16 January 2018

The European Commission steps forward to reduce plastic pollution

The European Commission has stepped forward today to address plastic pollution with the release of its Strategy on Plastics in the Circular Economy, says the Rethink […]
18 December 2017

EU takes timid steps towards circular economy

The EU institutions reached a compromise today with member states on crucial waste laws to accelerate the transition to a circular economy in Europe. But all […]
11 December 2017

New research challenges countries reporting highest recycling rates

A new report published by environmental consultancy Eunomia Research & Consulting Ltd with the support of the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) reveals that the world’s leading […]
7 December 2017

World vows to end pollution, but Paris Agreement-style action needed

For the first time at the UN Environment Assembly, yesterday world leaders signed resolutions to clean up our air, land and water. The European Environmental Bureau […]
4 December 2017

Cut waste, end pollution – NGOs tell UN in Nairobi

As the third session of the UN Environment Assembly gets under way in Nairobi, the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) calls for global action on the waste […]
25 September 2017

Cutting waste could boost EU furniture industry, new study finds

Improved refurbishment and remanufacture of discarded furniture can trigger up to 157,000 new jobs and save about 6 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent in the EU, a new […]
31 August 2017

Breakthrough in smartphone technology a win for consumers and environment

Modular upgrades promise to extend phone lifetimes and cut waste The first upgradeable smartphone modules were announced today, a move that could save consumers money, reduce […]
4 July 2017

Uncertainty among EU countries on waste proposals threatens transition to a circular economy

Ongoing investigation by NGOs exposes divide and doublespeak among EU countries on waste law proposals. In May, an investigation by the EEB, Zero Waste Europe and Friends […]
20 June 2017

EU environment ministers need to show more support for EU waste laws, says the EEB

Despite a disappointing Council position, a number of EU governments still support higher targets for waste management and prevention, a meeting between EU environment ministers revealed […]
16 May 2017

Revealed: leaders and laggards of EU waste policy

EU countries obstructing measures that would bring the EU closer to a circular economy are revealed – and they are not your usual suspects. NGOs led […]
14 March 2017

European Parliament votes to strengthen waste laws to support circular economy

Members of the European Parliament voted in plenary today to strengthen resource efficiency in the EU by 2030 – a move that signals strong political support […]
10 February 2017

10th anniversary of EU recycling rules marked by green groups

On 13 February 2007, Members of the European Parliament voted in pioneering waste rules that have led to higher recycling rates across Europe. [1] They must […]