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New report reveals plastic polluters’ attempt to derail ambitious implementation of EU circular economy targets in Spain

by Estelle Eonnet | March 2, 2021

Spain is at a key decision moment on how it will address the plastics crisis. This year it is expected that the Waste Law and the Royal Containers Decree will be published through which the Spanish government intends to implement the EU waste legislation. As one of the biggest plastic users, Spain is also the second biggest polluter of the Mediterranean Sea and has failed to meet 2020 EU targets on recycling.

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Towards a Circular Economy – Untapping the potential of biowaste: opportunities and challenges ahead

by admin | March 1, 2021

Towards a Circular Economy – Untapping the potential of biowaste: opportunities and challenges ahead There is vast untapped potential for valorising bio-waste in Europe. EU policies such as the new Waste Framework Directive (WFD), which mandates bio-waste collection from 1 January 2024 onwards, seeks to support this. The European Green Deal aims to accelerate the […]

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Member Stories

Members in the Spotlight: Surfrider Foundation Europe

by Estelle Eonnet | February 26, 2021

My name is Diane Beaumenay-Joannet. I’m one of two coordinators of the Break the Plastic Wave campaign of Surfrider Foundation Europe, together with Cristina Barreau, Marine Litter Coordinator. I’m based in Paris (France). I also spent half of my time as a marine litter policy officer, working hard to influence French politics and policies to protect the Ocean from pollution and fight against plastic pollution.

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Environment Group calls on Senate to uphold environmental laws amid EDSA anniversary

by admin | February 26, 2021

Manila,  Philippines—The pollution watchdog EcoWaste Coalition calls on the country’s top legislators to safeguard public health and the environment by keeping intact the Clean Air and Solid Waste Management laws as the Philippines marks the 35th anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution.

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News

188 groups say it’s time to ‘make the throw-away go away’

by Estelle Eonnet | February 17, 2021

Before the 1950s and 60s, the majority of the products we produced and consumed were built to last. Milk bottles made of glass were returned and sterilized for re-use, restaurants offered ceramic plates and stainless-steel cutlery and the plastic bag was yet to be invented.

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