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Competition is ‘beneficial to circular economy’, says study

Extended producer responsibility (EPR) schemes – key elements of the circular economy – tend to perform better when there is competition between multiple producer responsibility organisations
That’s the conclusion of a new study conducted by think tank adelphi on behalf of European Recycling Platform. The study also provides recommendations on how to further strengthen the performanceof competitive EPR schemes.
The study finds that producer responsibility organisations operating in a competitive environment show astrong focus on driving innovation and improving the services offered to producers. They also tend to lead to higher customer satisfaction and ensure a cost- efficient implementation of waste management activities such as collection, sorting and recycling.
Monopolistic systems, on the other hand, tend to rely on effectivebut often costly innovation and have a higher risk of market power abuse if transparency is insufficient. These results hold for waste electrical and electronic equipment, batteries, and packaging.
In order to further strengthen the performance of competitive EPR schemes, the study suggests to ensurea level playing field between multiple producer responsibility organisations by establishing coordinationbodies independent of private interest. The main tasks of these mandatory bodies would be to coordinate and monitor the allocation of collection responsibilities, to manage joint activities such as awarenesscampaigns, and to function as an intermediary between PROs and other stakeholders such as localauthorities. The study also recommends working towards an EU-wide harmonisation of the criteria for theeco-modulation of EPR fees.
The report “Analysis of Extended Producer Responsibility Schemes” was conducted by adelphi in June 2021 and reviewed by independent scientific reviewers. It assesses the performance of different EPR schemes in Europe using six selected case studies under consideration of nine environmental, economic,and technical key performance indicators, such as collection and recycling rates, costs for producers, or stakeholder satisfaction.
Jan Patrick Schulz, CEO of Landbell Group, said: “Extended producer responsibility has proven over the last years to be a very effective means to tackleone of society’s most pressing issues: the growing amount of waste. As the new study suggests, thisinstrument is particularly powerful and cost-efficient when there is competition between multiple actors. In order to accelerate the transition towards circularity, we need to remove barriers for competition and avoid aconcentration of market power at all stages of waste management. Landbell Group has implemented competitive extended producer responsibility throughout Europe for over 20 years and is committed to maintain this role for the journey ahead.”

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Register today for the next Facilities Management Forum

The next Facilities Management Forum takes place in just a few weeks – make sure you secure your place!

1st & 2nd September – The Midland Hotel, Manchester

We also wanted to reassure you that we are following government guidelines to ensure the safety of all attendees and staff, including;

– The venue won’t be overpopulated and will be running at 50% capacity

– Registration will be staggered ensuring no long queues

– Your temperature will be taken at arrival

– Face masks must be worn at all times, unless exempt or seated

– The event will be as paper free as possible – your itinerary will be sent to you via email

– Sanitation stations will be dotted around the venue for you to use

– Meeting booths will be spaced out (in line with the current social distance measures) and will consist of a table and two chairs with a protective screen

– There will be a one way system in place, which will be pointed out with arrows on the floor

– All meals and refreshment breaks will follow the government guidelines – 6 to a table

– Flexible attendance – you are able to switch to VIRTUAL attendance.

Will you be accepting your free pass? Please confirm here.

If you can’t make these dates, we have another FM Forum taking place on the 24th & 25th January at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Centre, London Heathrow!

Do you specialise in Waste Management solutions? We want to hear from you!

Each month on FM Briefing we’re shining the spotlight on a different part of the facilities management market – and in August we’ll be focussing on Waste Management solutions.

It’s all part of our ‘Recommended’ editorial feature, designed to help FM industry buyers find the best products and services available today.

So, if you specialise in Waste Management solutions and would like to be included as part of this exciting new shop window, we’d love to hear from you – for more info, contact Paige Aitken on p.aitken@forumevents.co.uk.

Here’s our full features list:

Aug – Waste Management
Sep – Asset Management
Oct – FM Software
Nov – Intruder & Alarm Systems
Dec – Fire & Safety Equipment

Facilities Management Forum: Secure your pass for September’s event!

