“Plastics need to be given a value”
13.09.2018 The European Parliament has approved a resolution on the implementation of the EU Plastics Strategy with the aim of increasing the recycling rate in the EU.
VDMA: Good progress on the circular economy
10.07.2018 Europe’s Ministers of the Environment have confirmed their goal of creating a waste-free economy in Europe. The mechanical engineering industry plays a key role in this undertaking.
VDMA: Ecodesign has a future
08.06.2018 For more than ten years, the Ecodesign Directive has ensured uniform environmental standards for products in Europe. MEPs have now agreed to stick to this instrument.
New EU legislation on waste not an example of better legislation
18.04.2018 The standard has been raised for the waste industry across Europe with the legislation package definitively adopted on 18 April 2018.
EU emissions trading reform: the right direction
08.02.2018 The European Parliament has approved the planned reform of emissions trading in Europe. VDMA considers that a stable allowance price is in the economy’s best interests.
EU plastics strategy requires investment in recycling technology
16.01.2018 The EU hopes to reduce or entirely do away with plastic waste in Europe. In view of VDMA, this initiative can indeed help leverage existing potentials.
European Commission plans new rules on the recycling of products
27.01.2017 VDMA welcomes the proposal on ensuring that functional equipment is not turned into electronic waste prematurely.
Mobile machines – EU agrees on more stringent emissions limits
10.05.2016 Stricter limits on exhaust gases will apply in Europe in future for mobile machines, such as combine harvesters, excavators and cranes. The European Parliament’s Environment Committee recently approved an emissions regulation in this field.
VDMA: Paris Climate Agreement must be implemented reliably
04.03.2016 The German mechanical engineering industry believes the European Union must play a leading role in the implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement. The European Commission announced on 2 March that no adjustment to the EU’s 2030 climate targets was required in its view.
VDMA: the mechanical engineering industry supports ambitious EU circular economy package
10.12.2015 The German mechanical engineering industry supports the European Commission’s objective of creating a waste-free economy in Europe. The circular economy package, unveiled by the European Commission on 2 December in Brussels, is a major step in this direction in VDMA’s view.