Janez Potocnik

Type: Person
Name: Janez Potocnik
Title: Eu Comissioner for Environment (27 NOV 09)
Organization: European Commission
Nationality: Slovenia
First reported Aug 16 2014 - Updated Aug 16 2014 - 1 reports

How much gold can we get from mobile phones?

It's said that a bag of used mobile phones contains a gram of gold. There are a lot of mobile phones in the world, so how much of the gold we need can we get from them, asks William Kremer.There be gold in them thar smartphones, said the European Commissioner ... [Published BBC - Aug 16 2014]
First reported Aug 04 2014 - Updated Aug 04 2014 - 1 reports

Survey highlights Europe's commitment to recycling

by Editorial StaffEurope : Austria has been declared the European champion in terms of recovered paper collection and recycling. According to the European Commission's latest Eurobarometer survey, no less than 99% of the country's respondents claimed ... [Published Recycling International - Aug 04 2014]
First reported Aug 03 2014 - Updated Aug 03 2014 - 1 reports

Take lead on circular economy, government told

Share this articleThe government is failing to provide leadership in the development of a circular economy, despite recognising the need to re-use resources, according to a report by the Environmental Audit Commission (EAC) on 24 July 2014.Growing a Circular ... [Published Building4change - Aug 03 2014]
First reported Aug 01 2014 - Updated Aug 01 2014 - 1 reports

Bratušek among the names proposed for Slovenia’s next commissioner

Slovenia has submitted a list of four candidates for the European Commission to Jean-Claude Juncker, the Commission’s president-elect.The four are Alenka Bratušek, the outgoing prime minister; Karl Erjavec, the outgoing foreign minister; Tanja Fajon, ... [Published European Voice - Aug 01 2014]
First reported Aug 01 2014 - Updated Aug 01 2014 - 2 reports

Horse-trading for top EU jobs begins

EU member states are busy making nominations for the top roles in the next European Commission.So far, just over half have announced their candidates. Each member state sends one commissioner to Brussels to head up a different department (or Directorate ... [Published Noodls - Aug 01 2014]
First reported Aug 01 2014 - Updated Aug 01 2014 - 1 reports

EU threatens Poland with environmental court action over fracking defiance

Friday, August 1st, 2014 ByUnder the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Directive, fracking sites in natural preservation areas are limited to 1,000 metres.Poland has argued, however, that this ruling greatly restricts shale gas exploration in the ... [Published Blue & Green Tomorrow - Aug 01 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

Cerar Wants Potočnik to Remain EU Commissioner

/ By STA, T. M.The winner of the 13 July general election, the Miro Cerar Party (SMC), wants the outgoing government to nominate incumbent Slovenian European Commissioner Janez Potočnik for a third term, the party said on Tuesday.Janez Potočnik has support ... [Published The Slovenia Times - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 2 reports

MPs press for improvements to local authority recycling services

The report, “Circular economy: ending the throwaway society”, was compiled following extensive consultation with UK businesses, also called for lower VAT on recycled products.Only 400,000 tonnes of food waste is separately collected for organic recycling ... [Published PackagingNews.co.uk - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

EU unveils revised recycling targets

The European Commission today (2 July) published a circular economy strategy that sets new targets for recycling and aims to increase the re-use of raw materials.The strategy is accompanied by a group of proposals, which must be approved by member states ... [Published European Voice - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 02 2014 - Updated Jul 03 2014 - 2 reports

UK councils could be required to recycle 70% of waste by 2030

_ Plastic waste from households in Newport, South Wales. Photograph: Alamy Councils will have to recycle 70% of household waste by the end of the next decade, under proposals unveiled on Wednesday by the European commission. This would require a significant ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jul 02 2014]
First reported Jun 03 2014 - Updated Jun 03 2014 - 2 reports

Green Week 2014: LVMH Strengthens Its Partnership with the European Commission to Promote Best Environmental Practices

PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--For the third year in a row, LVMH is teaming up with the European Commission to promote best environmental practices in the framework of Green Week 2014. Since 2011, LVMH has been launching its own internal Green Week in parallel ... [Published Business Wire Environment News - Jun 03 2014]

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...The European Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik says that the European Commission's vision was that "by 2030 each country should recycle everything it is possible to recycle"

