Posts including "waste collection":

EUBP calls on legislators to appropriately recognise the role of compostable coffee capsules in the PPWR

2023-11-20T16:18:13+01:0020 November 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Brussels, 20 November 2023 – A recent study from Wageningen University & Research (WUR) yet again confirms the advantages of compostable coffee capsules over any other type of coffee capsules. Last week, WUR(1) released a study which assessed the environmental impact and circularity of coffee capsules made from compostable biobased materials, aluminium, and conventional [...]

Biodegradable plastics in the single-use context

2023-04-20T15:31:31+02:0019 April 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Open the document On 28 May 2018, the European Commission presented a proposal for a Directive on the reduction of the impact of certain single-use plastic (SUP) products on the environment. The proposal is part of a wider framework of policy initiatives in the European Union aimed at reducing plastic waste and particularly [...]

Policy News: February 2023

2023-02-28T15:44:09+01:0028 February 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Ecodesign for a circular economy  The Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation proposed by the European Commission in 2022 seeks to reduce the overall environmental impact of a wide range of products. To be effective, it should not only focus on individual products but also towards increasing collection, sorting, repair, and recirculation systems. 1,039 terawatt [...]

Austria

2023-02-24T14:42:22+01:0024 February 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Inhabitants: 9,1 mio  Area: 83,882 km2    NATIONAL WASTE SYSTEM – GENERAL LEGISLATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE Authorities for waste management and organic waste management (if different), and key contacts:  Waste Management is organized locally by the federal states and backed by government law (Abfallwirtschaftsgesetz, AWG). The executing authorities are Bundesministerium für Klimaschutz, Umwelt, Energie, Mobilität, [...]

How bioplastics can contribute to the sustainability of food contact materials

2023-01-27T14:45:56+01:0027 January 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The European Commission is currently revising the EU’s rules on food contact materials (FCMs), particularly in light of its recent initiatives on Single Use Plastics, Sustainable Products, and the revision of the rules on packaging and packaging waste. In order to meet the EU’s ambitious environmental objectives, the Commission should introduce specific rules to [...]