Major Cities sign European Circular Cities Declaration and invite peers to join them

1 October 2020

Major European cities including Tirana (Albania); Ghent, Leuven and Mechelen (Belgium); Prague (Czechia); Copenhagen, Høje-Taastrup and Roskilde (Denmark); Helsinki, Lappeenranta, Oulu, Tampere and Turku (Finland); Grenoble (France); Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany); Budapest (Hungary); Florence and Prato (Italy); Wiltz (Luxembourg); Guimarães (Portugal); Bergen and Oslo (Norway); Ljubljana and Maribor (Slovenia); Seville (Spa...

European recycling industry welcomes EU climate plans

22 September 2020

In her recent State of the Union address, EU president Ursula von der Leyen called for a "European renovation wave" that would make the EU a "leader in the circular economy". To that end, 37% of NextGenerationEU funding will be spent on Green Deal objectives; 30% of that funding will be raised through green bonds. Von der Leyen further noted that the European Commission will propose an emission reduction target of 55% by 2030, having previousl...

Join the 'Plastic, construction and bio-waste - too valuable to waste' session at Mannheim2020

2 September 2020

Cities around Europe are piloting and implementing solutions to become more circular. Plastic, construction and bio-waste are three of the waste streams cities are seeking to reduce or reuse due to their environmental impact and socio-economic value. Which levers do cities have to effectively close these materials loops?

This will be the focus of the session Plastic, construction and bio-waste - too valuable to waste at the 9th Europea...

PlastiCircle improves the quality of recycled plastic

17 July 2020

Cities that have used the PlastiCircle approach to manage plastic waste have not only recycled more, but also better. In the Spanish city of Valencia, the first one to implement the pilot in 2019, the recycled plastic sorted by neighbours in the pilot phase was of superior quality than regular material.

In the first half of the project, PlastiCircle achieved its main objective of increasing efficiency and recovery in the sorting stage ...