May 1, 2020

Post-corona green economy: Focus on waste management

Sustainability Dialogue: Green. Circular. Sustainable.

EFIB 2020 – May 2020

European Waste management companies are calling to safeguard new approaches of waste handling outlined in the European Green Deal as part of a post-corona green economy recovery.

After the European Green Deal was first put forward by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in December 2019, the European Parliament has agreed in January to adopt the Deal. In early May, a coalition of three European waste management trade associations have called on the European Commission to ‘safeguard’ the waste management provisions outlined in the Green Deal and its associated Circular Economy Action Plan as part of a post-coronavirus green economic recovery.

In an open letter, FEAD (European Federation of Waste Management and Environmental Services), EuRIC (European Recycling Industries Confederation) and CEWEP (Confederation of European Waste-to-Energy Plants) claim that ‘the post-crisis offers a momentum to make the EU Green Deal a motor of Europe’s economic recovery’.

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