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.

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Landbell Group publishes its annual performance report for 2021

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New packaging obligation in Germany

German packaging law introduces new registration obligation – here’s how we can help

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Big changes for producers in UK

The latest on EPR and modulated fees for packaging – plus new WEEE targets

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A step forward for EPR in Spain

New law extends the list of waste subject to EPR - find out how it affects you

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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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Join us at the Green Alley Award

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

How our Knowledge Database can help your company stay on track

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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

The UK Plastic Packaging Tax is coming next month – find out what companies need to know now

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Big deadlines ahead for online marketplaces in Germany

Don’t get caught out by new obligations for packaging and electronic goods

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Another country introduces EPR for fishing gear

New laws and targets coming for producers - what's changing and where?

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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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