Packaging Waste Declining Rapidly in the EU

A new report on the analysis of official EU data on packaging shows that over the past 11 years the amount of packaging waste going to final disposal in EU-15 has fallen by 43%. Higher recycling levels and other forms of packaging waste recovery are largely the reasons says EUROPEN, the European Organisation for Packaging … Read more

EU Moving Towards 'Recycling Society' But Room For Further Progress

The European Commission has published a report on Member States’ performance in the prevention and recycling of waste. This shows that some Member States have made excellent progress, but that we are still some way from achieving the long-term goal of becoming a ‘recycling society’ – one that not only avoids producing waste but also … Read more

Second European Week of Waste Reduction – November 20th-28th, 2010

The second European Week for Waste Reduction runs from 20th to 28th November 2010. The idea of the European Week for Waste Reduction is to raise awareness about the waste reduction strategies of EU and Member States, and to encourage behaviour changes to promote more sustainable consumption and production. Thirty organising authorities across 16 different … Read more

EnviroCom Awards – From Recycled Clothes Hangers to Captain Energy Superheroes

Ten organisations which have taken effective steps towards protecting the environment, such as a dry cleaner only using 100% recycled hangers and an international retailer rolling out an environmentally-conscious cartoon superhero, were recognised at the recent annual EnviroCom Awards in Dublin. Hosted by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Development Board, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council and … Read more