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.
Low raw material costs have dealt a heavy blow to the recycling industry. The French recycling federation (FEDEREC) believes the sector needs a complete overhaul to stay afloat in the coming years. Our partner Journal de l'Environnement reports.
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.
Originally scheduled for 1 January 2016, the ban on single-use plastic bags in France will be put off until 1 July 2016, to give shopkeepers and suppliers time to use up their stock. EurActiv France reports .
The climate conference in Paris is only weeks away but the emissions reductions pledges made by countries are far from sufficient. We now know that the meeting in Paris will at best provide a platform for further action, writes Anders Wijkman.
In early December, the European Commission is due to put forward a revised Circular Economy package. This package opens up new opportunities which will help Europe on its path towards a sustainable future, writes Karl Foerster.
A leaked report on the climate impact of waste says climate mitigation strategies should concentrate on reducing and recycling textile and aluminium waste. Our partner Journal de l'Environnement reports .
The steel for packaging industry is in favour of very high recycling targets, and is concerned by the European Commission’s withdrawal of the revised Circular Economy Package, Alexander Mohr told EurActiv Slovakia, in an exclusive interview.
Air quality, energy policy, the Circular Economy and the new Common Fisheries Policy are among the main challenges facing Luxembourg , which assumed the rotating presidency of the Council of the EU on 1 July. Journal de l'environnement reports .
Growing amounts of waste put an increasing burden on the climate, particularly in newly industrialising countries, where greenhouse gas emissions are rising, according to a new study for the German environment agency. EurActiv.de reports
The Circular Economy is the buzzword of the moment in Brussels. But we need to make sure that our focus on “keeping the materials in the circle” does not distract us from our other objectives, argues Karl Foerster.
Sustainability and climate change present increasing challenges for policy makers, businesses and society. Regulators are adopting policies intended to break the link between economic growth and the use of natural resources. Industries are making new products and systems that need less building block materials, but still satisfy customer expectations. Society, both businesses and citizens, need to be much more aware of the importance of returning end of life products back into recovery and recycling.
Food waste is a largely underestimated problem: Globally, about one third of food produced is wasted. In Europe, this amounts to 90 million tonnes every year. More than 40% of European food waste comes from households, of which 60% is avoidable.
While Germany boasts the highest EU-wide recycling rate, 85% of waste in certain regions within the bloc ends up in landfills. Analysts are worried about the European Commission’s current reevaluation of waste targets. EurActiv Germany reports .
If the Juncker Commission wants to strengthen trust, maintain continuity and promote sustainability, it should not only uphold the previous Commission’s circular economy package, but further develop the waste policy measure, says Benjamin Bongardt, claiming public criticism from industry should not be taken seriously.