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New Circular Economy package set for 2 December

A senior member of the European Commission team framing the new circular economy (CE) package has indicated that there will be a focus on the separate collection of materials.

Kestutis Sadauskas, director for green economy at Brussels, pictured, gave the keynote address on the second day of the Scottish Resources Conference in Glasgow.

He told delegates that an emphasis on separate collections was needed to improve the strength of the secondary materials markets by increasing the quality of paper, plastic, glass and metal.

Sadauskas said the Commission had set 2 December for the release of the new CE package, the first time a specific date has been announced.

He also said that many responses to the recent EU-wide consultation called for legislation on food waste, even though this was not an original focus.

Small WEEE and packaging were highlighted as two problem materials, he added.

The new set of proposals follow a decision in Brussels in late 2014 to replace an original package with “more ambitious” revisions.


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  • emphasis on separate collections to improve quality eh, fine words with no basis for action, some scottish councils are still shipping commingled recyclates to ireland to be hand sorted arnt they ??
    Do as i say and not as i do !!

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