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FEAD President Jean-Marc Boursier, speaker at the Reinventing Plastics - Closing the Circle Conference

Yes, Europe needs a new plastics strategy!

FEAD President Jean-Marc Boursier stresses need to increase use of recyclates in new products & move to real 'circular design'

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FEAD Press release

Jean-Marc BOURSIER appointed as new FEAD President

FEAD Biennial Conference: Driving Circularity in Europe’s Industries

At its General Assembly on 21 June 2017 in Paris, FEAD appointed Jean-Marc Boursier as its new President taking over from David Palmer-Jones who successfully chaired the European Federation of waste and resource management for three years during an exciting period revising the Circular Economy Package. Read the full press release here

FEAD position paper on the revised Commission proposal on Circular Economy

The FEAD position paper sets out our vision of how the resource management industry can play its full part in achieving a more sustainable and prosperous European economy, given the right policy framework and regulatory and economic instruments.

The position paper is available for download here

FEAD opinion pieces on Circular Economy

FEAD published a series of opinion pieces in view of the new legislative proposal on Circular Economy.

Pull measures are crucial for a circular economy

Investment is the key to creating a more circular economy

A circular economy needs resilient markets for secondary raw materials

Free and fair competition is essential for a circular economy

Other News

FEAD Press Release

Ambitious push measures need to be accompanied by pull measures

In view of the upcoming trilogue meeting on the Circular Economy Package on 25 October, FEAD members call on the EU institutions to maintain the ambitious legally binding targets for recycling and landfill diversion, which are a central part of the revised package.  To balance the push with pull measures, the right framework conditions along with economic instruments need to be put in place. A stronger demand for recycled materials resulting in resilient markets needs to be created, in other words, the circle needs to be closed.

FEAD President, Jean-Marc Boursier: “Market forces alone have not been sufficient to ensure sufficient uptake of certain recycled materials.  We need a long term and ambitious policy framework to provide legal certainty, thereby encouraging investments by FEAD companies in more efficient waste and resource management techniques, in line with the waste hierarchy”.

FEAD Secretary General, Nadine De Greef: “The eco-design of products incentivized by an extended producer responsibility will substantially reduce their environmental impact. A toolbox of legal and economic measures together with an intensified cooperation between all actors across the value chain are required to make the transition to a circular economy happen”.

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INERIS report on accuracy of air emissions measurement

FEAD together with ESWET and CEWEP is pleased to publish a report prepared by Ineris Institute addressing the question of air emissions monitoring, particularly within the IED (Industrial Emissions Directive).

The report focuses on reliability and accuracy at very low concentrations, which has significant implications on the drawing up and review of BREFs (Best available technique REFerence documents) and the setting of new IED-based BATAELs (Best Available Technique Associated Emission Levels).

The report is available in French(authoritative language version) and English.

Please find our summary note on this important topic here.

Explanatory note on INERIS report addressing the performance of monitoring techniques

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FEAD is the European federation representing the private waste and resource management industry across Europe. FEAD’s members are national waste management associations covering 19 Member States, Norway and Serbia. Our companies play a key role in the transition to a circular economy by producing resources which can be re-injected in the economy and by supplying energy. They add value through innovative and cost-efficient collection, sorting, and recycling of secondary raw materials.  In doing so, they play a key role in achieving the best economic and environmental outcomes.

FEAD members represent about 3,000 companies with activities in all forms of waste management. These companies employ over 320,000 people who operate around 2,400 recycling and sorting centres, 1,100 composting sites, 260 waste-to-energy plants and 900 controlled landfills. Our companies have an approximate 60% share in the household waste market and handle more than 75% of industrial and commercial waste in Europe. Their combined annual turnover is approximately € 75 billion.

 

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Further publications:

FEAD Strategy for 2014-2020: "Driving the Circular Economy"

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The Vital Role of the Private Sector in European Waste and Resource Management (2014)

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Public Private Partnership Case Examples (2012)

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Special brochure published on the occasion of FEAD's 30th anniversary

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