Open Markets for recovery: a prerequisite for the transition to a circular economy?
FEAD organises an event on "Open Markets for recovery: a prerequisite for the transition to a circular economy?" on 15 May 2018, 3-4:30pm, in Munich ! FEAD participates to the IFAT Fair in Munich, Germany. The event will take place in the "Forum", Hall B4, MESSE, Munich. Peter Wessman from DG Environment at the European Commission and Clarissa Morawksi from Reloop have already confirmed their participation.
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For more information on the IFAT Fair, please visit their website.
The “Plastics Strategy: Challenges and opportunities of recycling” event, was held on 27 February, 16.00 – 19.00, in Brussels! This event was organised as a EURACTIV Forum event supported by FEAD.
FEAD Vice-President Cesare Spreafico highlighted the challenges and opportunities of recycling: his speech is available here.
The photos from the event can be found here.
Commission’s proposals on VAT is an excellent supportive measure to realise circular economy’s goals and benefits
FEAD members consider the VAT rates as a useful instrument to pursue EU’s political, economic and environmental objectives, therefore the private waste and resource management industry welcomes the newly proposed rules by the European Commission to give Member States more flexibility to set Value Added Tax (VAT).
Whereas the European Commission is continuing to explore several routes to boost the demand of recyclates, FEAD strongly believes that fiscal incentives to this regard should also be considered, such as lower or zero VAT rates on products with recycled content.
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FEAD members welcome the publication of the Plastics Strategy as a step forward for designing a new vision for plastics as part of the transition to a circular economy.
FEAD members welcome the accelerated work on the interface aspects between chemicals, waste and product policies which will contribute to creating confidence in recycled plastics by manufacturers who need quality and supply certainty.
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FEAD calls for EU-wide mandatory GPP criteria for plastic products
FEAD members welcome the non-legislative Public Procurement Package : “Increasing the impact of public investment through efficient and professional procurement” and support the Commission’s continued efforts to ensure that the public procurement rules are properly implemented across the internal market. FEAD believes that public procurement, and in particular GPP–green public procurement, is one of the tools that can contribute to the transition from a linear to a circular economy.
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Opening the EU market to organic fertilisers: a step further in the right direction of a circular economy
On 24 October, the European Parliament adopted its final position on the CE marked fertilising products Regulation. FEAD welcomes the decision of the European Parliament to maintain the limit value for lead as proposed by the European Commission (120 mg/kg dry matter). Our members consider that the opening of the EU market to organic fertilisers is a further step in a transition to a circular economy.
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Ambitious push measures need to be accompanied by pull measures
In view of the upcoming trilogue meeting on the Circular Economy Package on 25 October, FEAD members call on the EU institutions to maintain the ambitious legally binding targets for recycling and landfill diversion, which are a central part of the revised package. To balance the push with pull measures, the right framework conditions along with economic instruments need to be put in place. A stronger demand for recycled materials resulting in resilient markets needs to be created, in other words, the circle needs to be closed.
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