European recyclers demand recycled content targets as EU Commission seeks to keep recycling exports in Europe

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.

Find your EU funding programme for the environment

The guidance document recently published by the European Commission provides a detailed description of those 2021–2027 MFF funding programmes and instruments that could support projects that directly or indirectly contribute to the EU’s environmental policies and objectives.

2021 statistics on paper recycling in Europe

The Confederation of the European Paper Industries (CEPI) published its Key Statistics on the performance of the European pulp and paper industry in 2021, including the most important figures on paper recycling.

Safe and sustainable by design chemicals and materials – Framework for the definition of criteria and evaluation procedure for chemicals and materials

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.

New EC consultation on revision of EU Waste Framework Directive

The European Commission is carrying out an impact assessment in preparation for the revision of the Waste Framework Directive.

Russian trade in non-food raw materials – EC JRC study

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.

Revision of the “Waste Shipment Regulation” – Global free, fair & sustainable trade of metal scrap and recovered paper is essential to the EU recycling industry & the success of the EU Green Deal

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.

RMIS Newsletter special edition: focus on the Ukraine – Russia crisis

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.