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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,Pollution

    Bioplastics ‘no magic bullet’ against pollution

    The EU should adopt mandatory sustainability criteria for bioplastics as they may yet prove to be a “false solution” to plastic pollution, five campaign groups ..
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    • Pollution,Products,General Policy,The EU's Circular Economy package,Packaging,Packaging

    Member states press EC over ecodesign delays

    EU member states have criticised the European Commission for continuing to delay the publication of an ecodesign work plan as part of its new circular ..
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    • Chemicals,Pollution

    European Parliament condemns EDC criteria delay

    MEPs have formally criticised the European Commission’s delay in publishing criteria for identifying endocrine-disrupting chemicals ..
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    • Chemicals,Pollution,Packaging,Packaging

    Member states back tightening of FCM rules

    Most EU member states have backed calls to develop specific restrictions for contaminants in food contact materials, a recent European Parliament survey has found ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Pollution,Products,The EU's Circular Economy package

    EEB calls for 5% waste reuse preparation target

    The EU should set a target to ensure that 5% of all municipal solid waste is prepared for reuse by 2030 as part of the ..
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    • Chemicals,Pollution,Packaging

    EC proposes new addition to Stockholm Convention

    The European Commission has proposed that the EU should call for octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane, also known as D4, to be regulated under the Stockholm Convention on persistent ..
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    • Pollution,Products

    Countries must phase out or tax plastic bags

    Member states must either meet targets to reduce the number of single-use plastic bags or introduce a charge for them, legislators have agreed ..
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    • Pollution,Products

    MEPs, member states in plastic bag showdown

    Negotiations on cutting plastic carrier bag use are set to conclude next week, but lawmakers have yet to reach agreement on the crucial issues of ..
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    • Climate,Pollution

    Portugal implements green taxes and rebates

    The Portuguese government has moved swiftly to implement recent recommendations by a commission of experts on green tax reform, approving CO2 and plastic bag charges ..
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    • Chemicals,Pollution

    NPE in textiles ‘not a major health worry’

    Denmark’s environment protection agency has found that concentrations of nonylphenol exthoxylate found in textiles do not pose a major risk to health ..
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    • Energy,Waste & Resources,Pollution,Products

    Bioplastics sector predicts strong growth ahead

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    • Energy,Waste & Resources,Pollution

    Bioplastics sector predicts strong growth ahead

    Global output expected to increase ten-fold by 2011;  Brussels urged to give industrial and energy use of biomass equal status ..
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    • Climate,Energy,Waste & Resources,Pollution,Products,Markets & Corporate

    Corporate environmental news round-up 51

    Companies in the issue include Vattenfall, Fortum, Enel, Eni, Wal-Mart and GDF Suez ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Pollution,General Policy

    Improved EU organic label to enter force

    Farm ministers back delayed introduction of compulsory label to allow for design enhancements ..
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