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From Japan to Slovenia, how more and more countries are tackling waste
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Landbell Group Compass – News & Insights on Environmental and Chemical Compliance
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JUNE 2021
 
Tokyo 2020: winning gold for sustainability

Did you know that the Olympic medals for Tokyo 2020 are made from recycled electronic goods like your smartphone?

The event organisers collected about 80,000 tonnes of metal from small household appliances, such as used mobile phones, to create the 5,000 gold, silver and bronze medals.

 
Contents
 
+ News from Landbell Group
+ compliance updates
+ circular economy
+ behind the scenes
+ Events
 
News from Landbell Group
 
How we are responding to the global expansion of EPR
“Despite the unprecedented difficulties, the world in which our customers operate did not stand still last year."

These are the opening words from CEO Jan Patrick Schulz in Landbell Group’s annual performance report. The major theme of the report, which covers the group’s activities last year, is the global expansion of EPR.
How two men joined the fight for cleaner chemicals
Happy 15th Birthday to H2 Compliance!

We take a look back at the first 15 years of our chemical and environmental consulting company, H2 Compliance.
Why are we updating our Chinese and Japanese websites?
If your company is active on multiple markets, then it will face challenges complying with extended producer responsibility (EPR) regulations for batteries, electronic goods and packaging.

We want to be there, wherever you need us, supporting you in every market.
How can you make your packaging more recyclable?
Landbell launches free PACK2RECYCLE online tool for customers.

Find out how you can receive free initial feedback on your packaging’s recyclability.
 
compliance updates
 
Focus on… Slovenia
Does your company sell packaging or packaged goods in Slovenia? 

If so, please be aware that a new edition of the Packaging Decree was published in April.
Environmental compliance…
the latest developments
What are the latest developments concerning environmental legislation globally? We’ve picked out some highlights for you:
  • ENVI Committee takes the lead on new EU Battery Regulation
  • Stakeholder workshops to support revision of EU Packaging Directive
  • Amendments to German Packaging Law, WEEE Law and Treatment Regulation
  • New consultation on EU’s Textile Strategy
Chemical compliance…
what’s happening?
What’s happening with regard to chemical regulations internationally? Here are some updates we've prepared for you:
  • Updates on chemical regulations in the UK, Canada and California
  • ECHA’s Integrated Regulatory Strategy and Authorisation List
 
Circular Economy
 
Circular economy...
worldwide changes
What changes worldwide could have the biggest impact on the circular economy? Read our selection for you here:
  • European Commission presents Zero Pollution Action Plan to reduce waste 
  • US federal legislation to address e-waste exports
 
Behind the scenes
 
Where does recycling e-waste make blood transfusions safer?
In which country are two Landbell Group companies required to invest in awareness, communication and education activities?

This important work not only educates young people and adults about recycling; it can also help to save lives.
How Germany is improving packaging recycling
German packaging schemes offer new guidance for consumers. 

The logos will provide harmonized guidance to consumers on how to sort their packaging waste for better collection and recycling rates.
 
events
 
08 - 10
June
Online
Ellen McArthur Foundation
Summit 21
 
15
JUNE
online
Marine Litter: Prevention, Progress and Monitoring
 
15
 June
Online
Batteries Europe: A holistic approach to battery safety and sustainability for Europe
 
15 - 17
June
Online
Circularity 21: Accelerating the circular economy
 
17 - 18
June
Online
EUROBAT Forum 2021