Supporting the Market for Secondary Raw Materials in a Circular Economy

This joint ENVI/ITRE-workshop is part of the follow-up to the Commission’s Circular Economy Action Plan. As such it aims at contributing to the better understanding of the role and opportunities for secondary raw materials (SRM) in the implementation of the Circular Economy Action Plan. The workshop intends to help understand …

MEPs Back Higher Recycling Targets

MEPs on the EU’s environment committee yesterday backed the adoption of more ambitious waste and recycling targets under the Circular Economy Package. The lawmakers voted to boost the municipal recycling target from 65 per cent to 70 per cent by 2030, and cap the level of municipal waste going to …

EU Set to Limit Priority for Future Renewable Energy Projects: Draft

EU regulators plan to limit renewable energy producers’ right to be the first to sell their electricity into European power grids, but stopped short of scrapping such privileges for existing projects as some had feared. The proposal, seen by Reuters, is expected to be published by the European Commission on …

Nelt Releases its First Sustainability Report

Nelt has released its first “Distribution with care” Sustainability Report in line with the international GRI reporting standard. The Report uses measurable indicators to show important aspects of the business and objectives that Nelt as a socially responsible company has achieved over the last two years while acting responsibly to …

Petrol Cars Allowed to Exceed Pollution Limits by 50% Under Draft EU Laws

New European cars with petrol engines will be allowed to overshoot a limit on toxic particulates emissions by 50% under a draft EU regulation backed by the UK and most other EU states. Campaigners say that a simple €25 (£22) filter could drastically cut the pollution, but the Guardian has …

Paris Agreement to Enter into Force as EU Agrees Ratification

The European Parliament has approved the ratification of the Paris Agreement by the European Union yesterday. With today’s European Parliament approval of the Paris Agreement ratification – in the presence of European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, the United Nation’s Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and the President of COP 21 Ségolène …