circular economy

The completion process ahead of the unveiling of the combined group will take around two weeks. The merger is expected to deliver Euro 40 million of cost synergies. ‘We will be launching a...
‘One critical part of the transition towards a circular economy, particularly in relation to plastics, is that of innovation and the need to rethink the way we design products,’ said...
The roadmap takes into account the material's entire life-cycle and 'paves the way for an actual EU Strategy by the Commission foreseen end of the year', according to EuPC. 'We acknowledge the low...
The strategy essentially renews commitment to work with country-wide stakeholders to explore opportunities to reduce raw material demand and waste, and to promote well-functioning markets for...
ECOR green building materials emerged on to the Dutch market about a year ago from a regional subsidiary of Noble Environmental Technologies in Venlo. The ECOR panels represent an alternative to...
MBA took the accolade ahead of seven other companies and organisations including Patagonia Clothing, Nike and the Scottish Government. The Circulars Awards are an initiative of the World Economic...
The ENVI Committee 'failed' in correctly framing the definition of municipal waste by deleting the 'quantity' criterion and including waste from 'small businesses, office buildings and institutions'...
The Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI) is among the organisations to welcome the environment committee vote, claiming that it will 'strengthen the foundation of a truly circular...
‘Without fundamental redesign and innovation, about 30% of plastic packaging will never be reused or recycled,’ the report says. This waste stream consists of four segments: small-format...
In order for society to move gradually towards a more circular economy, waste must be considered as a resource and zero-waste valorisation schemes have to become the norm, especially for rare...
Led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the initiative brings together businesses, governments, scientists and citizens to accelerate the transition towards a more effective global system for plastics...
The Circulars is claimed to be the world's premier circular economy award program, offering recognition to individuals and organisations from businesses and civil society across the globe that have...
The new research project will explore: the impacts of adopting eco-design principles, incentivised return, leasing and take-back models; shifting production towards greater use of secondary materials...
The tyre recycling industry is 'facing a number of challenges in the drive towards taking its place in the circular economy', says ETRA. The conference will focus on exploring these challenges and...
More than 10 billion pounds of plastic healthcare packaging were placed in the market in 2013, the project partners state. On a global basis, only 14% of plastic packaging is collected for recycling...
‘Although the trajectory proposed should lead to the UK achieving the targets in line with the EU Circular Economy package, we are concerned that the momentum that has been achieved over recent...
According to the industry body, the updated version is the result of ‘sustained industry consultation’ and is ‘a step towards achieving a harmonised approach on quality control and...
A large number of specialist medications contain traces of precious metals. In common with all pharmaceutical products, medications have a limited shelf life and, once this expires, they must be sent...
According to PlasticsEurope, it is important to strengthen engagement with all actors within the supply chain and to work 'in a more holistic way'. It adds: 'This will enable us to deliver innovation...
The wish list has been drawn up by the European Recycling Industries' Confederation (EuRIC), the electronics recyclers body EERA, the British Plastics Federation and recycling companies MBA Polymers...
'Formally counting cans that are already collected informally is an easy way to boost official recycling rates,' comments Raphael Thevenin, chair of European Aluminium's packaging group. 'Not only...
The Netherlands will continue to promote waste materials as a ‘valuable commodity’ in line with the country’s 2050 circular economy plan for a ‘100% recycling economy’,...
Thought experiments, spaceships and jumping frogs were mentioned in the same breath as waste risks and ‘precycling’ at the recent Circular Materials Conference. Those attending the event...
'Waste is what is left behind when our imagination fails,' insisted Professor Christian Ekberg of Chalmers University of Technology at the annual Circular Materials Conference, held recently in the...
Among the topics to be addressed at the event will be: the circular economy and resource efficiency; innovation in the recycling sector; closing the loop for car manufacturers and the dismantling...
Of the 6000 people surveyed across the USA, Mexico, Russia, Germany, China and South Korea, more than half of respondents said manufacturers release 'too many' new models of mobile phones. The...
The self-proclaimed ‘human-centric’ car company is essentially striving to optimise the life-cycles of its vehicles while protecting the Earth’s resources. For instance, Volvo is...
The European plastics industry has taken 'almost a quantum leap' over the past two decades, Emans noted at the association's 20th annual gathering. 'But with only 26.3% recycling rates and landfill...
For a Circular Economy to work in practice, they argue, waste which cannot be prevented must be capable of being recovered as a useful resource in line with the waste hierarchy. ‘This will only...
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