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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

    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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    • Waste & Resources,Packaging

    MEPs’ beefed up circular economy ambition welcomed

    Industry and green groups supported the European Parliament’s strong stance on recycling targets as the environment committee voted to beef up the EU’s circular economy ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Products,The EU's Circular Economy package,Brexit and the EU

    Businesses want EU waste targets in UK lawbook

    Business leaders from Jaguar Landrover and Ikea have told ENDS that they want to see binding recycling targets in the EU's waste package transposed into ..
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    • Waste & Resources,The EU's Circular Economy package,Packaging,Packaging

    MEPs strike deal on higher recycling targets

    Political groups in the European Parliament’s environment committee have agreed on higher recycling targets in the circular economy package, but the deal excludes the EPP, ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Products

    EU scientists expose gaps in food contact material rules

    The lack of EU legislation for certain food contact materials has led to “diverging” national rules with potential impacts on food safety and trade, European ..
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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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    • Waste & Resources,The EU's Circular Economy package,Packaging,Packaging

    Member states mull weaker landfill, packaging waste targets

    Compromise proposals on the circular economy, which would weaken the impact of targets proposed for reducing landfilling and packaging waste, have been discussed by member ..
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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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