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Blanket landfill ban could backfire, campaigners warn

Blanket landfill ban could backfire, campaigners warn

Calls from MEPs for further restrictions or even prohibiting landfill could have the undesired effect of stimulating residual waste production, campaigners warn as the European Parliament finalises... Read more

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‘Troubling loopholes’ in EU microplastics ban

Europe will continue to swim in plastic pollution from a huge range of household products unless ‘troubling loopholes’ in the European Chemicals Agency’s proposed ban are closed up, lawyers and conservation lobby groups have warned.

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Europe must double plastic recycling to meet 2025 target

The EU is lagging well behind its 2025 target to return 10 million tonnes of plastic to its product stream each year, according to a new report.

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Member states still dragging their feet on circular economy

Many EU nations have still not transposed the 2018 circular economy package and there are “stark contrasts” in enforcement and compliance among those that have, says a report from the European Environmental Bureau.

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Plastic waste entering the Mediterranean set to double by 2040

More than 500 shipping containers’ worth of plastic waste ends up in the Mediterranean each day – a rate that could double within 20 years, a new report estimates

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Campaigners slam weakening of European Parliament stance on ecodesign

Durable and repairable products should become the norm, the European Parliament’s internal market and consumer protection committee has agreed, but campaigners for more sustainable design practices criticised a last-minute weakening of its position.

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