A European Commission proposal to ban recyclable waste going to landfill won potentially decisive support from Warsaw and the packaging industry as ministers prepare for talks on Friday (4 March) to convince hesitant Eastern European member states.
Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) will invest £36 million (€46 million) over the next three years in renewable energy, energy efficiency and process improvements, according to the British carmaker's latest sustainability report. EURACTIV's partner edie.net reports.
Guillaume Balas criticised the Juncker Commission, and questioned the role of the Socialists in a grand coalition that promotes the internal market at the expense of social standards, in an interview with EURACTIV France.
The European Commission's investment plan has been one of its biggest priorities this year. Now that the legal skeleton is in place, its political pilot, Vice-President Jyrki Katainen, recognised that he has to redouble efforts to ‘sell’ the package.
The European Commission's Circular Economy package is a balanced and achievable proposal but what now counts are the steps taken by the European Parliament and Council of Ministers to ensure a global mindset, effective enforcement, and strong recycling ambition, write Maarten Labberton and Magdalena Garczynska.
The new Circular Economy Package of waste and recycling laws, which replaces a bill axed under the European Commission's drive to cut red tape, is less ambitious than its predecessor and is a missed opportunity to create much-needed jobs, write Jean Lambert and Davor Skrlec.
EXCLUSIVE / The European Commission's new Circular Economy Package will create 110,000 fewer jobs in the United Kingdom, Germany, Poland and Italy than the axed bill it has replaced, according to research obtained by EURACTIV.
SPECIAL REPORT /The European Commission’s new Circular Economy package of waste and recycling laws, to be launched tomorrow (2 December), will be pored over by a construction industry keen to prove its sustainability credentials.
The European Commission's Circular Economy Package, ditched last year and due to be relaunched this week, has already been delayed too long, writes Julie Girling. The delay will only be worth it if the new proposal is strong enough on building waste.
EXCLUSIVE / The European Commission’s Circular Economy Package, due on Wednesday (2 December), will aim to succeed where policymakers previously failed: ensuring recycled waste is of sufficient quality to be freely traded across borders.
SPECIAL REPORT / The partnership between the Belgian town of Edegem, and the Peruvian municipality of San Jeronimo has been so successful that many other localities in the Latin American country come to visit and study the project that composts organic waste and uses it for agriculture.
Every year, we throw away millions of euros worth of goods that could be repaired or reused. Europe must seize the opportunity offered by the new Circular Economy Package to turn this situation around, argues Michal Len.
SPECIAL REPORT / The European Commission's planned Circular Economy Package of waste and recycling laws will highlight the role of construction and demolition. But what is the best way to demolish a home and how can waste be turned into a resource that can be re-used?