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.
This conference brings together regional and national governments, mixed waste sorting operators, recyclers, experts, and technology providers from countries across Europe to share their expertise on the introduction of MWS as an additional tool for the recovery and re-circulation of Europe’s valuable resources.
The conference is a timely response to the current revision of the EU’s Waste Framework Directive and the Industrial Emissions Directive.
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 focus of this online event on 18 April is on what the Interreg NSR ProCirc project partners have learned and developed in circular procurement. The event will start with a plenary session in English and the participants will then dive into the results in three breakout sessions in different national languages:
From one circular pilot to circular economy on everybody’s lips
Setting goals & monitoring: how to measure impact
How to scale adoption through Joint Statements of Demand
The REEPRODUCE project will break new ground by establishing a sustainable and complete European industrial-scale value chain for recycling the rare earth elements in permanent magnets. REEPRODUCE will capitalise on the knowledge generated by previous R&D projects (REE4EU) and tackle all the remaining technical challenges along the value chain. This innovative technique will produce new permanent magnets using environmentally-friendly technologies at a competitive cost and using end-of-life products as a resource.
The final conference of the Ecoval Sudoe project (Coordination strategies for sludge and organic waste management and valorization in the SUDOE region) will take place in Ourense on 9 March 2023, where the main results of the project, started in November 2020, will be presented.
As DECOST (Decentralised Composting in Small Towns) project is coming to an end, Med4Waste which capitalises on the results of DECOST and other similar ones, organises an event to share these experiences on 2 March 2023.
This hybrid event (in Vic and online) is open to everybody. Waste management stakeholders interested in composting are welcome to join!
Secondary raw material (SRM) markets are crucial for a circular economy. This is because SRMs enable recyclables to re-enter the production value chain, which reduces dependency on primary resources as a result.
This role is acknowledged in the EU circular economy action plan of 2020. However, if policy is to help establish or further develop such markets, we need to better understand the currently-fragmented SRM markets in the EU.
The EU is facing increasingly serious societal, environmental and climate challenges. EuRIC is uniquely placed to bridge circularity and climate neutrality. However, regulations and policies are hindering the sector's ability to tackle these societal challenges in partnership with the EU.
Join EuRIC in Brussels on 30 March for a high-level conference that will unite European policymakers and recycling experts from across the circular economy value chain.