18 July 2018

Waste no more: Introducing Europe’s new waste laws

Europe has officially adopted new laws to prevent waste and boost recycling. July 2018 – European leaders have approved higher recycling targets and new measures to […]
18 April 2018

Business as usual for waste incineration as ‘updated’ EU protections match or weaken existing guidelines

A three-year process to update EU environmental standards for waste incineration plants could be about to lead to new rules that most currently operating facilities already […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]