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    • Waste & Resources,Pollution,General Policy

    Study: Ecodesign can tackle plastic pollution

    A “global ecodesign approach” is needed for tyres and textiles as the microplastics they release make up a third of plastic pollution in the world’s ..
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    • Waste & Resources

    EU Council to enter waste talks with weaker targets

    EU member states plan to use the threat of lower recycling targets as a bargaining chip against the European Parliament with its beefed-up position on ..
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    • Energy,Waste & Resources

    Portugal and Spain settle nuclear plant case

    Portugal will withdraw its complaint against Spain over the construction of a nuclear waste storage facility at the Almaraz nuclear plant following a deal brokered ..
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    • Chemicals,Products

    EU recognises phthalates as human EDCs

    The EU has identified four toxic phthalates as endocrine-disrupting chemicals with impacts on human health, with a view to restricting their use ..
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    • Chemicals,Pollution

    Brussels authorises uses of hazardous chemicals

    The European Commission has authorised four hazardous chemicals that already are or will be banned in the EU for uses such as packaging and electroplating ..
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    • Waste & Resources

    Industry at odds over EU water reuse approach

    The water industry has called for binding EU legislation to set standards for reused water, while the agriculture sector insists on a more flexible approach ..
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    • Waste & Resources

    Spain to impose fees on plastic bags

    Spain will impose minimum prices for plastic bags and ban the sale of lightweight oxo-degradable bags from 2018 under a law drafted by its agriculture ..
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    • Chemicals,Products,Nature

    Neonicotinoid use continues despite ban - analysis

    EU countries are sidestepping an EU ban on bee-harming neonicotinoids, green groups claimed this week, as chemical companies appear in the EU court seeking an ..
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    • Chemicals,Products

    MEPs call for overarching EDC criteria

    A cross-party group of MEPs has supported calls on the European Commission to broaden an EU-wide definition of endocrine-disrupting chemicals to cover all products and ..
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    • Chemicals,Nature

    Commission tables voting reform on GMO approvals

    The European Commission has proposed new voting rules to force countries to take a stand on controversial approvals for pesticides and genetically modified organisms ..
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    • Chemicals,Nature

    Commission promises MEPs guidance on pesticide ban

    The European Commission has told MEPs rejecting its proposal to fully ban pesticides across ecological focus areas that it will provide member states guidance on ..
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    • Chemicals

    EU decaBDE restrictions to enter force

    New restrictions on the use of the toxic flame retardant decaBDE will apply from 2 March 2019, but campaigners questioned the extended exemption periods for ..
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    • Chemicals,Pollution

    Chemical plants' emissions continue to divide

    Industry and NGOs remain divided over the level of proposed emission limits for industrial installations under new EU standards on large-volume organic chemicals ..
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    • Chemicals,Products

    Commission tables fourth version of EDC criteria

    The European Commission has removed a controversial derogation in draft criteria for endocrine disrupting chemicals in its latest bid to overcome member state opposition to ..
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    • Chemicals,Nature

    Three-year extension approved for neonicotinoid

    The European Commission has authorised pesticide imidacloprid to be placed on the EU market for another three years while considering a full ban on the ..
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