Environment

Policy matters

circular economy

Danish initiative looks at chemicals that could prevent recycling of products
14/07/2016
Denmark's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published at the end of March 2016 the results of a study to define a methodology for identifying whether hazardous chemicals in products make it difficult to recycle those products (Kemiske stoffer i forbrugerprodukter, der kan hindre genanvendelse...
Resource efficiency research projects close with joint final conference
31/03/2016
A pair of European Union-backed resource efficiency projects teamed up in February for a joint final conference that set out recommendations on the right combination of policies to create an effective framework for a circular economy. The two projects, DYNAMIX (DYNAmic policy MIXes for absolute...
Steps taken to eliminate barriers to the circular economy
31/03/2016
Two new initiatives, from the European Commission and the Dutch government respectively, aim to eliminate legal barriers that hold up the cross-border trade in raw materials obtained from waste, and illustrate the benefits for the circular economy of cooperation between regulators. This is in line...
Luxembourgish town to pilot circular economy
08/12/2015
The town of Wiltz in northern Luxembourg has been designated a circular economy testbed as part of a government of Luxembourg initiative to promote environmental and economic sustainability. The initiative in Wiltz follows on from the December 2014 publication by the Luxembourg Economy Ministry of...