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EU to assess glyphosate cancer claim

EU scientists will assess UN cancer experts’ finding that the world’s most widely used herbicide, glyphosate, is probably carcinogenic to humans

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Sustainable development goals agreed

Diplomats meeting at the UN have adopted 17 sustainable development goals for the next 15 years, including taking “urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts”.

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

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

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Biodiversity Protection

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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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