Commission accused of bowing to industry pressure over Spain’s packaging law

The European Commission has bowed to concerted industry pressure and is seeking to water down the most ambitious elements of Spain’s draft packaging rules which were scheduled to come into force this... Read more

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Chemical recycling: Climate impacts should be included in packaging waste rules, says green group

Environmental campaigners are calling on the European Commission to consider the climate impacts of chemical recycling and prioritise traditional recycling technologies in the upcoming revision of packaging waste rules.


Commission draft retains restrictive list of authorised ship scrapping yards

The European Commission has proposed largely maintaining a limited list of authorised ship recycling facilities, despite industry warnings about the lack of capacity to handle larger ships.


EU sets new rules for use of chemical recycling for food packaging

The European Commission has announced that new rules on authorising the use of recycled plastic in food and drink packaging, including through ‘chemical recycling’, will enter into force next month.


Commission proposes repair requirements for mobile phones and tablets

A European Commission proposal to prolong the life of mobile phones, cordless phones and tablets “could mark the end of the era of disposable devices”, environmental campaigners have said.


Adopt German-style closed-loop glass recycling targets, EU told

The EU should set tough targets for closed-loop recycling of glass bottles and jars, anti-waste campaigners argue in a report showing Germany already has a rate of nearly 80%, as the European Commission prepares new rules on packaging and waste.

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