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Published

17 May 2022

Climate, Energy & Air Pollution

Zero Waste Europe endorses ENVI Commitee decisions on RED III and ETS

Published

03 May 2022

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Consumption & Production

Efficient waste collection schemes, closed-loop recycling and access to recycled content are crucial to accelerating the transition to a circular economy in Europe

Published

09 Mar 2022

Consumption & Production

EU gets tough on fast fashion – new laws 30 March charge brands to boost sustainable clothing (report)

Published

16 Feb 2022

New report: PET, the most circular of all plastics, is far from real circularity

Published

27 Jan 2022

Climate, Energy & Air Pollution

New ZWE-led incinerator research finds environment contaminated with highly toxic substances, risking the health of nearby communities

Published

17 Nov 2021

Waste Policy

European Commission acknowledges the EU’s plastic waste trade crisis with proposal, but falls short of bringing appropriate response

Published

12 Oct 2021

Climate, Energy & Air Pollution

The EU policy favouring waste incineration is unwarranted

Published

07 Oct 2021

Climate, Energy & Air Pollution

New study shows that including incineration under the EU ETS is a path to generate climate benefits and employment

Published

06 Oct 2021

Consumption & Production

It’s time to acknowledge the role of Deposit Refund Systems (DRS) in achieving a Circular Economy for beverage packaging in the EU

Published

04 Oct 2021

Climate, Energy & Air Pollution

New Zero Waste Europe report: CCS for incinerators are “an expensive distraction to a circular economy”

Published

14 Sep 2021

Waste Trade

Now is the time to slay the EU plastic waste dragon! Plastic Waste Trade Action calling for full ban of EU plastic waste trade exports outside of its borders

Published

15 Jul 2021

Climate, Energy & Air Pollution

Joint Press Release: Broad alliance urges EU Parliament to protect consumers from dangerous or illegal products sold via online marketplaces of Amazon, AliExpress & Co.

Published

14 Jul 2021

Climate, Energy & Air Pollution

ZWE regrets the European Commission’s decision of not including municipal incinerators in the EU ETS revision

Published

12 Jul 2021

Chemical recycling

Design for “Chemical Recycling” kills innovation upstream

Published

03 May 2021

Global Strategy

Italy and the EU must take back waste dumped in Tunisia now. Environmental groups: “Further delay is unacceptable”

Published

03 Mar 2021

Global Strategy

Italian Company Caught Illegally Dumping Plastic and other Municipal Waste in Tunisia

Published

18 Feb 2021

Climate, Energy & Air Pollution

Press Release: Zero Waste Europe and ECOS to the European Commission: “‘Mass balance approach’ blocks ambitions for increased recycled content in plastics”

Published

27 Jan 2021

Climate, Energy & Air Pollution

Press Release: Zero Waste Europe welcomes European Parliament’s strong actions towards a decarbonised and circular EU economy