MBT is not organic recycling

In the drive to create a European circular economy, allowing the organic output from MBT facilities to count as recycling would be a big mistake....

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Urban mining for sand and gravel

You would think sand and gravel are in abundant supply, but in fact we are heading for a global scarcity. The United Nations Environment Programme is...

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Are the new European waste targets and measurement methodology realistic?

In mid-March the European Parliament will vote on the new Waste Framework Directive. The main points of contention are whether the proposed target...

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Innovation and investment in the European circular economy

EuroDay 2016, an initiative by the DWMA and the Belgian Go4Circle, showcased several good examples of the circular economy. The conference showed...

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Clarity on recycling statistics

Recycling statistics are often confusing. They are hard to compare and tend to reflect amounts collected rather than actual recycling rates. The...

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