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    • Waste & Resources,Packaging

    Truce agreed in battle over Portuguese packaging waste

    The Portuguese environment ministry has struck an agreement to avert potential chaos in the packaging waste market ..
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    • Waste & Resources,General Policy

    EU court declares 61 Spanish landfill sites illegal

    Spain is in breach of the EU's Waste Framework Directive for failing to bring 61 landfill sites into line with environmental safety rules, the EU ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Products,The EU's Circular Economy package

    MEPs to negotiate tougher recycling targets

    The European Parliament backed more ambitious recycling targets previously agreed by the environment committee as it adopted its negotiating position on Tuesday ahead of talks ..
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    • Waste & Resources,The EU's Circular Economy package

    Municipal waste scope divides ahead of key vote

    EU waste industry has urged MEPs to make a clear distinction between municipal and commercial waste as they prepare to adopt new recycling targets on ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Chemicals,Products

    Report demands information on chemicals in materials

    EU member states should set up an information system for chemicals present in materials placed on the EU market to ensure safe reuse, according to a ..
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    • Energy,Waste & Resources

    Corrected: Defining recyclable waste crucial to incineration debate

    The quality of recycling, not just the volume, will determine how much of Europe's municipal waste will be burned for energy, a European Commission official ..
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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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    • 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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