Each year in Europe, the food industry discards millions of tonnes of vegetable residue and legumes. In Italy, scientists are using these leftovers to make bioplastics, an innovative and ecological material.
Published in October 2017, the brochure on Circular Procurement provides an introduction to the European policy framework and practical guidance to those involved in public procurement decisions. The guidance is complemented by good practice experiences from across Europe demonstrating how circular economy principles are being employed in public procurement. Full article…
Berlin, 17 October 2017 – Biodegradable plastics offer innovative solutions to improve recycling quality by facilitating the means for more efficient separate waste collection. This has been confirmed by a recent study jointly released by Corepla, the Italian Consortium for Collecting, Recycling, and Recovering Plastic Packaging, the Italian Composters Consortium (CIC), and Assobioplastiche, the Italian Bioplastic and Biodegradable and Compostable material Association. The study focused on the effects of biodegradable plastics on plastics recycling streams in Italy, where all single-use carrier bags have to be compostable (according to the European standard EN 13432) since 2011. Full article…
The agenda includes items in energy & climate and environment & transport.
Update: the Outcome of the meeting has been published.
Agenda items include a presentation of the priorities of the Estonian Presidency, a preparation of the European Council on 19-20 October 2017, a European Council follow-up and a letter of intent.
Update: the summary record is now available.
The agenda includes items related to energy & climate, environment, digital, and transport policy.