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NGOs warn of patchy progress on 'Plastic Bag Free Day'

NGOs warn of patchy progress on 'Plastic Bag Free Day'

Incoherent application of a 2015 directive to cut plastic bag use means there are wide variations in rules from one country to another, green groups have warned, while progress has stalled on new... Read more

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Sinkevicius endorses 90% glass recycling initiative

An industry platform designed to boost collection of used glass bottles and other containers to 90% by 2030 has been welcomed by environment commissioner Virginijus Sinkevicius as ‘going beyond the minimum that the EU requires‘

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Electrical products last years less than designed, says EEA

Some electrical appliances last up to 18 years less than their designed lifetime according to new EU research

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Hazardous waste fire trial throws light on Spanish waste management

Spanish prosecutors and an investigating magistrate are seeking fines and jail sentences of up to seven years for waste operators and local government officials in Castilla-La Mancha for allegedly conspiring to store and dispose of hazardous waste illegally

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EEA: Tackling bio-waste crucial to circular economy transition

The correct handling of bio-waste can advance EU circular economy goals by delivering compost, fertilisers and biogas, but clear rules on labelling of biodegradable plastics are needed to prevent contamination, the European Environment Agency has said

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EU Commission consults on reduction of packaging waste

The European Commission has called for input into how to improve packaging design to promote reuse and recycling as it prepares plans to revise packaging rules in order to reduce waste

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