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Bratušek’s nomination controversial in Slovenia [Published European Voice - Aug 20 2014]
Could mobile phone recycling extend gold price ... [Published GoldSeek.com - Aug 17 2014]
How much gold can we get from mobile phones? [Published BBC - Aug 16 2014]
Ending the Throwaway Society [Published Environmental Expert - Aug 10 2014]
Maritime Spatial Planning Directive [Published Maritime Journal - Aug 06 2014]
South East Europe: Ljubljana Named 2016 Europea... [Published International Meetings Review - Aug 05 2014]
Survey highlights Europe's commitment to recycling [Published Recycling International - Aug 04 2014]
Take lead on circular economy, government told [Published Building4change - Aug 03 2014]
Bratušek among the names proposed for Slovenia’... [Published European Voice - Aug 01 2014]
Horse-trading for top EU jobs begins [Published Noodls - Aug 01 2014]
EU threatens Poland with environmental court ac... [Published Blue & Green Tomorrow - Aug 01 2014]
Horse-trading for top EU jobs begins [Published NFU Online - Aug 01 2014]
Juncker Reportedly Favours Bratušek for Commiss... [Published The Slovenia Times - Jul 30 2014]
Poland on road to EU Court over shale gas defiance [Published EurActiv.com - Jul 30 2014]
Cerar Wants Potočnik to Remain EU Commissioner [Published The Slovenia Times - Jul 30 2014]
MPs press for improvements to local authority r... [Published PackagingNews.co.uk - Jul 29 2014]
Blog Summary [Published Open Europe - Jul 29 2014]
UNITED KINGDOM PARLIAMENT : Lower VAT on recycl... [Published 4 Traders - Jul 28 2014]
EU fracking regulation 'fundamentally weak' [Published TheParliament.com - Jul 28 2014]
Commissioner to Be Picked by Consensus or by Ne... [Published The Slovenia Times - Jul 24 2014]
Lower VAT on recycled products and extend consu... [Published United Kingdom Parliament - Jul 24 2014]
EU unveils revised recycling targets [Published European Voice - Jul 24 2014]
UNEP and Climate Action renew partnership in ru... [Published Climate Action - Jul 23 2014]
Cerar Party for Delaying Commissioner Appointme... [Published The Slovenia Times - Jul 21 2014]
Energy: Euromed integration key to development ... [Published Ansamed - Jul 18 2014]
Environment/industrial policy: Live and work in... [Published Environmental Expert - Jul 18 2014]
CALENDRIER du 21 au 27 juillet 2014 [Published European Commission - Jul 18 2014]
European Commission urges Germany to act on nit... [Published WaterBriefing - Jul 17 2014]
Countdown to Earth Overshoot Day 2014 – High le... [Published International Union for Conservation of Nature - Jul 17 2014]
EU Commission takes Portugal to Court over wast... [Published WaterBriefing - Jul 16 2014]
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EU sets 70% recycling target in new Circular Ec... [Published Green (Living) Review - Jul 10 2014]
The European Commission has on July 2, 2014 unveiled a revamped package of waste and recycling targets to accelerate Europe's transition to a circular economy. The 'Circular Economy Package' requires member states to recycle 70% of municipal waste ...
A Europe without garbage? [Published Radio Sweden - Jul 07 2014]
This week the EU Commission has proposed several new goals to increase recycling. The EU's environmental commissioner, Janez Potocnik, has said that Europe should be "a society without garbage." The EU Commission wants 70 percent of all municipal waste ...
Green Week 2014: LVMH Strengthens Its Partnersh... [Published Business Wire Environment News - Jun 03 2014]
PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--For the third year in a row, LVMH is teaming up with the European Commission to promote best environmental practices in the framework of Green Week 2014. Since 2011, LVMH has been launching its own internal Green Week in parallel ...
Green Week 2014: LVMH Strengthens Its Partnersh... [Published Business Wire Retail News - Jun 03 2014]
PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--For the third year in a row, LVMH is teaming up with the European Commission to promote best environmental practices in the framework of Green Week 2014. Since 2011, LVMH has been launching its own internal Green Week in parallel ...
Rules, business and the environment: CEMEX and ... [Published EnviroLib - May 30 2014]
On May 27, in the presence of EU Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik, BirdLife Europe and CEMEX  issued a joint statement wholeheartedly supporting the European Union’s Nature Conservation Policy. The joint statement emphasises that the EU’s solid ...
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