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Leak reveals EC plan to weaken waste targets

The European Commission plans to table a 65% recycling target for municipal waste by 2030, down from 70% proposed by its predecessor, the latest leaked proposal for new EU waste law shows

Energy, Waste & Resources Portuguese flag (photograph: fdecomite, CC BY 2.0)

New Portuguese government sets out green aims

Portugal’s Socialist party has formed a minority government which will rely on support from the Green party, Left Bloc and Communists, following last month’s general election


Denmark updates chemicals database

Denmark has updated its QSAR database for helping firms and regulators predict whether a new chemical substance is likely to be harmful

Waste & Resources, Chemicals PVC flooring

EU Parliament calls for DEHP recycling ban

The European Parliament has called on the Commission and Council not to allow plastic containing the toxic phthalate DEHP to be recycled into PVC

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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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