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TOS#32: Big Data & Smart Cities: How Data Technologies are changing the Recycling Landscape. With Marco Mattiello (Italy). | OrganicStream.org

TOS#32: Big Data & Smart Cities: How Data Technologies are changing the Recycling Landscape. With Marco Mattiello (Italy). | OrganicStream.org | Recycling News Channel | OrganicStream.org | Scoop.it

"The latest Organic Stream podcast episode is out, updated with part 2! In part one, we’re talking to Marco Mattiello of Contarina to explore how data technologies (“big data”) are changing the recycling and waste management landscape, focusing on their integration of an RFID tracking system into their recycling program has increased efficiency and improving engagement.


And part two brings you the highlights of the recent zero waste and circular economy events in Brussels, organised in response to the recent withdrawal of the waste policy package by the new European Commission."

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Eric.I's curator insight, April 14, 2015 9:53 AM

Smart Déchets

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Future of Europe’s circular economy mired in controversy

Future of Europe’s circular economy mired in controversy | Recycling News Channel | OrganicStream.org | Scoop.it
European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker made a mistake in taking legislative package off the table, says architect of Europe’s circular economy strategy. Jo Confino reports
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In light of this controversy, Zero Waste Europe are to hold a workshop in Brussels next month (March 4th) to provide proof of the economic, social and environmental benefits of having an ambitious waste policy.


Let's hope the European Commission reconsiders.

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UK organics sector challenges EU over compost and digestate quality

UK organics sector challenges EU over compost and digestate quality | Recycling News Channel | OrganicStream.org | Scoop.it

"Organics recyclers in the UK are challenging plans to update the regulation on fertilisers across the EU, saying End-of-Waste (EoW) proposals cause “much concern”

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UK pushing back  against the new End Of Waste EU regulations - which some say will lead to additional burdens on the UK industry.

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EU legislation on packaging & packaging waste top of the agenda

EU legislation on packaging & packaging waste top of the agenda | Recycling News Channel | OrganicStream.org | Scoop.it

By Jenny Eagle+, 08-Sep-2014

EuroPack kicked off the 10th anniversary of its summit in Lisbon, Portugal, this week with Europen (European Organization for Packaging and the Environment) discussing EU legislation on a packaging and packaging waste directive.

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Interesting discussion taking place on the future of packaging in Europe. Regulating the type and amount of packaging would dramatically reduce the amount of waste generated by industry and consumers.


But will the push for eco-packaging legislation sideline the other important functionalities of packaging, and how will it be implemented?

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EU, UNEP Strengthen Collaboration on Environment, Climate Change - Sustainable Development Policy & Practice

EU, UNEP Strengthen Collaboration on Environment, Climate Change - Sustainable Development Policy & Practice | Recycling News Channel | OrganicStream.org | Scoop.it
The European Commission and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which lays the foundation for continued collaboration on environment and climate change issues. Under the terms of the MOU, the European Commission and UNEP and will engage in more targeted cooperation on such areas as climate change, green economy, biodiversity and the new mercury convention.
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Leakage to incineration among reasons waste package pulled | EUWID Recycling and Waste Management

Leakage to incineration among reasons waste package pulled | EUWID Recycling and Waste Management | Recycling News Channel | OrganicStream.org | Scoop.it
EUWID Recyling and Waste Management - the compact information source with reports on price developments, company news and market analysis.Concerns about pushing too much waste toward incineration were among the reasons the European Commission decided to withdraw the proposed circular economy package, Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans told the European Parliament's Environment Committee earlier this week.

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EU needs resource management, not waste management | The Parliament Magazine

EU needs resource management, not waste management | The Parliament Magazine | Recycling News Channel | OrganicStream.org | Scoop.it

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ZWE's curator insight, November 25, 2014 5:09 AM

Eco-design should not be restricted to the narrow prism of production and lifetime energy consumption. It needs to evolve into smart design, making it possible to perform simple repairs while using up less energy and achieving product reuse in a simpler and more energy efficient way, ultimately leading to lower power consumption in the recycling process.

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Plan to stop food waste becomes a dead letter: Barroso and the food lobby

Plan to stop food waste becomes a dead letter: Barroso and the food lobby | Recycling News Channel | OrganicStream.org | Scoop.it
Jose Manuel Barroso and his Secretary-General of the EU Commission Catherine Day have blocked an internal communication proposing an action plan to reduce food waste. According to Green Belgian MEP Bart Staes, burying the internal communication entitled "Building a Sustainable European Food System” was ‘a cynical war on common sense’ from the side of the Commission.

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The Organic Stream's insight:

"...a spokesman for the Commission, said: "This is a classic Bart Staes Commission-bashing. President Barroso has taken this decision because it was felt that in the little time left --that is six weeks before the end of its mandate--, this Commission could not take such a major initiative and has decided to leave it for the next college.”


"This is not true”, Bart Staes told New Europe. “The paper was ready and presented for the first time in the Commission already end of April. It could have been adopted in spring, but they buried it already then.”

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ZWE's curator insight, September 17, 2014 10:03 AM

Europeans want to reduce food waste => Contrary to what he claims, Barroso's move promoted euroscepticism instead of stopping it.