Environmental compliance… the latest developments

What are the latest developments concerning environmental legislation globally? We’ve picked out some highlights for you for February 2022.

Vote on Battery Regulation postponed

The vote in the European Parliament’s Environment Committee on the new Battery Regulation, originally scheduled for 26 January, has been postponed. It will now take place on 10 February. It is not yet clear whether the vote in the plenary, which was planned for February, will also be delayed.

Meanwhile, there was an interesting change in the Environment Committee: the 29-year-old Malte Gallée has become the new shadow rapporteur for the Greens. He succeeds Sven Giegold, who is leaving the European Parliament to become State Secretary in the German Ministry of Economic Affairs.

Landbell Group company, European Recycling Platform is following the legislative process and will continue to contribute to the consultations in parliament, as well as to the upcoming trialogue negotiations.

Preparations for Sustainable Products Initiative

The European Commission is working on a Sustainable Products Initiative (SPI) as part of the new Circular Economy Package to be presented in March. The aim of the initiative is to set the bar high for products placed on the market in the European Union and, thereby, to drive innovation – not just in the EU, but also in other parts of the world.

The SPI is designed as a framework legislation, meaning it will affect several legal acts. Specific product rules and technical details will be set in secondary legislation.

The European Commission has already acknowledged that different products need different rules. It may also include some core sustainability principles to apply across all products.

The SPI’s scope will initially focus on product groups of the key value chains identified in the New Circular Economy Action Plan: for example, electronics, ICT and textiles, and also furniture and intermediate products such as steel, cement and chemicals.

The SPI legislative proposal is expected to be presented in March. The legislative process in the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union may then officially start in the second or third quarter of 2022.

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New packaging obligation in Germany

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Big changes for producers in UK

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A step forward for EPR in Spain

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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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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

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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

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Big deadlines ahead for online marketplaces in Germany

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Another country introduces EPR for fishing gear

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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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