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#CircularEconomy – ‘The linear growth model of take, make, use, discard has reached its limits’

#CircularEconomy – ‘The linear growth model of take, make, use, discard has reached its limits’

| March 12, 2020

On 11 March, the European Commission adopted a new Circular Economy Action Plan – one of the main building blocks of the European Green Deal, Europe’s new agenda for sustainable growth. With measures along the entire life cycle of products, the new Action Plan aims to make our economy fit for a green future, strengthen our competitiveness […]

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How to reduce #PlasticWaste – EU strategy explained

How to reduce #PlasticWaste – EU strategy explained

| February 28, 2020

The EU wants to reduce plastic waste. Discover its strategy from increasing recycling to introducing bans on certain micro-plastics and single-use plastics. Cheap and durable plastics are widely used, but their soaring popularity has been accompanied by growing amounts of plastic waste and marine litter, which affects the environment and people’s health. Every year about […]

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Europe’s one trillion euro #ClimateFinancePlan

Europe’s one trillion euro #ClimateFinancePlan

| January 16, 2020

© Shutterstock.com/Franco Lucato  Find out how Europe wants to fund projects to tackle climate change and support regions that are most affected by the transition to a green economy. Just over a month after the presentation of the European Green Deal, the European Commission presented a detailed proposal on how to finance it. The European Green […]

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A European fund to support #CircularBioeconomy

A European fund to support #CircularBioeconomy

| December 2, 2019

The European Commission and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have announced the completion of the public procurement process for the selection of an investment advisor to set up and manage the European Circular Bioeconomy Fund (ECBF). The selected investment advisor is ECBF Management GmbH and Hauck & Aufhäuser Fund Services S.A. will act as the Alternative […]

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Waste-to-energy is at home in #CircularEconomy – #CEWEP Presents #SustainabilityRoadMap2035

Waste-to-energy is at home in #CircularEconomy – #CEWEP Presents #SustainabilityRoadMap2035

| September 26, 2019

On 24 September, CEWEP, representing the operators of European Waste-to-Energy plants launched the first ever Waste-to-Energy Sustainability Road Map. The new document, presented in front of more than 100 European policymakers, stakeholders and industry representatives in Brussels details the sector’s vision to 2035 showing how the Waste-to-Energy sector provides essential services to the society. “We […]

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#JunckerPlan supports €50 million EIB loan for #CircularEconomy business in the Netherlands

#JunckerPlan supports €50 million EIB loan for #CircularEconomy business in the Netherlands

| July 31, 2019

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending Dutch company Boels Rental €50 million to acquire new vehicles, machinery and related equipment for its rental and leasing activities. The loan is guaranteed by the Juncker Plan’s European Fund for Strategic Investments, which allows the EIB Group to invest in more and often higher risk operations. Through […]

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#CircularEconomy – Time to unleash power of consumers, urges #EESC

#CircularEconomy – Time to unleash power of consumers, urges #EESC

| July 25, 2019

So far, actions to boost the development of a circular economy in Europe have centred on production, getting industries to introduce circular business models and bring circular options to the market. Now conditions are ripe for getting consumers involved, and empowering them to make sustainable purchasing choices in their daily lives, says an EESC report […]

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