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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

Climate

Climate negotiation chairs consolidate Paris options

The chairs of the UN climate talks have tabled a consolidated negotiating text identifying issues the Paris deal should definitely cover and “implementation details” that could be finalised elsewhere

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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

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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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