Longer-lasting white goods cut environmental impacts by 30% – study

Longer-lasting white goods cut environmental impacts by 30% – study

The benefits of making large household electrical goods last longer have been underlined by a new report carried out for the European Commission. The research carried out in preparation for an update to the European Commission’s Ecodesign rules looks at the resource savings and reduction in harmful environmental impacts that can be made by extending the life of dishwashers, and making them easier to repair and eventually recycle. The report […]

Briefing on Circular Economy Package: Questioning the Reasons for Withdrawal

Briefing on Circular Economy Package: Questioning the Reasons for Withdrawal

The proposal by the European Commission to withdraw the Circular Economy Package from its 2015 Work Programme has produced a worrying climate of uncertainty. The arguments given for proposing the withdrawal call into question the legality, substance and democracy of the decision. Download (pdf)

Letter to MEPs urging opposition to withdrawal of the Circular Economy Package

Letter to MEPs urging opposition to withdrawal of the Circular Economy Package

Brussels, 7 January 2015 Joint Statement on the European Commission’s plan to withdraw the waste component of the Circular Economy package from its 2015 Work Programme The signatories of this statement, which include business associations, NGOs and federations of municipalities, wish to underline their support for the Circular Economy package as it would bring about substantial environmental, economic and social benefits. Although there are various ideas about how to improve the current set of […]

RREUSE urges Juncker not to withdraw waste package

RREUSE urges Juncker not to withdraw waste package

RREUSE and a coalition of non-governmental organisations have written to the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker asking him to maintain the Circular Economy Package. The letter was sent in response to an internal memo that suggested the package, and other proposals published by the Barroso commission could be withdrawn from the Commission’s 2015 work programme. The letter, signed by some 30 organisations says: Numerous studies have highlighted the […]

Joint letter to President Juncker concerning potential withdrawal of the Circular Economy Package

Joint letter to President Juncker concerning potential withdrawal of the Circular Economy Package

Brussels, 19th November 2014 Dear President Juncker, We, the undersigned, are writing to express our deep concern about the potential withdrawal of the Circular Economy Package from the Commission’s 2015 Work Programme. Given its potential for green job creation, resource security, environmental protection and economic growth, combined with the strong support from a wide variety of stakeholders, we condemn its possible withdrawal. Since its release in July, the political process has begun in earnest, […]

Public Consultation on the Review of European Waste Management Targets

Public Consultation on the Review of European Waste Management Targets

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