Valencia pilot closes with high registration numbers and savings in the waste logistics

14 February 2020

The district of Sant Marcel·lí, in Valencia (Spain), has wrapped up the PlastiCircle pilot with a set of positive outcomes and results. A total of 1,462 citizens registered to take part in the pilot, that is 554 families were involved in the PlastiCircle activities. The most intense registration period was the pre-pilot and the first month of the pilot. Street informers played a big role in engaging people to join, by offering th...

PlastiCircle partners meet in Torino

11 February 2020

Representatives from the 20 European organisations involved in PlastiCircle met in Torino to share the progress and developments of the project and discuss the next steps. One of the hot topics were the pilots taking place in three cities: Valencia (Spain), Utrecht (the Netherlands) and Alba Iulia (Romania). The pilot in Valencia, which finished in October, was considered a success: over 550 families registered to take part in it. Participants...

Apply for the Raw Materials and Circular Societies Prize!

29 January 2020

Are you implementing new business models fostering repairing, reuse and sharing? Then, the Raw Materials anc Circular Societies Prize might be of interest to you. This call is specifically focused on ideas supporting the efficient implementation of the Circular Economy in Europe focused on the topics of repair, reuse, sharing economy/sharing platforms, and circular products. The deadline to submit the applications is next 31 May.

The c...

European Green Deal: ‘Plastic packaging in EU reusable or recyclable by 2030’

12 December 2019

All plastic packaging products in European Union markets are to be reusable or recyclable by 2030, according to the text of the EU Green Deal unveiled yesterday by the European Commission.

Unveiled in Brussels by European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen, the European Green Deal sets the tone for a new growth strategy in the European Union, the central tenets of which are resource efficiency, the competitiveness of the bloc an...