Following over two years of discussion, the European institutions have agreed, in principle, on a reform of EU waste rules. The Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging (APEAL) has welcomed the announcement of a balanced Circular Economy Package, following the progress made during the last Trilogue discussions yesterday.
Moves to address marine litter and microplastics, prevent and reduce air pollution were among the 13 non-binding resolutions passed by the UN Environment Assembly at its recent meeting in in Nairobi. The Draft resolution on marine litter and microplastics seeks, by 2025, to “prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution”.
ENoLL collaborated with researchers from Laurea University and published a report on Cities as Living Labs – Increasing the impact of investment in the circular economy for sustainable cities which enriches the European Commission’s RISE group (Research, Innovation and Science Policy Experts) repository.
Packaging manufacturer Amcor has pledged to make its entire range of packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025. Amcor’s commitment makes it the first major packaging brand to make this pledge, though the announcement follows similar commitments from major brands such as Coca-Cola, McDonald’s and Evian.
More than 50 World Leaders Deliberate on the Second Anniversary of Paris Climate agreement in France at the One Planet Summit Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus spoke at a roundtable discussion titled ‘Accelerating local and regional climate action’ during the One Planet Summit in Paris hosted by President Emmanuel Macron of France.
Now that the European Commission has finally published its Plastics Strategy, the EU institutions should take inspiration from the best practices out there to make the upcoming legislation on single-use plastics work for citizens, the planet and the economy. Ariadna Rodrigo is product policy campaigner at Zero Waste Europe, part of the Rethink Plastic alliance.