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    • Climate,Energy,Products

    EU kettle standards years away, says official

    The European Commission may get to work this year on developing energy efficiency standards for electric kettles sold in the EU, but the process is ..
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    • Chemicals,Products,Nature

    Neonicotinoid use continues despite ban - analysis

    EU countries are sidestepping an EU ban on bee-harming neonicotinoids, green groups claimed this week, as chemical companies appear in the EU court seeking an ..
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    • Chemicals,Products

    MEPs call for overarching EDC criteria

    A cross-party group of MEPs has supported calls on the European Commission to broaden an EU-wide definition of endocrine-disrupting chemicals to cover all products and ..
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    • Chemicals

    EU decaBDE restrictions to enter force

    New restrictions on the use of the toxic flame retardant decaBDE will apply from 2 March 2019, but campaigners questioned the extended exemption periods for ..
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    • Chemicals,Pollution

    Chemical plants' emissions continue to divide

    Industry and NGOs remain divided over the level of proposed emission limits for industrial installations under new EU standards on large-volume organic chemicals ..
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    • Chemicals,Products

    Commission tables fourth version of EDC criteria

    The European Commission has removed a controversial derogation in draft criteria for endocrine disrupting chemicals in its latest bid to overcome member state opposition to ..
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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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    • Pollution

    Commission backs UK's right to influence emission standards

    The European Commission has defended the UK’s right to negotiate draft EU limits on industrial emissions even if these may be implemented after the country’s departure ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Chemicals

    Used electronics to be excluded from EU chemicals law

    The European Commission has proposed to continue authorising the reselling of electronic equipment containing hazardous substances beyond 2019 to curb waste ..
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    • Waste & Resources

    Commission rejects MEP calls to ban cyanide in mining

    The European Commission has rejected fresh calls for a full EU-wide ban on cyanide-based mining technologies, arguing that current restrictions in EU law are sufficient ..
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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,Products

    EU scientists expose gaps in food contact material rules

    The lack of EU legislation for certain food contact materials has led to “diverging” national rules with potential impacts on food safety and trade, European ..
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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,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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    • Climate,Pollution,Nature

    Consumption tax ‘could tackle’ environmental problems

    Taxing consumption instead of employment would help tackle the world’s biggest environmental problems, including climate change, resource depletion and pollution, according to a study ..
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