European recyclers are urging EU decisionmakers to introduce mandatory targets for recycled materials in new products as proposed EU waste shipment rules seek to excessively limit exports of almost 27 million tons of recycled materials outside Europe.
Within the European Green Deal, the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability (CSS) identified a number of actions to reduce negative impacts on human health and the environment associated with chemicals, materials, products and services commercialised or introduced onto the EU market.
The European Commission is carrying out an impact assessment in preparation for the revision of the Waste Framework Directive.
The country fiche prepared by the European Commission’s Joint Research Center provides a data-based overview of Russia’s trade in non-food raw materials, with an emphasis on country’s trade relations with the EU in the context of the Ukraine crisis.
According to the European Recycling Industries’ Confederation (EuRIC), the European Commission’s proposal to revise the Waste Shipment Regulation (WSR) requires substantial improvements to deliver on its key objectives, namely combat illegal shipments while boosting circular value chains.
The special edition of the European Commission’s Raw Materials Information System (RMIS) newsletter provides key information related to Ukraine’s, Russia’s and Belarus’ raw materials production and trade, as well as insights on the effects of the ongoing crisis on Europe’s security of supply.