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Circular economy 17-01-2020

Plastic waste and recycling: France among EU’s ‘poor performers’

While the EU's plastic recycling rate has seen a slight increase of 1.4% between 2016 and 2018 amounting to 32.5% total according to Plastics Europe, France has been dragging the average down with a 24.2% recycling rate in 2018. EURACTIV's partner le Journal de l'Environnement reports.
Politics 06-09-2019

Tweets of the Week: Westminster debacle, Italy’s new government, and VDL’s squad

This week, Westminster debacle left us all slack-jawed, Italy’s new government is a little bit odd, and Vdl has her full Commission squad.

Circular Economy: The future of Europe?

In the European Union, households alone generate 200 million tonnes of waste per year.  That is why “we cannot get away from waste”, says Envi-Pro's Hanna Marliere. EURACTIV Poland reports.
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Plastics to be banned from European landfill

Plastic packaging is often criticised for the pollution it causes, but if treated properly, it can also help to save resources and energy. The plastics sector is campaigning to put an end to the disposal of plastics in landfill. EURACTIV France reports

Europe’s ‘historic moment’ on plastics bags contested by industry advocates

As lawmakers reached agreement this week to limit the use of plastic bags across Europe, industry voices warned that such rules will have a negative impact on trade in Europe's internal market.

Plastics industry ‘on right track’ to eliminate landfilling, EU says

SPECIAL REPORT / As the European Commission prepares to review the EU’s waste targets, the plastics industry, a symbol of the EU’s ‘throw-away society’, is one of the focal points in discussions on resource efficiency.
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Agrifood 12-06-2012

Food Waste: Cutting losses along the supply chain

In response to the European Commission's study that estimated annual food waste in the EU at approximately 179kg per person, the European Parliament adopted a resolution in January 2012 on how to avoid food waste. The resolution is aimed at identifying a series of strategies for a more efficient food chain in the EU. Among these strategies, the design of new packaging that will increase longevity of goods plays an important role. How achievable is the 50% reduction of food waste by 2025? What measures should be taken to reach this objective?
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