4 July 2017

Uncertainty among EU countries on waste proposals threatens transition to a circular economy

Ongoing investigation by NGOs exposes divide and doublespeak among EU countries on waste law proposals. In May, an investigation by the EEB, Zero Waste Europe and Friends […]
4 July 2017

Monitoring EU waste law negotiations

The EU waste policy map is a tool designed by EU NGOs and their national members to monitor the ongoing negotiations on waste laws at the […]
30 June 2017

EU report confirms Ecolabel must keep benefiting consumers and the environment

Today the European Commission decided to maintain its EU-wide Ecolabel and ensure more products display it. The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) and the European Environmental Bureau […]
26 June 2017

Energy ministers weaken EU energy savings obligation

Energy ministers in the EU Council today confirmed 30% energy efficiency target, but weakened the key energy saving measure to deliver it. A meeting of EU […]
20 June 2017

EU environment ministers need to show more support for EU waste laws, says the EEB

Despite a disappointing Council position, a number of EU governments still support higher targets for waste management and prevention, a meeting between EU environment ministers revealed […]
14 June 2017

European citizens and businesses to benefit from newly approved energy label

The European Parliament approved today the EU energy label reform for home, professional and commercial appliances – a move that is expected to cut energy use […]
30 May 2017

Measures to extend the lifetime of products should be compulsory not voluntary

EU circular economy policies should aim to extend the lifetime of products, the availability of repair services and spare parts, and improve consumer information and rights. […]
24 January 2017

Foundations laid for green jobs boom as MEPs vote for strong recycling targets

MEPs laid the foundations for a green jobs boom across Europe in the European Parliament’s Environment Committee by voting for high recycling targets, said the European […]
23 January 2017

MEPs must seize opportunity to create over 800 000 jobs across Europe

Over 800,000 new jobs could be created across the EU if MEPs in the European Parliament’s Environment Committee vote for both an ambitious recycling target and […]
12 October 2016

Civil society organisations call for ambitious recycling targets

NGOs, including the European Environmental Bureau (EEB), think tanks and business groups have written to all 28 EU Environment Ministers, calling on them to adopt ambitious […]
13 June 2016

MEP Herbert Reul must get with the times on new EU energy labelling rules

European People’s Party MEP Herbert Reul’s claim that a swift revision of current energy efficiency labels for electronic products will be bad for business is baseless, […]
2 June 2016

EEB reaction to draft waste reports

A suite of new EU laws to turn waste into gold The march towards a circular economy in Europe stepped up a gear today as rules […]