Environmental compliance… the latest developments

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

Update on revision of the Packaging Directive

The European Commission has initiated a new stakeholder consultation process to revise the Packaging Directive. In addition to reworking the packaging essential requirements (see article in last month’s newsletter), the Commission is seeking solutions to tackle the problem of over-packaging and to reduce the overall amount of packaging waste.

Eunomia, the consultancy which compiled the report on essential requirements, will now lead a one-year project to propose packaging waste reduction measures.

Landbell Group is involved in the corresponding stakeholder process and has already attended two workshops with more to come over the next twelve months. The Commission is expected to propose its draft for the revision of the Packaging Directive in the second half of 2021.

New roadmap for modernising EU’s batteries legislation

The European Commission has released a new roadmap for the planned revision of the Batteries Directive. The revision aims at improving the collection of waste batteries, efficiency in material recovery, and the Directive’s ability to adapt to technological developments like changes to the batteries’ chemistries.

In a nutshell, the Commission wants the legislation to better deliver on its overall goal, which is to minimise batteries’ harmful effects on the environment and human health.

Landbell Group company, European Recycling Platform (ERP) is actively involved in the ongoing stakeholder process. ERP welcomes the Commission’s plans to reflect the latest market and technological developments, to address the lack of definitions, and to align the revision with the latest amendments to general waste legislation.

It also welcomes the proposal to change the legal character of the provisions from a directive to a regulation to ensure the highest possible level of harmonisation across Member States.

ERP will contribute to the European Commission’s consultation on the roadmap which is open until 9th July.

What else

ERP Portugal supports Worten Transforma campaign

On 2nd June 2020, the electrical retailer, Worten, launched its latest communication campaign for Worten Transforma (Worten Transforms), the brand’s environmental and social responsibility […]

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Landbell Group and last mile e-mobility

In the last three years, we’ve seen the rise of a new global industry: the last mile e-mobility or micro mobility industry. These solutions, […]

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Landbell Group presents the CarE-Service project

On 28th May 2020, Landbell Group company, Prodigentia, gave an online presentation on the CarE-Service project to the PREVENT Waste Alliance. Prodigentia is one […]

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ERP Ireland, leading the charge on raising awareness!

As a permitted compliance scheme, ERP Ireland is required to fund awareness campaigns that promote recycling and encourage consumers to make a positive contribution […]

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Danish school students recycle to party!

In Denmark, only about half of all used batteries are collected and recycled, so European Recycling Platform (ERP) decided to do something about this. […]

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Germany sets a course for improving waste separation

In March 2020, a nation-wide consumer awareness campaign was launched by the nine packaging compliance schemes in Germany, including Landbell AG. ‘The nine schemes […]

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ERP takes part in ESTRAEE project

ERP takes part in European project to develop WEEE management in Galicia and northern Portugal ERP Spain and ERP Portugal are participating in the […]

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ERP Portugal has created a new “Green Generation”

In 2008, ERP Portugal launched the “Generation Depositrão” programme, in a partnership with the European Blue Flag Association/Eco-Schools Program, the largest global project for […]

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Green Alley Award finalist invents a consumer trustmark

One of the biggest challenges humanity is facing today is the drain on natural resources by conventional consumer industries and the immense amount of […]

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ERP Germany meets 2019 battery collection target

In 2019, European Recycling Platform (ERP) Germany’s take-back scheme for waste portable batteries achieved a collection rate of 46.9 percent, once again exceeding the […]

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