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  • Packaging Waste

    Untitled Document By now, all EU Member States should have transposed into their national legislation an EU Directive setting ...


  • US and UK authorities clamp down on packaging waste

    With Wal-Mart mandating reductions in packaging, the cost of fuel for freight shipments increasing every day, and everyone realizing that the “other” petroleum product—plastic—should be used more efficiently too, the past year has brought a sudden interest not only in product ingredients, but in how products are packaged. At a very basic level, the more packaging there is on a product, the ...

  • 44% of packaging recycled in Spain

    Fedemco (Spanish federation of manufacturers of wooden crates and their components) has collaborated with Ecoembes (a government-mandated company which finances, coordinates and promotes recycling of waste) on an analysis of the status of waste from containers, packaging and wooden pallets in Spain in 2005 with regard to the goals included in the 2004/12/CE Directive. This specified a minimum ...


  • PROKON chooses The Switch Drive™ direct drive generator and full-power converter package

    In a move to gain independence in manufacturing wind turbines, Germany-based PROKON selected The Switch as its partner for its key permanent magnet generators (PMG) and full-power converters. This marks a significant start to cooperation for both companies. For The Switch, this is the second contract with a German customer for a direct drive PMG in the power range of 3 MW. For PROKON, this opens ...


  • UK paper packaging waste recovery levels smash targets, rising to 84%

    Data released from the National Packaging Waste Database (NPWD) shows that the UK paper packaging recycling industry has smashed its targets within the Packaging Waste Regulations.If the 2007 NPWD recovery levels for paper packaging waste are maintained into 2008 then the UK will achieve a recovery rate for UK paper packaging waste of 78% against an EU Directive target of 60%. In terms of UK ...

  • WRAP reviews de-packaging equipment

    The Waste and Resources Action Programme has reviewed de-packaging equipment for food waste in order to encourage more efficient food waste reprocessing. WRAP commissioned SLR Consulting to review available equipment which segregates packaging from food waste. The Review of Food Waste De-packaging Equipment was published on 4 August. The review provides anaerobic digestion and in-vessel ...

  • March infringements package: main decisions

    In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply properly with their obligations under EU law. These decisions covering many sectors aim at ensuring proper application of EU law for the benefit of citizens and businesses. The Commission has taken today 101 decisions, including 3 reasoned opinions and 9 ...

  • November infringements package: main decisions

    In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply properly with their obligations under EU law. These decisions covering many sectors aim at ensuring proper application of EU law for the benefit of citizens and businesses. The Commission has taken today 199 decisions, including 48 reasoned ...

  • January infringements package: main decisions

    In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply properly with their obligations under EU law. These decisions covering many sectors aim at ensuring proper application of EU law for the benefit of citizens and businesses. The Commission has taken today 171 decisions, ...

  • February infringements package: main decisions

    In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply properly with their obligations under EU law. These decisions covering many sectors aim to ensure proper application of EU law for the benefit of citizens and businesses. The Commission has today taken 121 decisions, including 18 ...

  • ADB unveils aid package for Georgia

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is providing its first-ever public sector loan in the South Caucasus country of Georgia to help rehabilitate water supply, sanitation, waste management and road transport services, and rebuild other infrastructure that may have been damaged in the recent conflict with Russia. ADB’s $40 million, 32-year concessional loan is being extended to Georgia’s Municipal ...


    By Asian Development Bank

  • November infringements package: main decisions

    In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply properly with their obligations under EU law. These decisions covering many sectors aim to ensure proper application of EU law for the benefit of citizens and businesses. The Commission has today taken 248 decisions, including 58 reasoned ...

  • January infringements package: main decisions

    In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply properly with their obligations under EU law. These decisions covering many sectors aim to ensure proper application of EU law for the ...

  • July infringements package: main decisions

    In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply properly with their obligations under EU law. These decisions covering many sectors aim to ensure proper application of EU law for the benefit of citizens and businesses. The Commission has today taken 419 decisions, including 63 reasoned ...

  • September infringements package: main decisions

    In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply properly with their obligations under EU law. These decisions covering many sectors aim at ensuring proper application of EU law for the benefit of citizens and businesses. The Commission has taken today 220 decisions, including 32 reasoned opinions and 6 ...

  • May infringements package: main decisions

    In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply properly with their obligations under EU law. These decisions covering many sectors aim at ensuring proper application of EU law for the benefit of citizens and businesses. The Commission has taken today 143 decisions, including ...

  • Reducing the use of landfill to feature in EU circular package

    Features of the revised circular economy package are due to be unveiled by the Commission in December. Alongside the measures to reduce landfill there will be a push for more energy recovery but slightly less emphasis on recycling. The overall recycling target is likely to be reduced from the 70% rate proposed in last year’s package, partly because this is seen as unrealistic for a number ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Environment: Commission takes ROMANIA to Court over failure to amend packaging waste legislation

    The European Commission is referring Romania to the EU Court of Justice over its failure to enact revised EU legislation on packaging waste into domestic law. The revised Packaging Directive updates rules on packaging and packaging waste, with a ...

  • Position Paper on Circular Economy Package 2016

    Metal Packaging Europe welcomes the revised Circular Economy Package. The Commission’s proposal amending Directive 2008/98/EC on waste (WFD) and Directive 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste (PPWD) are an important step towards an improved European policy framework to encourage the transition towards a circular economy and to ensure sustainable growth. With regard to metal ...

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