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    • Energy,Waste & Resources

    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,Pollution,General Policy

    Study calls for ecodesign approach to plastic pollution

    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 ..
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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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    • Waste & Resources

    Industry at odds over EU water reuse approach

    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 ..
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    • Chemicals,Pollution

    MEP deems cadmium phase-down in fertilisers ‘unrealistic’

    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 ..
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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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    • 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

    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,Products

    UK urged to exceed the EU's green product standards

    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 ..
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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,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,Products,The EU's Circular Economy package,Packaging,Packaging

    MEPs set to vote for more ambition in circular economy

    An emerging deal among the European Parliament’s political groups on the circular economy package suggests higher recycling targets may survive next week’s vote ..
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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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