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Waste: boost recycling, cut landfilling and curb food waste, say MEPs (24.01.2017)
The share of waste to be recycled should be raised to 70% by 2030, from 44% today, while landfilling, which has a big environmental impact, should be limited to 5%, said Environment Committee MEPs on Tuesday, as they amended the draft EU “waste package” legislation. They also advocate a 50% reduction in food waste by 2030.

Industry endorses plan to recycle 70% of plastic packaging globally (16.01.2017)
More than 40 industry leaders have endorsed a new action plan to tackle global plastics issues, and have begun working together to create a more effective global system for plastics. The action plan is presented in The New Plastics Economy: Catalysing action, a new study by the World Economic Forum and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation with analytical support from SYSTEMIQ, which reveals that concerted action by industry could result in reuse and recycling of 70% of all global plastic packaging, up from today's recycling rate of just 14%. The authors last year revealed that there could be more plastics than fish in the ocean by 2050.

Environment MEPs for a stronger EU carbon market (15.12.2016)
Plans to boost greenhouse-gas emission curbs through the EU carbon market (EU ETS) were backed by the Environment Committee on Thursday. MEPs propose reducing the carbon credits to be auctioned by 2.4% each year, and doubling the capacity of the market stability reserve (MSR) to absorb the excess of allowances on the market.

Bio-Waste Recycling in Europe Against the Backdrop of the Circular Economy Package (15.12.2016)
Publication of the Circular Economy Package by the EU Commission in December 2015 paved the way for a resource-efficient society and sustainable recycling industry across Europe.

MEPs’ green light for Paris climate agreement to trigger its entry into force (04.11.2016)
The UNFCCC Paris Agreement on fighting climate change, the first-ever universal, legally binding global climate deal, will come into force next month, having met the necessary conditions much earlier than predicted, as the European Parliament agreed to its ratification by the European Union in a historic vote on Tuesday. The EU will join the US, China and India, other global players and major greenhouse gas emitters, at a November meeting of Parties to the Paris Agreement (CMA) in Marrakesh.

Study tour organized by WtERT Germany was successfully (01.11.2016)
As already reported WtERT Germany organized the visit of the waste utilization plant in Ingolstadt and the fermentation plant in Warngau on 7th October for a delegation of high-ranking representatives of the “Federation of Thai Industries”.

Waste No Time – Will ‘E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2016’ Kick-off Frenzy in the E-Waste Business Sector? (07.10.2016)
Organized e-waste (electronic waste) management companies to gain prominence with the passing of the rule, finds Frost & Sullivan’s Energy & Environment Practice

Study tour organized by WtERT Germany (04.10.2016)
WtERT Germany will guide a delegation of high-ranking representatives of the “Federation of Thai Industries” to the waste utilization plant in Ingolstadt and to the fermentation plant in Warngau on 7th October.

Veolia wins a €240 million contract to build and operate a waste-to-energy plant for the Syndicat Départemental d’Elimination des Déchets de l’Aube (SDEDA) – the Aube regional waste disposal authority (03.10.2016)
This is the only construction and operation contract for a waste-to-energy plant launched in France in 2016, which has been signed by the dedicated subsidiary Valaubia. Covering 43 months for construction and 25 years for operations, the contract represents cumulated revenue of €240 million for Veolia.

Papers of the conference “IRRC Waste-to-Energy 2016” are now available (30.09.2016)
From 05th till 06th September the conference “IRRC Waste-to-Energy 2016” was held in Vienna by TK Verlag Karl Thomé-Kozmiensky. Now you can find the numerous papers in our knowledge-pool.

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