EU member states are set to endorse on Friday recycling targets well below those called for by the European Parliament, signalling difficult negotiations ahead, leaked ..
News 17 May 2017
- Waste & Resources,The EU's Circular Economy package,Packaging,Packaging
EU member state representatives have discussed a further weakening of the recycling targets for packaging waste under the EU’s circular economy package ..
News 4 Apr 2017
France is lobbying for the creation of an emission control area in the Mediterranean to tackle sulphur, nitrogen oxide and particulate matter pollution, ENDS has ..
News 30 Mar 2017
- Waste & Resources,Pollution
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
France is planning to create the world’s largest marine protected area across its overseas territories, the country’s environment ministry said on Friday ..
News 24 Feb 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
- Waste & Resources,Pollution,General Policy
A “global ecodesign approach” is needed for tyres and textiles as the microplastics they release make up a third of plastic pollution in the world’s ..
News 22 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