News from Europe and the waste sector

Dutch WtE plants cooperate with German counterparts

In January the Waste-to-Energy (WtE) section of the Dutch Waste Management Association (DWMA) signed a cooperation agreement with the German association ITAD (Interessengemeinschaft der Thermischen Abfallbehandlungsanlagen in Deutschland e. V).

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MEPs positive about European plans

The European Union is working on plans to stimulate the circular economy and the European Parliament will debate the Commission’s Circular Economy Package early in 2017. ‘The proposals are ambitious but realistic,’ seems to be the opinion in Brussels.

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Improving the position of organic matter in the fertiliser legislation

Twenty-nine organisations call upon the Dutch parliament to use the 6th Nitrate Directive Action Programme to improve the position of organic matter in the Dutch fertiliser legislation. Organic matter is vital for soil fertility and biodiversity as well as important in meeting climate objectives...

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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 that waste companies and governments are busily innovating and investing in the circular economy. Active cooperation is needed to implement the ambitious...

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BREF revision criticised

The EU’s Reference Document on Best Available Techniques (BREF) for Waste Incineration is under revision. Stakeholders involved in the process are increasingly concerned amid uncertainties about how the emissions standards will be set.

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