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.
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.
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.
The standard has been raised for the waste industry across Europe with the legislation package definitively adopted on 18 April 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.
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.
VDMA welcomes the proposal on ensuring that functional equipment is not turned into electronic waste prematurely.
Holger Kunze
Holger Kunze
Director European Office
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Hanna Blankemeyer
Hanna Blankemeyer
Energy Technics and Environment
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