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Following intensive efforts by the VDMA, the EU Commission has extended the deadline for so-called transitional engines.
The web meetings will take place on 03. and 06. July 2020.
Study by the European Environment Agency (EEA) on "Resource efficiency and the circular economy in Europe 2019 - even more from less; An overview of the policies, approaches and targets of 32 European countries".
Today, the Federal Cabinet, at the suggestion of Federal Environment Minister Svenja Schulze, launched the draft bill to amend the Recycling Management Act. The federal government wants to use it to improve waste avoidance and increase recycling.
BMU begins an evaluation process of the Ordinance on Commercial Waste (GewAbfV)
The goal is to ensure by 2025 that 10 million tonnes of recycled plastics are used in new products.
The Council of the European Union has formally adopted the so-called Directive on Disposable Plastics.
After some discussions, the Federation Working Group on Waste (LAGA) has published the revised implementation notes for the Ordinance on Commercial Waste (M 34).
The EU is doing it, Germany is doing it: it is developing a political agenda for the Circular Economy. While the Commission has now divided the topic into 5 topics, Germany is working mainly on the recycling quotas.
The five-point plan focuses on consumer goods made of plastics.
The Ministry of the Environment is working on the third version of the Resource Efficiency Programme.
Plastics in seas, rivers and landfills, continuously increasing quantities of plastics and unsatisfactory recycling rates of about 30 percent in Europe, 25 percent in China and only about 9 percent in the USA. The material that has made life easier since the 1950s has fallen into disrepute.
With the retirement of Helge Wendenburg, the head of the department for "Water Management, Resource Conservation" has to be replaced.
The 27 lines of the coalition agreement are dedicated to recycling management - a concrete catchword is waste wood recycling.
After the general election, there will be new rapporteurs from the factions for circular economy.
The technical requirements for machinery and equipment for the US market differ from European requirements in some areas.
Stephanie Schink
Stephanie Schink
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