Monthly Archives for December 2014

18 Dec 14

Circular Economy – A More Ambitious Plan

Circular Economy – New, More Ambitious Plans to be Drafted in 2015 European Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans has confirmed that the policy proposals around waste drawn up by the previous Commission will be scrapped, but that a ‘more ambitious’ … Continued

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15 Dec 14

The Circular Economy, ‘Anti-Competitive’

Circular Economy Would Inhibit Competitiveness     Concern is growing that an ambitious package to galvanise the circular economy in Europe could be blocked after leading businesses say the moves would inhibit competitiveness. The European Commission is set to discuss the proposed measures on … Continued

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12 Dec 14

Circular Economy Package Axed

‘Dismay’ at EC Plans to Axe Circular Economy Package Members of the waste and resources industry, the manufacturing industry and environment groups have issued a joint statement today (11 December) expressing ‘dismay’ at the European Commission’s (EC) reported plans to … Continued

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11 Dec 14

Extax Circular Economy Fiscal Reforms

Extax – A New Era & A New Plan – Fiscal Reforms for an Inclusive Circular Economy Extax – Transition Required In the European Union, awareness has grown that a transition is needed to an inclusive and circular economy, providing full employment … Continued

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10 Dec 14

SAP Cloud for Customer

SAP Cloud for Customer SAP has launched the next generation of CRM tools, focusing on a range of functional areas to enhance the customer engagement experience. The suite is available to target a range of business activities, from sales, marketing, … Continued

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WEEE Collection Projects

Councils Offered £700,000 for WEEE Collection Projects     Local authorities are being offered £700,000 in funding for projects to increase the collection of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) under the latest phase of the Distributor Takeback Scheme (DTS). … Continued

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9 Dec 14

Remanufacturing Report

Remanufacturing – ASPRG Report Calls on Government to Support The Government must do more to ‘lift the regulatory burden’ on the remanufacturing sector, a report published by an independent committee concluded December 8th. The conclusions were drawn by the All-Party Parliamentary … Continued

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8 Dec 14

Local Authorities in the Circular Economy

How Can Local Authorities Help Manage The Circular Economy?   Local authorities are key to pushing forward the circular economy and changing the way we see waste. But so often a lack of knowledge, piecemeal recycling and reuse programmes, and … Continued

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4 Dec 14

Landfill Tax Ruling

Landfill Tax “Grace Period” In Chancellors Autumn Statement Waste industry members have welcomed the government’s latest stance on landfill tax, announced in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement yesterday (December 3). Under new proposals, a 12-month ‘grace period’ raising the loss on … Continued

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