Will you be accepting your free place to September’s Facilities Management Forum? Places are limited, so make sure you hurry!

1st & 2nd September – The Midland Hotel, Manchester

We also wanted to reassure you that we are following government guidelines to ensure the safety of all attendees and staff, including;

– The venue won’t be overpopulated and will be running at 50% capacity

– Registration will be staggered ensuring no long queues

– Your temperature will be taken at arrival

– Face masks must be worn at all times, unless exempt or seated

– The event will be as paper free as possible – your itinerary will be sent to you via email

– Sanitation stations will be dotted around the venue for you to use

– Meeting booths will be spaced out (in line with the current social distance measures) and will consist of a table and two chairs with a protective screen

– There will be a one way system in place, which will be pointed out with arrows on the floor

– All meals and refreshment breaks will follow the government guidelines – 6 to a table

– Flexible attendance – you are able to switch to VIRTUAL attendance.

Will you be accepting your free pass? Please confirm here.

If you can’t make these dates, we have another FM Forum taking place on the 24th & 25th January at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Centre, London Heathrow!

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Promoted via the FM Briefing newsletter, website and our renowned meet-the-buyer facilities events – this digital FM directory offers a comprehensive list of industry solution leaders.

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Virtual Roundtable: Experts discuss Facility Management, Technology & the Future of Work

By Planon

Are you evaluating return-to-work strategies? Looking to build confidence around the technologies and plans your teams choose to implement to deliver safe and healthy work environments post-pandemic?

In this LIVE roundtable discussion a panel of experts from Frost & Sullivan, KPMG, Schneider Electric, Philips and Planon will discuss the evolving role of facility management and technology in creating a successful return-to-work experience, and share some best practices around FM, technology, and approaches to hybrid work.

Join us on 29 June to learn how other organisations are balancing productivity, employee engagement & cost savings in the post-COVID working environment.

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Do you specialise in Air Conditioning solutions? We want to hear from you!

Each month on FM Briefing we’re shining the spotlight on a different part of the facilities management market – and in July we’ll be focussing on Air Conditioning solutions.

It’s all part of our ‘Recommended’ editorial feature, designed to help FM industry buyers find the best products and services available today.

So, if you specialise in Air Conditioning solutions and would like to be included as part of this exciting new shop window, we’d love to hear from you – for more info, contact Paige Aitken on p.aitken@forumevents.co.uk.

Here’s our full features list:

Jul – Air Conditioning
Aug – Waste Management
Sep – Asset Management
Oct – FM Software
Nov – Intruder & Alarm Systems
Dec – Fire & Safety Equipment

An update on the Facilities Management Forum

Even though our small and niche events are still able to take place, we have made the decision to postpone the Facilities Management Forum to the 1st & 2nd September, at the Midland Hotel, Manchester.

Your pass is entirely free and we would love it if you were able to join us on the new date.

Meet with innovative solutions providers who match your own requirements and attend the following insightful seminar sessions; 

  • Counter Terrorism Top Tips for Business –  Chris Phillips, The International Protect and Prepare Security Office
  • Why outsource your FM – Neal Grant, Derwent Facilities Management 
  • Air Quality as a key driver of FM performance – Mark Tyson, Legal & General Investment Management
  • Why do we change facilities suppliers every 3 to 5 years? – Liz Kentish, Kentish & Co Ltd

View full seminar details here.

Overnight accommodation, all meals and refreshments are included with your pass.

Places are limited so confirm your place here or contact me today to find out more.

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Put simply, there’s something to suit every requirement.

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Are you an FM supplier? Get listed!

The FM Forum Recommended Supplier Directory is the perfect platform to raise your organisation’s profile and extend your reach.

Promoted via the FM Briefing newsletter, website and our renowned meet-the-buyer facilities events – this digital FM directory offers a comprehensive list of industry solution leaders.

Click Here To Get Listed!

Or, for more information, please contact Paige Aitken on 01992 374079 or p.aitken@forumevents.co.uk