Bulgarian Association of Recycling, CircPro’s Bulgarian partner, hosted on the 18th and 19th of February 2020, in Sofia, a 2-day event that gathered multiple partners and stakeholders. “Good practices and challenges in recycling – WEEE and other materials” roundtable took place during the first day of the fourth partner meeting. The event was attended by more than 100 guests, representatives of recycling companies, environmental experts, representatives of European and Bulgarian institutions. Among them were the Honorary Director of the European Commission and Chairman of the Espoo Convention Bureau – Mr. George Kremlis, a representitive of The Environment Directorate – Genereal of the European Commission –Read More

International E-Waste Day has been developed by the WEEE Forum, an international association of e-waste collection organisations. The Day seeks to encourage users to consider repairing their appliances or correctly disposing of them with the resulting increase in re-use, recovery and recycling rates. Last year more than 50 organisations from over 40 countries worldwide were involved and organised many different types of promotional activities, ranging from conferences and workshops, school and street collection campaigns to social media competitions and campaigns, and online guides and games. Pascal Leroy, Director General of the WEEE Forum, said, “The volume of e-waste is continually increasing and contains many valuableRead More

A MUM who put her recycling out in the wrong colour bags was arrested by police, a court heard. Lyndsey Webb, 34, was ordered to pay £50 after falling foul of changes to the bin collection system in her area – using black bags instead of orange. And she was arrested on a warrant by cops after missing her first court appearance in April. The rule change saw residents without storage space told they were no longer allowed to leave black bags in the street. Instead, locals needed to use orange and clear bags for waste separation. Richard Essex, prosecuting, told Suffolk Magistrates’ Court: “ResidentsRead More

Second partner meeting under the CircPro in Spain

Our Spanish partner, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Sustainable Development – Regional Government of Andalusia, hosted the 2-day event that gathered multiple partners, stakeholders and high-level speakers. Welcoming words for the first day were given by Francisco José Gutiérrez Rodríguez (General Secretary of Environment, Water and Climate Change – Regional Ministry of Agriculture, livestock, fisheries and sustainable development), José Antonio Miranda Miranda (General Director of economic management and services – Andalusia Health Service) and Manuel Molina Molina (General Manager of the University Hospital Virgen del Rocío). The day continued with the presentation given by Manuel Huerta Bueno (Andalusia Health Service Environmental Manager) about Andalusia’sRead More

Bulgarian Recycling Association Press

Roundtable “Circular Economy – implementation in the recycling sector” brought together companies from the industry, experts and representatives of the EC, EP, NA and MOEW. Crimes related to ferrous and non-ferrous metals have fallen as much as 5 times in the last five years, it became clear during the Round Table Economy – implementation in the recycling sector, currently being organized by the Bulgarian Recycling Association (BAR) in hotel Balkan. The third annual BAR conference brought together experts, companies from the recycling sector, representatives of the European Commission, the European Parliament, the National Assembly, the Ministry of the Environment and the Environment, organizations and institutionsRead More

On 14 June 2018. In the Official Journal of the European Union was published legislative package for the waste of the EU; it was officially approved on 18 April by the European Parliament. This reviews the Framework Directive on Waste, the Directive of the Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) and other directives. With the adoption of this new, ambitious package of measures for the circular economy, the European Commission aims to foster the transition of the European enterprises and consumers to a stronger and more effective circular economy, in which the resources are used more sustainably. The proposed actions will contribute to the “closure ofRead More

In the month of January, the European Commission presented its vision for the future of the plastic by calling Europe to transform the waste into an economic opportunity. According to the new strategy, all plastic packagings are to be recycled or to be subjected to a repeated use by 2030, as this can create around 200 thousand Jobs. For this to happen, the capacity of Europe for the sorting and recycling of waste should be multiplied four times – something that would cost 16.6 billion euros. “We mainly export. This has no sense in an economic or a sustainable plan. We throw away 95 %Read More

A new research of the Plastics Recyclers Europe indicates that the 65% target for the recycling of plastic packagings until 2025, is achievable. The study determines a set of measures and necessary instruments that will lead to the achievement of this rate of recycling. The proposed measures are focused on improvement of the quality and capacity of the sorting of waste from plastic packagings in the EU. An additional measure, such as “Design for recycling”, would increase the recyclability of plastic packagings on the market and would reduce the costs of sorting and recycling. Legislative incentives and effective communication along the chain, which, to allowRead More

For the second consecutive year the Bulgarian Association for Recycling /BAR/ organized ‘round table” on topic “Circular economy – opportunities for recycling”. The event which has become a tradition for BAR, was conducted on 16 February in the city of Sofia, gathering again in one place representatives of the European Commission, the European Parliament, organizations and institutions at European level, the National Assembly, the Ministry of the Environment and Water, and a great number of companies of the recycling sector. The main focus of the ‘round table’ were the opportunities of the circular economy, the new regulatory framework for the recycling industry which will putRead More

The last weeks of 2017 led to a sharp increase in the price of the metal scrap due to and partially caused by the supplies associated with problems with the weather and the holidays. Prices remain at high levels as the latest data about the cfr prices of supplies from Europe to Turkey are between 350-355 US$ per tonne for scrap of standard quality HMS I / II 80/20 and 355-360 US$ per tonne for shredded one. At the background of the healthy search from the Turkish factories, 2017 ended with a price of up to 370 US$.per tonne of scrap HMS I / IIRead More