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 […]
4 July 2017

Monitoring EU waste law negotiations

The EU waste policy map is a tool designed by EU NGOs and their national members to monitor the ongoing negotiations on waste laws at the […]
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 […]
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 […]
4 February 2017

NGOs call for defunding of incineration capacity in Central and Eastern European countries

Brussels, Bucharest, Ljubljana, Prague, Sophia, Warsaw, Vilnius and Zagreb Following a call from the European Commission for defunding of waste-to-energy, NGOs urge Central and Eastern European […]
26 January 2017

European Commission plastics roadmap not leading anywhere

The European Commission’s newly released Roadmap for the EU Strategy on Plastics in a Circular Economy [1] fails to get to the root of the problem […]
24 January 2017

Foundations laid for green jobs boom as MEPs vote for strong recycling targets

MEPs laid the foundations for a green jobs boom across Europe in the European Parliament’s Environment Committee by voting for high recycling targets, said the European […]
12 October 2016

Civil society organisations call for ambitious recycling targets

NGOs, including the European Environmental Bureau (EEB), think tanks and business groups have written to all 28 EU Environment Ministers, calling on them to adopt ambitious […]
2 June 2016

EEB reaction to draft waste reports

A suite of new EU laws to turn waste into gold The march towards a circular economy in Europe stepped up a gear today as rules […]