The Czech Republic and Sweden have objected to emerging elements of new EU best practice guidelines for treatment of waste, ENDS has learned ..
News 28 Mar 2017
- Waste & Resources,Products,The EU's Circular Economy package
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 ..
News 14 Mar 2017
- Waste & Resources,The EU's Circular Economy package
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 ..
News 13 Mar 2017
Artificial sports pitches made from recycled rubber pose “very low” health risks, but controls should nevertheless be tightened, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has said. ..
News 2 Mar 2017
- Waste & Resources,Chemicals,Products
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 ..
News 24 Feb 2017
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 ..
News 23 Feb 2017
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 ..
News 21 Feb 2017
The water industry has called for binding EU legislation to set standards for reused water, while the agriculture sector insists on a more flexible approach ..
News 17 Feb 2017
The European Commission should revise the cadmium phase-down it has proposed for phosphate fertilisers as it might prove technologically unfeasible, according to an MEP leading ..
News 6 Feb 2017
- Waste & Resources,Pollution,Nature
The implementation of EU laws on waste management and air quality continue to pose problems for member states, the European Commission said on Monday ..
News 6 Feb 2017
- Waste & Resources,Chemicals
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 ..
News 31 Jan 2017
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 ..
News 26 Jan 2017
- Waste & Resources,Packaging
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 ..
News 24 Jan 2017
- Waste & Resources,Products
The UK should adopt post-Brexit standards for resource efficient products that exceed those discussed in the EU, an alliance of sustainable business experts has urged ..
News 23 Jan 2017