Circular materials

Chemistry – Can it serve as a catalyst for a green and circular rebound?

The European Green Deal aims to help businesses grow in a sustainability-conscious manner, so they contribute to a sustainable economic rebound, in which a circular economy plays a key role. In October 2020, the European Commission adopted the EU Chemicals...

Chemical Recycling: Can it solve the plastic crisis?

The world is drowning in plastic. About 60% of the more than 8,700 million metric tonnes of plastic ever made is no longer in use, instead sat mostly in landfill or released to the environment. That equals over 400kg of...

Resolving plastic packaging waste: Can deposit return schemes provide a breakthrough?

The EU Single-Use Plastics Directive sets a 90% separate collection target for plastic beverage bottles by 2029. Policymakers are debating whether deposit return schemes (DRS) can be the solution to achieve this target.
Health 12-02-2020

Sinkevicius: Dealing with PFAS chemicals in revised tap water rules was a ‘great move’

The inclusion of per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) into the EU's Drinking Water Directive was a step forward that showed the EU's commitment to address these chemicals, Environment Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius told EURACTIV.
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Cepi’s new visual identity reveal

Renewable, recycled, responsible. Cepi has revealed its new visual identity. Check out the video story behind it!
Economy & Jobs 22-06-2018

Circular economy: Linking the EU and global agenda

In January 2018, the European Union adopted a new package as part of a broader Circular Economy action plan launched in 2015.

Making bioeconomy circular: How far can circular economy principles be applied to the bioeconomy?

The European Commission has adopted an ambitious new Circular Economy Package to help European businesses and consumers make the transition to a stronger and more circular economy where resources are used in a more sustainable way.
Circular economy 01-03-2018

Plastics Strategy: challenges and opportunities of recycling

Plastics are everywhere in our daily life: they are used in packaging, buildings, cars, electronics, agriculture and many other sectors. Plastics production is currently 20 times higher than in the '60s, and is expected to grow exponentially by 2050.
Circular economy 28-02-2018

Karmenu Vella: ‘We were encouraged by EU ban on plastic bags’

Single-use plastics like cutlery could be banned under new EU proposals due out in May, said Karmenu Vella, the EU’s Environment Commissioner, in an interview with EURACTIV.com.
Circular economy 23-10-2017

Recycling industry and circular economy – Up to the challenge

In December 2015, the European Commission presented a new Circular Economy Package that will impact a wide range of sectors, especially the recycling sector. This package has set various targets in terms of recycling but also has introduced life cycle thinking and measurement tools such as PEF (currently in its pilot phase).
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Energy 17-10-2017

Circular Economy and Salt

Salt industry is confident of its role to power the transition from linear to the resource-efficient circular economy.
Circular economy 22-03-2017

Packaging in the circular economy: A sustainable business ?

In December 2015, the European Commission presented a new Circular Economy Package that will impact a wide range of sectors, including packaging
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ECEG
Economy & Jobs 15-03-2017

Social Dialogue in Europe: the European Chemical Employers Group

The European Chemical Employers Group (ECEG) represents the chemical, pharmaceutical, rubber and plastics industries in Europe.
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Steel for packaging

Steel for packaging: Model material for a circular economy

Steel can be used over and over again, allowing it to save resources, energy and emissions.
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CEWEP

Integrated Waste Management

There will always be residual waste that is not good for recycling. However it does not mean that we cannot recover energy and materials from it.
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Climate change 03-10-2016

Steel in the Circular Economy

Steel is a 100% recyclable, ‘permanent’ material, which loses none of its unique properties when properly processed.
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European Youth Debating Competition

European Youth Debating Competition

The European Petrochemical Association (EPCA) and PlasticsEurope have joined forces to promote STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) as well as to inform about sustainability and resource efficiency - all of them being key ingredients for the future of both industry sectors and the overall competitiveness of the European Union.
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TEPPFA Forum 2016 – 25th Anniversary Edition
Climate change 13-06-2016

TEPPFA Forum 2016 – 25th Anniversary Edition

he European Plastic Pipes and Fittings Association (TEPPFA) organized the TEPPFA Forum 2016 on 4 and 5 April at the Steigenberger Hotel in Brussels, with a very special 25th anniversary concert and Gala Dinner celebration at the Concert Noble.
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Why waste your energy?
Energy 11-04-2016

Why waste your energy?

We all want to live in a clean and healthy environment. One way to achieve this is the circular economy.
Climate change 02-12-2015

Timmermans: EURACTIV’s been very active!

European Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans today launched the new Circular Economy package of waste and recycling laws – and also revealed himself to be a keen reader of EURACTIV.
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Climate change 02-11-2015

The EU circular economy: why metals matter

The EU Circular Economy needs metals, and metals need the EU Circular Economy. Why? Check out our 2 minute animation to find out.

Thierry Mallet: The Commission should focus on recycling

“The circular economy is a very important matter,” said Thierry Mallet, Executive Vice-President for Group Innovation & Business Performance at Suez Environment during the 2015 European Business Summit in Brussels.
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To “REACH” or to Recycle?!

Over the past decades the European Union has put in place a broad range of environmental legislation to reduce pollution, to better manage the natural resources and overall to contribute to sustainable development goals. Among others, the chemicals legislation has been revised and the use of certain substances has been restricted.
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Circular economy targets to stay the same, says Vella

Environment Commissioner Karmenu Vella Tuesday (31 March) signalled that the European Commission’s resubmitted Circular Economy package would encourage recycling and discourage landfill.