collection and recovery targets put added pressure on producers: the public need to play their part

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Don’t be afraid – be aware!

New movie highlights shocking problem of e-waste dumped in forests

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Less than six months until new plastic packaging tax in UK

But ERP UK is ready to help companies be prepared for April 2022

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Focus on… Kenya

Changes for producers as East African country is set to enforce EPR regulations

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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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