REPLACE - REgional PoLicy Actions for Circular Economy - is holding its final conference in Rome on 5 April 2023. On this occasion eight European Regions will showcase the results and the impact generated by this interregional cooperation project centred on environment and resource efficiency.
On 26 April the municipality of Wiltz, which is considered as the "Municipal Hotspot of the Circular Economy in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg", organises the annual "Circular Economy Day" conference in order to promote the CE at national and regional level, by sharing its experiences and know-how established through multiple projects, on the one hand, and by activating and consolidating the network of stakeholders active in the circular field, on the other. The 2023 edition will focus on urban metabolism.
Tyres are complex products essential to the mobility of millions of Europeans. Likewise, tyre recycling is essential to the sustainability of the entire tyre value chain, be it in terms of resource efficiency or climate neutrality. Yet, despite a landmark landfill ban in 2006, much needs to be done to improve the circularity of tyres. To give an order of magnitude, today, for one tyre that is recycled, one tyre gets incinerated for energy recovery, and the worse in terms of end-markets opportunities is yet to come.
The EuRIC conference on tyre recycling takes place in Brussels on 18 April 2023.
The Right to Repair movement has been gathering steam across Europe and beyond. This is reflected in the EU agenda, with the need to promote repairability and long-lasting products stipulated in the European Green Deal and the EU Circular Economy Action Plan. The ECESP Leadership Group on Sustainable products and design is holding this #EUCircularTalks on 27 April at 10:00 – 11:30 CEST. Join our experts to discuss the EU’s policy landscape on repair and consider what else is needed to make the right to repair a reality.
This report looks at whether, and to what extent, the EU recycling targets can be met through improved recyclability of packaging and increased separate collections of municipal waste.
It examines the role mixed waste sorting (MWS) could play in three EU countries with high recycling performance – Germany, Belgium, and Sweden.
The conclusion is that in addition to separate collection and improved recyclability of plastic packaging, a full roll-out of effective MWS is necessary to meet recycling targets consistently, and to ensure progress towards the EU’s wider carbon emissions reduction goals.
Interested in circular plastics? Join the interactive webinar "A Circular Economy for Plastics in Canada & the Netherlands" on 5 April to learn more about current policy approaches, best practices, latest technologies and market opportunities in the Netherlands and Canada.
The 70th session of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) will take place in April 2023 in Geneva. The Commission, UNECE's highest decision-making body, will take stock of its work to promote a circular economy and the sustainable use of natural resources.
Various virtual side events on 3-5 April will look at specific aspects of the circular economy transition, including the role of policies and institutions, innovation and private sector engagement, value chains, digital solutions and networks.
The DRIVE 0 webinar "Let’s talk circular architecture" will take place on 28 March 2023 from 10:00 to 12:00 CEST. This is the first webinar of the DRIVE 0 series "Circular Talks". The session hosted by BUILD UP will be organised in cooperation with the Architects' Council of Europe.
Hydal Coffee has adopted a unique cascade recycling system for used coffee grounds which is in line with the zero waste concept. In this way, they support the circular economy and thus mitigate the impact on climate change.
Through this system, Hydal Coffee obtains high-quality ingredients by gradually removing the valuable parts of coffee grounds. These are then used in the cosmetics industry and serve as an input material for making plastic products.