9 February 2021 was a big day for the environment. Members of the European Parliament had the courage to say it as it is: the EU will only achieve a truly sustainable circular economy if we stop overconsuming. They clearly pointed to the key missing piece of the puzzle, calling for the introduction of two binding targets to significantly reduce the EU’s material and consumption footprints by 2030.
Coolproducts – a group of over 20 European NGOs, co-led by ECOS and the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) - welcomes the rescaled energy labels on home appliances and TVs but asks the EU to ramp up ambition to unlock game-changing savings.
12 environmental NGOs and representatives of waste treatment operators call for setting new European legal requirements to improve e-waste treatment, collection, logistics and preparation for reuse inspired from the existing European CENELEC standards.
To meet EU and global climate targets, decarbonisation of the steel industry is essential: the sector produces 200 Mt CO₂ per year in the EU1 alone, and is responsible for approximately 5% of global CO₂ emissions, a large portion of which still comes from coal-based production. Circularity, resource efficiency and decarbonisation of production processes are key to reducing these emissions.Download the pdf
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