February 20, 2023

Mixed waste sorting not circular economy “silver bullet”

Circular – 20 February 2023 – The European Waste Management Association FEAD has criticised Reloop and Zero Waste Europe’s (ZWE) recent study which says that mixed waste sorting (MWS) is key to the EU’s (European Union) Circular Economy Objectives, calling it a “dangerous message”. In response to the study, FEAD says it believes there are more cost-efficient alternative measures than MWS. It continues that there are currently ongoing investments being made by the industry that should be prioritised and MWS systems are not a “silver bullet” solution to achieving circular economy objectives. Instead, the Association is calling for source separation to be improved and increased, calling it the most efficient and effective way to ensure quality recycling.

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