13th International Conference on the Recycling & Recovery of Plastics
The next edition of IdentiPlast, PlasticsEurope international conference on the recycling and recovery of plastics, will take place at the MuseumsQuartier in Vienna on 22-23 February 2017, with Circular Economy being the guiding theme.
The programme of the event is taking shape, featuring lively debates and contributions from:
- Environment ministries/agencies
- European Commission
- Municipal authorities
- International plastics organisations
- Plastics manufacturing industry
- Recycling and recovery organisations
- Value chain and application sectors (automotive, packaging, electronics)
If you want to learn more about the emerging trends in plastics recycling and recovery and meet with various stakeholders in this field, REGISTER to IdentiPlast 2017.
The German Environment Agency (UBA) is pleased to announce the new publication “The Use of Natural Resources - Report for Germany 2016”. With this report UBA sheds light upon the current situation regarding resource use in Germany. The first UBA resources report focuses on renewable and non-renewable raw materials. The themes covered range from raw material extraction and trade to the use of raw materials in the German economic system and raw material consumption. Other resources, such as water, land or flow resources, are the focus of a separate chapter. In order to provide a comprehensive picture, the report includes an in-depth account of aspects such as dependency on direct and indirect imports, thereby also addressing implications for supply security.
On 7 November 2016 the Irish EPA has launched its sixth State of the Environment Report. The Report, produced every four years, provides an overview of the condition of Irish waters, air and natural resources and the impact of the main economic sectors on the environment.
The 5th European Environmental Evaluators Network Forum (2016 EEEN Forum) focusing on “Evaluation for better regulation in environment and climate policies – Lessons from research and practice” will take place from 15-16 September 2016 at the European Environment Agency in Copenhagen. Practitioners and users of environmental evaluation, such as evaluators in consultancies, academics, European and national policy-makers, are invited to participate in the forum. The deadline for submitting expressions of interest to participate is 31 May 2016. More information on the forum, on ways to participate and on how to submit an expression of interest can be found on the forum’s website.
PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency has published a study on Sustainable Development Goals in the Nederland: building blocks for environmental policy for 2030. The report analyses the implications of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development for environmental policy in the Netherlands. More information and the link to the report can be found here.
The EPA Network is an informal grouping bringing together the heads and directors of environment protection agencies and similar bodies across Europe. The Network exchanges views and experiences on issues of common interest to organisations involved in the practical day-to-day implementation of environmental policy.