September 17, 2020

Call to stimulate recycling markets following EU President’s State of the Union Address

REB Market Intelligence news – 17 September 2020

European recycling and waste trade association have welcomed EU President Ursula von der Leyen’s State of the Union address, but called for more to stimulate the market in recyclable materials. […]

FEAD President Peter Kurth added: “Our members, the private waste management companies, are ready to take up the challenge. Their contribution is essential to achieve the circular economy and fight climate change.

“Now we need concrete actions from the European legislator to ensure a very much needed shock on demand for recyclates: mandatory recycled content rules in certain key products, while keeping positive waste export rules to allow the offer in recyclates to meet the demand where it is, ensuring proper functioning of secondary raw materials markets.

“The EU recovery plan will be determinant to support and boost investments in selective collection and recycling.”

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