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Open Markets for waste to recovery: a prerequisite for the transition to a circular economy?

FEAD organises an event on "Open Markets for waste to recovery: a prerequisite for the transition to a circular economy?" on 15 May 2018, 3-4:30pm, in Munich ! FEAD participates to the IFAT Fair in Munich, Germany. The event will take place in the "Forum", Hall B4, MESSE, Munich. Jean-Marc Boursier, FEAD President, will give the opening speech. The panel discussion will gather Peter Wessman from DG Environment at the European Commission, Dr Helge Wendenburg from the German Ministry for the Environment, Baudouin Ska from Go4Circle, Jacob Hayler from ESA , Clarissa Morawski from the Reloop Platform, and Bernard Kemper from Energy from Waste GmbH. Peter Kurth, FEAD Vice-President and BDE President, will moderate the discussion.

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Please contact us for registration and for more information. 

For more information on the IFAT Fair, please visit their website



Job vacancy: Administrative and Communication Assistant

Administrative and Communication Assistant EN/FR at FEAD (ASAP)

Based in the heart of Brussels, close to the EU-institutions, FEAD offers you the unique opportunity to work with a European trade association for the waste management industry.

  • Provide administrative support for the office, such as management of the office agenda, answering the phone, responding to general inquiries and managing e-mails exchange (including mail merge), maintaining the internal and external contacts database and calendar
  • Assist in communication’s activities: managing FEAD’s social media accounts, updating the website, FEAD Newsletter, liaising with the layout designer
  • Assistance in organising FEAD internal and external events and meetings
  • Sending semi-annual invoices to the FEAD members, preparatory bookkeeping in cooperation with the accountant
  • Various other organizational/administrative tasks


  • Administrative /secretarial experience within a European organization appreciated
  • Excellent English and good command of French (oral and written skills)
  • Excellent organizational skills: ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously and autonomously, establish priorities and follow them up
  • Fully computer literate (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word)
  • Outgoing personality, able to take initiatives and to adapt in a small and highly motivated team
  • Knowledge of the European Institutions would be an advantage

More information about the vacancy can be found here.

Please send your CV and motivation letter to Ms. Nadine De Greef, Secretary General, at info@fead.be at the latest by 30 April 2018, stating ‘Administrative and Communication Assistant” followed by your last name in the subject of the e-mail. Applications will be reviewed as they come, therefore we advise you to send them as soon as possible.
Please note that only short listed candidates matching the profile will be contacted.

Job vacancy: Policy Coordinator

FEAD is recruiting a Policy Coordinator - Circular Economy – Legal & Market Issues  (to start ASAP)

Based in the heart of Brussels, close to the EU-institutions, FEAD, European Federation of Waste Management and Environmental Services, offers you the opportunity to work with the European trade association representing the waste and resource management industry.
Reporting to the FEAD Secretary General, the successful candidate will play a key role in enhancing the legal dimension of the FEAD’s policy work with a particular focus on EU internal market, competition, environment and waste-related policies.


  • Collect, review and disseminate information on policy areas relevant to FEAD members as well as provide the FEAD team with regular updates
  • Monitoring EU policy developments and contributing to strategic policy analysis for members
  • Co-ordination and organisation of FEAD Committees’ meetings: Material Recovery and Legal & Market Issues
  • Drafting of position papers, voting recommendations, briefing notes and other policy material together with the members
  • Identifying relevant stakeholders and establishing effective relationships
  • Implementing advocacy actions based on adopted priorities
    Representing the association in formal and informal meetings and reporting to the Secretary General and to the members
  • Communication tasks: preparing and delivering speeches and presentations, participating in the organisation of internal and external events and meetings, social media, FEAD website, FEAD newsletter, relations with the press.


  • High level of familiarity with EU environmental law, backed up by relevant academic qualifications, as well as broad knowledge of the EU institutions and procedures
  • Strong interest and 2-3 years' experience in environmental issues/waste management policies
  • Native or excellent English (written and oral); other language skills are an asset (in particular French and/or German)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Fully computer literate
  • Ability to take initiatives and adapt in a small and highly motivated team
  • Ability to work effectively on several different topics and prioritise workload and time allocations

Please send your CV and motivation letter to info@fead.be by 25 April 2018, stating ‘Policy Coordinator' in the subject line.

More information about the vacancy can be found here.

FEAD event on Plastic Strategy - 27 February 2018, Brussels

The “Plastics Strategy: Challenges and opportunities of recycling” event, was held on 27 February, 16.00 – 19.00, in Brussels! This event was organised as a EURACTIV Forum event supported by FEAD.

Commissioner Vella participated to the event: his speech is available here. He was also interviewed by EURACTIV on the Plastics Strategy: the video is available here

FEAD Vice-President Cesare Spreafico highlighted the challenges and opportunities of recycling: his speech is available here

A video of the event, with interviews of the speakers and panellists, is available here. EURACTIV also published an article summarising the discussions of the event, available here.

The photos from the event can be found here

Other News

FEAD Press Release - April 2018

FEAD welcomes the EP draft own-initiative report on the Plastics Strategy

FEAD members welcome the publication of the draft own-initiative report on a European strategy for plastics in a circular economy by rapporteur MEP Mark Demesmaeker as a step forward for designing a new vision for plastics as part of the transition to a circular economy. In view of the foreseen consideration of the draft report this week in the ENVI committee, FEAD would like to draw the attention of the MEPs to crucial points for the private waste and resource management industry.

A strong demand for recycled plastics will only result from concrete binding actions, accompanied by economic measures to bridge the price gap detrimental to plastics from recyclates.

Find more in our press release, available here

FEAD Press Release - April 2018

FEAD welcomes the progress made to pave the way for the transition to a circular economy

Following the adoption by the European Parliament of the final agreement on the Circular Economy Package, FEAD members welcome the progress made to pave the way for the transition to a circular economy.

The private waste and resource management industry welcomes the legally binding targets, as a necessary push towards better collection and sorting of waste.

For more information, please click here.

FEAD Press Release - November 2017

FEAD calls for EU-wide mandatory GPP criteria for plastic products

FEAD members welcome the non-legislative Public Procurement Package : “Increasing the impact of public investment through efficient and professional procurement” and support the Commission’s continued efforts to ensure that the public procurement rules are properly implemented across the internal market. FEAD believes that public procurement, and in particular GPP–green public procurement, is one of the tools that can contribute to the transition from a linear to a circular economy.

For more information, please click here

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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.


For more information about FEAD, please view our brochure:

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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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