Single-use plastics proposal: a missed opportunity to ensure the uptake of recycled plastics?
FEAD welcomes the publication, earlier this week, of the Commission’s proposal related to single-use plastics, aimed at reducing their impact on the environment.
Our industry sees it as another step towards a more circular economy. The private waste and resources management industry plays a key role in making this progress by collecting, sorting, preparing waste and, finally, providing high quality recycled materials and green energy for Europe’s manufacturers and consumers. But an even stronger leadership from EU policy makers is needed to provide the right legal framework and market signals.
We urge the EU decision makers to make sure that the finally adopted Directive foresees that the Commission will come up with a proposal on binding recycled content for selected products by 2025.
For more information, please find the press release.
FEAD: Open markets for waste for recovery is a prerequisite for the transition to a circular economy
On 15 May 2018, FEAD President Jean-Marc Boursier, and Anne Baum-Rudischhauser, Managing Director of BDE Brussels, FEAD German member association, welcomed participants to a FEAD’s event in Munich. Representatives from the EU institutions, national governments, NGOs and the European waste and resource management industry attended the event which took place in the context of the IFAT Fair 2018.
Jean-Marc Boursier: “The theme of the day is debated at a very opportune moment: the Circular Economy Package has been adopted launching the beginning of hard work for the European Commission (EC) and Member States to ensure that the set targets are reached. In parallel, the EC is carrying out an evaluation of the Waste Shipment Regulation (WSR) which will pave the way to a potential revision of this Regulation in 2020. Furthermore, the recent measures introduced by China are a wake-up call for the European Union.”
For more information, please find the press release here.
FEAD event "Open Markets for recovery: a prerequisite for the transition to a circular economy?" @ IFAT Fair 2018 - 15 May 2018
FEAD organised an event on "Open Markets for waste to recovery: a prerequisite for the transition to a circular economy?" on 15 May 2018, in Munich ! FEAD participated to the IFAT Fair in Munich, Germany.
Jean-Marc Boursier, FEAD President, gave the opening speech. The speech can be found here.
The panel discussion gathered 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. Anne Baum-Rudischhauser, BDE Brussels Managing Director, moderated the discussion.
The press release is available here.
The programme of the event is available here.
The pictures of the event can be found here.
The report of the event can be downloaded here.
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 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.
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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.
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