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Waste reduction reaches the comic book panels – a look at Anne Belot’s Déchets Land

2021. szeptember 28. 12:51

In the comic book Déchets Land, la face cachée de nos déchets, Anne Belot leads an investigation about waste, a topic the author handles with an element of humour. Where does waste end after it is discarded, is recycling the solution, who benefits from huge amounts of waste – and, most importantly, how can we […]

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Register now – “Making the EU residual waste policy fit for a circular economy” online event on 12 October 2021

2021. szeptember 24. 09:29

The current EU residual waste policy lacks emphasis on waste reduction, which then creates a paradox – it doesn’t matter how much is waste produced, only the percentage of it that is landfilled. There is a need for a new policy framework that prioritises the minimisation of generated residual waste. This would not only reward […]

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Harmful chemicals in food packaging hamper the circular economy

2021. szeptember 20. 12:45

The Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL), Zero Waste Europe, CHEM Trust and ClientEarth have joined forces to illustrate how harmful chemicals in food packaging can hamper the circular economy and put our health at risk. Recycling food packaging can be an important part of achieving a circular economy in the European Union. But recycled materials […]

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Guide warns incinerator GHG emissions often worse than predicted

2021. augusztus 05. 15:37

In July 2021, the United Kingdom Without Incineration Network (UKWIN) published a good practice guide for assessing the greenhouse gas (GHG) impacts of waste incineration. The guide is intended to be used both by those carrying out climate assessments and by those reviewing or evaluating those assessments. The guide was created in response to the […]

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Zero Waste Camps in Belgium: How to support and train youth movements to go zero waste

2021. július 20. 09:24

Since 2018, Zero Waste Belgium has been supporting youth movement groups in the country to help reduce their waste as part of the ‘Camp Zero Dechet’ (Zero Waste Camp) project. The project has been organised together with local partners including:  Fristouille (supporting on sustainable food) Empreintes (specialised in environment awareness towards young audiences); As well […]

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Sorting residual waste is necessary to mitigate climate change

2021. július 14. 09:35

Waste to energy (WTE) plant operators often say that there is little they can do to limit the greenhouse gas emissions from burning waste. They claim that waste arriving at WTE facilities is waste that cannot be recycled and therefore, there is not much they can do to avoid emissions from burning it.  Yet, an […]

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Reuse Report: reusable packaging target of 50% by 2030 in key sectors could reduce 3.7 million tonnes of CO2 and other significant amounts of water, energy and resources

2021. július 10. 12:21

A new report from the Rethink Plastic Alliance and the Break Free From Plastic movement makes the case for reusable packaging and showcases the way towards efficient reusable systems in the EU. According to it, a reusable packaging target of 50% by 2030 in the EU for three key sectors could lead to the reduction […]

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The European Parliament calls on health, social and environmental justice for menstruators by supporting safe, fair, and sustainable menstrual products for all

2021. június 28. 11:09

On 24 June 2021, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on the situation of sexual and reproductive health and rights in the EU, in the frame of women’s health. The adoption of this report shows that the European Parliament is fully committed to support and promote access to safe, fair, and circular menstrual products for […]

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