European Recovery and Recycling Association (ERRA)

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Nov 1989. Statutes most recently modified, 24 May 1994. Formerly referred to in French as Association européenne de la récupération et du recyclage. Registered in accordance with Belgian law. Merged with U-XF4033 - European Energy-from-Waste Coalition (EEWC) and U-XF2961 - Organic Reclamation and Composting Association (ORCA) to form H-XD7730 - Association for the Sustainable Use and Recovery of Resources in Europe (ASSURRE).


Promote understanding used packaging economy and propose ways to optimum recuperation of energy, recycling of all materials in all forms and related matters in Europe; contribute to the achievement of packaging recovery and recycling goals demanded by governments and communities, by demonstrating and evaluating the technical, financial and environmental feasibility of comprehensive multi-material household waste recovery and recycling as part of an integrated waste management system, working in partnership with governments and authorities to implement regional, national and European schemes; create communications channels between industry, the public, the scientific community and government authorities at national and European Union levels; provide authoritative information and seek to influence European and national authorities, as well as industry and other interested parties, so as to develop a common approach to packaging recovery and recycling.


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General Assembly (annual). Board, consisting of 10 to 40 members. Executive Committee, comprising up to 9 members, including of the Bureau (President, up to 3 Vice-Presidents and Treasurer). Working Committees. National Taskforces. Project structure.


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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on Land



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