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EU to ramp up fight against ‘cable clutter’ in e-waste crackdown

EU to ramp up fight against ‘cable clutter’ in e-waste crackdown

MEPs and green groups have welcomed a proposal from the European Commission to harmonise charging ports for portable electronic devices, but not all tech firms are convinced.

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No more ‘environmental loopholes’ for EU’s militaries, say green groups

Ursula von der Leyen’s call for more ‘political will’ to use Europe’s defence capabilities has reignited calls to end military exemptions to environmental legislation.

Products

Ecodesign delays could cost households billions, green groups warn

The European Commission must put more resources behind its ecodesign programme if it is to meet its 2030 climate targets, green groups have said in a report that highlights the financial consequences of the “lengthy delays” to adopting new product standards.

Products

Industry calls for mandatory 30% recycled content in plastic packaging

European plastics producers are calling for the introduction of a mandatory 30% recycled content target for plastics packaging by 2030, in a revision of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive due this autumn.

Waste

Commission set to consider citizens’ call for EU deposit return scheme

Anti-waste campaigners have renewed their call for an EU-wide deposit return scheme for plastic bottles after the European Commission said it is prepared to respond to a citizens’ initiative on the issue.

Products

‘All types’ of food packaging to face chemicals crackdown

The European Commission may expand EU food contact material rules to cover products made of paper, cardboard and moulded fibre as well as plastic, it said on Wednesday.

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