Szakpolitika

A környezetvédelem leple alatt újfajta áfa jön?

Év: 
2014
Szám: 
Tél
Szerző: 
Graczka Sylvia

A termékdíjat mostantól bármilyen termékre kivethetik, függetlenül
attól, hogy környezetbarát vagy nem, és a beszedett adónak is csak a
töredéke szolgálja majd a környezet védelmét.

A környezetvédelmi termékdíj célja a törvény értelmében az, hogy javítsa az ország környezeti teljesítményét. A 2014 őszén napvilágot látott koncepció szerint újabb termékkörökre terjesztenék ki ezt az adók módjára behajtandó díjat.

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Galashiels pyrolysis and gasification plans scrapped

  • 2015. február 23.
  • Csilla
english
They rather focus more on separate collection.

Plans for a £23m gasification and pyrolysis plant near Galashiels in Scotland have been cancelled partly because of the country’s recycling drive.

The 24-year contract for the site at Easter Langlee would have been worth £80m over its lifetime, according to Matthew Webb, commercial manager at waste management company New Earth Solutions, but councillors from Scottish Borders Council (SBC) unanimously approved the termination of the contract on 19 February.

The council and New Earth Solutions have been working on the project since April 2011. They said the plans have been affected by significant changes in Scottish waste policy and regulation, and project-specific issues related to technology and funding.

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EU recycling targets workable and worth it

  • 2015. február 10.
  • Csilla
english
There is nothing wise about scrapping the circular economy and waste proposal

There is nothing wise about scrapping a proposal to increase the EU’s recycling targets and delaying the development of a circular economy, writes Jeremy Wates.

The announcement by First Vice-President Timmermans of his intention to withdraw the waste package is mired in controversy. If pursued, it is also likely to damage the Commission’s credibility.

Requests by EU Environment Ministers and most MEPs to keep the package have fallen on deaf ears. The Commission has failed to provide any evidence or serious argument that justifies the package’s removal. Meanwhile, the announcement seems to mirror the wishes of the European business federation, BusinessEurope, which wants to gut the package of substance and meaningfulness.

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85%-os újrahasznosítás? Lehetséges!

  • 2015. február 06.
  • Csilla
Az olaszországi Contarina esettanulmánya sok más előnyre is rámutat.

A Zero Waste Europe esettanulmányából kiderül, hogyan. 

Az olaszországi Treviso tartomány hulladékgazdálkodásáért legnagyobb részben Contarina felel, ahol 554 000 lakos él, és miközben átlagosan 85%-ban szelektálnak, addig a maradék hulladék mennyisége csak 53 kg/fő/év. Összehasonlításképpen, az átlag - forrásnál történő - szeparálás aránya az EU-ban 42%, és az éves egy főre jutó maradék hulladék mennyisége 285 kg.

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Future of Europe’s circular economy mired in controversy

  • 2015. február 04.
  • Csilla
english
The former European commissioner for the environment has criticised his successors for withdrawing

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker made a mistake in taking legislative package off the table, says architect of Europe’s circular economy strategy.

The former European commissioner for the environment has criticised his successors for withdrawing ambitious plans to put the region at the forefront of the circular economy movement.

Janez Potočnik, the architect of Europe’s circular economy strategy, said it was a mistake for new president Jean-Claude Juncker and Frans Timmermans, the commission’s first-vice president, to withdraw the legislative package, despite their promise to reintroduce a more ambitious plan later this year.

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NGOs demand Commission justify axing of Circular Economy package

  • 2015. február 04.
  • Csilla
english
They are sceptical that any evidence exists.

Environmental campaigners have demanded the European Commission provide any analysis it has that justifies its decision to ditch the Circular Economy package of recycling, waste and landfill rules.

No such evidence has been given since Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans announced the laws would be axed in December, said four non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in a letter officially applying for the release of internal documents.

The letter to Timmermans, seen by EurActiv, was sent yesterday (3 February) by the European Environmental Bureau, Friends of the Earth Europe, Surfrider Foundation Europe and Zero Waste Europe.

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French law to boost durable products

  • 2015. január 26.
  • Csilla
english
Manufacturers will have to deliver the parts needed to make repairs within two months.

French retailers will have to inform consumers about the availability of spare parts for products in a bid to promote more sustainable consumption, according to a new law.

The decree published in France’s Official Journal in December requires this information on spare parts that are essential for the use of a product to be displayed “in a visible manner” before a purchase is made.

This can be done either by specifying the period of availability or the final date.

Manufacturers will have to deliver the parts needed to make repairs within two months.

The law aims to promote durable and repairable products by allowing consumers to consider the availability of spare parts when making purchase decisions.

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Ne hagyd, hogy félresöpörjék a jövőnket!

  • 2014. december 12.
  • Csilla
A két veszélyben lévő csomag: Tiszta levegő, Körkörös Gazdaság

Jean-Claude Juncker az Európai Bizottság elnöke és Frans Timmermans alelnök olyan javaslatoktól lépnének vissza, amelyek biztosítanák az európai polgárok és a jövő generációinak egészségét, valamint előremozdítanák Európa fenntartható gazdasági fejlődését.

Az Európai Bizottság olyan csomagokat vonna vissza, amelyek Európa fenntartható jövőjét biztosítanák. Ezért 11 ország írt nyílt levelet Junckernek, amelyben felkérték, hogy tartsák meg mindkét csomagot. 

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Ministers urge EC to back air quality, circular economy

  • 2014. december 02.
  • Csilla
english
Eleven member states sent a letter

Eleven member states have urged the European Commission to stand by the air quality and circular economy policy packages tabled by its predecessor.

Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker and the six Commission vice-presidents will meet on Tuesday to draft their work programme and priorities.

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Keep the circular economy package, industries tell EC

  • 2014. december 01.
  • Csilla
english
The proposals are “an important attempt to promote quality recycling”

Major industry groups have signalled their support the EU’s circular economy package of waste and recycling goals, but they are pushing for some major changes to its provisions.

Umbrella lobby group BusinessEurope wants the package to be withdrawn and re-tabled as “an economic piece of legislation” rather than as an environmental one.

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