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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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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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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