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    • Waste & Resources,Products,Packaging

    Landfill ban on plastics possible by 2025, says PlasticsEurope

    The EU should ban recyclable and recoverable plastic waste from being landfilled to boost the rates of recycling and energy recovery, EU plastics manufacturers’ association ..
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    • Chemicals,Markets & Corporate,Packaging,Packaging

    Germany proposes EU restrictions to improve diisocyanate safety

    New EU marketing and packaging restrictions should be applied to 19 chemicals used to make polyurethane-based products, German authorities have recommended ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Products,The EU's Circular Economy package,Packaging

    Industry MEPs tweak circular economy proposals

    Industry committee MEPs called for revising the EU’s 2030 landfill target down to 5% as they voted on their recommendation for the European Commission’s circular ..
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    • Chemicals,Products,Packaging,Packaging

    Ban BPA from all food contact materials, say MEPs

    MEPs have called for a ban on bisphenol-A in all food contact materials after a report on the risks for foetuses and infants triggered a ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Products,The EU's Circular Economy package,Packaging

    French plans to ban disposable dishware ‘a step backwards’

    French government plans to ban all plastic dishware in the country by 2020 and use compostable alternatives instead are “unrealistic”, a researcher from the Life ..
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    • Waste & Resources,General Policy,Packaging,Packaging

    Germany 'wants to delay' targets to increase EU recycling by 2030

    Germany has proposed delaying the introduction of tougher EU-wide recycling targets while methods for calculating the amount of recycled material are clarified, according to a ..
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    • Waste & Resources,The EU's Circular Economy package,Packaging,Packaging

    Industry warns packaging reduction proposals risk ‘net detrimental impact’ to environment*

    A group of 36 packaging and materials industry bodies have warned that proposals to reduce single-use packaging could result in a “net detrimental environmental impact” ..
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    • Chemicals,Markets & Corporate,Packaging,Packaging

    Updated list of harmonised classifications for chemicals published

    The European Commission has amended the list of chemical substances subject to restricted use under EU harmonised classification rules, as part of the Classification, Labelling ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Packaging,Packaging

    Two industry bodies reject paper recycling guidance

    Updated guidance on quality standards for European waste paper recyclers and mills has not been endorsed by two key industry groups – European waste management ..
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    • Chemicals,Packaging,Packaging

    MEPs support specific EDC criteria for food contact materials

    MEPs at the environment committee have voted strongly in favour of creating specific criteria to prevent endocrine disrupting chemicals from entering food contact materials ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Packaging,Packaging

    Ireland rows back on per-kilo waste charge plan

    Ireland has postponed plans to move to a pay-by-weight system for domestic waste collection over concerns that firms were taking advantage of the change to ..
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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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    • Climate,Waste & Resources,Packaging

    Climate policy 'should value circular economy more'

    EU climate change policies focus too narrowly on energy and transport and should more strongly reflect the potential of the circular economy to cut greenhouse ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Products,General Policy,Packaging,Packaging

    EU survey finds patchy resource efficiency policies

    Only three EU countries and two regions have adopted strategies on material resource efficiency, a survey by the European Environment Agency has found ..
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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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