Packaging waste recycling project is launched near Kiev

Ukrainian Packaging Association launched a pilot post-consumer packaging waste collection project in the city of Vyshhorod, 20 km from the capital Kiev. Nearly 100 waste containers are placed in the city to be used by its inhabitants. The separately collected packaging waste - paper, glass, cartons, plastic and metal - is transported then to the…

EAEU limits hazardous substances in electronics

March 1, 2018, the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) will introduce Technical Regulation (TR EEU 037/2016) “On limiting of hazardous substances in electronics and radio electronics”. The regulation is in line with EU Directive 2011/65/EU (recast). The substance restrictions are the same six as EU RoHS with the same concentration limits. EAEU has also made a…

EU communication on waste-to-energy in the circular economy

EU commission has issued a communication „The role of waste-to-energy in the circular economy“, which includes several important positions regarding the waste incineration. 1. Member States with low or non-existent dedicated incineration capacity and high reliance on landfill

Beverage deposit Lithuania: new fees from Jan 1, 2017

Lithuanian beverage packaging deposit operator "USAD" has introduced new industry fees for producers and importers of beverages under the deposit legislation. For each packaging sold to the market, following fees are applicable from Jan 1, 2017.

EU: 46% of municipal waste was recycled or composted in 2015

According to EUROSTAT data, 29% of EU municipal was recycled and another 28% landfilled, 26% incinerated and 17% composted. The share of municipal waste recycled or composted in the EU has steadily increased over the time period, from 17% in 1995 to 46% in 2015.

EPR in Russia: recycling targets for producers and importers approved

Russian government has approved an order, which introduce recycling targets for producers and importers of certain goods. Following recycling targets must be met by producers and importers of goods including packaging: