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Furniture manufacturers urged to solve circular economy conundrum

Furniture manufacturers urged to solve circular economy conundrum | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Britain's mattress manufacturers must become advocates of the circular economy by taking the lead on producer responsibility schemes which could significantly reduce the sector's vast waste-to-landfill rates. - edie news centre
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'Ahead of the curve': Why M&S wants to collaborate to innovate on sustainable packaging

'Ahead of the curve': Why M&S wants to collaborate to innovate on sustainable packaging | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
EXCLUSIVE: Marks & Spencer (M&S) wants to be 'ahead of the curve' when it comes to applying circular economy principles to plastic packaging and therefore developing more sustainable, collaborative supply chains within the retail industry. - edie news centre
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Water industry: Light criteria on endocrine disruptors benefit polluters

Water industry: Light criteria on endocrine disruptors benefit polluters | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
A less strict approach on defining endocrine disruptors will help industries producing such substances “pollute and not pay”, the association representing Europe's water sector (EurEau) told EurActiv.com.
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EPR - The Race to the Bottom – Solid Waste & Recycling Magazine Blog

EPR - The Race to the Bottom – Solid Waste & Recycling Magazine Blog | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Solid Waste and Recycling Magazine Blog - Commentary on issues related to every aspect of waste management in Canada.
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Find here a good example of how EPR without appropriate rules is endangering recycling and recyclers in BC, Canada.


If Europe were to follow the British Columbia model of EPR it would mean farewell to our prospects of circular economy and efficient use of resources.


Luckily the EU defined EPR (for batteries, packaging, tyres, weee, oils...) and its implementation way before Canada and, despite its imperfections, the system performs notably better than the system in BC.

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