Circular economy: Commission takes action against five Member States to improve waste management

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Annual waste generation from all economic activities in the EU amounts to 2.5 billion tonnes, or 5 tonnes per capita a year, and each citizen produces on average nearly half a tonne of municipal waste. In its Circular Economy Action Plan, the Commission has […]

Our idea of what makes a company successful needs to change. And it starts with making waste expensive

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joe Myers, Formative Content What makes a company successful? Profitability? Growth? Maybe both. But this, according to Dimitri de Vreeze, a member of the managing board of Dutch health, nutrition and materials company Royal DSM, is an outdated […]

EU Commission spends billions without achieving targets

One after the other all the major EU Commission programmes widely advertised for their efficiency are being judged by the Court of Auditors as ill implemented and falling short of targets. Today it’s the municipal waste management, yesterday was the humanitarian aid to Africa and tomorrow God knows what. Mind you that the kind of […]