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    • Waste & Resources,The EU's Circular Economy package,Packaging,Packaging

    EU countries water down packaging waste targets

    EU member state representatives have discussed a further weakening of the recycling targets for packaging waste under the EU’s circular economy package ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Packaging

    Truce agreed in battle over Portuguese packaging waste

    The Portuguese environment ministry has struck an agreement to avert potential chaos in the packaging waste market ..
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    • Chemicals

    Toxic substances found in fast food packaging

    One third of fast food packaging tested in five EU countries contained high levels of toxic fluorinated substances, European consumer groups have said ..
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    • Chemicals,Pollution

    Brussels authorises uses of hazardous chemicals

    The European Commission has authorised four hazardous chemicals that already are or will be banned in the EU for uses such as packaging and electroplating ..
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    • Waste & Resources

    Spain to impose fees on plastic bags

    Spain will impose minimum prices for plastic bags and ban the sale of lightweight oxo-degradable bags from 2018 under a law drafted by its agriculture ..
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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,The EU's Circular Economy package,Brexit and the EU

    Businesses want EU waste targets in UK lawbook

    Business leaders from Jaguar Landrover and Ikea have told ENDS that they want to see binding recycling targets in the EU's waste package transposed into ..
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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,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,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,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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    • Transport,Pollution

    ‘Landmark’ IMO decision caps marine sulphur in 2020

    Governments in the International Maritime Organization have agreed to cap the sulphur limit of marine fuels to 0.5% in 2020 in a decision welcomed by ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Products,Packaging

    Landfill ban on plastics possible by 2025, says PlasticsEurope

    The EU should ban recyclable and recoverable plastic waste from being landfilled to boost the rates of recycling and energy recovery, EU plastics manufacturers’ association ..
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    • Chemicals,Markets & Corporate,Packaging,Packaging

    Germany proposes EU restrictions to improve diisocyanate safety

    New EU marketing and packaging restrictions should be applied to 19 chemicals used to make polyurethane-based products, German authorities have recommended ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Products,The EU's Circular Economy package,Packaging

    Industry MEPs tweak circular economy proposals

    Industry committee MEPs called for revising the EU’s 2030 landfill target down to 5% as they voted on their recommendation for the European Commission’s circular ..
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