The WEEE Forum is turning 20 this year and so is the world’s first supranational Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) legislation regarding electrical and electronic waste – EU Directive 2002/96/EC. Many reasons to celebrate, but also to reflect on the past and ponder the future. What lessons have we learnt in the past two decades? How can we improve the design of EPR legislation? How can legislation set us on a sustainable course and make the economy more circular, more resilient, more self-reliant? How can we collectively address the worldwide societal challenge of e-waste? The WEEE Forum is thus inviting you to join them on 7 December 2022 in Brussels to celebrate, discuss and meet your peers from all over the world! Find all the necessary information (programme, speakers and more) and get your ticket on www.weeeforumconference.com
To celebrate the 2 billion lamps collected by its members, EucoLight is organising a webinar to share facts related to this achievement. The webinar will also provide gain insights to the current situation of the WEEE Directive and EPR; the importance of Producer Responsibility Organisations; the future of recycling in Europe.
The audience will hear testimony from compliance schemes, contributions of producers to circular economy, the views of DG Environment, and perspective on Circular economy by a Member of the European Parliament, Ms Simona Bonafè.
The recording of the webinar “La Gestione Dei Rifiuti nell’Emergenza COVID19” organised by EPR Club member AICA and ERICA is available online. In it, EPR Club member ACR+ presented the work conducted regarding the adaptation of municipal waste systems to the situation.
Close the Glass Loop, the Circular Economy Platform for Glass Packaging brings together the different parts of the glass collection and recycling value chain to establish a programme for more bottle-to-bottle recycling. It aims to increase the quantity and quality of available recycled glass. Partners currently include ACR+, FEVE, FEVER, EXPRA, and individual EPR schemes such as EPR Club members DSD and CITEO.
EPR Club member the Catalan Waste Agency is getting ready to host and co-organise the Circular Economy Hotspot Catalonia 2020, one of the biggest yearly European events on the circular economy. It will take place in Barcelona between 16 and 19 November 2019. This year’s themes go from circular design, to inclusive circularity, to bioeconomy, and closing the loops of materials, components and products.
On 11 February 2020, EPR Club member Bruxelles Environnement presented its vision and ambitions for 2023, in link with climate objectives, during a one-day event entitled “Zero Waste Fast Forward”.
EPR Club member Rudologia partnered with Régions de France to publish a ” Booklet on Waste Planning and Circular Economy: Regional Issues, Innovative Actions and Experiments.
This event will showcase the work now being undertaken by Member States to tackle the issue of non-compliant online sales and their impact on EPR schemes. It will help create a roadmap for driving compliance within online marketplaces.
With more than 400 EPR programs operating worldwide for nearly 20 types of products, the International Forum will forge strong relationships between product stewardship professionals around the globe from government, industry, nonprofits, academia, and other sectors.
Powered by recycling companies and national federations, EuRICS’s Annual Conference will play host to high-level EU policymakers and influential industry leaders who will debate key regulatory and economic aspects for the recycling sector.