Conference on Circular Economy in Tallinn on 2 March 2016

On 2 March 2016, the Estonian Waste Management Association is organising the Conference on Circular Economy in Tallin, Estonia.



FEAD Press Release: FEAD welcomes the new Circular Economy Package

The full press release is available here

FEAD today welcomed the publication of the European Commission’s new Circular Economy package and is pleased that the Commission has done so before the end of 2015 as promised.

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FEAD opinion pieces on Circular Economy

FEAD President David Palmer-Jones published a series of opinion pieces in view of the new legislative proposal on Circular Economy.

1st opinion piece: Pull measures are crucial for a circular economy

2nd opinion piece: Investment is the key to creating a more circular economy

3rd opinion piece: A circular economy needs resilient markets for secondary raw materials

4th opinion piece: Free and fair competition is essential for a circular economy

Other News

Global Organic Resources Congress

GORC is taking place in Dublin, Ireland. It will bring together stakeholders to discuss the latest commercial and technical developments, challenges and future circular bioeconomy opportunities in the biological treatment of organic resources and the sustainable use of its products.

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Energy from Waste 2016


Hear from top speakers as they explore the implications of the Circular Economy package, the effects of global market changes, interaction of trade and waste flows, and the outlook for waste to energy.

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Save the Planet 2016 highlights new Circular Economy approach in South East Europe

Running from 5 to 7 April 2016 in the Bulgarian capital Sofia, "Save the Planet" is a timely reply to the present environmental challenges and a flagship event in South East Europe. It is organised by Via Expo. The focus of the 7th edition is the ‘circular economy’ approach in tune with new global trends.

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IFAT 2016

From 30 May to 3 June 2016, Messe München International organises IFAT 2016, the world’s leading trade fair for water, sewage, waste and raw materials management. The fair will showcase practical solutions and professional services in the field of waste and environmental management.

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FEAD, the European Federation of Waste Management and Environmental Services, represents the European waste management industry. FEAD’s members are national waste management associations covering 18 EU Member States, Serbia and Norway. They have an approximate 60% share in the household waste market and handle more than 75% of industrial and commercial waste in Europe. Their combined annual turnover is approximately € 75 billion.

FEAD represents about 3,000 companies with activities in all forms of waste management. These companies employ over 320,000 people who operate around 2,400 recycling and sorting centres, 1,100 composting sites, 260 waste-to-energy plants and 900 controlled landfills. They play an important role in the determination of the best environmental option for waste management problems.

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Further publications:

FEAD Strategy for 2014-2020: "Driving the Circular Economy"

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The Vital Role of the Private Sector in European Waste and Resource Management (2014)

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Public Private Partnership Case Examples (2012)

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Special brochure published on the occasion of FEAD's 30th anniversary

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