Better regulation, rather than providing better protection has served as an entry point for some business lobby groups to delay and weaken one of Europe’s major environmental policies, writes Magda Stoczkiewicz.
Central to the Circular Economy Package, the 2015-2017 ecodesign strategy will not be presented by the Commission until autumn 2016. Some see this as an attempt not to upset UK businesses. EurActiv France reports.
The Circular Economy package of waste and recycling laws will be backed by more rigorous European Commission enforcement than previously seen, an official yesterday (5 April) told plastic industry delegates.
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.
The Scottish Government has been warned that its ambitious new circular economy strategy could unravel due to confusing food labels that cause more than 50% of the UK's residents to throw away perfectly edible food. EurActiv’s partner edie.net reports.