MEPs demand binding targets to reduce Europe’s eco-footprint

The EU should put in place legal requirements to reduce raw material use, the production of non-recyclable waste, and the ecological footprint of consumer goods, the European Parliament’s environment committee agreed on Wednesday.

by Robert Hodgson
Single-use products are “a significant burden on the environment and on resources”, say MEPs (picture: Andrey Nekrasov/Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
Single-use products are “a significant burden on the environment and on resources”, say MEPs (picture: Andrey Nekrasov/Barcroft Media via Getty Images)

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