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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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    • Climate,Transport,COP21: climate crunch

    IMO slams regional approach to shipping emissions

    Suggestions that shipping emissions within the EU can be tackled using the EU emission trading system have been strongly criticised by the International Maritime Organisation  ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Products

    Member states mull biowaste recycling targets

    Member states are set to debate compromise proposals on the circular economy, which would lower municipal waste recycling targets while adding targets on biowaste, as ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Products

    Business seeks circular economy boost from VAT reform

    Businesses and civil society are calling for lower VAT rates for certain products to promote the circular economy as the European Commission starts its review ..
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