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Brussels sets out options to boost circular economy

The European Commission is assessing support for binding rules on product design as part of a wide-ranging consultation on the direction of the new circular economy package

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Chemical law burden must be addressed - Commission

There is “room for a lot of improvement” in the EU’s regulation of chemicals, particularly in terms of the impact on firms’ competitiveness and capacity to innovate, a senior EU official said

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Germany faces fines over e-waste

The European Commission is asking the EU court to fine Germany for failing to update national law on e-waste in line with EU law

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Experts warn of REACH deadline problem

Many of the thousands of firms that should register chemicals by the next major deadline under the REACH chemicals regulation are unaware of their obligations, officials and industry experts said

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UK plans leave environmental industry disappointed

The new UK government has laid out plans for a new energy bill and reaffirmed the country’s commitment to a global climate deal. But the plans left environmental industry disappointed

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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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