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Vyjáření k experimentu sledování PET lahví v procesu třídění

V návaznosti na informace uvedené na webu Ministerstva životního prostředí ČR dne 6. 6. 2024 a z mediálních výstupů MŽP vyplývá, že ministerstvem pověřená firma tajně vložila cca 100 kusů sledovacích soustav do tříděného komunálního odpadu. Tyto soustavy s obsahem bateriových článků byly následně sledovány po dobu asi tří měsíců a podle všeho ještě část z nich v odpadu […]

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FEAD PRESS RELEASE

Brussels, 17 February 2023 - Some stakeholders believe that mixed waste sorting systems prior to thermal treatment and disposal is the silver bullet that will allow the waste management sector to achieve the EU's circular economy objectives. This is the result of a recent study published on 16 February 2023 , and reflected in some [...]

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Press Release: Higher energy and raw material security or European goals?

Prague, 22 September 2022 - Representatives of industry, waste management, ministries, Czech and European legislators gathered at an international conference in Prague. "The waste recovery segment offers many solutions in today's crisis. However, it is necessary to reduce the still massive landfilling and to set a clear and long-term stable framework and conditions for investments in recycling and energy recovery," [...]

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Opinion of the Czech Chamber of Commerce on the intention to include the energy recovery of municipal waste in the EU Emission Trading Scheme (EU ETS) 

Prague, 7 March 2022 By the end of the decade, the Waste to Energy concept should be included in the EU ETS, i.e. facilities for the energy recovery of municipal waste should buy emission allowances. The Czech Circular Economy Association believes that this plan goes against the principles of the circular economy and will bring further negative impacts. Without the implementation of the concept [...]

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Prioritise Czech waste for recycling and do not import unusable ones from abroad. The Ministry of the Environment will tighten controls.

The Ministry of the Environment has objected to the threat of a collapse of plastic waste sorting in municipalities. The reports came in response to a ban on landfilling of plastic sorting residues unless the criteria defined by the new law are met. However, according to the MIT, the relevant provisions of the law will ensure that "landfills do not compete with recycling facilities and that the long-standing waste management hierarchy is realistically implemented." Further [...]

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New waste legislation has been passed. It is a victory for reason.

Prague, 2 December 2020 - The House of Parliament of the Czech Republic has adopted four new laws by a clear majority: the Waste Act, the Packaging Act, the End-of-Life Products Act and the Amendment Act. The Czech Association of the Circular Economy (ČAObH) considers this result a victory for common sense and responsibility under the circumstances. If the decision was taken yesterday to further postpone [...]

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Abolish yellow bins and send plastics to landfill? Nonsense.

Reaction of the Czech Association of Circular Waste Management to the press release of the ČAOH In Prague 27.11.2020 - The opinion of the Czech Association of Circular Waste Management (ČAOH) on the discussed waste laws published yesterday corresponds to its name. It prefers to postpone the law's entry into force for at least a year and thus supports the extension of the possibility of landfilling even already sorted waste. According to the established waste hierarchy, which has been in force for over twenty years, [...]

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Why not reject the Packaging Bill

Transposition of the new Packaging Directive is already five months late. Failure to adopt the amendment to the Packaging Act means a new legislative process, including commenting procedures. This will delay transposition by at least another year. From an EU point of view, it is significant that while a delay in transposition is tolerated if the transposition standard is in the parliamentary process, it is never tolerated if transposition is not [...]

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We pay hundreds of millions extra a year due to double taxation of recycling

The Czech Association of the Circular Economy (ČAObH) and the Union of Towns and Municipalities of the Czech Republic (SMO CR) issued a joint press release. In it, they call on MPs to correct the situation where recycling is double-taxed by approving Jan Řehounek's amendment. According to the proposal, the provision of municipal waste management services by municipalities has been included among the activities subject to VAT.

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The law is final, we are working on it

Four bills on waste management have arrived in the Senate for consideration. This should finally bring to a close one phase of our work in the Association, when we have been pushing elements of the circular economy into the laws and trying to speed up the process of limiting landfilling and its disadvantage compared to recycling as much as possible. We are already working on the next phase. In September, at a meeting of the members of the [...]

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