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 […]