International Conference: Circular Economy in Plastics

SAVE THE DATE – 13th December 2023 CEC4Europe together with ISWA Austria and ISWA International invites you to a international conference in Vienna to discuss the role, opportunities as well as the challenges of Circular Economy in Plastics. When? 13th of December 2023 at 14:00 CET Where? On the premises of the City of Vienna […]

The Circularity Gap Report 2023

Circle Economy, in collaboration with Deloitte Netherlands, has published today the Circularity Gap Report 2023 and the result is not pleasant. Due to rising material extraction and use the global situation is getting worse. The global circular economy is shrinking from 9.1% in 2018 to 8.6% in 2020 and 2023 the global economy is now […]

Separate collection rates for plastic packaging in Austria

According to the EU Circular Economy Package, recycling of plastic packaging waste (PPW) has to be enhanced significantly by 2025 and 2023. Dieter Schuch, together with Jakob Lederer, Johann Fellner and Christoph Scharff, published a paper about separate collection rates for plastic packaging in Austria taking collection systems and urbanization into account. The separate collection […]

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TU Wien

Prof. H. Rechberger, together with C. Roithner and O. Cencic, from TU Wien, Institute for Water Quality and Resource Management, has written a paper on the topic of a novel indicator for the recyclability of products. The recyclability of a product depends on three spheres: 1) the product itself with its material composition, 2) the […]

ISIE SEM 2022 – Congratulations!

At the 14th Socio-economic Metabolism (SEM) conference of the International Society of Industrial Ecology (ISIE) on “Transfering socio-economic metabolism in times of multiples crisis” the focus lied on the sustainable handling of plastics and plastic packaging. This year the conference was held at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), bringing together industrial ecologists […]

ISIE SEM Conference 2022

The Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), together with the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU) and TU Wien, organise the 14th ISIE Socio-Economic Metabolism section conference. The conference will take place at Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU) from 19-21 September 2022. CEC4Europe is very delighted and honoured to […]

EU Commission adopted a new Circular Economy Action Plan

End of March the EU Commission published a package of EU Green Deal proposals for a climate-neutral and competitive economy. The proposals include strategies to make sustainable products the norm in the EU and the introduction of a Digital Product Passport, to empower consumers for the green transition and to boost circular business models while […]