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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,Products

    MEPs seek greater focus on product durability

    The European Commission should facilitate the replacement of batteries to promote repairable and durable products, an MEP in the European Parliament’s environment committee has recommended ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Pollution,Nature

    Brussels finds gaps in waste, air quality law compliance

    The implementation of EU laws on waste management and air quality continue to pose problems for member states, the European Commission said on Monday ..
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    • Transport,Waste & Resources

    EU ship recycling licence ‘needed’ to fight dumping

    Greece and Germany were the world’s “worst dumpers” of ships on south-east Asian beaches last year, according to campaigners calling for mandatory recycling licences for ..
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    • Energy,Waste & Resources,General Policy

    EU tax commissioner calls for green tax shift

    The EU’s commissioner in charge of taxation has called on member states to push forward with shifting taxes from labour to natural resources, carbon and ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Chemicals

    Brussels to assess chemical-waste policy interplay

    The European Commission plans to examine before the end of the year whether the interactions between EU policies on chemicals, products and waste are hindering ..
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    • Waste & Resources

    Nordic parliamentarians call for microplastics ban

    Nordic parliamentarians have backed a proposal to ban the use of microplastics in cosmetics, which they hope will make the Nordic countries pioneers in tackling ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Chemicals

    Used electronics to be excluded from EU chemicals law

    The European Commission has proposed to continue authorising the reselling of electronic equipment containing hazardous substances beyond 2019 to curb waste ..
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    • Waste & Resources

    Brussels urges countries to stop funding incineration

    The European Commission has urged member states to gradually phase out public funding for energy recovery from mixed waste in new non-binding guidelines on waste-to-energy ..
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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

    Commission rejects MEP calls to ban cyanide in mining

    The European Commission has rejected fresh calls for a full EU-wide ban on cyanide-based mining technologies, arguing that current restrictions in EU law are sufficient ..
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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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