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EC set to rule out biocide sustainability law

Brussels looks set to rule out extending EU legislation on the sustainable use of pesticides to biocides or creating an ecolabel to promote environmentally friendly biocides

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Brussels reports EDC consultation results

The EU consultation on rules for identifying endocrine disrupting chemicals demonstrated support for a risk-based approach among many interest groups but not among the majority of respondents

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CCS ‘can compete with wind’

The international carbon capture and storage lobby has argued that the technology is a cost competitive means of cutting emissions in the long term

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Marco Mensink, director general, CEPI

Circular economy needs incineration restrictions

The new circular economy package can support Europe’s existing circular industries by putting a strong focus on raw material availability and quality recycling, says Marco Mensink of CEPI

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Susanne Baker

REACH must be adapted to the circular economy

The EU’s chemicals policy is out of step with the drive towards ‘remanufacturing’: REACH’s unpredictability risks undermining this important circular economy sector, says Susanne Baker of EEF

News from ENDS Waste & Bioenergy

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Biodiversity Protection

People: Karmenu Vella (CC BY SA 3.0)

At a meeting in Brussels on 12 May, EU environment ministers discussed the importance of integrating biodiversity protection into other policy areas.

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News from Windpower Offshore

News about renewable energy developments from one of our sister sites, www.windpoweroffshore.com.