FEAD letter to the European Commission on need for binding EU targets and pull measures

On 21 October, FEAD contacted the Commissioners and the Secretariat General of the European Commission in view of the upcoming Circular Economy Package stressing that binding targets at EU-level and pull measures should be key elements of the Package.

FEAD letter

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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 which is currently being developed by the European Commission.

You can read the opinion pieces here:

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

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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.

For more information about FEAD, please view our brochure:

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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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