Waste Management: combining the circular economy with the zero-pollution ambition
Tuesday, 1st June 2021 | 14:00 – 16:00 CET
With this event, FEAD would like to provide room for discussions on how waste management contributes to abate pollution and the problems the sector is facing. The event will seek to illustrate:
- how the waste management sector provides sustainable solutions towards a zero-pollution ambition
- how appropriate regulatory tools can foster the transition to more sustainable value chains and end-of-life treatment
- how we can combine circular economy (more recycling) with fighting pollution (re-injecting pollutants in the environment)
In this direction, we need consistency between recycling targets and rules related to thresholds for chemical substances, as well as specific rules related to waste (with regard to CLP, REACH). In particular, rules for chemical substances in recyclates should not be more stringent than the ones concerning products. Undoubtedly, any discussion about phasing out substances of very high concern (SVHCs) in manufacturing processes necessarily involves eco-design rules, while the success of a zero-pollution ambition requires better selective collection of waste, investing in de-pollution equipment, and promoting closed-loop systems.
Information on REGISTRATION will follow soon.