February 20, 2023

FEAD blasts Eunomia report on mixed waste sorting – 20 February 2023 – European private waste management trade association FEAD has warned that promoting mixed waste sorting systems prior to thermal treatment as a “silver bullet” to meeting circular economy goals is a “dangerous” message. Brussels-based FEAD represents 19 national waste management federations and 3,000 waste management companies. It hit out at a report published by Eunomia on 16 February, which said that mixed waste sorting is likely to be necessary to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve recycling rates in line with the EU’s circular economy goals. According to FEAD, this message is “dangerous” as it “undermines years of awareness raising and investments made by the sector to implement and ensure the functionality of source separation of municipal waste by our citizens”.

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