In line with our objective of achieving a more sustainable environment, we've written a position paper that helps provide insight into how to achieve this by using different types of bioplastics.

FEAD has shed some clarity on how to make a clear distinction between bio-based, biodegradable and compostable plastics, recognising that some bio-based plastics are not compostable, and some compostable plastics are not bio-based.

To learn more, consult our position paper.

FEAD welcomes the ambitious new Circular Economy Action Plan put forward by the European Commission for a cleaner and more competitive Europe. It will be an essential component in the fight against climate change and protecting the environment.

For further information, please consult our section on press releases. 

FEAD welcomes the ambition of the EU Green Deal.

By positioning itself as a key partner in the EU public debate, FEAD highlights the role of private waste management companies to enable the Circular Economy.

Creating conditions for robust recycling markets, based on a strong demand for recyclates, recognising avoided CO2 emissions in the entire waste management chain, guaranteeing environmentally sound waste treatment rules, are all essential components for the success of the EU Green Deal.

Please consult our paper here.

Waste management and recycling activities, as Services of General Economic Interest (SGEI), need to be clearly recognised as “essential public services” in each Member State. Allowing for priority measures, such as benefitting from protection equipment and materials, and adapting to crisis mode, under the supervision of national public authorities.

For more, please consult our press release page. 

By recognising the interest to closely monitor its development and potential, FEAD addresses three key areas pivotal to the ongoing discussions on chemical recycling at the European level.

A need to conduct independent assessments of chemical recycling’s CO2 footprint and costs compared to mechanical recycling as well as the classification of chemical recycling installation plants as waste treatment plants represent key elements that need to be taken in account in discussions at the EU level.

 Please consult our position paper here.