“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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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VDMA : mechanical engineering industry calls for seamless European circular economy

02.12.2015 The German mechanical engineering industry supports an ambitious package for more recycling in Europe but warns against one-sided regulation for some industries.

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UN climate change conference - mechanical engineering sector is part of the solution

18.11.2015 The German mechanical engineering sector will also look to Paris from 30 November onwards. Representatives from 195 countries will meet for the two-week UN Climate Change Conference to discuss a follow-up agreement to the Kyoto Protocol.

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Circular economy: VDMA and EU discuss role of mechanical engineering industry

22.10.2015 The European circular economy does not just concern recycling but also production which is a key element in the mechanical engineering industry.

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Holger Kunze

Director European Office

Phone: 

+32 2 7068213


Fax: 


holger.kunze@vdma.org

Hanna Blankemeyer

Energy Technics and Environment

Phone: 

+32 2 7068217


Fax: 

+32 2 7068210


hanna.blankemeyer@vdma.org