E-waste: chemical processing without heat may offer efficient method of recovering metals from end-of-life products
Waste from disposed electrical products – e-waste – is one of the fastest growing solid waste streams.
Reusing materials from existing buildings (or ‘urban mining’) has been proposed as a means to reduce demolition waste, raw material consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. This study models the opportunities for urban mining in the Netherlands under practical constraints, up to the year 2050.
Today, the Commission is launching a public consultation on the revision of the Waste Framework Directive (WFD), including setting of EU food waste reduction targets.
In the 9th edition of the European List of ship recycling facilities published today, the European Commission has added three new yards.
The Commission has finalised its scoping assessment to identify the priority list of waste streams for the development of further EU-wide end-of-waste criteria, as announced in the Circular Economy Action plan.
Today, the European Commission has published twelve delegated acts ending a broad range of existing exemptions for the use of mercury in lamps, as mercury-free alternatives are widely available.
The Commission published the Call for Evidence for a revision of the Waste Framework Directive (WFD).
European Green Deal: Commission adopts new proposals to stop deforestation, innovate sustainable waste management and make soils healthy for people, nature and climate
Today, the Commission adopted three new initiatives that are necessary for making the European Green Deal a reality.
Question and Answers: Revised waste shipment rules
Annual waste generation from all economic activities in the EU amounts to 2.5 billion tonnes, or 5 tonnes per capita a year, and each citizen produces on average nearly half a tonne of municipal waste.