reports and letters

Genetically Modified Plants (IG GMOs)

February 2019: This technical report provides an overview of the experience with monitoring of spontaneous populations of genetically modified plants (GMPs).

Biodegradable plastics (IG Plastics)

January 2019: This working paper presents seven recommendations on the use of biodegradable plastics based on a recent study from the German Environment Agency and a questionnaire developed by IG Plastics.

Deposit return schemes (IG Plastics)

March 2019: This working paper gives an overview of how deposit return schemes are organized in different European states. Data from 16 EPA Network members have been collected through a questionnaire.

Waste as Resource (IG Green and Circular Economy)

June 2018: This discussion paper provides a synthesis of nine European cases where waste has been turned into secondary material and used as a resource. The original case studies are described in the working paper Secondary materials (IG Green and Circular Economy) available on the EPA Network website.

Secondary materials (IG Green and Circular Economy)

June 2018: This working paper serves as background material for the discussion paper Waste as resource (IG Green and Circular Economy). The aim of the project “From waste to secondary materials” was to increase understanding of the possibilities connected to secondary raw materials.

Response DG Move on IG Noise letter

June 2018: This letter is a response from DG Move on a letter sent by IG Noise on the EU strategy for noise abatement in freight railway traffic in February 2018.

Monitoring Circular Economy (Cover letter)

May 2017: This cover letter was sent to Director-General of DG Environment Daniel Calleja Crespo regarding the discussion paper from the EPA Network IG Green and Circular Economy on Monitoring Circular Economy.

Final report IG Noise 2011-2017

February 2016: This is a final report summarising the findings of the EPA Network Interest Group on Noise in the period 2011-2017.

Impacts of GM HR plants DG SANTE (Cover Letter)

November 2015: This cover letter was sent to Ladislav Miko, Deputy Director General in DG SANTE regarding the paper on Impacts from Genetically Modified herbicide resistant plants on Biodiversity from the EPA Network Interest Group on GMOs.

Impacts of GM HR Plants DG AGRI (Cover Letter)

November 2015: This cover letter was sent to Jerzy Bodgan, Director General of DG AGRI regarding the paper on Impacts from Genetically Modified herbicide resistant plants on Biodiversity from the EPA Network Interest Group on GMOs.

Impacts of GM HR Plants EFSA (Cover Letter)

November 2015: This cover letter was sent to Behrnard Url, Executive Director of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) regarding the paper on Impacts from Genetically Modified herbicide resistant plants on Biodiversity from the EPA Network Interest Group on GMOs.