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Press release: FEAD supports the New Circular Economy Action Plan

FEAD welcomes the ambitious new Circular Economy Action Plan put forward by the European Commission for a cleaner and more competitive Europe. It will be an essential component in the fight against climate change and protecting the environment.

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Waste management in the fight against COVID-19: an essential service

Waste management and recycling activities, as Services of General Economic Interest (SGEI), need to be clearly recognised as “essential public services” in each Member State. Allowing for priority measures, such as benefitting from protection equipment and materials, and adapting to crisis mode, under the supervision of national public authorities.

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FEAD welcomes the European Green Deal

FEAD welcomes the ambition of the EU Green Deal.

By positioning itself as a key partner in the EU public debate, FEAD highlights the role of private waste management companies to enable the Circular Economy.

Creating conditions for robust recycling markets, based on a strong demand for recyclates, recognising avoided CO2 emissions in the entire waste management chain, guaranteeing environmentally sound waste treatment rules, are all essential components for the success of the EU Green Deal.

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FEAD, the European Federation for Waste Management and Environmental Services, represents the private waste and resource management industry across Europe. FEAD’s members are national waste management associations covering 19 Member States, Norway and Serbia.


FEAD’s members represent about 3,000 companies with activities in all forms of waste management. 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. 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.


They enable the transition to a circular economy by producing resources which can be re-injected in the economy and by supplying energy. Our companies add value through innovative and cost-efficient collection, sorting, and recycling of secondary raw materials. As a result, they play a crucial role in achieving the best economic and environmental outcomes.

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